The circle represents wholeness in body, soul, and spirit.
The color blue symbolizes trust, freedom, balance, and peace.
The prismatic colors create a rhythmic flow and feeling of movement, are welcoming, and are symbolic of inclusivity.
The energy of the circle moves clockwise to represent the rhythms within Waldorf culture (daily, weekly, seasonally, yearly, developmentally) and the continuous flow of learning and development within our teachers and students.
The prismatic order of colors moves counter-clockwise, symbolizing how Waldorf education is very different from mainstream education.
The open circle creates two opposite forces, which are actually complementary and interdependent of each other. These dualities are seen throughout nature and everyday life (light/dark, in breath/out breath, summer/winter).
The design has a feel of something created by hand, while the letters are crisp and modern with unique angles.
The word Waldorf extends beyond the circle in a sense of freedom. This same freedom is at the heart of what we want for our students-that a Waldorf education prepares them and allows them freedom (intellect, spirit, community).
This morning we had our annual Rose Ceremony to mark the beginning of the school year for all grades students. Our 8th graders escorted the 1st grade students to a flower arch where they were greeted by their teacher and given a rose to symbolize this new beginning. It was, and always is, a wonderful way to start the school year!
Our Annual School Beautification Day was held on Saturday, August 27th, and we had a great day sprucing up RWS for the new school year. Thank you so much to all the parents, volunteers, faculty, and staff who pitched in to make the school look so good! Thanks to our Parents’ Association who brought sweets for breakfast and pizza for lunch. It was wonderful to have such a big turnout and to accomplish so much.
The Cincinnati Waldorf School collected reflections from their alumni who share how their education shaped their experiences in high school and college. These are not students motivated by external things like grades but instead people who enjoy the learning process and strive to be their best selves simply for the sake of doing so. Pretty incredible!
We are so excited for the start of school! Can’t wait to see everyone in a few weeks! Maybe these beautiful pictures of our classrooms will get the kids excited too.