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Class Plays: We’re Not Just Playing Around Here

Plays and performance are an integral part of Waldorf education throughout the grades. They serve many purposes, demonstrating skills including music, linguistic understanding through recitation, and the visual arts with sets, props and programs. But plays and performances are more than just an opportunity to integrate art into the curriculum. They give the children an opportunity to meet themselves and each other through the stories and their social interactions. Class plays also allow the... Read More

Ed Kashi, Visual Storytelling in the Digital Age

Friday, February 8, 2013, 2:40 - 3:35 pmAll School Assembly - Eurythmy Room Award-winning photojournalist and filmmaker Ed Kashi will present a retrospective of his work documenting the social and political issues that define our times.  A sensitive eye and an intimate relationship to his subjects are the signatures of his work.  Kashi's work has taken him from India, where a superhighway connecting the country’s largest cities symbolizes its economic growth, to Africa’s Niger... Read More

SFWHS to Present "Oliver!" in January at the Grade School Campus

Friday, January 18, 7pmSaturday, January 19, 2pm and 7pmSunday, January 20, 2pm Tickets on sale now at or in the school offices. Bring in a non-perishable donation for the San Francisco and Marin Food Bank and get a $1 discount! Additional food and financial donations for the Food Bank will be collected at all performances.* Buy tickets for Oliver! San Francisco Waldorf High School's production of the musical theater classic "Oliver!" is not what you might expect if you'... Read More

SFWHS Amnesty International Club: 2011-2012 Year in Review

Last year, SFWHS’s Amnesty International club experienced many changes: first, we had a change of leadership, then we formed a new partnership and increased our level of activism. These dramatic shifts led to one of our most successful years and we were very proud of what we accomplished.  First, the change of leadership went to a junior student who had formerly served as the club’s vice-president in the 2010-2011 school year. Then, the new president changed the name of the club to the... Read More

Nathaniel Anderson-Frank (Class of 2003), violinist

Nathaniel Anderson-Frank (Class of 2003) attended SFWHS for two years while his family was in the San Francisco Bay Area.  He now sits in the fourth chair of the Philharmonia Orchestra, under the direction of Principal Conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen.  They recently played three performances at Zellerbach Hall on the UC Berkeley campus in November. Although Nathaniel only attended SFWHS for two years, he considers them “two of the most enriching years of my life, and I will always... Read More

Winter Fair Merchants

If you missed the Winter Fair or want to follow up with a vendor, please contact Heather Mitchell at for vendor contact information. Red Circle8th Grade Coffee & Baked GoodsSanta Cruz GoldBiotica KombuchaFebe’s JewelryWreath Sales  4-Car GarageWovenWearsHaikoozTurner’s Toys Waldorf CreationsFleurette Design    Fleurette Design gallery Fios da TerraTree SalesWreath Sales    Kindergarten 2 (K2)Sophie’s MarketOf Maine... Read More

Cameron Washington (GS Class of 1994), Music & Film Producer

Cameron Washington, a member of the SFWGS ‘94 for 6 years, returns to SFWS this year as a Nursery parent. He is the founder of Russian Hill Projects (, a film and music production company, and is an award-winning filmmaker, music producer and musician. Cameron started in Kindergarten with Monique and continued in the grade school through fourth grade with Mrs. Ricketts after which he left for a year of homeschooling followed by public school. He says... Read More

Tzaddi Thompson (GS Class of 1988), Lawyer

This September, San Francisco Waldorf School is happy to welcome more former students back as parents. Tzaddi Smith Thompson, parent of kindergartener Dominic in K2, was a member of our first grade school class. She is currently a labor lawyer at Nixon Peabody. Tzaddi and her husband David Thompson also have a younger daughter Mieke.Tzaddi joined her class (SFWGS ‘88) in first grade, when the school was made up of only two classes - kindergarten and... Read More

Stern Grove Assembly, September 28, Parents Welcome

Parents are warmly invited to a morning of activities at Stern Grove on Friday, September 28. 10:00am - 11:00am: Parent Social with coffee & refreshments11:00am-12:30pm: Assembly for Grades 1 - 12 Beginning at 10am the school will host a community reception for parents with coffee from CoffeeCSA and snacks from SFWS parent-owned Raison D'etre Bakery., a Fair Trade and farmer direct coffee company, gives 10% back to SFWS for its signature SFWS blends.  As you are enjoying... Read More

