Quick Links

News & Blogs

Celebrating Kobi McMillen, Alex Reynolds, and Jack Carr It is with gratitude, excitement, and joy that we honor our beloved 12th graders on Senior Night — a DWS tradition taking place during the varsity boys basketball game on March 4th. About these incredible students, Coach......

How do we develop confident, creative, and joyful student-athletes who champion teamwork, participation, and growth? That is the question that drives our athletics program at The Denver Waldorf School. This ethos begins with a simple no-cut commitment: any DWS student who wishes to play a sport will have that chance....

As part of our Winter Fair at Home this past holiday season, many of our families were able to experience the joy of the children's activities together at home with our assembled craft kits. One of our much loved craft activities was a star wand, and today we are sharing a variation that you can make with materials you likely already have at home. We used some scrap fabric, felt, and used holiday ribbons making it a perfect upcycled project too....

As we reflect on the year almost behind us, we sit in gratitude for our community. Through it all, you have shown your continued commitment, resilience, and light for our days ahead together. Thank you for journeying with us....

We make vegetable soup as part of our weekly rhythm in our kindergartens. It is a time for our little ones to understand how our food is made, to participate in purposeful work, to work on their fine motor skills, to appreciate the entire process and all of the smells and tastes that go with it, and to celebrate the importance of gathering around the table. Here we share one of our beloved soup recipes to try at home!...

We bake bread as part of our weekly rhythm in our kindergartens. It is a time for our little ones to understand how our food is made, to participate in purposeful work, to use their creativity to shape the dough, to appreciate the entire process and all of the smells and tastes that go with it, and to celebrate the importance of gathering around the table. Here we share one of our beloved bread recipes to try at home!...

Halloween  joined the list of the many things that look different this year. But in Denver Waldorf fashion, we aren’t spooked about changing the face of our traditions to keep the children as safe as possible. Here’s what we’ve got in store for our beloved......

How do we ensure that our children, our students, are prepared to succeed in a rapidly evolving world? That question inspires Waldorf educators across the world. And our answer is: range. ...

It is no coincidence that today, September 29th, 2020, The Denver Waldorf community simultaneously celebrates Michaelmas and our school’s birthday.  With some faculty and staff gathering to commemorate the founding of our school 46 years ago, 6th grade teacher Ben Reynolds described the morning: With......

How do we ensure that our children, our students, are prepared to succeed in a rapidly evolving world? That question inspires Waldorf educators across the world. And our answer is: range. ...

When students at The Denver Waldorf School are asked what they love about their education, they often comment that they treasure their close relationships with teachers. They are full of gratitude to be surrounded by caring, dedicated and inspiring teachers. Our Teacher Spotlight series highlights a new teacher each month. Let's get to know David Johnson...

There’s no time like the present to revisit the wisdom of two DWS moms in creating rhythm and traditions in the home....

Waldorf window stars have long been a favorite way to brighten our classrooms and homes. This is an activity that can be shared easily with little hands to bring happiness to our homes and community! Below we share this simple Waldorf window start tutorial with your families....

When students at The Denver Waldorf School are asked what they love about their education, they often comment that they treasure their close relationships with teachers. They are full of gratitude to be surrounded by caring, dedicated and inspiring teachers. Our Teacher Spotlight series highlights a new teacher each month. Let's get to know Mariko Murase....

Waldorf’s approach to athletics fits within a broader movement to reclaim youth sports for what they once were and always should have been: fun, communal and participatory. There are no tryouts or cuts, even through high school. Instead, each athlete is inspired to reach their highest potential, contributing to the team through enthusiasm, hard work, grace, and resilience. Every athlete has their place on our teams....

Research on brain development continues to show the value of storytelling especially in those early years. When the child hears a story, their brain is engaged in imagining the characters and landscapes. This activity of imagining supports brain development that is necessary for the ability to do math, compose essays, critical thinking and many of the things we hope our children's education will provide. The simple act of storytelling, which is so much a part of Waldorf education, is vital to healthy development....

Rather than following the latest trends in education, Waldorf schools have stayed true to the pedagogical principles that are its foundation. One of those is the value of play....

We want our children to become confident, independent doers and directors of their own lives. They can, but we adults have to give them the time to find their own strength. We do not need to speed them up but to slow ourselves down and let the children lead us. We will all benefit....

Music has been and is an integral part of the Waldorf curriculum from pre-school through high school. Research has shown that there are benefits to music participation, from improved focus, motivation, and academic performance. ...

To kick off the new year, we welcomed back a panel of our alumni and hosted a discussion featuring graduates from classes spanning 1995 to 2019....