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Stern Grove Assembly, September 28, Parents Welcome

Parents are warmly invited to a morning of activities at Stern Grove on Friday, September 28. 10:00am - 11:00am: Parent Social with coffee & refreshments11:00am-12:30pm: Assembly for Grades 1 - 12 Beginning at 10am the school will host a community reception for parents with coffee from CoffeeCSA and snacks from SFWS parent-owned Raison D'etre Bakery., a Fair Trade and farmer direct coffee company, gives 10% back to SFWS for its signature SFWS blends.  As you are enjoying... Read More

Class of 2012 Commencement Address

On June 9, 2012, Liv Leuthold, M.D. (Class of 2002) became the first alumni to give the commencement address to our graduating seniors. To learn more about Liv, please read the interview she gave us in February 2012. On June 9, 2012, Liv Leuthold, M.D. (SFWHS ‘02, SFWGS  ‘98) became the first alumni to give the commencement address to our graduating seniors. The following is from her speech. A speech like this wouldn’t be complete without a few words on how much has changed since I was a... Read More

Bike-to-School Day

Thanks to a group of dedicated parent bicyclists, we had a substantial number of students participating in National Bike to School Day on May 9. Several teachers offered their garage spaces to house all the bikes, and parents Susan Robinson and Dennis Budd (grades 2 & 4) created a logo and individual bags for the children with donations from the San Francisco Bike Coalition and Clif Bars. We appreciate these efforts to promote alternative transportation to... Read More

Dr. Carini Honored for Excellence in Teaching

SFWHS Physics Teacher Paolo Carini received the Herbst Foundation’s Excellence in Teaching Award this year. The award along with checks for both Dr. Carini and SFWS were presented in front of students and faculty at the May 7th High School Assembly. Below is the text of the speech Dr. Carini made upon receiving this award: It is an honor to receive this teaching award on behalf of the many teachers, past and present, who have contributed to the success of this... Read More

Jeston Lewis (Class of 2008), Music Producer

On a bright afternoon in mid-May, Jeston Lewis, SFWS Class of 2008, came by the high school and grade school campuses to visit old teachers.  He had just graduated from Stony Brook University in New York and was briefly back in the Bay Area seeing family and friends and getting ready for a cross-country drive to Rochester, NY where he will embark on his post-college career. Jeston graduated from Stony Brook with a degree in Multidisciplinary Studies... Read More

Spring Night Report & Thanks

Event Report Thank you Fund a Need Save the Date - April 27, 2013 Financial Success Klean Kanteens for sale Photo Galleries Feedback Thank you, thank you, thank you   Thank you to everyone for coming to the Spring Night Benefit and participating in the Online Auction.  Spring Night is very important to the school as a community event and is the largest fundraiser outside Annual Fund.  We could not succeed without your... Read More

The Senior Play "The Arabian Nights" DVD now on sale

Thank you to everyone who came to see the senior class in their brilliant rendition of "Arabian Nights." The stories, costumes, and music were fantastic and now you have a chance to save this wonderful event for posterity. The production was filmed by our own Tim Evans and a DVD will be available soon for purchase at the high school front desk for $15! You can also purchase the DVD online (see link below). For those who can't wait to re-watch this fabulous production, check out the scene below... Read More

SFWS to Participate in First National Bike-to-School Day

Wednesday, May 9, 2012 May 9, 2012, is the first National Bike-to-School Day. We are encouraging both faculty and students to participate. Mark your calendar and encourage your student to participate.  National Bike-to-School Day SF Bike Coalition  High SchoolPlease contact Jessica Eicher if you are interested in organizing a group biking plan and rendezvous point. Grade SchoolSeveral faculty members have generously offered to give up their garage spaces to provide... Read More

Founders' Night Showcase 2012

Thank you to everyone who attended the seventeenth annual Founder's Night Showcase at the high-school.We hope you enjoyed the open house style exhibition of academic work, the sciences, mathematics, languages, and humanities as well as the fine gallery of work from our many art classes,and musical performances. To help you relive this wonderful night we've prepared a slideshow of photographs below! Read More

Thank You For Your Support with the Online Auction

Online Auction Now Closed Closes April 25 at 10 pm Click here to view items, make a donation, or RSVP for the Auction party. Everyone can participate in the online auction, even if you are not able to attend the Spring Night Benefit. Check out these items and more: Ten Day Thanksgiving Stay at Private, 40-Acre Estate in Hawaii     Starting Bid: $2,000   More Getaways   Other catagories:... Read More

Current Students and Alumni Explore Government of Self and the World

Winston Churchill said that democracy is the worst form of government-- except for all of the others. The basic question of democratic government has always been some variation of “how much is enough?” This question speaks to our individual ability to observe, reflect upon and change our own internal or self-“government,” as well as our collective ability to do the same with the formal government that interweaves and binds our cultural and economic lives. At the grade school, government... Read More

Michael "Toby" Bloom (Class of 2001), Senior Advisor for Nancy Pelosi

Michael Tobias “Toby” Bloom, SFWS GS ’97, HS ’01, is a Senior Advisor for Nancy Pelosi in Washington, DC. As Senior Advisor, he handles intergovernmental affairs, acting as a liaison between the office of the Minority Leader and state and local governments throughout the country. In this capacity he is primarily maintaining partnerships with officials and government representatives and building relationship with new mayors, new governors, and other officials. Toby has worked with Nancy Pelosi... Read More

Kathryn Lundquist (Class of 2005), International Trade Commission

We recently talked with Kathryn Lundquist, SFWGS ’01, HS ’05, who has been working as an International Trade Analyst at the International Trade Commission (USITC) in Washington, DC since 2010. Her focus is trade of nonferrous metals, primarily aluminum, magnesium, and titanium and industrial materials, including cement and gypsum. Her work involves a lot of studies regarding trade issues – for instance, Congress might request a business competitiveness study to find out if another country is... Read More

Save the Date: Field Day in Golden Gate Park

Sunday, April 22, 10am-4pm (Earth Day) This coming Earth Day, the school community is invited to the first ever all-school Field Day, which will be held in Lindley Meadow at Golden Gate Park.  John DiDomenico (parent, grades 1 and 4) and Justin Ganz (grade school Games Teacher and high school alumni parent) are helping to organize a number of contests for students from kindergarten through grade 12.  These events might include running relays, tug of rope, sack races, long jump,... Read More

Grandparents & Special Friends Day

Friday, March 30, 2012 Grade School (K-8) - 9:30 am - 12:30 pm2938 Washington Street (valet parking) High School (9 - 12) - 1:30 - 3 pm470 West Portal Avenue (parking at school) Each year, family and friends are welcomed into the life of the school on this special day. Please complete the form below to let us know you will be attending. // // 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

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

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
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