High School News

SF Waldorf High School Students experience Yosemite Adventure Course
  Over the summer, a group of our lucky high school students set off on a 10-day journey into the Yosemite wilderness. This first annual Range of Light Leadership and Adventure Course, led by the Outdoor Education Coordinator Luke Barbee, provided students with the opportunity to connect more deeply with nature while applying leadership/team building skills and learning backpacking techniques. It also proved to be an awe-inspiring study of John Muir’s history in the valley. Read Luke’s... Read More

High School Mathematics: Moving Beyond, Yet All the Way Back
At San Francisco Waldorf High School, all students continue to progress mathematically, at least as far as Projective Geometry and Introductory Calculus and Chaos Theory, and often as far as AP Calculus. Just as it is “normal” for everyone to sing or play an instrument, move to a poem or strike a volleyball, it is likewise “normal” to apply pure reason or to sketch a tesseract. The goal is for students to develop the capacity for mathematical thinking in a creative, rigorous, and comprehensive... Read More

Trevor Sargent (SFWS 2012) - Computer Science and Waldorf Education
Tell us about your college experience thus far. I arrived at Lewis & Clark knowing that there were many graduates of SFWHS waiting for me. I also knew that I wanted to pursue my love of technical theater and design, and explore another area of study. I took an intro level computer science class, and was instantly sold -- I quickly declared a double major in computer science and theatre (concentration: design/tech), and under the watchful eye of both departments, have been making my way up... Read More

Alyssa Woodman (SFWHS Class of 2006) Working on the Cutting Edge of Sustainable Transportation
Tell us a bit about your life.I have been working at Tesla Motors since October 2013 and was recently promoted to Senior Project Manager. While this occupies most of my life, I carve out time for other adventures: Belize last November, Thailand this April, weekend ski trips with friends.  I volunteer at a homeless housing project, providing homework and tutoring support. Also, I enjoy seeing Waldorf classmates, both from grade school (WSP) and high school (SFWHS).  And I am putting my... Read More

Isabella Serrano (Class of 2011) SFWHS to the Eurythmeum Stuttgart
Fully immersed in a recent Eurythmy performance, a piece by Franz Shubert at the Eurythmeum Stuttagart where she is a student, Isabella Serrano found perfect tone through movement and music – something akin perhaps to the flow of an elite athlete who is “in the zone.”   “I used to play the cello,” Isabella recounts. “When there is perfect pitch in any key, the D string vibrates. That is when you know you are completely in tune. And that is similar to what is possibly in eurythmy – when one... Read More

The Role of Technology at San Francisco Waldorf High School
At San Francisco Waldorf High School, innovation, creativity, and adaptability are encouraged across the curriculum. Technology is an essential tool for learning and graduates are uniquely prepared for the challenges and opportunities of our time. A Balanced Approach The application of advanced technological tools depends on the teachers, the students, and the subjects. In World Affairs, seniors pull laptops from the school carts to check developing global news, international relations sites,... Read More

Senior Honors Biology Elective
~ Dr. John Burket, HS Biology Teacher Students at SFWHS have always felt a strong connection to learning, and not long after the opening of the high school in 1997 they began to request electives as a way to deepen the work they enjoyed in their regular course of study. These requests echoed the high school faculty’s desire to teach more advanced classes, and about twelve years ago we began to offer electives in the arts, humanities, math, and sciences to 11th and 12th graders. I was eager to... Read More

Here and Now - Eurythmy Troupe Performance
Eurythmy Performance for 2015by the San Francisco Youth Eurythmy Troupe Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 7:00 pmWednesday, February 4, 2015 at 4:00 pm Kanbar Hall, Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, 3200 California Street Tickets: BrownPaperTickets.com and San Francisco Waldorf Grade/High School officesadults $20 advance/$25 doorchildren $12 advance/$15 door Program previews the Troupe’s tour to Thailand, February 11-19, 2015 The world-renowned San Francisco Youth Eurythmy Troupe premieres... Read More

Carol Ruth Silver, Freedom Rider - January 26th
Freedom Rider Diary: Smuggled Notes from Parchman Prison Monday, January 26th, 2015, 11:35 amAll School Assembly *If you are a parent and would like to attend this lecture, please RSVP to Lisa Anderson at the high school. Author and former S.F. Board of Supervisor Carol Ruth Silver will discuss her award-winning book Freedom Rider Diary: Smuggled Notes from Parchman Prison at the High School's assembly on Monday, January 26, 2015 from 11:35 am to 12:20 pm in the Eurythmy room.... Read More

Varsity Volleyball wins 2014 Northern California CIF Regional Div 6 Championship!
2014 Girls Varsity Volleyball capped off their historic season with a state championship in the NorCal CIF. On Tuesday, December 2 SFWHS beat Anderson Valley in a gripping game. After losing the first two sets, they swept the last three. Congratualtions to the girls and coaching staff on clinching SFWHS's first state title. Read More

