Language learning in a Waldorf high school is an experience which nourishes head, heart, and hand. During a typical lesson, Waldorf students engage in one or more real world activities -- conversing with their peers in the target language, interpreting music, illustrating a poem, reading news articles, comics, tweets, short stories, folk tales, plays or classics of literature -- and deepen their connection with the universal human condition. Engagement with authentic resources,... Read More
Dilys Sun, SFWHS Class of 2006, was one of the first high school students to join our high school directly from China. Since graduating she has received a bachelor’s degree from Stanford in economics, worked for Deloitte Consulting as a technology consultant, learned to code through Codeacademy, a YCombinator-backed technical startup, and joined Airpair, a technical start-up as a Content Manager.
Although Dilys was initially nervous about studying at Stanford, she quickly found that... Read More
Join your favorite students to explore the curriculum and experience their school.
High School (9-12)
Friday, April 4 - 9:15 am to 11:30 am
470 West Portal (parking at school)
Grade School (K-8)Friday, April 11 - 9:30 am to 12:30 pm2938 Washington Street (valet parking)
Please RSVP by March 28415.875.7212 or using the form below
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How To Deepen The Conversation On Race sponsored by the SFWS Multicultural Council
Saturday, March 8, 2014, 6:00pm to 9:30pm
Evening Schedule:6:00 - 7:00 Hosted dinner and music7:00 - 9:30 The World Café - Movie and conversation
At San Francisco Waldorf High School 470 West Portal Avenue San Francisco, CA 94127
Bring your curiosity to learn more about who we are as individuals and how we can create a greater sense of inclusive community.
The World Café is an intentional, conversational... Read More
Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2014 Town Hall Meeting.
Please click here for a pdf of the PowerPoint slides.
Our parent and alumni community is instrumental in getting the word out about the exceptional education offered at San Francisco Waldorf School and High School. In fact, the vast majority of our current families discovered our school by word of mouth through personal relationships.
You can help spread the word by joining our Ambassadors Program. Created a year ago, this program is designed to empower people as they talk about our school to their friends, colleagues, and acquaintances.... Read More
There are three indications of real generosity: To remain steadfast without resisting, To praise without the emotion of generosity, And, to give before being asked. —Maaruf Karkhi
There is no community without gift and gifting. The acts themselves may not be visible, they may not have names, they may elude materiality, and yet, we depend on them for our very existence as givers and receivers. Warmth, recognition, love, care, and sometimes money—these are the bearers of... Read More
Dorian Jamal Cool (Grade School Class of 1995) recently graduated from law school at University of San Francisco, where he qualified for the honors International and Comparative Law certificate. Jamal is particularly passionate about international criminal law in the context of societies transitioning from mass atrocity events, and looks forward to a career in both litigation and policy formation in this rapidly evolving legal area.
Jamal returned to law school in his mid-twenties after... Read More
by Jeanette Cool, Alumni Parent and Executive Director of The Sam Mazza Foundation
The word ‘philanthropy’ unfolds into a simple and beautiful definition — the love of people — and yet that love that requires an action: giving, helping, easing, improving, and creating.
As a child growing up on a farm in very rural Nebraska, “philanthropy” was all around my family — sharing garden produce with others; bringing labor to a fellow farmer who had fallen ill, helping a family less... Read More
By Laurence Jaquet and Kim Hopper
At San Francisco Waldorf School, the built environment — our buildings, classrooms, and outdoors spaces — is a reflection of our character, community, and curriculum. Each of these spaces, from the nursery through the high school, is designed to support students in their education and their growth, just like the subject material and the teaching approach.
The interior classrooms of the early years are homelike and compact in scale. Active nursery and... Read More
In today’s ever-changing economic environment, the fiscal health of any organization has never been more important. Many in our community understand the critical role of Annual Fund and fundraising events to provide income that ensures the quality of our educational programs and daily operations. While these provide funding for SFWS on a yearly basis, there is a significant need to ensure the long-term financial stability of the school. This source is called an endowment. Gifts to an... Read More
All School Community Event
Saturday, February 8th, 2014with Live Music & Dancing with Caller Erik Hoffman & Erik Thor and Hands Four
San Francisco Waldorf Grade SchoolDakin Hall2938 Washington Street
5:30 pm - 6:00 pm Pre-Dance Musical Jam. Bring your acoustic instrument and warm-up with the band!
6:00 - 8:30 pm Winter Dance in the Dakin Hall. Learn contra, square and circle dances with dance caller Erik Hoffman. Erik is known for his jovial and... Read More
Dear Parents and Friends of SFWS,I am pleased to announce that the San Francisco Waldorf School Board of Trustees, in collaboration with the College of Teachers, has appointed Dr. Caleb Buckley as Administrative Director. For the past 10 years, Caleb has served as the Director of the Yuba River Charter School, a Waldorf-inspired school in Nevada City, CA. Dr. Buckley also co-founded, and was a history teacher at the Austin Waldorf High School in Austin, TX, where he served as a member of the... Read More
by a 10th Grade Parent
As our 10th grader begins thinking a bit about college, including the possibility of choosing a competitive university, I began to wonder what it would actually be like for her to attend one coming from a Waldorf education. I’ve enjoyed reading various alumni interviews that touched on life in college and beyond, so when I ran into 2012 SFWHS grad Andre Amarotico I asked if he would share his impressions after his freshman year at Stanford. He graciously agreed. After... Read More
We all felt like summer might never end! There were plenty of warm, October days, and even into November there were weekends that just begged to be spent outdoors, soaking up the sun. With the time change, and the preparations and passing of Halloween and Day of the Dead, I started noticing all of the lights in the windows and ads and decorations in the stores, and realized that yes, the holiday season is coming toward us, faster than ever. I pulled out my phone and reminded myself to get... Read More
This year's all school Harvest celebration - a "Harvest Family Dance & Dinner" held on Saturday, November 9th at the GS, drew a full house with ages ranging from 2 to 80+. Young children, teenagers, parents, teachers, and grandparents came together. Harvest themes of pumpkins and squash, hay bales with wheelbarrows, and maple leaves, along with live traditional music, transformed Dakin Hall into Dakin "Barn" for the evening.
The festivities began with an 8th grade fundraiser - a delicious... Read More
Eurythmy Performance for 2014 by the San Francisco Youth Eurythmy Troupe
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 7:00 pmWednesday, January 29, 2014 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 Taiwan, February 13-22, 2014
From exercises in coordination and harmonious movement in the... Read More
Monday, December 16, 2013 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Embarcadero Skating Rink
Free for SFWS Community A gift to the community from SFWS Dads Read More
Friday, December 6, 6-7:45pm
Please join us for an evening of music and song. All are welcome!
Annunciation Cathedral 245 Valencia Street San Francisco, CA 94132 Located between 14th street and Duboce st.
Admission is free and we have plenty of room — bring your grandparents, neighbors and friends!
There is NO PARKING at the church. PLEASE USE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION.
Muni lines 14, 22 and 49 stop very close to the church The M train is a longer walk but easy from the High... Read More
We would like to thank everyone in the community for participating in the 35th Annual Winter Fair at San Francisco Waldorf School. The crisp air, clear skies, and good cheer made this one of the loveliest Winter Fairs ever. Many thanks to everyone for helping make this such a successful community building and fundraising event.
Appreciations & Thanks
Winter Fair would not be possible without the incredible volunteer effort from the school community. Thank you for all of the... Read More