The art and science of imagination

8th Grade Vision Quest 2013

  In some Native American cultures, a rite-of-passage event, called a Vision Quest, was used for an adolescent to seek purpose and meaning in his life. An individual was sent out alone, in nature, with only the bare essentials to survive. His time was spent in prayer and meditati

In the Classroom 11-1-2013

Dear Parents, If you were to look through the window of your child’s classroom, you would see students learning many subjects in a variety of ways. We’re inviting you to share in the experience through the photographs and words below. Together the teachers and students are

What makes a “high-quality” preschool?

High Quality Preschools Should Be Grounded in Play It’s a question asked by parents of three year olds about this time every year. They’ve been told that it’s time for their child to begin preschool. Maybe they have even been counting the days.  There’s a notio

Silicon Valley Waldorf School in National News Again

NBC News visited the Waldorf School of the Peninsula recently, to film a segment  The Waldorf Way: Silicon Valley school eschews technology. The California Waldorf school has been getting plenty of press since the publication of an article in the New York Times last month. The press h

Holiday Faire

Saturday December 3rd, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. You’re invited to an afternoon of shopping and merriment, just in time for the holidays! There will be a large variety of hand-crafted, fine artisan creations and gently used books for sale. While you shop, the little ones will

Welcome Back Water’s Edge Families!

We’d like to wish a warm welcome to all our new and returning students as they begin the school year today!  Here is a photo of first grade students waiting to receive roses from the eighth grade students during this morning’s Rose Ceremony: Let’s all have a safe and

May Faire

Title: May Faire Location: Water’s Edge Waldorf School, 150 W. Bonner Road, Wauconda, IL 60084 Description: Bring the whole family to Water’s Edge to celebrate spring! Maypole dancing, pony rides, crafts, puppet show, live music, delicious home-cooked food and more. Start Time:

On The Web: “There’s a Fire on the Mountain”

As we talk about reforming our educational system, we need to make the arts an educational pillar as foundational as science and math.  Here is a great article by Mickey Hart, drummer for the Grateful Dead and board member of the Institute for Music and Neurologic Function, that discu

Preschool-Kindergarten Experience

Time is running out to sign up for the last Preschool-Kindergarten Experience for this school year! This is a great way to introduce friends to the Waldorf Experience. Bring children ages 2 to 5 to experience a Waldorf preschool classroom. Children and parents will start the morning t

Magical Musical Evening Approaches!!!

Have you heard about this year’s exciting Fundraiser Event? A Magical Musical Evening is on our calendar for Saturday, March 26th!  Here’s a taste of what you can expect: This year we are excited to present you with this exclusive opportunity to view the private home and a