We want to take you and your children out into the deep dark magical woods, located right in the middle of the city. And we want you to join us on Thursdays if you have a child ages six to eleven!
A typical day starts at 9:30 am when we gather at a specific site, generally a public wild area, with the 3 teachers and about 25 children. Parents often stay for a while and join in the activities.
During the day we offer both structured activities, learning opportunities and free play to enjoy the natural setting. The children are loosely divided into three groups, one with each teacher, and each group has its own special skills and recognition based on the development stage.
Younger children play and create nature based crafts, hear stories and songs related to the season and the setting. Middles carry more responsibility with hiking, games, tracking, survival skills, and the oldest become the Fire Keepers, learning to build and maintain life-sustaining camps, cooking fires, and more, all immersed in the imaginative world of the global stories inspired by Mother Earth.
We enjoy snack and lunch during the day, and the children freely explore and encounter wild animals, insects, earth, wind, rain, water, and even mud during these wonderful days.
Favorite activities have included archery, shelter building, plant medicine, tracking and scouting, and tree climbing.
We offer an exciting and unique outdoor Thursday for children at our school. Teachers are Laura Johnson, Deirbre Spahr, and Peter Bauer, this is the 2nd year as a team working with this age group and as co-teachers. Peter is well known for his Rewild! organization, and Laura and Deirdre are full time grades teachers at Shining Star Waldorf School. .
Full tuition for the year is $1750.
To sign up call 503 753 4459. Space is limited, please sign up early.
Thank you for joining us in this pioneering adventure!
Shining Star Waldorf School!
OPEN HOUSE SCHEDULE
Wednesday March 19, 6:30 PM OPEN HOUSE at our Dream Dancers Campus, in our Partial German Immersion K class! Please come to Bethany Lutheran Church located across from pretty Wilshire Park, NE 37th & Skidmore, between Fremont & Prescott.
All welcome, bring the kids!
Saturday April 26th
Saturday May 17th
We offer gentle Waldorf education for children from birth to grade seven in our lovely sunny campuses, the main one is located at 2120 NE Tillamook Street, Portland, OR 97212. Phone: 503 753 4459.
Our 2nd campus is a partial-German immersion PS-K class located at Bethany Lutheran Church, corner if NE Skidmore and 37th Street, across the way from Wilshire Park. In the fall of 2014, our K located there will be open M-F, 9 am to 3 pm. Parents who are enrolled in the Linden Tree K may opt to add 2 days to the week and join the class at the Wilshire site for five day school. Fee for the 5 day K 9 am to 1 pm is $4913 for the year (10 months).
What do we offer:
Friday Family Playgroup: 9:30 am to 11:30 am, Mrs. Susan Rice, for our smallest children
$125 per ten week term, located at the Wilshire Park Campus.
THESE CLASSES ARE BOTH FULL WITH WAIT LISTS SO SORRY
Mixed aged K programs, 3-5 years old, M-W 9 am to 1 pm
$4095 per year, 3 days, $4913 per year
Grades 1-7, M-Th 9 am to 3 pm
$5245 per year
Thursday Nature Immersion Program 9:30 -2:30 pm
$190 per month if not enrolled in the school
Our fees are reasonable and welcoming. We offer fine quality education imbued with art, music, and magic!
We do not discriminate on any basis at our school and welcome all families.
Seeking high quality donations.
More information soon! Stay posted!