Opening Day at Moraine Farm

Press Release, April 25, 2011 Beverly, MA—On Monday, the Cape Ann Waldorf School opened classes at its new location at Moraine Farm. The School purchased the new site last September from Project Adventure. The School then invested more than $600,000 in building renovations and a new addition. The newly completed wing adds more than 4,000 square feet of classroom space to an existing building most recently used as administrative offices by Project Adventure. The renovated School building will house all of the School’s programs, which run from early childhood classes for children as young as one year old through the eighth grade. Susan White, the School’s Administrator, said the construction was completed on time and on budget, despite challenging winter conditions. “Our general contractor, Windover Construction, did an unbelievable job,” White said. “They worked closely with us during the final design to ensure we stayed on budget, and then delivered an absolutely first rate building.” Gloucester architect Jonathan Poore, a parent of two students who volunteered his services to the School, worked closely with Windover and with the architects of record, Flansburgh Architects of Boston. “We had a great team,” Poore reflected. “All of the professionals involved in this project were invested in it from the first day. They delivered excellent service and outstanding value.” When you enter the Waldorf School’s new building, the first thing you may notice—after the enthusiasm of the children busy learning—is the way the space serves the needs of the students. The walls are painted in warm colors and cases display student artwork. The classrooms are spacious and warmly lit. Every student’s desk holds a...

Wherever I May Wander…Boundless Love Will Flourish

The level of giving by our faculty is staggering sometimes. First, they and their students came before the school for the April assembly, sharing the work of the eight small communities that comprise our eight wonderful grades. Then the faculty community went on to present a gift of its own. Following three days of rehearsal, they offered a classical song in beautiful harmony, singing that “wherever I may wander” I will offer up the “fairest flowers” of myself, and will hold “boundless love” in my heart even after those offerings have come and gone. – James Kennedy Listen here to the faculty’s performance of Brahms’ “The Gardener” Wherever I may wander in field and wood and plains, from hill or valley yonder, I send you, ever fonder, a thousand sweet refrains. A thousand sweet refrains. My garden now discloses the fairest flow’rs I know; A thousand thoughts it encloses, and with my garlands of roses a thousands greetings go. A thousands greetings go. Alas, the ones I cherish, they are all things apart; my wreaths must wither and perish, but boundless love will flourish forever in my heart. Forever in my...

Updated Curriculum Descriptions

If you haven’t seen the updated curriculum descriptions, please take a look.  They provide a rich description of our Waldorf grade school education and how it meets the children at each stage of development.  Thanks to Kelly Hiselman, Director of Admissions, who provided the text and the photos.  And thanks to the students for their wonderful...