Spring Gala and Auction

Eugene Waldorf School’s 21st annual Spring Gala and Auction “Growing Our Future” To benefit our school’s scholarship fund Saturday, March 14, 2015, 6:00-10:00 pm Downtown Athletic Club, 999 Willamette St. in Eugene Tickets $30 in advance, $35 after March 9th, …

A Comparison of Waldorf and Mainstream Education

When parents are researching private schools, the myriad of options and different educational philosophies can sometimes be overwhelming. Many prospective parents are considering transitioning their children from mainstream school into Waldorf Education. And so, the question becomes, “What exactly is …

Less Structure, Better Decision Making?

Frontiers in Psychology has published a study conducted at Colorado University-Boulder. The study is one of the first scientific attempts to identify if there are neurological benefits of children having more or less structured time. Waldorf educators believe in the …

Administrative Restructure

The Eugene Waldorf School is proud to announce the hire of Administrator Dr. Molly Wilson and Faculty Chair Jelena Jaehnig to complete a change in the structure of its administration. The school has always been independent and unique in its …

What’s Lost as Handwriting Fades

The New York Times published this article highlighting some of the whole-brain benefits of handwriting. Students at Waldorf schools handwrite all work through eighth grade. Our teachers work consciously with the benefits of both fine and gross motor skills as …

Why Waldorf?

Another marvelous overview of Waldorf education, this time from the Marin Waldorf School in San Rafael, California. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZmAX5adCl0&feature=kp&app=desktop

What Learning Cursive Does for Your Brain

Waldorf schools still dedicate time focusing on penmanship in the classroom. Our current grade four teacher says this is “not because I think my students will be writing cursive letters to their business associates as adults, but because teaching it …

Why I Give

Each year, the school prints letters from parents offering their thoughts on the ways they value the school and why they participate in our Annual Giving Campaign. This offering was given by a current parent—and college professor—in our January 16, …

Kids Don’t Play Anymore

Here is an article published by The Globe and Mail out of Canada. It articulates the benefits of play and cites a group of experts in Britain trying to roll back formal education until seven years of age! Read why: …