This is Waldorf School of Princeton's Typepad Profile.
Join Typepad and start following Waldorf School of Princeton's activity
Join Now!
Already a member? Sign In
Waldorf School of Princeton
Princeton, NJ
Interests: Waldorf Education, Conscious Parenting, Biodynamic Farming, Health & Wellness, Gardening, Creativity, Imagination, Learning, Early Childhood
Recent Activity
Image
Here's to the Class of 2020, and to all of our other students starting a fresh new year at Waldorf School of Princeton! Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2012 at On Windy Hill
Image
Community Work Day was Saturday, August 25; parents, students, faculty and staff spent the morning engaged in a variety of tasks, all in preparation for the first week of school, which begins Wednesday, September 5. Thanks to all who gave of their time and talent to making Windy Hill a beautiful place to be! Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2012 at On Windy Hill
Image
It's all hands and forelegs on deck at Waldorf School of Princeton, as teachers, staff, and predatory insects ready the campus for the first day of school. "It's strenuous work," said one volunteer helping out in the garden, who would only go on the record as Mr. Mantis. "To my knowledge, I'm the only insect around here fast enough to catch mosquitoes and flies, and that keeps me busy all day. At night, Ms. Cunningham and the others go home, but I'm on moth duty." Employing this natural form of pest control is how Mr. Mantis does his bit for... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2012 at On Windy Hill
Image
Gardening teacher Ms. Cunningham discovered some wee visitors in our garden while weeding last week--a litter of baby rabbits! Apparently, their mama had been enjoying some of our late summer produce! Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2012 at On Windy Hill
Image
Campers from Suzanne Cunningham's "From Farm to Fun" session harvested garlic, onions, cherry tomatoes, kale, and wildflowers from the school's biodynamic garden to offer at a farmer's market held today, the last day of Waldorf Summer Camp, here on Windy Hill. In addition to learning basic business concepts needed to run a market stand, this group spent the past two weeks learning how to care for plants; grow and prepare fresh food and herbs; and give back to the community through harvest donations to a local soup kitchen. Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2012 at On Windy Hill
Have you seen our new WSP spirit wear from Lands' End? Starting Fri., 7/13, Lands' End is offering Penny Logo, $20 off orders of $75+, and Free Shipping on $50+! Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2012 at On Windy Hill
Image
We were so fortunate here in Princeton to have two glorious days of blue skies and sunshine for our hundreds of guests! On Friday, May 18, grandparents, relatives, and special friends convened on our campus for a warm reception and peek into the children's school lives. In the early childhood classrooms, maypole dances were performed, and in the grade school, guests were treated to an assembly of songs and more. On Saturday Waldorf School of Princeton hosted its annual May Fair celebration, and the grounds really came alive with the sounds of live music, children laughing, and food cooking on... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2012 at On Windy Hill
Image
The first graders have been working in pairs, small groups, and finally the whole class together on a clay landscape with water, mountains, bridges, and boats. Learning to work collaboratively through the fluidity of clay is one of the goals of sculptural arts. The day before the third graders built a fire in a pit they had dug. They carefully placed in their clay instruments, rattles, drums, and whistles, made in the previous weeks. When the fire was at its peak, dirt was thrown on to smother the fire so that the pit kiln smoked for the rest of the... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2012 at On Windy Hill
Image
Waldorf School of Princeton’s Morris dancing team began Tuesday, May 1, at Princeton Battlefield Park at 5:30 a.m. Unfortunately, heavy rain and lightning prevented the team from performing; however, Princeton Friends School generously let us begin there 1½ hours earlier than scheduled so that the traditional dances could begin by sunrise. The team danced with several other adult Morris dancing teams until 8:30 a.m., with a break for an amazing breakfast put out by PFS. But May Day had just begun! The rest of the schedule was as follows: 8:45-9:30: Danced at University League Nursery School after their nursery classes... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2012 at On Windy Hill
Image
Congratulations to Melina, who won the bronze medal at the NJ State Tae Kwon Do Championship in Individual Poomsae (14-17 yr olds), which qualifies her for the upcoming National Championship in Dallas, TX. Melina, who's been practicing for 7 years, took home the gold at last year's National Tae Kwon Do Championships (Junior Olympics) in black belt Team Poomsae in San Jose, California. Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2012 at On Windy Hill
Image
A hearty thanks to all of our parent and student volunteers for making last Saturday's Communiversity so much fun! We gave out dozens of twisty-twirly kits, with just as many live tutorials. The finished twisty-twirlies were quickly transformed into necklaces, bracelets, hair accessories ... even a collar and leash for a certain fluffy visitor! Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2012 at On Windy Hill
Image
More than 100 parents, students, faculty, and friends attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony on Sunday, April 22. Despite the rain, it was a festive occasion, with giggles and shouts ringing out across campus as guests scanned the new community walkway for engraved bricks. Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2012 at On Windy Hill
