French Comes Alive

Every year the entire third grade at the Waldorf School of Saratoga Springs performs a play entirely in French.  It is the hardest challenge for the students who have been studying the language in class since grade 1.  “In third grade the child is eager for harder work,” says Patricia Hrebenach, the French teacher for grades 1-8,  “for this play, we work from a written script but I don’t give it...
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What Sets Waldorf Education Apart From the Rest

One of the most important decisions a parent can make for their child is education. While we’re fortunate to have a diverse number of education options in Saratoga Springs for early childhood as well as elementary and high school, it’s important to understand what sets the Waldorf Education apart from everything else that’s out there. A Brief Overview of the Waldorf Approach At the Waldorf...
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The Waldorf Experience Through a Visiting Student

Derek Wacks, a student visiting The Waldorf School of Saratoga Springs last month, wrote down his experience from his day spent at the school: Classes may begin with a greeting from the teacher and a warm good-morning smile. Everyone settles in as a question is raised and the teacher responds with a follow-up question. Fellow classmates chime in as the conversation flows between topics, floating...
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Embracing Technology After Waldorf

*Blog Written By Amelia Vinsel – Class of 2014 As someone who attended a Waldorf school since preschool, my education was pretty much completely free of computers, the internet, and the media industry. In the lower grades, we worked in a way that was completely independent of the use of most modern technology of any kind. In high school, while we did use computer programs to type papers,...
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Writing the College Essay

The hardest part about writing the college essay is picking one moment in your life that you feel captures your existence so completely that it should determine your future. The Common Application asks seventeen year olds to choose that moment, then write about it, using only 650 words. Not many high school seniors have lived through such a pivotal experience yet; I certainly haven’t. But it’s...
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Spreading Kindness

The excitement surrounding random acts of kindness is something that should never come to an end. As we’ve seen more and more random acts of kindness go unnoticed in the news and on Social Media channels, it’s important to remember that doing something nice for someone else, regardless of the time of year, shouldn’t be done for attention. Rather, a random act of kindness should be done simply...
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