News & Announcements

Roadrunner Swim Team Makes Waves at State

Posted by Jennifer Hawkins on February 14, 2019

The Austin Waldorf School High School swim team had a great 2018-2019 season with lots of hard work, great swims, fun meets, and smiles. The season finished with the team attending the State Championship meet in Mansfield, Texas on February 6th, 2019. Freshman Connor Hawkins (‘22) swam the 100-meter backstroke... Full Article »

Summercamp is Around the Corner! Register Now!

Posted by Alex Abbott, Auxiliary Revenues Coordinator on February 12, 2019

It’s that time of year again – frost on the rooftops means it’s time to plan your summer! Camp Roadrunner and Summergarden promise to provide children with a memorable summer experience. A classic day camp with outdoor play, crafts, games, and a chance to make new friends. Camp registration opened... Full Article »

Current Favorites from the Juniper Tree!

Posted by Carson Fusters, Juniper Tree Manager on February 12, 2019

1. True Botanica’s elderberry thyme syrup is popular during flu season! 2. Beeswax candles! Year round, our beeswax candles are always a best seller. For home or gifts. Alumni are especially fond of them. 3. Greeting cards and thank you notes! In this digital age, it’s lovely to see our... Full Article »

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 »

Join Us for the Waldorf 100 Anniversary Party

Posted by Kirsten Ingram, Development Director on February 12, 2019

The Austin Waldorf School has so much to celebrate! On March 29, 2019 we will toast a century of Waldorf education with The Waldorf 100 Anniversary Party at Pecan Springs Ranch, a beautiful Hill Country site just two miles from our campus. The evening will feature a locally inspired menu... Full Article »

How a Cigarette Factory Sparked an Educational Movement

Posted by Kathy McElveen, General School Leader on February 12, 2019

The first Waldorf school was born in the wake of the hopelessness, chaos, and devastation of World War I. Rudolf Steiner had been lecturing widely about a “Three Fold Social Order” beginning before the war and in an attempt to prevent it. He argued for a social structure that would separate... Full Article »

This generation – Is it really that different?

Posted by KeriAnne Moon, Social Counselor on February 12, 2019

In my practice of clinical and academic work, I have found this question being asked over and over again – with every generation. The young ask why the elder generations just don’t get it and the elder generations state that the young are ill-mannered. Correspondingly, some references to technology are... Full Article »

Waldorf Works

Posted by Megan Jones-Smith, Parent Society on February 12, 2019

Every day, all across campus, magical, invisible beings are busily working to make this school the best it can be. If you ask our children who they are, they might answer “fairies”, “elves”, or “that gnome who lives in the corner of the classroom.” Those of us at Parent Society... Full Article »

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 »

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