EDUCATION IS NOT THE FILLING OF A PAIL,
but the lighting of a fire. ~Plutarch
At the Waldorf School of Saratoga Springs we cultivate academic knowledge, artistic work, and practical skills in our students.

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Waldorf School of Saratoga Springs added 19 new photos to the album: Immersion Trips.

In an era of multitasking and over-stretched schedules, it is increasingly rare for students to have the luxury to delve completely into one area of study. Last week, our 10th and 12th graders were able to truly live their lessons for an entire “Immersion Week” designed to bring increased depth and practical perspective to their studies. Waldorf 12th graders joined other seniors from Waldorf schools up and down the eastern seaboard for a trip to Hermit Island, ME to study marine biology. With teachers Sam Godsey and Rachel Morgan, the class camped on the coast and studied invertebrate zoology and intertidal ecology in the tide pools and beaches of Casco Bay. Meanwhile, the sophomores spent five days at the Frost Valley YMCA camp in Claryville, NY with teachers Nellie Lovenduski and Paul Beasly to study trigonometry through land surveying, as well as for team-building and adventure activities provided by the camp staff. While the camp’s lodge provided accommodations and classroom space, the shadows, hills, poles, trees and landscape of the surrounding grounds will provided the real learning environment. More than week-long field trips, Waldorf’s immersion weeks allow the students to experience subject matters in an experiential, integrative, and multi-disciplinary way, challenging them to translate their knowledge to the real world. Here’s a glimpse of the 10th grade’s week!
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In an era of multitasking and over-stretched schedules, it is increasingly rare for students to have the luxury to delve completely into one area of study. Last week, our 10th and 12th graders were able to truly live their lessons for an entire “Immersion Week” designed to bring increased depth and practical perspective to their studies. Waldorf 12th graders joined other seniors from Waldorf schools up and down the eastern seaboard for a trip to Hermit Island, ME to study marine biology. With teachers Sam Godsey and Rachel Morgan, the class camped on the coast and studied invertebrate zoology and intertidal ecology in the tide pools and beaches of Casco Bay. Meanwhile, the sophomores spent five days at the Frost Valley YMCA camp in Claryville, NY with teachers Nellie Lovenduski and Paul Beasly to study trigonometry through land surveying, as well as for team-building and adventure activities provided by the camp staff. While the camp’s lodge provided accommodations and classroom space, the shadows, hills, poles, trees and landscape of the surrounding grounds will provided the real learning environment. More than week-long field trips, Waldorf’s immersion weeks allow the students to experience subject matters in an experiential, integrative, and multi-disciplinary way, challenging them to translate their knowledge to the real world. Here’s a glimpse of the 10th grade’s week!

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Denise DickertWow. Everyone is changing so much! And I see some new faces :)

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The first Emma's Breakfast of the year is this weekend! Hope to see you there. ... See MoreSee Less

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The first Emmas Breakfast of the year is this weekend! Hope to see you there.

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