News & Events

Happy New Year! Celebrating our 50th Anniversary in 2021

In the midst of so much social and political upheaval, and an intensifying pandemic, we have one smile for today. It’s the 50th Anniversary of Berkshire Waldorf School – our birthday! Rudolf Steiner founded Waldorf education in Stuttgart, Germany in 1919. At a low point of hope for the human race, after the “war to […]

The Season of Light

The season of light at Berkshire Waldorf School takes place around Winter Solstice, when we celebrate letting our inner light shine through the darkness

BWS Winter Plan 2020/21

The Berkshire Waldorf School is pleased to share our plan for the winter term, which begins for students on January 11 and extends through March 19. It is a 9 week term with a mid-winter recess. We are confident that this plan will sustain a range of possible challenges coming in the winter months. Be sure to check […]

Building Together

When all Massachusetts schools closed in March 2020, the BWS community found an adaptive way to deliver Waldorf education to students by reopening day in September.

What do we celebrate when we celebrate Thanksgiving?

We are all so ready for some celebration. We have almost made it through the fall term, miss our friends and family, and long for a sense of normalcy, to help orient ourselves in this disorienting time. How do we celebrate, when not everyone is celebrating? This year, we are truly thankful for another journey […]

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 […]