Waldorf School of Bend Blog

Waldorf vs. Mainstream Education Curriculum

When parents first come to a Waldorf school from a public school environment, they will notice many differences. These often make broad brush stroke impressions such as: “this school seems art centric, it values nature, limits technology and the children are allowed...

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Waldorf 100 – The Films, part 2

Waldorf Education has been around for close to 100 years. Discover why it is the fastest growing educational movement in the world. After the great success of part 1 of our film "Learn to Change the World", the second part deals with encounter, engagement and...

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Second Grade – Stories and Service

In second grade students find themselves in juxtaposition to the world they have known, and the world yet to come. With a full year of grade school behind them, they enter the year with confidence and a sense of knowing. They still have every desire to please those...

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Supporting Food Security in Central Oregon

Nourishing education starts down in the belly at the Waldorf School of Bend (WSB). Walk through the halls of a Waldorf School and one can usually smell something delicious wafting through the air. Teachers and parents here love cultivating a deep relationship to one’s...

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How do we support big emotions in our children?

Waldorf School of Bend held its first “First Friday Gathering” October 5th in the Great Room at our school.  2nd Grade and Jr. High each shared work they are exploring in their classrooms so far this year. On First Fridays at WSB, Parent Council and our faculty...

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5th grade curriculum highlight – Botany

Botany is the science of the fifth grader, recapitulating their lives thus far through a picture of the plant world growing in complexity from the fungi and mosses through to the trees.  By the end of the fifth grade year, their foundations have been solidified and,...

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Parent Council: Building Inspiration and Community

Parent Council began the 2017-18 school year with inspiration and a commitment to strengthen the beautiful community that is the Waldorf School of Bend (WSB). Building on the year's theme, "You are the Light", Parent Council hosted five community potlucks where...

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Experience Summer Camp at the Waldorf School of Bend

The weather is finally getting warm and summer is fast approaching.  Have you planned out what your children will be doing? The Waldorf School of Bend offers four amazing weeks of Summer Camp for students aged 6-12 beginning in July.  Each week students will be...

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The Waldorf School of Bend cultivates academic excellence through our experiential curriculum rich in the arts, sciences and practical works. We honor each child’s unique spirit by building capacities of will, free thought, compassion and social responsibility. In this way, children develop with purpose to act as powerful world citizens.

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