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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

America Whitten (Class of 2009)

We recently caught up with America Whitten (SFWGS/HS ‘09), currently a junior at University of California, Santa Cruz, where she is working towards an undergraduate degree in psychology. She will be taking the GRE next summer, and upon receiving her BA she is planning to attend graduate school in abnormal psychology. America is pursuing her major through UCSC’s more demanding psychology intensive. Among the requirements for participation is the Field Study program where students gain the... 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 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':'', 'header':'show', '... Read More

Ben Weber (Class of 2003), NCSS Teacher of the Year

San Francisco Waldorf School is excited to announce that alumnus Benjamin Weber, Class of 2003, received the Outstanding Social Studies Teacher of the Year award for high school from the National Council for the Social Studies.  This achievement recognizes his outstanding work at the Marc and Eva Stern Math and Science School in Los Angeles. Ben is committed to teaching and enjoys “the immediacy of the work at hand, learning from the students and knowing that you make a difference each and... Read More

Winter Fair 2011

Thank you to all the parents, faculty and students who contributed to making a festive fair on a gorgeous, sunny day. A special thank you to Mary and Joseph Manzare (parents, grade 4 and K3) who brought their extensive restaurant expertise to us this year. The food was extraordinary and the advice for moving forward invaluable!! For more of chef Joe’s masterful cooking and menu planning visit one of his four restaurants—Globe, Zuppa, Hecho or Tres—you won’t be disappointed! Winter Fair... Read More

Allason Leitz (Class of 2010), Yole! Africa

Waldorf Alumna Helping Organize the 6th annual Salaam Kivu International Film Festival (SKIFF) in Goma, Congo   SFWS alumna Allason Leitz is currently in the Congo helping to organize the 6th Annual SKIFF, an incredibly successful film festival run by Yole! Africa.  Yole! Africa, founded in 2000 by internationally acclaimed filmmaker and human rights activist Petna Ndaliko Katondolo, provides artistic opportunities in music, cinema, dance and theatre to the youth of Goma who would... Read More

Smart Moves: Why Learning is Not All In Your Head

Presented by Carla Hannaford, Ph.DSunday, November 1310 AM - 3 PM Participants in this highly experiential, scientifically informative presentation and workshop will gain a physical and intellectual understanding of why movement, music and play are so essential for brain development, learning, memory and creativity. Participants will leave with a greater understanding of how human beings learn, as well as simple, profound movement tools to use in all areas of life - school, business, art,... Read More

The Acting Elective Class Presents "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest"

The acting elective has been working all quarter on this wonderful play by Dale Wasserman. It contains adult language and subject matter, and is not recommended for anyone under the age of 13. We're offering a second show on Saturday night only in the event that the first two shows are sold out. Please sign up for one of the earlier shows first. There is no charge for tickets, although we will gratefully accept your donations at the door! Friday, October 28, 7PMSaturday, October 29, 7PM* *... Read More

Brett Thurber (Class of 2005), The New Wheel

We love hearing from our Waldorf Alumni. At last year’s Winter Fair Brett Thurber had quite a bit of success promoting his electric bikes to interested parents in our bike friendly community. As we were collecting information for this year’s community professional directory, Brett shared the following background with us: “After graduating from the history department at UC Berkeley, and with a great deal of work, focus, and much of my lifetime savings, I started The New Wheel, a company... Read More

Back to School Night Remarks by Head of Administration Dan Ingoglia

This is a modified version of comments delivered at both the grade school (Sept 12) and high school (Sept.14) Back-to-School Nights.  We are excited to welcome you and your student to the 2011-2012 school year at SF Waldorf, our 14th year at the high school, and our 33rd year overall. Having just received LEED Gold certification for the high school campus—and we are the first educational building in SF to do so (see LEED article)—we are very pleased to welcome our high school families to... Read More

New Board of Trustees President Craig Appel

SFWS is delighted to welcome Craig Appel as the new president of the Board of Trustees. Craig takes over from Michael Gowe who has led the Board these last three years. (Thank you, Michael!) We are fortunate to have Michael continuing to serve as a member of the Board. Craig was first approached to join the Board by trustee and SFWS parent Paul Hurley when they were looking for help and expertise to strengthen the school’s structure for fundraising and broad community support. Craig, with his... Read More

SFWHS First LEED Gold Certified School in SF

As the first school in San Francisco to be awarded the coveted LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, San Francisco Waldorf High School begins the 2011-12 academic year with a tremendous accomplishment to celebrate.  The overall goal of the project was to create an environment that is in harmony with the philosophy of Waldorf Education. Perhaps the greatest reflection of this success is the fact that the building itself will be incorporated into the curriculum as an... Read More

Dakin Hall Dedication Ceremony

Dakin Hall (formerly the Main Hall) will be dedicated on Thursday, October 27 from 6:30 - 8:30 PM in memory of Henry Dakin and in honor of Vergilia Dakin. Light Refreshments will be provided. RSVP to, (415) 931-2750 ext. 307, or using the form below: Create your free online surveys with SurveyMonkey, the world's leading questionnaire tool. Read More

Coffee Tasting & Selection

Stern Grove (19th Avenue at Sloat Blvd.)Friday, 9/30, 10:00am - 12:30pmPlease join us this Friday, September 30, for an all school assembly, preceded by a unique coffee tasting event!    All School Assembly, 11:15am - 12:30pmThis special assembly is the only time of the school year when all students (Grades 1-12) meet in one location. Many classes will perform (music, theater, etc...), so it is a great time to see what is going on in the school. Although the Kindergarten children... Read More

SFWS at the San Francisco Symphony

September 29, 30 and October 1 The San Francisco Symphony will honor the San Francisco Waldorf School music department at upcoming performances, Thursday, September 29th through Saturday, October 1st by naming us in the concert program notes. This was made possible through a generous donation by high school parents Rick and Kim Beleson. The tribute performances include the following pieces: MOZART: Symphony No. 35 in D major, K.385, HaffnerADÈS: Polaris: Voyage for OrchestraSTRAVINSKY:... Read More

Stern Grove Assembly, Friday, September - Grades 1 - 12

Parents are warmly invited to a morning of activities at Stern Grove on Friday, September 30. Beginning at 10:15am the school will host a coffee tasting event. SFWS is partnering with to produce our own SFWS blends that will be for sale in the coming month. This organic, shade grown coffee comes directly from farmers in an arrangement that goes beyond the usual Fair Trade standards. Come taste the possibilities and help us choose our own blends! As you are enjoying your coffee,... Read More

Professional Directory is Online

We are excited to announce our new Professional Directory that features the businesses and services of SFWS friends and families. Copies of the directory can be found at the front desk as well as online. Read More

Dolphin Scientist, Diana Reiss, to speak to SFWHS

On Wednesday, September 21st during "club period" from 2:55 to 3:35 pm, Dr. Diana Reiss, author of The Dolphin in the Mirror:  Exploring Dolphin Minds and Saving Dolphin Lives will speak to the entire student body.  Diana Reiss is one of the world’s leading experts on dolphin intelligence. In addition, as a dolphin advocate, she is a leading rescuer who helped inspire and served as an adviser for the Oscar-winning film The Cove. Parents are welcome. If you would like to come... Read More
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