A Special Story: Gratitude, Connection, Care

A Special Story: Gratitude, Connection, Care

In this season of giving, we offer a little story from our Briar Rose Kindergarten teacher, Miss Barbara: A very long time ago, when Miss Barbara was a little girl, perhaps as tall as (insert name of your child), she lived in a land far away by the name of...
30 Days of Kindness

30 Days of Kindness

Seattle Waldorf High School launches our 30 Days of Kindness challenge today! Our Friday assembly highlighted the personal, interpersonal, community, and societal benefits of kindness. Our challenge includes self-compassion, healing, empathy, and social...
Modeling Community in Difficult Times

Modeling Community in Difficult Times

My wish for all children is a healthy environment in which to grow and thrive along with a peace-seeking world looking for civil discourse and reconciliation, valuing the unique parts of each human, and finding love. We all share a desire, I think, for our children to...
Finding Positivity

Finding Positivity

News about the economy, the pandemic, and the bitter political stage can increase our anxiety. However, when we reflect on times in our lives and history that have brought about growth or given a new perspective, it is often the most difficult challenges that move us...
A Michaelmas Message for 2020

A Michaelmas Message for 2020

Seattle Waldorf School grade 1 class teacher Andrew Gilligan spoke at our school assembly held in honor of Michaelmas, an annual festival of courage celebrated at Waldorf schools around the world each autumn. He delivered an answer to the question of what Michaelmas...