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The First Week of School in the Children’s Garden at Waldorf School of Baltimore

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Curiosity is piqued in garden spaces, especially when caterpillars are crawling around.

When the global pandemic caused schools to abruptly shift to distance learning in the spring, administrators at the Waldorf School of Baltimore began making adjustments for the fall. Last week, they kicked off the school year in a different kind of way.

Students in first through eighth grades began the year with distance learning and a plan to explore subject classes in groups, back on campus, over the coming weeks. Last week, the school welcomed their youngest students  – preschool, pre-K and Kindergarten –  back to a campus outfitted with improved outdoor learning spaces.

“Our curriculum calls for lots of time outdoors even when we are not in the midst of a global pandemic,” said Lindsay Machak, Director of Outreach and Communications, “so we just expanded on what we were already doing.”

Take a look at their first week of school in the Children’s Garden.

Digital Divide: Keeping Balance in Distance Learning

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Waldorf School’s teaching staff is using creative solutions to keep a balance between screen time and other educational activities based on developmental capacities.

On any regular school day a guest could walk into the Waldorf School of Baltimore and find children engaged in activities from reading to playing string instruments to exploring the great outdoors.

What guests won’t see are children glued to screens – in fact, a guest would be hard-pressed to find a screen at all. The school embraces slow technology and is screen-free during the school day on the Pre-K through eighth grade campus. As the school transitioned to distance learning, continuing to be conscious of developmental needs is a continued, top priority for the school during this time, said Executive Director Pat Whitehead.

“Slow technology is the idea that children are introduced to electronic media as useful tools in the right way at the right time,” she said. “Our intention is to ensure a gentle introduction that avoids an unhealthy amount of electronic exposure. We are dedicated to continuing that throughout this time.”

You’re Invited to the 2017 Educational Forum Hosted by Gilman, Roland Park Country School and Bryn Mawr School

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Please join Gilman, Roland Park Country School and Bryn Mawr School for the 2017 Educational Forum. The event is taking place on Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 9AM-4PM at Gilman.

The Baltimore Fishbowl Guide to Baltimore Independent Schools is Here

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Baltimore Fishbowl Second Annual Guide to Baltimore Independent Schools has arrived.

Waldorf Fair “A Magical Family Experience!” This Saturday – November 19th

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Saturday, November 19th from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm we invite you to experience the magic of Waldorf at our annual fair.

Waldorf Fair “A Magical Family Experience!”

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Saturday, November 19th from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm we invite you to experience the magic of Waldorf at our annual fair.

You’re Invited to Experience Waldorf Education in Action – R.S.V.P. Today!

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Experience the innovative Waldorf curriculum and imagine the possibilities for your child.

You’re Invited to Experience Waldorf Education in Action

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Experience the innovative Waldorf curriculum and imagine the possibilities for your child.

October Open House at the Waldorf School – Ask About the Rudolf Steiner Scholarship

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October Open House at the Waldorf School – Ask About the Rudolf Steiner Scholarship.  A visit to the Waldorf School of Baltimore is an important part of deciding whether a Waldorf education is right for your child. Initially, you will notice the beauty of our hallways and classrooms. What makes a more lasting impression, however, is the sense of purpose and joy you will observe as students move throughout the campus – as they arrive to begin the day, as they travel between classes, and as they depart in the afternoon.

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