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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

Michael "Toby" Bloom (Class of 2001), Senior Advisor for Nancy Pelosi

Michael Tobias “Toby” Bloom, SFWS GS ’97, HS ’01, is a Senior Advisor for Nancy Pelosi in Washington, DC. As Senior Advisor, he handles intergovernmental affairs, acting as a liaison between the office of the Minority Leader and state and local governments throughout the country. In this capacity he is primarily maintaining partnerships with officials and government representatives and building relationship with new mayors, new governors, and other officials. Toby has worked with Nancy Pelosi... Read More

Kathryn Lundquist (Class of 2005), International Trade Commission

We recently talked with Kathryn Lundquist, SFWGS ’01, HS ’05, who has been working as an International Trade Analyst at the International Trade Commission (USITC) in Washington, DC since 2010. Her focus is trade of nonferrous metals, primarily aluminum, magnesium, and titanium and industrial materials, including cement and gypsum. Her work involves a lot of studies regarding trade issues – for instance, Congress might request a business competitiveness study to find out if another country is... Read More

Save the Date: Field Day in Golden Gate Park

Sunday, April 22, 10am-4pm (Earth Day) This coming Earth Day, the school community is invited to the first ever all-school Field Day, which will be held in Lindley Meadow at Golden Gate Park.  John DiDomenico (parent, grades 1 and 4) and Justin Ganz (grade school Games Teacher and high school alumni parent) are helping to organize a number of contests for students from kindergarten through grade 12.  These events might include running relays, tug of rope, sack races, long jump,... Read More

Grandparents & Special Friends Day

Friday, March 30, 2012 Grade School (K-8) - 9:30 am - 12:30 pm2938 Washington Street (valet parking) High School (9 - 12) - 1:30 - 3 pm470 West Portal Avenue (parking at school) Each year, family and friends are welcomed into the life of the school on this special day. Please complete the form below to let us know you will be attending. // // Read More

Spring Night 2013

Spring Night Auction Party: May 10, 6 - 11 pmHigh School Pre-Party Reception at 5:30 pm   Online Auction: May 2 - May 15Closes at 10:00 pm Donate Item The EventWhere, when, and what Auction BenefitAll about the Online, Silent, and Live Auctions Donations of Items and ServicesIdeas for unique things (Soup/dessert of the month, visit to see your business, etc...) Class Projects What are they and how do they support the auction? Underwriting the eventAngel tickets, corporate... Read More

Liv Leuthold (Class of 2002), UCLA Medical School

After graduating from San Francisco Waldorf High School, Liv Leuthold (SFWS Class of 2002) went to Brown University where she majored in neuroscience. Between college and medical school, she worked with Teach for America where she taught middle school special education for two years in San Jose. She is now finishing her fourth (and final!) year of medical school at UCLA and is applying for residencies in surgery. Advancement Associate Seraph White recently interviewed her about her studies.... Read More

Chengdu Waldorf Grade School Receives License in China

A milestone was reached for worldwide Waldorf education on 10 January 2012 when the Chengdu Waldorf school received a full license as a grade school (as well as kindergarten) from the education authorities in Chengdu, Sichuan province. This was the result of a “Long March” and some tireless work over seven years by the whole faculty, especially the three founding teachers Li Zhang, Harry Huang, and Zewu Li (father of Mai in the SFWHS tenth grade). Zewu will be visiting the San Francisco... Read More

Annual Fund Updates

Congratulations to K3, 3rd Grade, and 4th Grade for joining K1 and 1st Grade at 100% participation for our 2011-2012 Annual Fund campaign. This wide-based support greatly strengthens our fundraising and supports the mission of the school. Thank you! Read More

Stars Once Spoke – Eurythmy Performance

San Francisco Youth Eurythmy Troupe Program 2012Jewish Community Center SF Tuesday February 7th at 7:00 pmWednesday February 8th at 4:00 pm This new program by director Astrid Thiersch will be premiered in February 2012 with students from San Francisco Waldorf High School, 15 to 18 years old. It features choreography to music of Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Paul Winter. A special tale, The Dream Eater by Michael Ende, shows the magic side of sleep, and poems in several languages and humoresques... Read More

America Whitten (Class of 2009)

