Jan
28
9:00 am09:00

Board of Trustees/College of Teachers Retreat

The Santa Fe Waldorf School Board of Trustees meets bi-monthly and is composed of parents, faculty, staff and community members interested in supporting the strategic and financial aims of the school. Board/College meetings are closed, but a short summary of Board activity will be provided to the school community within two weeks of each meeting. For more information about the Board of Trustees and College of Teachers or to contact the Board or College, please visit the GOVERNANCE page of our website.

Jan
30
Feb 2

Transitions Week

All Main Lessons in grades 1-8 will be open for parents to attend!

Parents will be able to visit those classes which their children will move into in the upcoming school year. In an effort to minimize the impact of many visitors at a time, sign up sheets will be located in the Grades Office beginning next week. All parent participants must have identified a time slot (or slots) to visit on those sheets by the end of the school day on Thursday, January 26th. Participants are asked to be ready to enter the classroom at the outset of Main Lesson (8:30am for Grades 1-5, 8:00am for Grades 6-8) so that they can be greeted along with the students. In order to ensure an uninterrupted experience for students, teacher and guests, no late arrivals will be able to enter the classroom once Main Lesson has begun.

 

Feb
2
6:00 pm18:00

Transitions Evening Open House

Parents are invited to go first to the rising grade of their child, where that respective teacher will present a curriculum overview of the upcoming grade. There will be ample time for questions and conversation.

At 6:45, midway through the evening, there will be two different presentations:
One for all rising Grade 1 - 4 parents, with different activities for each lower grade parent to choose from, regardless of grade of their child. These offerings include a math class in Grade 1 classroom, eurythmy in Grade 2 classroom, form drawing in Grade 3 classroom, and painting in Grade 4 classroom. The second presentation occurs at the High School for all rising Grade 5 - 12 parents, where there will be a panel discussion on the values of Waldorf Education throughout the upper grades and college (with questions such as: What makes Waldorf students different?, What are the particular advantages Waldorf graduates have throughout their education?)

Snacks and childcare will be provide. Please contact Cita Riley for details about childcare.

 

Feb
7
8:00 am08:00

High School Open Morning

Santa Fe Waldorf High School welcomes you to join our High School Open Morning. Parents are welcome to visit Main Lesson and 1st Period classes in the morning and then chat with teachers and administrative members during snack. Visiting parents may stay in one class or switch to other classes within individual class times; our class doors will literally be open! 

The morning visit for parents will end at 10:45am.

Please register with our Admissions Coordinator Brent Poole for this event: bpoole@santafewaldorf.org or 505-467-6431.

Mar
6
5:00 pm17:00

SFWS Board of Trustees Meeting

The Santa Fe Waldorf School Board of Trustees meets bi-monthly and is composed of parents, faculty, staff and community members interested in supporting the strategic and financial aims of the school. Board meetings are closed, but a short summary of Board activity will be provided to the school community within two weeks of each meeting. For more information about the Board of Trustees, or to contact the Board, please visit the GOVERNANCE page of our website.

Mar
21
8:30 am08:30

Parent Visitor Morning

Parent Visitor Mornings offer a unique opportunity for parents to learn about Waldorf education by visiting classrooms, viewing samples of student work and meeting staff and faculty. Included in the tour will be visits to our early childhood building, classes in the grades, middle school and high school, as well as the outdoor Piñon Forest Kindergarten class.

RSVP to 505.467.6431

Location: Hooper Hall

Apr
25
8:30 am08:30

Parent Visitor Morning

Parent Visitor Mornings offer a unique opportunity for parents to learn about Waldorf education by visiting classrooms, viewing samples of student work and meeting staff and faculty. Included in the tour will be visits to our early childhood building, classes in the grades, middle school and high school, as well as the outdoor Piñon Forest Kindergarten class.

RSVP to 505.467.6431

Location: Hooper Hall

Apr
28
9:45 am09:45

Mayfaire

May Faire honors and ancient festival marking the changing of the seasons. The tree of life was part of this ritual. The tree of life is today the May Pole, bedecked with ribbons and flowers. The ground is strewn with blossoms of spring, and the children, many wearing flowers, dance and sing around the May Pole. Songs, Dancing, games, and food all add to the gaiety of the day.

May
15
5:00 pm17:00

SFWS Board of Trustees Meeting

The Santa Fe Waldorf School Board of Trustees meets bi-monthly and is composed of parents, faculty, staff and community members interested in supporting the strategic and financial aims of the school. Board meetings are closed, but a short summary of Board activity will be provided to the school community within two weeks of each meeting. For more information about the Board of Trustees, or to contact the Board, please visit the GOVERNANCE page of our website.

Jun
12
5:00 pm17:00

SFWS Board of Trustees Meeting

The Santa Fe Waldorf School Board of Trustees meets bi-monthly and is composed of parents, faculty, staff and community members interested in supporting the strategic and financial aims of the school. Board meetings are closed, but a short summary of Board activity will be provided to the school community within two weeks of each meeting. For more information about the Board of Trustees, or to contact the Board, please visit the GOVERNANCE page of our website.


