Office Hours…

Our office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 am – 4:00 pm EST.


Save the Date!

Friday, April 11, 2014

6.30 – 11.30 pm

Waldorf School of Louisville

Annual Auction Fundraiser

Masters of Ceremonies are Radio Personality Tara Anderson & Raconteur Matthew Kupferberg

Live performance by Alex Wright and The Maven Down

Followed by a dance party We Are 21, Let’s Have Fun

At Saints Sky Bar in St. Matthew’s

For information contact Auction Chair Maria Pois at mariapois2@gmail.com


2014 Summer Camps Offered at WSL

To register or inquire about the Summer Camps, please contact Julia in the main office either by phone (502-327-0122) or by email (office@waldorflouisville.com)

SUMMER THEATRE CAMP:
Once again, Rob Lanier will work with children (ages 8 and up) to create a unique theatrical performance. Campers will be immersed in a two week production of the Wizard of Oz. Involvement includes all aspects of theatre craft (costuming, props, set up, etc.) along with music, movement and acting experience. June 9-13 and June 16-20 with performance on June 21. (Campers must participate in both weeks of camp and attend performance.)
8:00a to 3:00p; $300 per week

RED ROSE SUMMER CAMP:
Evy Royce, WSL Red Rose Kindergarten teacher, will be hosting a Circus themed camp in the WSL Kinderhouse for ages 3 ½ to 8 years of age. The children will enjoy “Circus Circle”, circus stories, activities and healthy snacks. Camp dates are June 9-13
8:00a to 3:00p; $245 per week

SUNFLOWER SUMMER CAMP:
Mary Beth Legler, WSL Sunflower Kindergarten teacher will be hosting a summer camp for children 3 ½ to 8 years of age. Days will be spent singing, playing, crafting, eating healthy snacks, storytelling, rest, splashing in sprinklers and gardening. Two weeks of camps, dates are June 16-20 and June 23-27.
8:00a to 3:00p; $245 per week

FIBER ARTS CAMP:
Waldorf School of Louisville’s infamous handwork teacher, Angela Davis, will be teaching campers ages 7-14 to knit (or hone their knitting skills), felt, weave, dye and crochet. Projects may include tapestries, wall-hangings, a knitted treehouse, small animals, and silk scarves. Some building with wood will be incorporated as we will build an Earth Loom together. June 23-27.
8.00 am – 3.00 pm; $245 per week

WALDORF-BOTANICA CAMP:
Claire Williams, Casey Bayne, and Mike Eger, WSL lead teachers, will guide children through area farms, Metro Parks and nature centers to discover, identify and catalog native plant species through an artistic lens. Children may create 2D, 3D and performance art in response to their exploration. Children will have the unique opportunity to participate in an art exhibition. One piece of artwork from each camper, each week, will be donated to an exhibition organized by Botanica, the Women’s Club of Louisville, and the Waldorf School of Louisville. This 3-week camp will provide different experiences each week including new camp instructors, locations and art projects. Children may enroll for one, two or three weeks. This camp is for Waldorf students and alumni only. (locations TBD) Casey Bayne will instruct June 30-July 3; Claire Williams will instruct July 7-11; and Mike Eger will instruct July 14-18
8:00a to 1:00p; $200 per week

“ART OF THE HORSE” CAMP:
It is the Chinese Year of the Horse. Campers, ages 5-12, will celebrate all things “horse”! We will learn all about these magnificent animals and venerate them through sculpture, painting, drawing, and drama. Camp will conclude with a visit with real horses. Taught by Angela Davis. Held July 21-25.
8.00 am – 3.00 pm; $245 per week


Ed Meade at WSL

In this audio recording Ed Meade speaks about the unique ways in which the Waldorf Curriculum meets the needs of the child in the upper grades. Listen now


WSL Tours: Walk Through Waldorf

Our tours are offered on the second Tuesday of every month (barring Holidays and school closings). Please call to schedule a tour.
For more information email us or call 502-327-0122


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Tuition Assistance (TA) families complete TA and Enrollment applications simultaneously.  Follow this link to apply for tuition assistance.

