Circle of Friends offers 3 morning classes and an aftercare program in the afternoon:
School Hours and Class Dismissal
We open at 7:45 a.m. with before care until 9am. Classes run from 9 – 1 p.m. each day. Our school day ends at 1:00 pm. Aftercare program runs from 1 to 5:45pm.
Parent Evenings and All-School Meetings
We offer regular meetings, either by class or as a whole school, as we come together and learn more about the Waldorf Curriculum. We offer a chance to join in an artistic activity, learn more about what your child does in class and why and ask questions. Our guidelines for the Waldorf program will help your child to have a successful experience. Our discipline policy and more information can be found in our handbook.
Birthdays, Festivals and Class Parties:
Birthdays: Birthdays are celebrated in a very special way at Circle of Friends, recognizing each individual child.
Festivals and Class Parties: Our Waldorf Community regularly meets to celebrate the passing year through the festivals. We offer late morning parties at Halloween, Thanksgiving, Valentines Day, Easter and May Day (see calendar). We gather for potlucks at Michaelmas, (late Sept.) and Thanksgiving (lunch potluck). We offer a very special evening called “The Spiral of Lights” ceremony, with candle lighting and harp music as a pause in the very busy winter holiday season. Handouts will be available to learn more about each coming event.
Our happy parents
Waldorf students are encouraged to live with self-assurance, a reverence for life and a sense of service.
Waldorf Education draws out the best of qualities in young people. While this is not an instant process, the values they learn provide a lifelong platform from which to grow.
Gilbert Grosvenor, President Emeritus of the National Geographic Society
Ideal for the child and society in the best of times, Rudolf Steiner’s brilliant process of education is critically needed and profoundly relevant now at this time of childhood crisis and educational breakdown. Waldorf Education nurtures the intellectual, psychological and spiritual unfolding of the child. The concerned parent and teacher will find a multitude of problems clearly addressed in this practical, artistic approach.
Joseph Chilton Pearce
author of Magical Child