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Making a Difference for the Monarchs at Moraine Farm

Science in Nature Update By Coleen Ryan, Science in Nature Coordinator During September, the students have been learning about Monarch caterpillars and their incredible transformation. Monarch butterflies are indeed beautiful to behold, and they are also important...

Science Learned in Nature Creates Meaningful Experiences

This year each grade has two classes per week devoted to Science in Nature. During these classes, we explore the rich, natural setting of Moraine Farm to enhance and supplement the existing science curriculum. Hands-on, experiential lessons cultivate scientific...

The Importance of Waldorf Education for Middle School

Most adults would describe the middle school years as awkward and confusing, but also liberating and exciting. We base this description on our own experience and on observation of middle school students over the decades. Middle school students begin to face themselves...

Successful First Annual “Sugaring Off” Community Event

This past Saturday, March 10, nearly one hundred members of our community, and friends of our school, gathered in the main hall to enjoy a morning of learning and dining together in support of the third grade farm trip later this spring. Early in the morning, the...

Reframing Failure in The Classroom

“If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original.” – Ken Robinson We want our children to succeed in life – finding financial stability, deep life experiences and the actualization of their dreams. While exceptions exist, school...

Why Waldorf Works: From a Neuroscientific Perspective

Why Waldorf Works: From a Neuroscientific Perspective By Dr. Regalena “Reggie” Melrose Why Waldorf works has more to do with how the brain develops and functions optimally than Rudolf Steiner ever could have known. Sure the educator and founder of Waldorf Education...