Varsity Volleyball Takes BCL Championship
Varsity girls volleyball defeated Bay School 3-0 on Saturday, November 8 at San Domenico winning the BCL Championship. The team continues on to the North Coast sectionals.   Read More

Civil Rights Leader John Lewis Shares Message of Hope and Nonviolence
at SF Waldorf High School Lecture Series and HS Assembly ~ Mary Anne McGill, HS Librarian In June 2013, I had the privilege of hearing Congressman Lewis speak at the American Library Association Conference in Chicago. John Lewis and his legislative aide Andrew Aydin had just co-authored March: Book One, a graphic novel, to educate and inspire a new generation to work for human rights. Lewis gave a powerful speech on the struggles of the Civil Rights movement and the path that led him to seek... Read More

Winter Fair Thanks
Winter Fair would not be possible without the incredible volunteer effort from the entire school community. Thank you for all of the support before, during, and after the Fair. Its success is a testament to our community and  the overall willingness to pitch in to make events like this wonderful. Special thanks are due to the following people:  Winter Fair Coordinators: Laura Hudgens and Madhulika JainK/Nursery Primary: Amy Tachoires and Scott PeterK/Nursery Cookie House: Abigail... Read More

Douglas Gerwin - Tuesday, October 28, 7pm
Hands-Free(d) Learning: Education as a Path Towards Wisdom  Tuesday, October 28, 7pm High School Campus  Free to the community  Education can all too easily become preoccupied with efficiency, productivity, and results. In an effort to prepare students, such results-based approaches treat learning as a means to an end, turning schooling into training and emphasizing information and knowledge at the expense of insight and creativity. We will explore how educators and... Read More

4th Annual Dads Night at the Elks
All dads are invited to join us for our 4th Annual Dads Night at the Elks Club! Parents Michael Nemetz and Rein Ratsep (Elks members) will host the community for spa, swimming, dinner and drinks. This has become a community favorite, as it allows dads of all Waldorf students the opportunity to connect in a casual atmosphere... networking allowed but not required.   Friday, November 14, 20144:00-6:30pm - Spa and Swimming ($10)6:30-8:30pm - Dinner ($30)6:30-11:00pm - Cocktails... Read More

Bonnie Gale - Wednesday, October 22, 7pm
The Potential of Living Willow Structures in the Landscape(and the international movement for living buildings)sponsored by the Outdoor Classroom Committee  Wednesday, October 22, 7pmHigh School Campus Free to the community  Living willow structures (such as gazebos, tunnels, outdoor living rooms) have so much potential in the landscape. Structures are made from long, live (up to 12 feet) willow rods which are pushed into the ground and then woven. These rods then self... Read More

Carnival of Golf: 4th Annual SFWS Golf Benefit
Sunday, September 27, 2015 New Location!Golden Gate Park Golf Course970 47th Avenue, SF 94121 Register Now! This year's Golf Benefit will feature a new format that includes a par-3 competitive tournament in the morning, plus clinics and games for children and beginners. Golf gifts, food and drinks will be provided throughout the day for all who register.  Check-In : 9AMRegistration, Tee Prizes, and Bagels and Coffee Golf Commences: 10AMIndividual Stroke Play EventThe First Tee... Read More

"March" with Congressman John Lewis, 9/20, 2pm
The San Francisco Waldorf High School Lecture Series presents: "A Champion for Civil Rights on the Continuing March for Equality" with Congressman John Lewis of Georgia and Andrew Aydin, Congressional Aidemoderated by Adam Hochschild, UC Berkeley, Graduate School of Journalism  Saturday, September 20, 2014, 2 PMCalvary Presbyterian Church2515 Fillmore StreetSan Francisco Congressman John Lewis of Georgia is an American icon, one of the key figures of the Civil Rights Movement.  His... Read More

35th Anniversary Party - Celebrating Monique Grund
In honor of Monique and her service to our school, we are Celebrating 35 Years of Waldorf Education in San Francisco! Games ~ Music ~ Food ~ Cake! Saturday, October 18 11am-4pm The Bandshell, Golden Gate Park The event is free.There will be an affordable lunch for sale. 11am-1pmEntertainment & Lunch 1-2pmHappy Anniversary & Retirement Celebration 2-4pmMore Music & Entertainment An entertainment extravaganza:   A feast offered by Chef Tony Castelluci:... Read More

Nick Neumann (SFWS 2008), Documentary Filmmaker
With a duffel bag of camera equipment and a one-way ticket to Rio de Janeiro, budding documentary filmmaker Nick Neumann (SFWS 2008) and two travel companions will “embark on an epic journey around the world” in June called “Breaking Borders”. Part film project and part travel adventure, the team will chronicle the trip for their webtv series, and explore social, political, and human interest story ideas along the way.  Nick is joined by photographer and fellow alum Walker Dawson (SFWS... Read More

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