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Woman’s History Month: The Three Mothers

Behind every great man, is a great…mother. Much has been written about Berdis Baldwin’s son James, about Alberta King’s son Martin Luther, and Louise Little’s son Malcolm. But virtually nothing has been said about the extraordinary women who raised them. In her groundbreaking and essential debut The Three Mothers, scholar Anna Malaika Tubbs celebrates Black motherhood […]

Celebrating Black History

As we honor Black History Month in February, BWS is thrilled to be taking part in a webinar conversation with New York Times bestselling author Ibram X. Kendi (How to be an Antiracist). This program is sponsored by the Association of Independent Schools in the Northeast (AISNE), one of our school accrediting bodies. 95 independent […]

Meet 2021-22 Berkshire Waldorf First Grade Teacher Gary Osborne

Berkshire Waldorf School is so happy to introduce 2021 first grade teacher Gary Osborne.

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 […]