Jan
11
7:15 pm19:15

Parent Education Evening | The Benefits of Athletics

This evening will offer a panel discussion that includes our school’s Athletic Director, faculty, coaches, parents, and both former and current SFWS student athletes, followed by an open discussion or question and answer session. 

Open to the parent community.

Location: Hooper Hall Performance Space

Dec
21
7:00 pm19:00

Shepherds' Play

The Shepherds' Play is one of a trilogy of medieval plays that date back to at least the 11th century. They were originally performed by the villagers of the little island of Oberufer in the Danube, between what is now Hungary and Austria. Although they originated from Christmas plays performed in churches, they were later taken up by the peasants. Often they were performed in the village inn, after the players had gathered their audience by processing merrily through the village. The roles were passed down within families from one generation to the next, and the annual performances were anticipated by the whole village.

This unique play, which offers a generous portion of humor and singing, is presented each holiday season by the faculty and staff as a gift to the children and community. Generally, the performance is given to the students during school hours, and a second performance is offered to the parents and community at large in the evening. Parents are advised that the performance lasts about an hour, and it's language is not always easily understood but the pictures it offers are nourishing for all.

Location: High School Great Room

Dec
6
8:00 am08:00

High School Open Morning

Santa Fe Waldorf High School welcomes you to join our High School Open Morning. Parents are welcome to visit Main Lesson and 1st Period classes in the morning and then chat with teachers and administrative members during snack. Visiting parents may stay in one class or switch to other classes within individual class times; our class doors will literally be open! 

The morning visit for parents will end at 10:45am.

Please register with our Admissions Coordinator Brent Poole for this event: bpoole@santafewaldorf.org or 505-467-6431.

 

 

Dec
5
5:00 pm17:00

SFWS Board of Trustees Meeting

The Santa Fe Waldorf School Board of Trustees meets bi-monthly and is composed of parents, faculty, staff and community members interested in supporting the strategic and financial aims of the school. Board meetings are closed, but a short summary of Board activity will be provided to the school community within two weeks of each meeting. For more information about the Board of Trustees, or to contact the Board, please visit the GOVERNANCE page of our website.

Dec
4
5:30 pm17:30

Advent Spiral

Location: Hooper Hall Eurythmy Room

The Early Childhood classes and grades one through three will participate. Ann Maes is once again providing the harp music.

30th Annual Holiday Faire
Dec
3
10:00 am10:00

30th Annual Holiday Faire

It's Holiday Faire time! Join Santa Fe Waldorf School for the 30th Annual Holiday Faire - a seasonal winter celebration for children, teens, and adults,  featuring games, crafts, musical performances, puppet shows, storytelling, food, artisan marketplaces, gear swap, and holiday shopping!

The enchantment and excitement of the holiday season is yours to share with the Santa Fe Waldorf School Community, your friends, and neighbors.

Plan to come early and stay for the day! There is something to catch the attention of every visitor, no matter the age.

While admission to the Holiday Faire is free, some activities, performances and food items require tickets. Holiday Faire tickets can be purchased at different points throughout the Faire. Tickets cost $1 each. Sweets & Savory Shop and Rudolf's Diner will be open for business throughout the day.

Applications for the Artisan Market and Gear Swap are available online: http://www.santafewaldorf.org/holiday-faire/

Thanksgiving Assembly & Food Drive
Nov
18
1:15 pm13:15

Thanksgiving Assembly & Food Drive

  • High School Great Room

We will again be collecting nonperishable food stuffs, diapers, soap, etc. for the local food bank as part of our Thanksgiving assembly. Thank you for your donations!

Nov
16
1:15 pm13:15

Frank Chester Lecture

At 1:15pm, in the High School Great Room, Frank Chester will be presenting a brief lecture, "How to Know the Unknowable: Art as Spiritual Scientific Research". Parents and friends are welcome to attend.

Frank will also be presenting a lecture Wednesday evening at 7:00pm that is open to the public as an opening event of the 2016 Biodynamic Association Conference at the Santa Fe Convention Center.

Frank Chester is an artist, sculptor and geometrician who lives in San Francisco. He has taught art for more than thirty years in high schools and colleges. Since encountering the work of Rudolf Steiner, Frank has been exploring the relation between form and spirit. This has led him to take up research concerning the number seven, and in 2000 he discovered a new geometric form never seen before. Putting this form through the alchemical transformative process of Earth, Water, Air, and Fire, many previously unknown geometric structures have emerged. This geometric form demonstrates a remarkable correlation to the form and functioning of the human heart. On the basis of experimentation with various related geometric forms and the movement of water in a vortex, Frank is uncovering indications concerning the relationship between etheric formative forces and the geometry, structure, and physiology of the human heart. Thus the form is called the Chestahedron, both after its discoverer and because the form relates to the geometry of the heart, which sits in the chest.