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Holiday Handcraft Fair Tradition Continues December 7-12

Can you imagine what it would be like to live inside a gingerbread house? For the last 47 years, Fall has been “Fair season” at BWS, when our whole school community worked together to transform the grade school building and grounds into the Holiday Handcraft Fair for one unforgettable day.  From Falling Leaves to Falling Snow October set […]

Greetings, all my relatives

In honor of First Nations Day, and to begin the work of truth and reconciliation, we want to acknowledge that our school is on the traditional territory of the Muhhekunneuw (Mohican) Nation, the people of the flowing waters, whose territory originally ranged west beyond the Muhheakantuck (Hudson) River, the “river of tides,” from which they take […]

BWS Reopening Health & Safety Plan

Dear Berkshire Waldorf School Families, Thank you to everyone who attended our Health & Safety Town Hall meeting. We are grateful to our Medical Advisory Panel for their dedication to the well-being of our school and local community. We are also grateful to our entire BWS community as we continue this journey together.  For those […]

School Reopening Plan for Fall 2020

After weeks of intensive planning, we are thrilled to present our Reopening Plans for the 2020-21 School year. Click on the button below to view our plans outlined in a slide deck. Your child’s class teacher will provide more information about class-specific topics. More details to come about September 8, our first day of school, […]

Update on Fall School Reopening

BWS faculty, administration, staff and trustees have just wrapped up the second week of intensive collaborative planning for how we will meet the challenges of the 2020-2021 school year. I have joined a remarkably sincere and creative school team as they work to plan the safe return to our campus. I am inspired by the […]

Berkshire Waldorf School Distance Learning Bridges Social Distancing

Imbue yourself with the power of imagination, Have courage for the truth, Sharpen your feeling for the responsibility of the soul. Rudolf Steiner inspired the first Waldorf teachers with this verse over 100 years ago, and it’s helping our teachers stay true to Waldorf education values—even while they adapt to the sudden and dramatic challenge […]

Caring for Very Young Children While We are Home

by Sheela Clary, The Berkshire Edge The only thing we can control is how we show up for each other every day. Somer Serpe Somer Serpe is the Parent-Child Garden teacher at Berkshire Waldorf School. She works with infants through age three and a half, holding smaller versions of a nursery classroom that includes both […]

10 Tips for Distance Learning

Keep a sense of the rhythm of the school day, based on Steiner’s concept of weekly/daily rhythm. Change out of pjs and dress for the day, to begin main lesson in the morning. Progress to downtime, reading or quiet time at midday, then outside time, games and projects in the afternoon. Focus on keeping bedtime […]

Wash your hands

While the world is busy responding to the novel coronavirus, at school, we are taking extra precautions to keep the school clean and bring awareness to keeping our hands clean. If you’re lucky enough to witness the warmth with which our teachers greet their students in the morning, you’ll know that traditionally this is done […]

Remarks offered during the all school assembly honoring of Dr. Martin Luther King

Today, January 15, is the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King. Dr. King lived 39 years on this earth. If he were alive today, today would be his 90th birthday. Martin Luther King’s life was cut tragically short; but it is inspiring to think about all he did accomplish in his 39 years. Without Dr. […]