A Message from our Administrative Director

Dear Families,

School teachers and administrators around the country refer to this time of year as the 100 days of May. May of 2019 at our school was the time for the senior camping trip, 3rd Grade Covelo overnight, 5th grade pentathlon, 1st grade class play, 11th Grade Ashland experience, year-end class meetings, high school baseball and grade school girls basketball playoffs, spring concerts, 7th grade high school visit week, curriculum presentations, senior projects, and concrete foundation installation for the Bushnell Center, to name a few.

The 100 days of May were particularly special for us this year since we hosted a regional celebration of 100 years of Waldorf Education on May 18 in Golden Gate Park. Over 600 parents and students joined the festivities to honor the founding of this inspiring and deeply considered education. In this newsletter, we share images and reflections from that soggy yet magical day, including the keynote address by Waldorf alumnus and Nobel Laureate, Dr. Thomas Südhof, who shared inspiring reflections on the impact of his Waldorf education and the neuroscience behind learning.

This newsletter also features alumna Lenya Bloom (grade school '96) who reflects on realizing how her Waldorf education set a foundation for success in college, founding a school in Puebla, Mexico, and building global connections among Waldorf schools.

Finally, we are proud and excited to send the next group of graduates into the world. Our 8th graders and 12th graders are well-prepared for a life of curiosity, discovery, and initiative through service as they take their next step into high schools and colleges in San Francisco, throughout California and the West, and across the country and the world.

We wish best of luck to the graduates and warm wishes to all families for a rejuvenating and special summer.

All the best,

Craig Appel
Administrative Director