For 11 years, Ms Julie has taught the youngest students in our sweet mixed age K class, with children from ages 3 to 5 attending M-T-W from 9 am to 1 pm. After care is available from 1 to 3 pm. Children love the rhythm of the week with dear Ms. Julie and helper Justine Verigin, with baking buns, painting, crafting, and enjoying stories and playtime in a lovely room with wooden adn woolen toys.
Drean Dancer K
Dream Dancers with Ms. Brigitte, M-W 9-1 pm, ages 3-6 with aftercare to 3 pm, at this site only. Frau Brigitte offers part of each day in German, her native language, and the children effortlessly learn this new tongue in song, poems, stories and more. This is a great way to pick up another language at a young age.
Hummingbird Play Garden with Mrs. Rice
New this fall 2015 is the cute class for the youngest ones in our school, 2 1/2 to 3 years old. Two mornings playing with Mrs. Rice with crafts, cooking, stories, songs, and seasonal festivities, this master Waldorf teacher will gracefully introduce your smallest children to the beautiful world of Waldorf education! 9 am to 1 pm, Tuesday and Wednesday. Class size: 8 children only
Location is in Bethany Lutheran Church, NE 37th & Skidmore, right across from Wilshire Park
Studies show that children who play and listen, engage and reflect, alternate active movement with songs, poems, stories, verses, and develop strong pre-literacy skills through the imagination, simply excel as adult life long learners!
Our Kindergartens offer sweet nature play, organic snacks, seasonal stories and poems, singing, crafts, and community for young families. Smaller class sizes allow us to spend high quality time with each child, aftercare available to 3 pm.
Consider the education you offer to your children at ages 3, 4 and 5: will it nurture their imagination? Will it positively affect them throughout life? Will it meet their needs for social interaction, play, learning to make and be a friend? Will it fill their hearts and minds with stories that are positive and influential and character building? Is it a dreamy day of play and fun and healthy snacks and outdoor time, does it foster the beautiful dreaminess of early childhood? Consider these factors when considering, is Waldorf education right for my child?
Welcome to Shining Star Waldorf School
We offer fine quality academic and artistic education for children and families from preschool to grade eight Our main campus is located at 2120 NE Tillamook, Portland, OR 97212 for grades 1-8 and our two kindergartens and brand new preschool two-day program is at NE 37th & Skidmore, in the Bethany Lutheran Church across from Wilshire Park. We have limited space and our classes fill quickly so please be timely in your application process
OPEN HOUSES 2015
Open House for the new Wilshire Park Expanded Early Childhood Center, two kindergartens plus our brand new 3 year old nursery school, Hummingbird Play Garden! Keep checking for updates, space very limited.
OPEN HOUSES FOR OUR NEW EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER
May 9th, SATURDAY 1-3 pm PUPPET SHOW: BAMBOO MAIDEN
June 6th, SATURDAY 1-3 pm
These open houses are located at 4330 NE 37th, Portland, Oregon. Please visit Ms. Julie, Frau Brigitte, and Mrs. RIce! Ages 3 to 6 years old.
Evening Information Night for Parents: why should I send my child to Waldorf education? What is different about Waldorf? What will my child learn?
Tuesday April 28, 5 to 7 pm.
Our phone is 503 753 4459, and our email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Our school has about 90 children, and we offer a unique 3 day-in-class, 9 am to 3 pm, and the Thursday Outdoor Nature Immersion program to create a 4-day school week, no Fridays. Children in the K classes (mixed ages 3-5) attend M-T-W 9 am to 1 pm, and we offer aftercare to 3 pm.
Our school is a member of AWSNA (Waldorf association) and we offer handwork, music, strings, choir, band, eurhythmy, German, folk dance, games, and so much more. The teachers are extraordinary individuals who love children and Waldorf education, and strive to promote a healthy healing environment that is socially conscious and inclusive. Our families are strong and capable and play a leading role in Parent Council and support. The Board of Directors is motivated and engaged in long term visioning and short term leadership. It is a wonderful little school!
Class sizes are smaller, with 10-19 children, average is 14.
Please let us know if we can assist you in your search for the perfect education for your family! You can find us on Facebook at Shining Star Waldorf School of Portland.