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February 20, 2020

Last week, four AWS alums were recognized for superb academic achievement at Shades Valley High School. All four alumni have ranked in the top 20 students of their respective classes. It was a special honor for them to be presented with their awards by Mayor Randall Woodfin, who himself was an alumnus of SVHS.



Listen to the podcast interview here on Ryan's blog, That's Not Spit.

From Ryan:

This weeks episode on the podcast is a bit different than normal. My kids attend the Alabama Waldorf School here in Birmingham, Alabama. I have been around long enough now to see how wonderful this education is for them. It proves to be dif...

October 25, 2018

Excerpt from a recent note our first-grade teacher sent to the parents of her class:

Dear Parents,

What a delightful week! The first graders continue to enjoy their math block. This week, we continued to learn about the qualities of numbers, concentrating on 7, 8, 9, and 10. Our images for the numbers come from mult...

October 2, 2018

Alabama Waldorf School is pleased to have guest speaker, speech artist and educator with us this week to work with our faculty, staff, and Grades students.  

Language Nourishment

It is a signature of Waldorf education that it takes place through the spoken word. How this plays out specifically is informed...

September 12, 2018

On August 30, AWS alum Daniel Blokh was honored in a ceremony at the Library of Congress along with four other 2018 National Student Poets from across the nation. The National Student Poet program was founded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the nonprofit Alliance for Young Artists & Writers. At the...

August 15, 2018

Big congratulations to AWS alum Daniel Blokh who has been named National Student Poet! The Institute of Museum and Library Services in conjunction with the nonprofit Alliance for Young Artists and Writers selects only five young poets each year (one from each region) to hold this prestigious honor. We are so proud of h...

July 10, 2018

The Alabama Asian Cultures Foundation presents “Celebrate Unity, Honor Diversity II,” a multicultural, multimedia, artistic exploration of the universal mysteries of birth and death. This marks the 40th Anniversary celebration of Natyananda Indian Dance.

Saturday, August 18, 2018
Dorothy Jemison Day Theater at the Alaba...

July 3, 2018

A parent recently asked us, “How do I get work done with my young child at home without resorting to media use?” Just in time for summer, here are some tips from parents who have chosen a low-media lifestyle for their kids.*

Expect interruptions. If your child is 5 years old or younger, they will interrupt you, constant...

June 15, 2018

These AWS alumni from Ms. Lynda Powell’s class graduated with honors from high school this May. We are so proud of them!

Bronwyn Hall graduated with honors from the Jefferson County School of Visual Arts at Shades Valley High School. She ranked in the Top 20 of her class four years in a row. Bronwyn participated in th...

May 24, 2018

Waldorf science curriculum is an amazing example of experiential, project-based learning. Students set up their own demonstrations, and use of all their senses to observe a phenomenon - recording their observations, discussing and asking questions - before the phenomenon is explained to them. They also draw on their pa...

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