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. Location is 2120 NE Tillamook.
German Immersion Kindergarten:
Dream Dancer German Immersion K, Ms. Brigitte, M-W 9:15-1:15 pm, ages 3-5 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.
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
Are You Ready For DragonFest 2014?
Saturday September 27th
11 am to 2 pm
Location: Columbia Park, N. Portland, Note the Change of Site this year we WANT TREES and a FOREST
FREE! All welcome!
Games, Theater 11:45 AM, St. George & The Dragon, Puppet Show, Crafts, Feats of Skill, Costume Judging
Dress up! Knights, Fairy Tale Figures
Lords, Ladies, Dragons
North Lombard and N Woolsey
We are located at 2120 NE Tillamook (satellite K is located at NE 37th & Skidmore) and we offer friendly loving warm education for your family, for children from birth to grade seven.
Our classrooms are small and our teachers are fantastic. We are working to bring Waldorf education to many families who long for artistic and imaginative schooling.
We offer a four day per week program, no Fridays, and our Thursdays are spent outdoors, year round in our Nature Immersion Program. You can sign up for one day, three day or four day options at our school.
We are entering the 12th year of our blessed journey and have attracted many wonderful kind and compassionate families to our school. We are proud to offer many subject lessons including eurythmy, choir, German, handwork, games, folk dance, woodworking, beginning and advanced strings, beginning and advanced band, and so much more. Our teachers are dedicated to their classroom teaching and we are an evolving and progressive spiritual community of like-minded learners.
At our school, we depend on parent help and assistance to operate a full program that is filled with joyful festivals (Dragonfest, Starry Night Lantern Walk, Beefest, and Merry May Day) and thriving auction-fund raising to help more families attend the school. We like creative thinkers and dreamers, we welcome diverse students and unique families into our warm and happy place.
Currently we offer the following classes, please check out the various pages to find out more, we have a great summer program for you, and hope you will call for an appt. right away as we have only a few spots left in our classes for Fall 2014.
Family Play Group: Wilshire Site with Mrs. Rice FULL
German Immersion K, ages 3-5, Wilshire Site with Frau Brigitte
Waldorf K, ages 3-5, Tillamook Site with Ms. Julie FULL
Grade 1, Tillamook Site with Ms. Dee and Mr. David
Grade 2, Tillamook Site with Mr. Chi
Grade 3, Tillamook Site, with Ms. Deirdre
Grade 4-5, Tillamook Site, with Ms. Laura FULL
Grade 6-7, Tillamook Site, with Mrs. Johnson
Altogether we have over 80 children in our school. Please consider us for your education. M-W 9 am to 3 pm, Th 9:30 to 2:30, Ks 9 am to 1 pm.