Inspiring Life-long Learning for 25 Years
Students, past and present, are what Da Vinci Waldorf School is all about. Our alumni are our reputation. We are indescribably proud of their remarkable achievements and contributions, and eager to cheer them on as they make their mark on the world! Submit alumni news anytime, here!
Iris is a sophomore at Carmel Catholic High School where she is on the honor roll. She is involved in band and string ensemble, and is on the lights crew for the spring musical.
Grace attends Illinois State University where she is a Presidential Scholar. Her major is communication sciences and disorders. She hopes to go to graduate school and become a speech-language pathologist. She currently lives on-campus and works in her apartment’s leasing office.
Sadie attends Carmel Catholic High School where she is on the honor roll. This year she discovered her inner geek and fell in love with physics! Apart from school work she enjoys track, running cross country, and spending time with friends.
Garrett attends Wauconda High School. He is on the honor roll, is a member of FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America), and enjoys art and cooking.
Charlie attends Lake Zurich High School. He belongs to the Interact Club, where students volunteer their time to support their local community. He plays soccer for both the high school and the Ela travel soccer team.
Elise is a junior at Richmond-Burton High School in Spring Grove. She is an honor student and enjoys playing flute in the band and singing in chamber choir.
Jeffrey is a sophomore at Tamarack Waldorf High School in Milwaukee. His favorite subjects are art and guitar. He enjoyed architecture camp this past summer.
Katie is a junior at Cary Grove High School where she is on the honor roll. She helped with costuming for their performance of Evita and has been a member of the choir for two years. She is active in voice and dance.
Molly Kate is a junior at Wauconda High School where she enjoys musical theater and dance, Bulldogs dance & poms team and show choir. She is beginning to think about college choices and is considering becoming a choreographer for her career.
Nila graduated from Elmhurst University with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. While at Elmhurst, Nila was an active member of her school’s Honor program, studied abroad, and did independent research. She is currently in graduate school at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology where she will be getting her Ed.S in School Psychology. Nila was a 2017 Da Vinci Waldorf School Take Flight Grant winner!
Greg is finishing his last year at Northeastern University in Boston, where he will graduate with honors in May 2023. He is a Marketing major in the honors Business College. He enjoys a cappella singing with Distilled Harmony (https://web.northeastern.edu/distilledharmony/) and is the past President of the group. Greg is a member of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity. He has taken three semester-long co-ops, for Boston Consulting (2020), Foxy A.I. (2021), where he ran the entire marketing program for this online real estate product startup, and most recently with Athena Health (2022-2023), where he works on marketing, customer surveys, data analysis, and “voice of the customer.” Greg plans to stay on the east coast working in data analysis and marketing after his upcoming graduation.
Grace is a senior at Lake Zurich High School, and has been invited to join the Honor Society. She is considering colleges that will enable her to become a successful illustrator. She served as an artist-in-training at Zagone Studios in Melrose Park this past summer. She recently won a National Scholastic Medal for comic art and was recognized at Carnegie Hall in June.
Alma is finishing the undergraduate program in social work at Aurora University. She works as a nanny and is beginning an internship the fall of 2021 with the nonprofit organization One Collective. Alma will get her Master of Social Work at Aurora and hopes to work in a private counseling practice. Alma is committed to relaxing when she can, making music, being a voice of reason, and raising her adopted dog, Luna Loo. She is an enneagram 9 ~ The Peacemaker and lives up to her name… Alma (Soul).
Tim just graduated from Carmel Catholic High School. Attending business and film/photography classes at Carmel inspired him to pursue them through college. He is off to study entrepreneurship and film at Bishop’s University in Sherbrooke, Québec.
Dilip graduated from Barrington High School and is currently deciding where to go to college. He does theater production and plays the violin in the school orchestra. He plans to continue playing and performing as much as he can, whether that be in an orchestra or on his own.
Johnny graduated from Wauconda High School. His favorite class was creative writing. He is off to Columbia College in Chicago to study film.
Olivia at Beloit College where she is majoring in theater and recently played Lady MacBeth. She is a singer-songwriter and violinist, performing throughout Chicagoland. She served as a delegate for Bernie Sanders in the 2016 presidential election and plans to combine her passion for performance, social justice and Spanish language as she studies abroad in Ecuador this fall.
Nate graduated from University of Illinois Urbana/ Champaign with highest honors and a degree in computer science. He now works at Google in California. Nate enjoys weightlifting, practicing martial arts, woodworking, hiking, computer gaming and 3D printing, and spending time with his two cats.
Willow graduated from Beloit College in Wisconsin with a political science major and served as Student Congress president. She was active in dance productions and joined the Theta Pi Gamma Sorority. Her goal is to teach English as a second language for a year in Germany through the Fulbright program and then pursue her JD degree and fight for human rights and environmental issues.
Shane is a student at College of Lake County, where he is studying to become a certified yoga instructor. He is planning on playing basketball for the school in the 2017-18 season. During his free time he likes hanging out with his friends or going to visit them at their schools.
Monica is currently a junior at Lake Forest College, majoring in Business and minoring in Entrepreneurship and Mandarin Chinese. She has studied Mandarin for six years and intends to study abroad in China next year. She is considering a career in international business and wealth management, and is excited to see what the future brings.
Tyler is in his 3rd year at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is hoping to shake up the art world when he graduates in 2018.
Nick is an Account Manager for Echo Logistics. He enjoys spending time with his family. His baby sister is in the Grades at DVWS!
Mariah graduated this May with honors (after only 3 years) with a B.A. in Counseling from Grace College in Indiana. She will be working full time at Pierceton Woods Academy for boys in Indiana, while pursuing a graduate degree from Grace College.
Nikala went to College of Lake County, where she completed an Associate Degree in Arts and Science. She was an honor roll student and president of Environmental Club. She is excited to further her education this coming year studying linguistics. She intends to become fluent in a few languages and travel the world volunteering.
Caleb is attending Cornell College. He received a violin scholarship and merit scholarship. He plays on the Cornell College Lacrosse team.
Ashley was the first graduate from Da Vinci Waldorf School (formerly Waters Edge). She has two children. She works in the IT department for a mortgage loan company. In her free time, she enjoys being outside with her children and cooking.