Harvest Festival: Recap & Photos

A big thank you to all the wonderful parents, family and friends of the DVWS community for making this year’s Harvest Festival a success! Rain did not stop our community from showing up and having fun making caramel apples, watching blacksmithing demonstrations, decorating pumpk

May Faire—Reawaken, Reconnect & Rejoice!

On May 14th we joyously celebrated the return of the sun to our Northern climate with a public festival full of dancing, nature-inspired crafts, games, and live music at our annual May Faire! Da Vinci Waldorf School celebrates many festivals throughout the year, each full of meaning a

Da Vinci Waldorf School Music Festival

DVWS Music Festival, May 1st, 2016 Video: Our 6th, 7th & 8th Graders Perform “Thuma Mina” As the teacher of music at Da Vinci Waldorf School, I am always intrigued to see what the work of our classes together will become. As I often say at class meetings, we are not so

¡Una Fiesta FUNdraiser Exitosa!

¡Una Fiesta FUNdraiser Exitosa! (A Successful Fiesta FUNdraiser!) Thanks to the generous contributions and efforts of this dedicated community, the DVWS Raffle and ¡Fiesta FUNdraiser! netted over $40,000 in profit for our school! THANK YOU ALL for selling those raffle tickets and comi

Spring Grades Assembly 4/28

Thursday, April 28th, 8:45a.m., Wauconda Township Hall, 505 W. Bonner Road All are welcome to join the grade school children and faculty for presentations from each grade school class, and stay for social time afterwards. Come experience first-hand the unique way in which our grade sc

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