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In the News... Waldorf High crafts ‘create together’ curriculum

Article from the Boston Herald:

"As the world’s largest, fastest-growing educational movement, independent Waldorf schools around the globe are known for their warm, arts-integrated approach. They are also known by colleges as schools that send deep thinkers, discussion leaders and out-of-the-box innovators.

The Boston area’s tiny local Waldorf High School in Belmont has been quietly sending students to colleges ranging from B.U., Bard and Brandeis to Wellesley, Wentworth and W.P.I. for over 20 years. Their alumni, like Waldorf graduates around the world, tell not only of academic and career success, but of deep satisfaction in their personal and professional lives."
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Commencement of the Class of 2019!

After a record breaking spring of rain, the sun came out for the Commencement of the Class of 2019 on Saturday, June 8th at the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum and Library in Lexington. In her opening talk Director of School, Mara White, described the ways that Waldorf High School focuses and builds on the relationships that the faculty and staff have with the students. At Waldorf High School, we strive to always see the students’ highest selves and support them as they unfold and transform themselves during the teenage years. Most importantly and most accurately, she emphasized that the faculty and staff love the students.
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Life After Waldorf

Our seniors have made their decisions for next year! We are proud to share their eclectic post-secondary plans, which include: playing Polo, traveling the world and gaining hands-on work experience as a Yacht Crew member and entering colleges all across the country including: Boston University, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Keene State College, Merrimack College, Purdue University, Skidmore College, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, University of California at San Diego, University of Virginia, University of California at Santa Cruz, University of Vermont, Quincy College, and Suffolk University.
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Celebrating the Waldorf Centennial

September 2019 marks the 100th anniversary of the opening of the first Waldorf School in Stuttgart, Germany. Waldorf schools and organizations around the world are marking the centennial in a myriad of ways. The International Forum for Steiner/Waldorf Education has produced the film “Learn to Change the World”. This film shows people from around the world who work on the big pedagogical tasks of our time based on Waldorf/Steiner pedagogy.
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Please consider an end of the year gift to the WHS Annual Fund

As the school year comes to an end, please consider a donation to Waldorf High School. Perhaps you will donate to celebrate a recent graduate or a teacher who has particularly touched your child’s life. Any and all amounts are always welcome and appreciated. You may give online at WaldorfHighSchool.org, mail a check, or leave your gift or pledge card in the front office. Thank you for your support!
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Alumni News

Jonah Palmer ‘16 recently graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) with a degree in Industrial Design. This summer he will be interning at Dexai Robotics in Somerville working on food preparation robots. This past semester he participated in the MIT/RISD dual studio where he worked with a team on a medical device to assist professionals and those without any experience perform chest compressions during cardiac arrest. Jonah says that Waldorf High School prepared him for the long form study that is more common in a college education setting and gave him the creative skills needed to adapt to projects no matter the subject or skill set required.
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Viszontlatasra Dorka & Auf Wiedersehen Gero!

As the year comes to an end, we not only say goodbye to our seniors but also to two exchange students Dorka Becze and Gero Grunberger. Dorka is returning to her home in Hungary and Gero is heading home to Vienna. Before Dorka left I had a chance to speak with her about her two months at Waldorf High School. Dorka loved the small and inclusive community and described her classmates as loving and cheerful.
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Curriculum Trips include canoeing, camping & class bonding

The end of the year curriculum trips are the culmination of the last main lesson block. After reading and studying "Moby Dick" the ninth graders traveled to New Bedford, the former home of the international whaling industry, to tour the whaling museum and visit several buildings and sites that are part of Melville’s novel.
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