We recently caught up with America Whitten (SFWGS/HS ‘09), currently a junior at University of California, Santa Cruz, where she is working towards an undergraduate degree in psychology. She will be taking the GRE next summer, and upon receiving her BA she is planning to attend graduate school in abnormal psychology. America is pursuing her major through UCSC’s more demanding psychology intensive. Among the requirements for participation is the Field Study program where students gain the... Read More

Novelist Lisa See

"Forgotten History:  The Lost Stories of Women's Lives in China" All School AssemblyTuesday, February 14, 20122:45 - 3:35 pm*Parents are welcome to attend.  Please RSVP to Jessica Eicher at 415.213.6111 or email jeicher@sfwaldorf.org.Book signing to follow program at the SF Waldorf High School From Lisa See's highly regarded international bestseller Snow Flower and the Secret Fan to her bestseller, Shanghai Girls, Lisa See’s novels have been infused with her Chinese... Read More

Alumni Reunions

Come join Waldorf alumni from schools around the world at a holiday reunion on Friday, December 20, from 7:00 - 10:30 pm.Please RSVP below.  San Francisco Waldorf High School470 West Portal, San Francisco, CA 94127 Hosted hors d'oeuvres, beer and wine. For Waldorf alumni, alumni parents, faculty & staff18+ for attendance, 21+ for beer and wine (ID required) The reunion will take place at the San Francisco Waldorf High School campus. The school has ample on-site parking and is adjacent... Read More

Ben Weber (Class of 2003), NCSS Teacher of the Year

San Francisco Waldorf School is excited to announce that alumnus Benjamin Weber, Class of 2003, received the Outstanding Social Studies Teacher of the Year award for high school from the National Council for the Social Studies.  This achievement recognizes his outstanding work at the Marc and Eva Stern Math and Science School in Los Angeles. Ben is committed to teaching and enjoys “the immediacy of the work at hand, learning from the students and knowing that you make a difference each and... Read More

Winter Fair 2011

Thank you to all the parents, faculty and students who contributed to making a festive fair on a gorgeous, sunny day. A special thank you to Mary and Joseph Manzare (parents, grade 4 and K3) who brought their extensive restaurant expertise to us this year. The food was extraordinary and the advice for moving forward invaluable!! For more of chef Joe’s masterful cooking and menu planning visit one of his four restaurants—Globe, Zuppa, Hecho or Tres—you won’t be disappointed! Winter Fair... Read More

Allason Leitz (Class of 2010), Yole! Africa

Waldorf Alumna Helping Organize the 6th annual Salaam Kivu International Film Festival (SKIFF) in Goma, Congo   SFWS alumna Allason Leitz is currently in the Congo helping to organize the 6th Annual SKIFF, an incredibly successful film festival run by Yole! Africa.  Yole! Africa, founded in 2000 by internationally acclaimed filmmaker and human rights activist Petna Ndaliko Katondolo, provides artistic opportunities in music, cinema, dance and theatre to the youth of Goma who would... Read More

Smart Moves: Why Learning is Not All In Your Head

Presented by Carla Hannaford, Ph.DSunday, November 1310 AM - 3 PM Participants in this highly experiential, scientifically informative presentation and workshop will gain a physical and intellectual understanding of why movement, music and play are so essential for brain development, learning, memory and creativity. Participants will leave with a greater understanding of how human beings learn, as well as simple, profound movement tools to use in all areas of life - school, business, art,... Read More

The Acting Elective Class Presents "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest"

The acting elective has been working all quarter on this wonderful play by Dale Wasserman. It contains adult language and subject matter, and is not recommended for anyone under the age of 13. We're offering a second show on Saturday night only in the event that the first two shows are sold out. Please sign up for one of the earlier shows first. There is no charge for tickets, although we will gratefully accept your donations at the door! Friday, October 28, 7PMSaturday, October 29, 7PM* *... Read More

Brett Thurber (Class of 2005), The New Wheel

We love hearing from our Waldorf Alumni. At last year’s Winter Fair Brett Thurber had quite a bit of success promoting his electric bikes to interested parents in our bike friendly community. As we were collecting information for this year’s community professional directory, Brett shared the following background with us: “After graduating from the history department at UC Berkeley, and with a great deal of work, focus, and much of my lifetime savings, I started The New Wheel, a company... Read More
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