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7th Grade Renaissance Projects

Posted by Ryan Offerman, 7th Grade Student on November 16, 2018

Oil, fresco, tempera, bronze, or gold. A statue, carved in intricate detail or a canvas splashed with paint and color. Those were the choices. On Friday, September 28th, the 7th grade turned in their projects. They each chose an artist from the Renaissance and were tasked with recreating one of... Full Article »

Class Highlights from 2018

Posted on November 16, 2018

The Austin Waldorf School has had an incredible start to the 2018-2019 school year. We have had numerous highlights and would like to share some of them with you! High School High school students had a busy fall with PSATs, college visits, and a camping trip at the beautiful Montesino... Full Article »

8th Grade Camping Trip: Reflections by 8th Grade Students

Posted by Essays and Artwork by 8th Grade Students on May 15, 2018

The Cavern by Kaia Large caverns gape deep below the surface of the earth, their ancient yet ever changing walls a protection against the immense weight of the world above them. Around these archaic maws wind labyrinthine passages, a series of tortuous tunnels that stretch on for miles. Over the floor... Full Article »

A Glimpse Into the Waldorf Fourth Grade

Posted by Tina DeSaussure, Class Teacher on May 14, 2018

As students advance into the fourth grade they are at the end of their 9th and beginning of their 10th year. The familiar bonds of authority are loosening and children may begin to feel fearful or uncertain in areas where before they were fearless or confident. Increasing self-awareness results in... Full Article »

Class of 2018 Senior Project Presentations

Posted by Jennifer Sapio, High School Humanities on May 14, 2018

This year, we had the opportunity to witness seventeen young men and women achieve a milestone in their academic and personal development, as they stood in front of peers, teachers, family, and friends to present the work that culminated in their senior projects. As diverse and unique as this senior... Full Article »

Meet the Camp Roadrunner Staff

Posted by Alex Abbott, Auxiliary Revenues Coordinator on May 14, 2018

This year at Camp Roadrunner we are extremely excited to have 3 alumni working with the children! Our Woodpecker group, the rising 1st graders, will be lead by Caroline Williamson and Michelle Rossi. Caroline, a Waldorf ‘lifer’, graduated from AWS in 2013. Since graduating she has enjoyed working with children... Full Article »

Class of 2018: Post High School Plans

Posted by Patricia Daunt-Grogan, High School Counselor on May 14, 2018

CLARA BATTLE Marymount Manhattan College, NY (Theatre and New Media) ANDREW BELL University of Denver, CO (Electrical Engineering) GOODWIN BELL Austin Community College, TX (Computer Science) MICHELLE BONDI University of Texas – Austin, TX (College of Fine Arts – Studio Arts) MACKENZIE “MAC” BRENNER High Point University, NC (Industrial/Organizational Psychology)... Full Article »

Building in the Third Grade

Posted by Ronen Shoham, Third Grade Parent on May 8, 2018

The third-grade year at a Waldorf School focuses on creating real-life experiences for the children. The third-grade building project provides third graders with the opportunity to learn what it means to make something from scratch using their own hands. We started the year by working as a group to build... Full Article »

High School Work Experience

Posted by Terri Everett, 11th Grade Class Advisor on May 7, 2018

From March 19-29, 2018, AWS high school students completed 40 hours each in the Work Experience program. This annual event is a unique aspect of the Austin Waldorf High School program. Classes are suspended for two weeks while students work with farmers, artists, teachers, doctors, librarians, and more. This program... Full Article »

Our Trip to Caritas

Posted by Abby Wells, 7th Grade Student on February 14, 2018

In the heart of downtown Austin, lies Caritas, an organization to help the homeless and working poor. The 7th-grade class went (on two different days) to brighten their days with Christmas carols, while they ate. It was an amazing experience, and it brightened my day as much as I hope... Full Article »

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