The art and science of imagination

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

4th & 5th Grade Field Trip

October 24-26, Camp Edwards, East Troy, WI Context One of the greatest aspects of Waldorf education is starting from the whole and going into the parts. As an example, Rudolf Steiner suggested that if we imagine a clock or a watch, it makes sense that a child would be able to take it

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

DVWS, Recipient of Two Grants

Grant #1: Soon the unsightly garage will benefit from a Waldorf School’s Fund grant of $4600. Plans to improve the use and appearance of the space will be submitted to the township for approval. The school hopes to transform the garage into a partial pavilion and storage system. The s

8th Grade Vision Quest Challenge

Annual Coming of Age Activity, October 24-26, 2015 By Kathy Paczynski Coming of age activities and rituals are common in many cultures, but not as much in the US. At Da Vinci Waldorf School, we celebrate the child’s development at all ages, and this is an important milestone: the begi

Farm Program Happenings

During their Farming classes this week, the 4th/5th grade class and the 6th/7th/8th grade class dug seven holes and planted seven dwarf apple trees! Note from Tuly Faden, our Farm & Garden teacher for grades 4-8: Anyone who would like to compost your Halloween pumpkins, please br

Fall Grades Assembly

Thank you to all the parents who attended, and especially to the students who shared some of their work at the Fall Grade School Assembly last week. Senora Julian began the program with an explanation of the offrendo created by the students for El Dio de los Muertos. What a pleasure i

6th, 7th & 8th Grade Color Study

Our sixth, seventh and eighth graders recently undertook a color study. First they painted their trees with highly-pigmented watercolor paint. Once the trees were dry, the students began to work with chalk, exploring the way the colors blend, while observing and discussing the intrins


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