The art and science of imagination

Our Christmas Pageant

We had our annual Christmas pageant on Friday, and it was such a beautiful, reverent, and special experience. Throughout the seasons there are festivals of many kinds that are traditionally taken up in Waldorf schools. During this darkest time of year people of all faiths ceremoniousl

Advent Garden

Our Advent Garden, a special experience for preschool through third grade, was held Monday, December 14th. Advent, a time of waiting and becoming, is perhaps the favorite and most precious time of year for children. There is much warmth, anticipation, and loving preparation for the ho

Santa Lucia

We celebrated Santa Lucia this past Friday. The oldest girl at Da Vinci Waldorf School led the procession, her head adorned with lit candles in remembrance of Santa Lucia. Santa Lucia was an Italian saint from the island of Sicily. She is the complement to St. Nicholas during this tim

Holiday AfterMarket Now through December 17, in the school lobby

Holiday AfterMarket Now through December 17, in the school lobby Did you miss the Holiday Market? Want to help the school while shopping for the holidays? Or just need a last minute gift? Stop into the school lobby this week and next to see what we have in our AfterMarket. There is bi

St. Nicholas Day

St. Nicholas Day Celebrated in-school on Friday, December 4th On Friday, St. Nicholas and his sidekick, Ruprecht, visited children in preschool through third grade. The children learned the story of St. Nicholas prior to his arrival. St. Nicholas of Patara was a third century Bishop o

Holiday Market 2015!

The Holiday Market was a resounding success! Despite the wintry weather, our turnout was excellent, our spirits high, and our joy abounding. Heartfelt thanks to each and every one of you who braved the elements to spend the day making merry, while supporting our school. Thanks, as wel

Early Childhood Lantern Walk

Early childhood families gathered together on Saturday, November 14th, in the spirit of St. Martin to enjoy a story, a Lantern Walk, a bonfire, and each other’s company. Thanks to our early childhood room parents, Nancy Cross, Heather Martin, and Katie Hulls for organizing appet

Grade School Diwali Festival

In conjunction with our Lantern Walk, our grade school students enjoyed a beautiful, magical Diwali celebration on Wednesday night. Students heard a story of Diwali. Beautiful Rangoli artwork was created near the entrance of the school. First through third grade students made and deco

Grades 1-3 Lantern Walk

Our Martinmas celebration: Children worked hard during the week, making their lanterns for this special night. Grade school children gathered for baked potatoes and cookies, then families joined in to share a reverent time of song and of carrying our lights, literally and figuratively


Martinmas commemorates the spirit of St. Martin of France, a man who was known as the patron saint of beggars, drunkards, and outcasts. The gentle Martin was able to see the divine nature in all human beings. According to legend, St. Martin passed under an archway in the city of Amien