Yearly Archives: 2010


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: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/09/education/09nowhere.html?_r=2&nl=afternoonupdate&emc=aua2 Don’t forget, next Wednesday, December…


“Race To Nowhere: The Dark Side of America’s Achievement Culture” Documentary

Title: “Race To Nowhere: The Dark Side of America’s Achievement Culture” DocumentaryLocation: Countryside Unitarian Church, 1025 North Smith Street, Palatine, ILLink out: Click hereDescription: Brilliant Parenting Discussion Group & Water’s Edge School Presents: “Race To Nowhere: The Dark Side of America’s Achievement Culture” Documentary Film Synopsis: A concerned mother turned…


Kids Haven’t Changed–Kindergarten Has

This study by the well-respected Gesell Institute confirms that introducing academics at younger and younger ages does not speed up learning. The developmental phases of learning have their own rhythms, as we know! This study offers strong support for play-based, child development-based kindergarten. Read the article in the Harvard Education…


Welcome to our new website!

It’s here!  We are delighted to welcome you to our new website.  Please take some time to browse — we think you’ll learn a lot about Waldorf education and Water’s Edge Waldorf School.


Michaelmas: Saturday, October 2nd, 1pm to 6pm

This year’s Michaelmas Festival will be held on Saturday, October 2nd from 1pm to 6pm.  This festival is open to the public, so feel free to bring your friends and family!  Pony rides, food and other fun activities will be available.  Tickets are sold at the door. For more information…


Welcome Back to School Pot Luck on Saturday

Just a reminder to all our currently enrolled parents to join us at the Pot Luck on Saturday, September 11th. The event will run from noon to 3pm and will give us all a chance to mingle with old and new friends while the children can enjoy free play on…