In the early grades, games classes are taught by the class teacher or a specialty teacher. These classes focus on cooperative games that foster class community. In 5th grade, students are taught how to run, wrestle, throw the discus and javelin, and perform the running long jump. They then participate in the Greek pentathlon with students from regional Waldorf schools. Physical education classes in the Middle School have included instruction in dance, yoga, and archery. Students in the upper grades are eligible to participate in after-school sports. Soccer is offered in the fall and spring and basketball in the winter.
The Richmond Waldorf School Gnomes
The Richmond Waldorf School’s Gnomes play area private schools in basketball and soccer. Our teams hold regular practices throughout the week at our campus in the Northside of Richmond.
RWS Soccer has both a Fall and Spring season. We play other small private schools in the metro area that usually comprise of ten other teams. Our coach, Greg Boone has been serving as head coach since Fall 2016. The Spring season ends with a tournament and points are accumulated through the season. RWS took second place in Spring 2017.
The soccer team is open to all 6-8th graders; usually the team has 15-20 players. There are no tryouts players are expected to come to the majority of practices, give the Coach respect, and be willing to try what is asked.
There is a seasonal fee of $75 as well as a cost of $20 to purchase jerseys. All players need to have their own cleats, shin guards, and socks.
In Spring, 5th graders are invited to participate in practices after Spring Break to give them an opportunity to become familiar with the sport.
The team practices Mondays and Wednesdays 3:15-4:45 on school grounds. Games are played Fridays and/or Tuesdays at Sabot at Stony Point School at either 3:30, 4:30 or 5:30.
The Fall season runs from September-November. The Spring season runs from mid-March through mid-May.
We’re always looking for parent volunteers to help at practice and games.