News & Announcements:Academia

Computer Science Students Explore the Digital Arts

Posted by Kelly Horton, Math and Computer Science on February 12, 2019

This semester in 11th grade, the students have been studying digital arts through a project based exploration of the craft. After the invention of the computer, one of the first things that people needed was word processing and one of the benefits of word processing versus the typewriter was the... Full Article »

College Counselor Corner

Posted by Bradford Cake, College Counselor on February 12, 2019

Youth Career Fest Around 30 Waldorf students attended the Austin Youth Council’s Career Festival on January 30th at the Palmer Events Center. Waldorf High School students had the chance to interact with more than 150 professionals from different companies and occupations, over 10 college representatives, and found volunteer opportunities and... Full Article »

Why is Handwork an integral part of the Waldorf curriculum?

Posted by Fonda Black, Handwork Teacher on November 15, 2018

The world we live in is increasingly automated. Our car doors open and close with the click of a button, we simply put our hands out and water, soap, and paper towels are delivered. Dishes are washed and bread is baked with the push of a button. Our floors are... Full Article »

The Importance of our High School College Counseling Program

Posted by Bradford Cake, College Counselor on November 15, 2018

The college counseling office at the Austin Waldorf School fulfills the mission of the school by helping students find purpose to their lives beyond Waldorf. Through a process of self-discovery with a focus on the future, students reflect upon their growth at the Waldorf School and how they can best... Full Article »

Why We Teach Blacksmithing at the Austin Waldorf School

Posted by Dan Smith, Blacksmith Teacher on November 15, 2018

At the Austin Waldorf School, 9th and 10th-grade students participate in blacksmithing classes where they learn to bend metal through the use of heat and force, creating both useful and beautiful items. Yet, if this class has no relation to achievement tests or standardized testing, why waste valuable school time... Full Article »

Faculty Highlights: Bradford Cake and Ryan Phillips

Posted by Melinda Biggs, Development Director on September 14, 2018

The Austin Waldorf School faculty and staff brings expertise across a wide range of knowledge and specialties, exposing our students to diverse insights, perspectives, and ways of thinking. We would like to introduce you to two of the newest members of the Austin Waldorf School, Bradford Cake and Ryan Phillips.... Full Article »

Experiential Education – Why Students Should Learn by Doing

Posted by Beverly Amico, AWSNA on September 14, 2018

The original publication of this blog post may be found here. “Where is the book in which the teacher can read about what teaching is? The children themselves are this book. We should not learn to teach out of any book other than the one lying open before us and... Full Article »

Summer 2018 Faculty and Staff Activities

Posted by Sarah Brewster, Communications Manager on September 12, 2018

The Austin Waldorf School’s faculty and staff engage in an extraordinary range of training and educational opportunities around the world over the summer months. Read more about the new knowledge and inspiration they bring back to our community. Student Support Coordinator, Aaron Adams, completed a week’s training on supporting students... Full Article »

Mark Your Calendars for the Texas Book Festival

Posted by Marion Rocco, Librarian on September 11, 2018

I recently had the good fortune to attend the Author Lineup Reveal Party for this year’s Texas Book Festival. Authors, librarians, critics, and book lovers all gathered together to learn which authors will be coming to our fair city October 27th and 28th. If you are not familiar with the... Full Article »

Honoring Retiring and Leaving Faculty and Staff

Posted on May 15, 2018

This year we are saying a heartfelt goodbye to a number of faculty and staff members as they retire or take on new adventures. Each of these faculty and staff members has helped shape the Austin Waldorf School into the place it is today.  The impact of their contributions will... Full Article »

“The faculty have genuine enthusiasm for their subjects, and that come through when they share them with our children. I appreciate and respect their willingness to bring experiences from different cultures to the students.”