The art and science of imagination

Girls’ Night Out—A Big Hit!

Girls’ Night Out—A Big Hit! Thank you to all who attended our Girls’ Night Out at Alley 59 in Barrington on February 5th. A fun time was had by all! Thanks to the PTO chairs Megan Tegelman and Lynda Julian for hatching the idea and organizing it. A special thanks to those

Community Enrichment Evening—Adolescence: The Mask & The Butterfly, 12/1

Tuesday night we were blessed to learn from the experience of Elizabeth Gantner as she spoke to many of us on the sensitive topic of adolescence. She imparted a wealth of insight garnered over her twenty-two years of Waldorf teaching, as well as from the ups and downs of raising three

On The Web: Race To Nowhere gets media attention

If you had the opportunity to join us for last Tuesday’s screening of Race to Nowhere, then you understand what all the fuss is about.  The documentary is getting a lot of attention, and this article from the New York Times is no exception:

Brilliant Parenting Discussion Group

The Brilliant Parenting Discussion Group will meet at Water’s Edge Waldorf School, 150 W. Bonner Road at 7:00 p.m. on the 4th Wednesday of each month to discuss a variety of topics of interest to parents who take a mindful approach to the choices they make in raising their children. T

Article: “The Growing Backlash Against Overparenting”

This recent article has been passed around by a number of parents and teachers at our school.  We’ve decided to share it here, so it can be easily passed along to the rest of our community as well as friends and family:,8599,1940395-1,00

Link of The Week

Water’s Edge parent, Claudia M. Lenart has written another wonderful article!  Here is the link to it: Feel free to share your comments too!

Parent’s Corner: Fifth Grade Pentathlon

In the fifth grade, Waldorf students learn that the Olympics were an expression of that golden age when the ideal of the human form, in physical beauty and inner grace, comes together to create something heroic within the individual and blesses all those who are fortunate to witness t

From the Student Perspective: A Visit to Public School

My daughter has attended Water’s Edge since she was two.  She has been understandably curious about public school, so we arranged for her to shadow a friend for a day during our winter break. We hear from children who transfer in about the differences they see here but hearing i