Class of 2012 Commencement Address

On June 9, 2012, Liv Leuthold, M.D. (Class of 2002) became the first alumni to give the commencement address to our graduating seniors. To learn more about Liv, please read the interview she gave us in February 2012. On June 9, 2012, Liv Leuthold, M.D. (SFWHS ‘02, SFWGS  ‘98) became the first alumni to give the commencement address to our graduating seniors. The following is from her speech. A speech like this wouldn’t be complete without a few words on how much has changed since I was a... Read More

Bike-to-School Day

Thanks to a group of dedicated parent bicyclists, we had a substantial number of students participating in National Bike to School Day on May 9. Several teachers offered their garage spaces to house all the bikes, and parents Susan Robinson and Dennis Budd (grades 2 & 4) created a logo and individual bags for the children with donations from the San Francisco Bike Coalition and Clif Bars. We appreciate these efforts to promote alternative transportation to... Read More

Dr. Carini Honored for Excellence in Teaching

SFWHS Physics Teacher Paolo Carini received the Herbst Foundation’s Excellence in Teaching Award this year. The award along with checks for both Dr. Carini and SFWS were presented in front of students and faculty at the May 7th High School Assembly. Below is the text of the speech Dr. Carini made upon receiving this award: It is an honor to receive this teaching award on behalf of the many teachers, past and present, who have contributed to the success of this... Read More

Jeston Lewis (Class of 2008), Music Producer

On a bright afternoon in mid-May, Jeston Lewis, SFWS Class of 2008, came by the high school and grade school campuses to visit old teachers.  He had just graduated from Stony Brook University in New York and was briefly back in the Bay Area seeing family and friends and getting ready for a cross-country drive to Rochester, NY where he will embark on his post-college career. Jeston graduated from Stony Brook with a degree in Multidisciplinary Studies... Read More

Spring Night Report & Thanks

Event Report Thank you Fund a Need Save the Date - April 27, 2013 Financial Success Klean Kanteens for sale Photo Galleries Feedback Thank you, thank you, thank you   Thank you to everyone for coming to the Spring Night Benefit and participating in the Online Auction.  Spring Night is very important to the school as a community event and is the largest fundraiser outside Annual Fund.  We could not succeed without your... Read More

The Senior Play "The Arabian Nights" DVD now on sale

Thank you to everyone who came to see the senior class in their brilliant rendition of "Arabian Nights." The stories, costumes, and music were fantastic and now you have a chance to save this wonderful event for posterity. The production was filmed by our own Tim Evans and a DVD will be available soon for purchase at the high school front desk for $15! You can also purchase the DVD online (see link below). For those who can't wait to re-watch this fabulous production, check out the scene below... Read More

SFWS to Participate in First National Bike-to-School Day

Wednesday, May 9, 2012 May 9, 2012, is the first National Bike-to-School Day. We are encouraging both faculty and students to participate. Mark your calendar and encourage your student to participate.  National Bike-to-School Day SF Bike Coalition  High SchoolPlease contact Jessica Eicher if you are interested in organizing a group biking plan and rendezvous point. Grade SchoolSeveral faculty members have generously offered to give up their garage spaces to provide... Read More

Founders' Night Showcase 2012

Thank you to everyone who attended the seventeenth annual Founder's Night Showcase at the high-school.We hope you enjoyed the open house style exhibition of academic work, the sciences, mathematics, languages, and humanities as well as the fine gallery of work from our many art classes,and musical performances. To help you relive this wonderful night we've prepared a slideshow of photographs below! Read More

Thank You For Your Support with the Online Auction

Online Auction Now Closed Closes April 25 at 10 pm Click here to view items, make a donation, or RSVP for the Auction party. Everyone can participate in the online auction, even if you are not able to attend the Spring Night Benefit. Check out these items and more: Ten Day Thanksgiving Stay at Private, 40-Acre Estate in Hawaii     Starting Bid: $2,000   More Getaways   Other catagories:... Read More

Current Students and Alumni Explore Government of Self and the World

Winston Churchill said that democracy is the worst form of government-- except for all of the others. The basic question of democratic government has always been some variation of “how much is enough?” This question speaks to our individual ability to observe, reflect upon and change our own internal or self-“government,” as well as our collective ability to do the same with the formal government that interweaves and binds our cultural and economic lives. At the grade school, government... Read More
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