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.
Our happy parents
I can’t thank you enough for the last 2 amazing years. It has been an incredible journey. I have learned and experienced so many things being a part of your little family at Circle of Friends Pre-school Bend. Thank you for guiding me through it all. You are such an amazing person and mentor. I can’t image working for anyone better. I am going to miss everyone & everything. Thank you for the wonderful time.
Thank you for being such a great influence on Lola through your philosophy of teaching young people. We really appreciate you!
I cannot begin to express how grateful we are to have found Circle of Friends . Thank you for providing a place for children to learn through play and social-interaction in natural spaces. The impact that you and Waldorf philosophy has had on our family has been profound. Thank you for your commitment to exploratory education at a time when it is in opposition to cultural norms. We must return to it. Thank you!
You have touched our family in profound and everlasting ways, and I am so admiring of the ways in which you continually create such a magical, beautify and loving learning space. We all thank you.
To The Amazing Staff At Circle Of Friends
From the bottom of our hearts, we wanted to thank you from being such a n integral part of Isaac’s life and for the innumerable ways you’ve given him roots. The love, the engagements, the safe environment to explore, the kind words and smiles, the time invested.
As Issac grows up and learns to soar, past the moon and then distant planets, we will enver forget the small house turned school on Norton Ave, Where his roots found fertile soil.
You all do amazing work and our appreciation for your involvement in Isaac’s life cannot be adequately expressed.
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