Movement & Games
Movement and games are an intrinsic part of the RWS curriculum. In the early grades, games classes are taught by the class teacher and the Movement Arts teacher. These classes focus on cooperative games that foster class community. In the lower grades at Waldorf schools, we focus physical games on movement, coordination, and non-competitive teamwork. In addition, all students participate in biking classes from Early Childhood through 8th grade.
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 as well as introducing competitive sport.
After School Sports:
Students in Grades 6 through 8 are eligible to participate in after-school sports. Soccer is offered in the fall and spring and basketball in the winter to any enrolled student.
RWS has a middle school soccer team for students in grades 6-8. There are no try outs but players are expected to attend a majority of practices and games, give coaches, players, referees and other teams respect, and bring enthusiasm and interest to the sport. There is a seasonal fee of $100 which includes a jersey. All players need to have their own cleats, shin guards, black shorts and black 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. They may be invited to play in some games at the coach’s discretion.
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 through November. The Spring season runs from mid-March through mid-May.
RWS has a middle school basketball team for students in grades 6-8. There are no try outs but players are expected to attend a majority of practices and games, give coaches, players, referees and other teams respect, and bring enthusiasm and interest to the sport. There is a seasonal fee of $100 which includes a uniform. All players need to have their own shoes, knee pads, and basketball.
Practice and Game Schedule:
The team practices Mondays and Thursdays 3:15-5:00 pm in the gym at RWS. The boys’ games are mostly on Tuesdays with an occasional Thursday game. These games are at RWS and New Community School. The girls’ games will be on Fridays with an occasional Thursday game in our gym at RWS. The season runs from late November to late February.