High School News

Senior Project Presentations
You are warmly invited to three days of Senior Project Presentations at the high school on Thursday, March 15, Friday, March 16 and Saturday, March 17. Come support the Class of 2012 as they give individual presentations on a subject of their choice. All are welcome! Senior Projects give students an opportunity to stretch their understanding and experience of a topic. Topics this year include everything from Restoring a 1970s VW Bug and Making a Kimono to The Use of Mathematics in Art and... Read More

SFWHS Literary Magazine’s 2012 Winter Issue now on sale!
Check out the latest 2012 Winter Issue of the HS Literary Magazine! It has a new look and title - Full Stop. Each year, the HS Literary Magazine club publishes a biannual literary and artistic magazine, a rich mix of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and visual arts by SFWHS students. The new 70 page issue includes beautifully-crafted literary and artistic pieces by 25 students from 9th to 12th grade. Contributors include: Arianna Adabachi, Jacqueline Ahearne, Noam Baruch, Don... Read More

SFWHS Drama Club presents "You Can't Take It With You"
Want to learn how to evade income tax while enjoying friendships, family and fun hobbies like stamp collecting, fireworks manufacture, xylophone playing, candy making, impromptu wrestling and snake wrangling?  Then come see You Can’t Take It With You, the Pulitzer-Prize-winning classic, performed by San Francisco Waldorf High School Drama Club on March 23-25 at Dance Mission Theater. As timely today as when it debuted in 1936, You Can’t Take It With You is a... Read More

SFWHS Model United Nations Club
SFWHS Model United Nations Club will travel to UC Berkeley March 9-11 to participate in the 60th BerkeleyModel UN Conference (http://www.bmun.net).  We will join over 100 schools from all over the world in this three day conference, debating and discussing actual UN topics, such as the Status of Women, Disarmament, and International Security.  Our delegates--twenty students from Grades 9-12--will represent the country of Georgia. Good luck!... Read More

The Oasis 2012 Game: calling all students!
The Oasis Game will take place in Sacramento during February Break (Feb 20 - 24). This is an opportunity to create positive change in the world through community service. Rather than spending that week sleeping in, watching TV, or hanging out with friends, youth leaders from the Sacramento Waldorf School and The GreenHouse will be busy designing, planning, and implementing significant changes in the community.  This process, The Oasis Games, is a program of the... Read More

Spring Night 2015
Spring Night Auction Party: May 9, 5:30 - 11 pm   RSVP for Spring Night   Online Auction: May 1 - May 14Closes at 10:00 pm  Click here to view the Online Auction 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... 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

The HS Drama Club presents..."You Can't Take It with You"
Save the Date: March 23-25 Dance Mission Theater 3316 - 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110 The students are hard at work rehearsing already and are having a lot of fun developing their zany characters and working as an ensemble. "You Can't Take It with You" is a comedic play in three acts by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart. The original production of the play opened in New York at the Booth Theater on December 14, 1936, and played for 837 performances. The play won the 1937 Pulitzer Prize... 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

New Mahogany Bookshelves in HS Library
Over the Winter break, the HS received a beautiful and greatly needed gift from parent Antoine Noor Adabachi. While students and faculty relaxed into the holidays, Noor designed, built, delivered and installed 92 custom bookshelves for the southern wall of the library. The bookshelves, made of mahogany, double the current space capacity and include five columns of shelving specifically designed for book displays. The library collection had recently reached capacity due to limited shelving... 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

SFWHS Spirit Week 2012: Tuesday, January 17 - Friday, January 20
SHOW YOUR SCHOOL SPIRIT! Come support our teams! Monday - MLK Holiday - NO CLASSES/National Day of Service Day Tuesday - PJ Day - students come to school in pajamas (don't forget your robe & slippers!)Games at lunch in parking lot! Wednesday - Sports Team Jersey Day - wear a team jersey or uniformVarsity Girls Basketball Game @ Gateway, 4pmVarsity Boys Basketball Game @ Gateway, 5:30pmGO WALDORF!  Thursday - Class Color Day ... Read More

Tuition Assistance Deadline: January 13, 2012
The Affordable Tuition Program requires an annual application. Families wishing to request a grant for the first time as well as those wishing to continue with the program must have their applications submitted to PSS by January 13 to be considered in the first round of consideration. Please contact Mona Nemetz in the business office at 415-931-2750 ext.304 or mnemetz@sfwaldorf.org if you need application information or visit the "Affording a Waldorf Education" page on our website. Read More

HS Literary Reading at The Booksmith on Friday, Feb. 3, 2012
Come and celebrate the release of Full Stop., SF Waldorf High School's biannual literary magazine!   On Friday, February 3rd at 5:30 pm, students from the SF Waldorf High School will celebrate the release of the Winter 2012 (Issue Seven)of their literary magazine - Full Stop. at The Booksmith at 1644 Haight Street. Join us for an evening of music, literary readings and delicious refreshments. Contributors Noam Baruch, Jules Christeson, Owen Christofferson, Rebecca Cohen, William... 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
Join your friends at our Annual Summer Alumni Reunion Saturday, June 20, 20157:30 -  10:30 pm Smokestack at Magnolia Brewing Company2505 3rd StreetSan Francisco, CA  Special Guests: Help the class of 2005 celebrate their 10 year reunion!   Fill out my online form. var q1b3lwlp0stoy4t;(function(d, t) { var s = d.createElement(t), options = { 'userName':'sfws', 'formHash':'q1b3lwlp0stoy4t', 'autoResize':true, 'height':'903', 'async':true, 'host':'wufoo.com', 'header':'show', '... Read More

SF Waldorf High School Winter Concert
Thursday, December 8, 6pm San Francisco Scottish Rite Masonic Center2850 19th Avenue  San Francisco, CA 94132-1602 Located one block from our high school campus, on site parking available.  All SFWS families and friends are warmly invited to the annual high school music concert featuringthe High School Orchestra, the Jazz Ensemble, the Guitar Ensembles, World Music and Drumming Ensembles, and the High School Choir.  Come and enjoy a festive celebration and a wonderful array of... Read More

SFHWS Chamber Choir Sings at Arden Wood
On Sunday, December 11th, members of the SF Waldorf HS Chamber Choir were featured in a Christmas program at Arden Wood, our neighbor through the trees. A full house was treated to their annual festive luncheon and music concert, and our singers followed the acclaimed Cypress String Quartet on the program. Directed by David Weber and accompanied by Lilia Zheltova, the Chamber Choir singers presented beautiful arrangements of traditional carols, and selections from Vivaldi’s “Gloria”. We were... Read More

Drama Club Production "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest" Available now on DVD
When asked to recount the experience of directing the very successful peformance "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest", high school Drama Club teacher Ms. Lacy had this to say: This group of actors are 11th and 12th graders who signed up for this year's Acting Elective class. Last June, when I was shown the class list, I immediately thought of this play but with so little class time (24 hours) it seemed unlikely we would be able to perform the entire play. We discussed it, and decided that the... Read More

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