Image
Mr. Sciarretta and the fifth grade treated audience members to an outdoor performance of their class play at Pebble Beach, nestled among Waldorf School of Princeton's own 20+ acres of field, forest, and stream. No set building needed! Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2012 at On Windy Hill
Image
More than thirty dads from the Waldorf School of Princeton participated in the 3rd Annual Waldorf Beeswax Bowl Bowling Tournament on Saturday, February 4, 2012, at Hamilton Lanes in Trenton, NJ. After randomly splitting up into teams, the Waldorf bowling began with gusto, enthusiasm, and bowling precision. Those observing would definitely have noticed the gusto and enthusiasm—the bowling precision, well, not so much! One team defied the odds and broke all existing Waldorf Beeswax Bowl Bowling records. For those rabid fans of Waldorf Beeswax Bowl history, you probably already know that a historic THREEPEAT was accomplished by Waldorf Dad John... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2012 at On Windy Hill
Image
A delegation of WSP sixth graders participated in this year's Next Generation Environmental Fair, held at the Princeton Public Library on Saturday, February 11. For a few hours that afternoon, students from public and independent elementary, middle, and high schools all came together to share their school's various sustainability initiatives. Along with Ms. Cunningham, our students presented their project on garden crop rotation. Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2012 at On Windy Hill
Image
Priscilla Wiggins (shown here with Mr. Sheen), now at George School, earned the fastest time in the state (of PA) Wednesday for running the 1,500-meter race at the Ed Poreda Invitational (Lawrenceville, NJ). Her time was 4 minutes, 57.8 seconds. To read more, click here. Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2012 at On Windy Hill
Image
Alumni Karrin Pearson '00 and Andrew Elmaleh '02 introduced the fifth grade to a German version of kickball last week. As the garden sleeps, students in the third and fifth grades took part in a host of other activities, which our alumni helped to facilitate. Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2012 at On Windy Hill
Image
The ratio is 40 gallons of sap per 1 gallon of maple syrup--and so the third graders had their work cut out for them this afternoon, hand-drilling maple trees they'd marked in the fall (when the leaves were still visible!), hammering spiles (spouts), and connecting buckets and tubing. The students were kind enough to share some of the science involved--that the south-facing side of the tree gets the most sun (warmth), and is therefore the best place to tap; also, the trees are not harmed in the tapping process. They're used to it, as evidenced by some local woodpeckers' attempts... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2012 at On Windy Hill
Image
Children in grades 1 through 8 have been working hard on their class performances for Saturday's assembly. Be sure to note the location has changed from last year: the assembly will take place at the Yvonne Theater at Rider University, starting at 9:30 a.m. Hope to see some early childhood families as well! Third graders practicing an Israeli folk dance with instructor Yifat Leibner. Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2012 at On Windy Hill
Image
Gung Hay Fat Choy! Ms. Kessler's group welcomes the Chinese New Year with a festive parade, replete with costumes, marionettes, and drums. Dragon years are considered to be the luckiest years in the Chinese Zodiac. Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2012 at On Windy Hill
Image
The Girls' Basketball team has been doing a fabulous job this season, and it's not over yet! See below for some season highlights taken at the WSP v. Stuart Country Day Game held on January 24. Go Wildcats! Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2012 at On Windy Hill
Image
Third graders began building birdhouses yesterday with the help of alumni Karrin Pearson and Andrew Elmaleh, using handsaws to cut planks of wood to measurement. While students waited for their turn to saw, they worked on their main lesson books, depicting the process of turning flax fibers into linen. Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2012 at On Windy Hill
Image
Children in the Afternoon Garden Program were thrilled with their play yard's new winter landscape. Building muddy snowmen takes team work indeed! Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2012 at On Windy Hill
Image
The Waldorf School of Princeton Wildcats (Grades 5-8) won 24-14 against Princeton Charter School on Tuesday. Our students played with heart; leading their defense with a 1-3-1, they were able to keep the much taller Charter School girls to 14 points. The girls each set goals for themselves and team before the season began in earnest. They have each accomplished many of their goals, but as a team, they are off to a good start, making progress toward three of them: having fun, winning, and playing together like a team! Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2012 at On Windy Hill
Image
Ms. Sacalis treated the third grade today to a spinning wheel demonstration. The class, who among many other subjects this year studies the history of human dwellings and farming, had experienced cleaning and carding raw wool prior to Ms. Sacalis's visit, and enjoyed watching her transform fluffy roving into spun yarn. Ms. Sacalis shared her memories of preparing and spinning fibers as a young girl, and showed the children examples of dyed and knitted garments that were made with handspun yarns. For more details on the third grade curriculum, click here. Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2012 at On Windy Hill