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Tuesday, Mar 19
  • Maker’s Community Workshop
    Tuesday, Mar 19 | 8:30 am - 10:00 am
    Handwork Room

    Every Tuesday parents are invited at 8:30 AM in the Handwork Room to learn new crafts while creating items to help raise money for our school. So please join us! New ideas always welcome. Follow us on Instagram @squirrelsneststore to see all the wonderful things we’re adding each week.

  • Spring Term Sweet Pea Younger Toddler Class
    Tuesday, Mar 19 | 9:00 am - 10:30 am

  • Spring Term Sweet Pea Mixed-age Toddler Class
    Tuesday, Mar 19 | 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Wednesday, Mar 20
  • 2nd Grade Spring Equinox Social
    Wednesday, Mar 20 | 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    Please join 2nd grade for a garden potluck! Rain Cancels the event

    Let’s work in the garden together and then share ethnic dishes that represent our diverse family heritage. We’ll conclude our evening with the rising of the Full Worm Moon!

Thursday, Mar 21
  • Gardening for Parents
    Thursday, Mar 21 | 8:15 am - 11:15 am

    Garden Gather with Ms. Emily 8:15 - 11:15
    Come help with the garden tasks or simply daydream in the willow house.

  • Eurythmy for Parents
    Thursday, Mar 21 | 8:45 am - 9:15 am

    Eurythmy with Ms. Karen 8:45 - 9:15
    Eurythmic movement energizes, revitalizes, and enhances your connection to the day.

Join us for a night of fun and fundraising in support of East Bay Waldorf School Saturday, April 27th from 6-10 pm at the Rosenblum Wine Cellars in Oakland’s Jack London Square. Purchase tickets here.

Come dressed to impress in your best Roaring ’20s costume. Enjoy food from Comal, wine from Rosenblum‘s own collection, fun games and a lively auction.

Visit the Auction Page to view Live & Silent Auction items up for bidding. All the proceeds go to East Bay Waldorf School.

Celebrating 100 Years of Waldorf Education

Waldorf education was an innovation at its founding in 1919 and that’s still true today. The Waldorf movement has become a worldwide force for educating young people by promoting individual freedom, equality and brotherhood, and the peaceful coexistence of humanity.  Waldorf education brings out the best in each child in a natural, joyful way. Waldorf students come from all walks of life and become Prime Ministers, CEOs and whole people of all kinds courageously following their own path.

With over 1,100 Waldorf schools and nearly 2,000 Waldorf kindergartens in some 80 countries around the globe, parents love what Waldorf education does for their child, and for their family. Come see why we are more relevant than ever.

Does Waldorf work? Worldwide Waldorf Alumni explain.

Our focus in Waldorf education is on developing well-rounded children, capable of thinking clearly, feeling deeply and finding their unique purpose in life.  So it happens that some graduates become well-known for their professional success. To learn more about the wide range of professional interests of Waldorf graduates from around the globe, you can watch this video.

Ken Chennault

Former Chairman & CEO, American Express

“My parents were looking for a school that would nurture the whole person. They also felt that the Waldorf school would be a far more open environment for African Americans, and that was focused on educating students with values, as well as the academic tools necessary to be constructive and contributing human beings. … I think the end result of Waldorf education is to raise our consciousness. There is a heightened consciousness of what our senses bring us from the world around us, about our feelings, about the way we relate to other people. It taught me how to think for myself, to be responsible for my decisions. Second, it made me a good listener, sensitive to the needs of others. And third, it helped establish meaningful beliefs. In all the Main Block lessons — in history, science, philosophy — we really probed the importance of values and beliefs. In dealing with a lot of complex issues and a lot of stress, if that isn’t balanced by a core of meaningful beliefs, you really will just be consumed and fail.”

Julianna Margulies

Actress

“The first time I understood the benefit of a Waldorf education was my first week in college. Students around me were flipping out because they were afraid of writing papers. At High Mowing we had at least ten pages to write every night. It was such a big part of our education that I was very confident in my writing. We had to analyze each scene, then write the analysis. I still have my “Faust” main lesson book with me. When I wrote about it, I was able to expand my thinking and make it my own. That’s what’s so wonderful about Waldorf education. You’re exposed to all these different ideas, but you’re never given one view of it. You’re encouraged to think as an individual.”

Jens Stoltenberg

NATO Secretary General & Former Prime Minister of Norway

“When approached by the news media and asked the question, ‘What did Waldorf education do for you?’ I replied, ‘It encouraged me to always strive to become a better human being.”