News & Announcements

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 »

Support the Winter Fair by Contributing to the Dessert Café

Posted by Parent Society Leadership Council on November 16, 2018

The Winter Fair is just around the corner and we need desserts donated to the Dessert Café! The Dessert Café is sponsored by the 7th grade and is a favorite for all ages at the Winter Fair. The café sells pies, cakes, cookies, fresh coffee, hot cider, and special seasonal... Full Article »

A Thank You To Austin Waldorf School Parents

Posted by Marie-Helene Harlow and Tina DeSaussure on November 15, 2018

Dear Austin Waldorf School Parents, As we approach the season of thanksgiving, it is appropriate that the faculty take a moment to thank each and every one of you for all the support you show the students, the teachers, and the school throughout the year. At the start of each... 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 »

Parent Society: How We Can Increase Recycling at AWS

Posted by Suzanne Tejada, PSLC on November 15, 2018

One of the goals for the Parent Society Leadership Council (PSLC) this year is to figure out ways to encourage more recycling to take place on campus. There are already many efforts taking place on campus, but we want to expand these efforts even further. The kindergarten and third-grade participate... Full Article »

Varsity Volleyball Team Makes it to the Final Four

Posted by Matthew Cisneros, Volleyball Coach on November 15, 2018

The Roadrunners varsity volleyball season ended on November 9th with a heartbreaking 5 set loss to Red Oak Ovilla Christian School in Waco at Midway HS. To make it to this point we beat our arch nemesis, Shiner St. Paul, who we had never beaten before. It was the first... Full Article »

Waldorf Schools in Mexico–We Were There!

Posted by Kathy McElveen, General School Leader on November 15, 2018

Did you know there are almost 30 Waldorf schools and initiatives in Mexico and counting? Fifteen of these are affiliated in some way with the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA). Did you know there is a Waldorf teacher training center there, in Cuernavaca, that draws well over... Full Article »

Join Us for the 38th Annual Winter Fair

Posted by Winter Fair Coordinators on November 15, 2018

Join us for a magical family event! Austin Waldorf School’s 38th Annual Winter Fair Saturday, December 8th, 2018 10 am to 4 pm The Winter Fair is a welcoming community event for everyone, it is a truly unique and heartfelt gathering for families and children. Our beautiful campus is transformed... Full Article »

“I enjoy the Austin Waldorf School events: the plays, the concerts, the fairs, and other special days. Grandparents day is wonderful for getting acquainted with other grandparents and special friends, the seniors, as well as the classrooms.”