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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.

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, Feb 26
  • Parent Tea
    Tuesday, Feb 26 | 8:15 am - 9:15 am

  • Maker’s Community Workshop
    Tuesday, Feb 26 | 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.

Wednesday, Feb 27
  • Screenagers
    Wednesday, Feb 27 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    3800 Clark Rd, El Sobrante, CA 94803, USA

    Tickets on Sale NOW!
    bit.ly/screenagersEBWS

    EBWS is proud to present the film screening of "Screenagers," a documentary that sheds light on the impact screen time is having on families. Time spent on electronics is becoming more and more popular every day for parents and children alike. This film is a must see for parents, care givers, teachers, anyone who has a child in their life, bringing awareness to the impact technology has on all of our lives and what we can do to navigate the digital world.

    Recommended for adults, screening with discussion to follow.

    Visit screenagersmovie.com for more information

Thursday, Feb 28
  • Gardening for Parents
    Thursday, Feb 28 | 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, Feb 28 | 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.

  • Parent Association Mixer
    Thursday, Feb 28 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    We are thrilled to offer TWO opportunities a month for you to attend a Parent Association Mixer! With an AM and PM option, we hope to better serve the scheduling needs of parents. The AM will offer tea and treats, PM will offer a beverage. We will socialize, cover upcoming events, unveil NEW parent-led groups and explore ways to connect with our community and exchange information. We look forward to seeing you at a Parent Mixer!

    February
    Thursday 2/28 - 6:30PM

    March

    Thursday 3/21 - 6:30PM

    Friday 3/22 - 8:15AM

    April
    Tuesday 4/23 6:30PM

    Friday 4/26 - 8:15AM

    May
    Wednesday 5/15 - 8:15AM

    Thursday 5/16 - 6:30PM

Screenagers

East Bay Waldorf School (EBWS) is proud to present the public viewing of Screenagers, a documentary that sheds light on the impact screen time is having on families. Time spent on electronics is becoming more and more popular every day for parents and children alike. This film is a must-see for parents, caregivers, teachers, anyone who has a child in their life, bringing awareness to the effect technology has on all of our lives and what we can do to navigate the digital world.

Recommended for adults, screening with discussion to follow. Purchase your tickets at bit.ly/screenagersEBWS

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 | 7 PM
Tickets $10 each
East Bay Waldorf School – Eurythmy Room
3800 Clark Road, El Sobrante CA 94803

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.”