High School News

The Outdoor Classroom Initiative
The San Francisco Waldorf School is pleased to announce the creation of a new school-wide initiative: The Outdoor Classroom. Inspired by the work of Richard Louv, the author of Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder and the Nature Principle, our program is part of an international movement to connect students with nature.  As our field trips and curriculum demonstrate, Waldorf pedagogy has reverence for nature at its core. Our campus... Read More

College Counseling Update
Lauren Rudsten, College & Academic Counselor College Information Sessions for Students and Parents:   Upcoming College Visits at the High School These college visits are open to both juniors and seniors. Students are encouraged to attend to learn more about colleges they may want to apply to, but they must obtain permission from a teacher first if they will be missing part of class. Lawrence University, Friday, November 15 at 11:30AMCalifornia College of the Arts, ... Read More

High School Commencement Speeches
Once again, congratulations to the SFWHS Class of 2013. We are happy to share the transcripts of the following speeches: Commencement Speaker - Rahul Brown Henry Carges - Class of 2013 Barbara Horning - Class of 2013 Read More

The 2013 HS Literary Magazine - Now on Sale!
The 2013 Spring/Summer issue of Portal, the literary and artistic magazine of the S.F. Waldorf High School, is now on sale at the GS and HS campus offices for $6.00.   This new issue features excerpts of novellas, personal essays, poetry, a short story, rap lyrics and paintings, drawings, photography, scratch board drawings and pottery of students from grades 9 through 12.  Themes range from explorations of nature to tales of love and family.  Portal is... Read More

Class of 2013 – College Acceptances
American University*American University of ParisAzusa Pacific UniversityBennington College*Bentley College*Binghamton UniversityBoston College*Boston UniversityUniversity of Buffalo*Butler University University of British Columbia*University of California, Berkeley*University of California, DavisUniversity of California, IrvineUniversity of California, Los AngelesUniversity of California, MercedUniversity of California, RiversideUniversity of California, San Diego*University of California,... Read More

SF Waldorf High School Literary Reading
With Music & Songs at The Booksmith  - Friday, May 24th, 5:30 PM Come and celebrate the upcoming release of "Portal", the SF Waldorf High School's annual literary magazine, at The Booksmith book store on Friday, May 24th at 5:30  pm!   Join us for an evening of poetry, prose, and music featuring student writers Nehemiah Aldrich, Noam Baruch, Jules Christeson, Lionelle Erlewein, Haley Grey, Miranda Hollingswood, Julia Ingoglia, Davia Schendel,... Read More

Senior Project Presentations 2013
Friday, May 17, 2:45-4:45pm in Eurythmy Room 2:45pm:         Sophie Kawada, The Anatomy of the Heart3:15pm:         Noam Baruch, Urban Poetry3:45pm:         Elle Casey, Saint Michael and the Dragon4:15pm:         Jackson Stewart, Financial Derivatives Saturday, May 18, 9:00am-4:00pm in Eurythmy Room9:00am:         Eli Yesovich... Read More

Our Town: The Senior Play
MARK YOUR CALENDAR! Thornton Wilder said, in his preface, "Our Town is not offered as a picture of life in a New Hampshire village...it is an attempt to find a value above all price for the smallest events in our daily life." As we send our seniors off to college, and life outside "our village", we hope this wisdom will travel with them! Come see the class of 2013 put their urban twist on Our Town, while keeping true to the playwright's sentiment and intention. Good for all ages. Please note:... Read More

Amnesty Club Write-a-thon is Wednesday, May 16
The Amnesty Club is holding a "Write-a-thon" on Wed., May 16, 2013 during the lunch period. They will set-up tables in Herbst Hall and show documentary films from Amnesty International, wearing Amnesty T-shirts and asking students to sign petitions and write letters to government officials on behalf of various Amnesty campaigns for 2013. More details on this student-led day of activism coming soon.... Read More

Founders’ Night Showcase 2014
Friday, May 16, 2013, 5:00 - 9:00 pm  Free timed tickets will be issued as you arrive to guide you through the evening. There will be three 45-minute musical sets repeated in our performance venues - Eurythmy Hall and Herbst Hall - beginning at 5:30 pm, 6:45 pm, and 8 pm. In between the concerts, wander through the classrooms, art studios and science labs to explore the Waldorf high school curriculum through the display of student work.  Local food trucks will be selling dinner... Read More

