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Meet Our Alumni




Our 2018 featured alumni (pictured above) come from a diverse array of backgrounds and experiences. Each January Waldorf School of Princeton hosts an alumni panel, which is open to the entire community, and which gives our former students a platform to share their stories, answer audience questions, and represent the myriad ways that Waldorf Education equips children for their life’s journey. 


Sydnie Soyka ‘04 graduated from Tandem Friends School and the University of Virginia, and is currently a neonatal ICU nurse working toward her Pediatric Nurse Practitioner MSN at the University of Texas. Sydnie lives in Charlottesville, VA, where she volunteers as a firefighter and paramedic.

Solana Hoffman-Carter ‘07 attended Solebury School, and holds a BFA in dance with a religion and philosophy minor from the University of the Arts. Solana has had multiple opportunities to perform and travel abroad and is currently living in New York City and freelancing as a dancer with different companies and projects.

Jonah Mania ‘09 attended Solebury School, and is currently a senior in the five-year co-op program at Stevens Institute of Technology, where he is studying computer science. To date Jonah has interned at four different companies, allowing him to build his skills in web development, data science and automation. In his free time Jonah continues to explore his interests in computer science and captains the Ultimate Frisbee team at Stevens. Jonah is the brother of two WSP alumni, Tessa Mania ‘11 and Isabel Mania ‘16. He currently lives in Hoboken, New Jersey.

Fergus Binnie ‘13 graduated from Princeton High School, and is currently a freshman at Princeton University. He came to the Waldorf School of Princeton halfway through fifth grade and completed eighth grade, learning from two main lesson teachers, Pamela Shafer and Deirdre Sciarretta. He remembers WSP as a place where he learned who he was, what keeps him happy, and how to knit.

Kathleen McCoy ‘16 joined the Waldorf School of Princeton from the Pasadena Waldorf School in third grade. She is currently a sophomore at the Hun School of Princeton, where she is taking all honors courses and rows Crew. She has achieved High Honor Roll awards in both freshman semesters. She aspires to be a neurosurgeon specialist. In her free time, Kathleen competes in Irish dancing, reads and paints. She currently has three younger siblings at the Waldorf School of Princeton.