Unconventional by Nature: Early Childhood through Grade 12

Meet our Staff – Dana Wagner

Dana Wagner grew up as a Midwest farmer’s daughter. Her father served as a professor of agriculture and ran a 45 acre cattle farm in Missouri, so farming and food played a big role in her life. For college, she chose to study retail marketing at Central Missouri State...


Monday, February 18

Mid-Winter Recess- SCHOOL CLOSED

Thursday, February 21

Eco-Alchemy: a talk with Dan McKanan

Dan McKanan, PhD, of Harvard Divinity School, will speak on how the history of environmentalism, biodynamic agriculture, and…

Monday, February 25

Third Grade Farm Trip

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Each child’s journey is unique. As Waldorf educators, we strive to impact their journeys in ways that are both powerful and lifelong. How can we best connect children to their natural and wondrous abilities? How can we foster an environment fertile enough to spark their highest sense of purpose? When we allow them to have wonder it’s a gift, and it’s a seed that is planted in them that will grow into adulthood.  And, if we can do this, if we can plant the seeds of joy, and love, and gratitude through our teaching and through our support, then we are giving the child a gift for their future.

Katie Demers

Early Childhood Teacher

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