News & Announcements

WHS Founding Director Retires

From time to time we humans are faced with the inevitability of change. Despite our desire to rely on constancy and predictability, nothing is permanent. So it is with the leadership of our cherished Waldorf High School. Since my involvement at its founding when our older children entered the first classes right through to the present, Mara White, has been that stalwart steady beacon guiding the school as its director through its growth and challenges since 1996. So it is with mixed feelings that I must announce, on behalf of the board, Mara’s decision to retire as of June 30th.
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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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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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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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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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Junior Class Organizes Field Day

During the last week of classes, the junior class organized and led a school wide field day. The afternoon included field games, ice cream and an impromptu obstacle course across a nearby brook. The event culminated in an all school tug of war that was enjoyed by all. Thank you to the junior class for organizing this for all of us.
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Senior Play: "Much Ado About Nothing"

On Monday, June 3rd the seniors performed Shakespeare’s romantic comedy "Much Ado About Nothing" for the Waldorf High School community. This performance was not only the culmination of weeks of rehearsing but of the entire four year Waldorf curriculum.
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Destination Imagination Team Attends Globals!

After qualifying at both the regional and state level the Waldorf High School Destination Imagination (DI) Team spent the week at Global Finals in Kansas City, Missouri alongside student teams from 38 states and 17 countries. Their week has been packed with events including an Opening Ceremony with a special appearance by actor, author and DI alumnus Chris Colfer and a meet up with their buddy team from Turkey. At the time of publication the team had yet to perform and were busy perfecting their flying quadcopter. No matter the outcome, the experience itself is a win.
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