High School News

Alumni Reunions
Join your friends at our Alumni & Family Winter Reunion Saturday, December 20, 20147 -  10 pm San Francisco Waldorf High School 470 West Portal Blvd.San Francisco, CA 94127  Fill out my online form. // If you are interested in participating in the planning for the alumni reunions or other alumni events, please contact Seraph White at (415) 875-7212 or swhite@sfwaldorf.org  Follow us on Facebook! Find out about upcoming events, including our annual winter and... 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

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

High School Winter Concert 2014
Thursday, December 11, 6-7:30 pm All SFWS families and friends are warmly invited to the annual high school music concert featuring the High School Orchestra, Jazz Band, Guitar Ensembles,World Music & Drumming Ensembles, and Concert Choir. San Francisco Scottish Rite Masonic Center2850 19th Avenue  San Francisco, CA 94132Located one block from our high school campus, with on site parking available. The high school parking lot will also be open for the evening. Come and... Read More

All School Skating Party
Thursday, December 18, 20146:00 - 7:30 pm  Embarcadero Skating Rink  Free for SFWS Community A gift to the community from SFWS Dads  Parking is validated. 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

3rd Annual SF Waldorf Golf Benefit
Sponsors:   Ana and Charles Migos  Tara Rota, Danny Coster, & Family Matt Every, PGA Tour Professional & FamilyBob Kroupa Painting John Tormey & Family Peter Carlstrom Wood DesignsCharles Neal Selections  Jeni Jesse Pilates Inbar Sarig, Manual Therapy Rutherfurd Family Elizabeth Carney, Zenheart Loretto Family Sunday, November 2, 2014 TPC Harding Park Golf Course99 Harding RoadSan Francisco, CA 94132(entrance off Skyline Blvd, near Lake Merced)... 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

Waldorf Athletics: A Personal Perspective from Josh Allain, Assistant Athletics Director
I arrived at San Francisco Waldorf High School as the Head Baseball Coach in 2011, overjoyed by the opportunity and the positive school atmosphere. I had no idea that becoming a part of this beautiful community would change the course of my life forever and help to shape my philosophy towards athletics and child development as a whole. Growing up as the son of a coach, I looked at athletics from multiple viewpoints. The discussions my father and I would have on our way home from practice and... Read More

Moving with Purpose: Physical Education at the High School
~ Kim Hopper with John Jackson, HS Math and PE Faculty Like other subjects at the high school, the physical education/movement program works to support students’ growth and development and deepen their understanding of themselves and their place in the world. It’s an integrated approach in which the value of movement goes well beyond our culture’s emphasis on exercise. Of course, exercise and fresh air are an essential part of the school day, and our students get plenty of these. Through... Read More

Alex Hart (2011), Amherst Soccer Captain
San Francisco Waldorf High School graduate Alex Hart (Class of 2011) is a junior at Amherst College, finishing up an exciting year that took her from the New England soccer fields to the Norwegian fjords, with plenty of classrooms and museums in between. We asked Alex to catch us up on her studies and travels, and to reflect on her athletic experiences at SFWHS and a competitive Division III college. What is your overall college experience so far?College has exceeded my expectations. I’m... Read More

In Sun Light and In Soul Light
The San Francisco Youth Eurythmy Troupe in Taiwan, February 13-22, 2014by David Weber Astrid Thiersch’s San Francisco Youth Eurythmy Troupe presented its nineteenth annual set of public performances on January 28 and 29, 2014 to a total audience of about eight hundred delighted people of all ages, from our own San Francisco Waldorf community and beyond. For many this is a much-anticipated highlight, and each year we hear the comment, “that was the best one ever!” It seems like a kind of small... Read More

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