Sports Basement March Madness supports SFWS
March Madness continues through this weekend at Sports Basement SF Waldorf School (part of SF Schools) is leading the pack! Each year, Sports Basement has a fun and friendly competition between non-profits throughout the Bay Area, modeled off the popular NCAA Basketball March Madness tournament.  During this time, they increase giving for the non-profit community to 10% (normally 5%), while customers continue to get 10% back.  If you need something for an upcoming field trip or just... Read More

San Francisco Waldorf Moms' Night Out, Friday, March 8
WHAT: A Night out of Fun, Sauna, Socializing and Dinner WHO: All Waldorf Moms - sliding scale entrance fee  WHERE: Elks Club San Francisco 450 Post Street - 3rd Floor - above Kensington Hotel.  (Spa in basement.) Friday, March 8,  4PM to 11PM4PM - Gym/Spa6PM - Cocktails7PM - Dinner8PM - Socializing Note: In past events parents thought the Salt Water Swimming Pool, Dry Sauna and Steam Bath was the best part of the event. Co-Ed facility so wear your swim suits ;-)   ... Read More

Oliver DVD's for sale
Purchase the DVD's for the 2013 SFWHS production of Oliver. The pricing for each DVD is $12.  Performance 1 with Myles as Oliver can be ordered at this link:http://kunaki.com/sales.asp?PID=PX00Z6MTRQ Performance 2 with Sophie as Oliver can be ordered at this linkhttp://kunaki.com/sales.asp?PID=PX00KGXAOE Read More

Donate to Spring Night 2013
Thank you for your interest in donating to San Francisco Waldorf School's Spring Night Benefit Auction! The Online Auction is April 17 - May 1. The Silent/Live Auction and Benefit is April 27. Online Donation FormPrintable Donation Form If you are making the same donation as last year, please use the Repeat Item Donation Form. Thank you for the generous support which enables us to continue our service to our students and families—and thank you for being a part of our community! Many in our... Read More

Tyler Iorillo (Class of 2010), Artist
When director Kelly Lacy (SFWHS Theater Program and Humanities teacher) wanted to give the high school’s production of Oliver! a more contemporary urban feel, it occurred to her to reach out to alumni Tyler Iorillo to see if he would be interested in being involved. Tyler is a SF Waldorf “lifer” who started out in Kindergarten with Dagmar Eisele and graduated in 2010 from our high school program. He is currently pursuing a combined major in Urban Studies and Illustration at the New School in... Read More

SFWHS Participates in San Francisco Urban Orchard Project
In January, SFWHS participated in a city wide event that succesfully planted over 200 trees in 25 locations including our high school campus at 470 West Portal. The tree planting was part of the San Francisco Urban Orchard Project which in turn was developed in partnership with SF Environment’s Urban Forestry and Carbon Fund programs. The goal of the program is to address both environmental and food security issues. In late 2012, Friends of the Urban Forest (FUF) was awarded the most recent... Read More

Studying the Pacific Rim in Grade 9
The 9th Grade Pacific Rim main lesson saw the class take to the road for a morning at Ocean Beach. Once there, we established a comfortable place from which to view the Pacific Ocean - its wave patterns (it happened to be the high tide) and the sky above. Students sketched their own version of the water and environment and took notes on what thoughts and feelings it brought them. These notes were then turned into original poems, done with Leslie Marmon Silko’s poem, ‘Prayer to the Pacific’,... 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

"The Wish of all Wishes" Eurythmy Performance
Kanbar Hall, Jewish Community Center of San Francisco3200 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94118 Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at 7:00 pmWednesday, February 6, 2013 at 4:00 pm The world-renowned San Francisco Youth Eurythmy premieres its 18th annual performance, "The Wish of All Wishes", prior to touring in Holland and Belgium. Artistic Director Astrid Thiersch has prepared a program full of beauty and delight with poetry by Steiner, St. John, and Silverstein, music by Chopin, Schubert, Mozart... 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 BrownPaperTickets.com 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

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