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July 02, 2015

Moving Forward, Looking Up


When you enter the Golden House, look up. The entry vestibule has been embellished with clay tiles made in 2014 during the WSP’s 30th year by the faculty and administration. The tiles represent the wishes, and the important forces deemed necessary, for the next 30 years of our school. If we raise our gaze when we enter the school, we can hope to look toward higher ideals and what is higher in ourselves as we participate in this community. Nancy Lemmo, much-loved former faculty chair and administrator, often said about making decisions, “we are creating the school for the next 100 years, not just today.” How lovely, too, to have the tiles mounted and installed by alumnus and current parent Joseph McLean ‘92, a further contribution to our shared vision.

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July 01, 2015

Fulfilling a Vision

The very first time I visited Waldorf School of Princeton in 2003 I was in awe! I wasn’t a parent yet, but I could just imagine how amazing it would be to grow up and learn in this magical and peaceful haven. To tell you the truth, I was jealous! I wish I had gone to school here! I wanted to learn by creating my own textbooks and dolls! I wanted to experience sculptural arts and handwork and gardening and eurythmic dance as part of my curriculum. How awesome to have had class teachers who knew all of your talents and quirks and taught you and treated you like your parents would! That day my husband and I decided that one day our (yet unborn) children would go to this school.

Our daughters are now 9 and 11 years old, and my husband Sanjeev and I are so happy and proud to be Waldorf School of Princeton parents. On the last day of 4th grade, our daughter Jasmine wrote us a thank-you note for her first year at WSP. It read, “Dear Mom and Dad, Thank you for putting me in this awesome school … this was my best school year ever … I have learned so much and I can’t wait to learn more. …” What more could we ask for as parents?!

I feel doubly blessed because not...

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November 18, 2016

Why is Waldorf so big on shaking hands?

  As a Waldorf teacher, you are called on to be present. You have to reflect every day on where the students are at, what you could do better, what you didn’t do as well as you’d like. That really requires that you pay attention.   When you shake their hand there’s...
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November 11, 2016

El Día de los Muertos Celebration!

November 2 is known as Day of the Dead, or El Día de los Muertos, a holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and other Spanish-speaking countries. Although it seems like it might be spooky, especially being so close to Halloween, Day of the Dead is spirit-filled, but...
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February 03, 2016

A Toast to New Beginnings: The All-Community Meeting

Tuesday, February 2, marked Waldorf School of Princeton’s annual All-Community Meeting, a “state of the school” event that every adult in our midst is encouraged to attend. Almost 50 attendees, comprising all circles within the current community, gathered in Hagens Hall at 7 p.m. For the...
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