For more information please contact Angeline Green angeline.green@waldorflouisville.com

2014 Parent Child Classes

Now enrolling for our Spring Parent-child session.  We welcome children from ages 1-4 with their parents.  Classes meet from 9 a.m to 11 a.m. and run for 10 weeks. Contact Angeline Green at angeline.green@waldorflouisville.com to discuss enrollment now!


About Waldorf

The Waldorf School of Louisville is a non-profit organization that offers a developmentally appropriate, experiential approach to education. We are a developing member of the Association of Waldorf School of North America (AWSNA) and a full-member of Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America (WECAN). We currently offer programs for children in parent-child through 6th grade.  Learn more about the school

Frequently asked Questions:

Q: My friend’s child goes to a Waldorf School in another state. Is the program the same? How are Waldorf Schools related?

A: Each Waldorf school is independently operated, but all share a commitment to the same educational philosophy. Each school in the nearly 40 countries adapts its curriculum to the particular culture.


Q: A diverse school setting is important to me. Is the Waldorf School diverse?

A: One of the hallmarks of a Waldorf education is our commitment to ensuring access to our program to people of all ethnicity and backgrounds. When you walk through our hallways, you can see that diversity is important to us. The Waldorf School draws from urban, rural, and suburban communities in and around the greater Louisville Metropolitan area.  Globally Waldorf is the most diverse educational movement in the world.  (see Global Waldorf on our website.)


Q: I want my child to experience the Waldorf program, but he’s already in the 4th grade. Can you start the Waldorf program at any grade?

A: Many young people begin their educations with Waldorf in kindergarten and stay with us throughout their academic careers. Nevertheless, there are plenty of families who come to us from other schools and at various ages. Waldorf nurtures new students during the transition. However, there is sometimes a period of adjustment, because the Waldorf teaching style relies heavily on effective listening without the use of electronic media.


Q: Can you tell me about the art program at the Waldorf School of Louisville?

A: Every Waldorf student can play an instrument, paint, draw, and work in the handcrafts. However, we are not an art school. Waldorf schools around the world have integrated the arts into every subject, using movement, music, storytelling, and rhythm to bring the material to life and help students develop a lifelong sense of wonder and joy of learning. By pairing the academic and the aesthetic, students are invigorated by the learning process.


Q: What about math and science?

A: The math and science curriculum is rigorous, and students are taught to engage math and science in a way that is practical in the real world. Waldorf graduates are critical thinkers and problem-solvers, and have found that the math and science foundation gained while at Waldorf prepares them to go into any field they choose.


Q: Can you tell me about how children learn to read at Waldorf?

A: Waldorf students become voracious readers. The Waldorf program does not impose formal reading instruction for children before 6 years old. Rather, through storytelling, performance, and illustration of letters and words artistically, students naturally develop an enthusiasm for literature. Each student is encouraged to develop in a manner that supports a long-term love of reading.


Q: What is the approach to homework?

A: Research has shown that homework begins supporting a student’s school performance in middle school. However, we begin small homework assignments in 3rd grade so that students develop responsibility, organizational skills, and good habits.  Parent can expect homework up to three nights a week in the middle school years.


Q: What is eurythmy?

A: Eurythmy combines movement, music, rhyme, story, and geometric shapes into an art form that develops one’s concentration and capacity for aesthetic appreciation. Students learn to choreograph group movement and to be sensitive to other people.


Q: Is there a dress code?

A: There are no uniforms required at the school; however, there is a dress code designed to support the learning environment. The dress code guidelines vary from the early-childhood program, to the lower and middle schools. Please contact the school for more details.


Q: Is Waldorf a religious movement?

A: Waldorf students come from a wide variety of religious and spiritual interests and backgrounds. The school does not embrace a specific religious doctrine, but the program is based on a belief that all humans – in fact, all living things – possess a spiritual dimension. We seek to educate students about cultures and religions from around the world.


FIND OUT EVERYTHING YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT WALDORF EDUCATION

FIND OUT EVERYTHING YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT WALDORF EDUCATION at the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America’s (AWSNA) website…whywaldorfworks.org


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Other Related Links:

Waldorf Today

Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America

Ken Robinson on Education (video)

Why Waldorf Teaching Is The Greatest Profession


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