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Big thanks to everyone who contributed!

We raised $3,500!


This Giving Tuesday, we are celebrating where we came from, and where we are going!


Like the mighty oak that starts as a tiny acorn, Shelia Rubin founded our school in 1987 with a small preschool class. AWS has moved across decades, campuses, and names, growing from a small sprout to a fully mature tree! In 2013, we bought our current campus and, after much hard work from teachers, staff, students, friends and families, we moved in 2016.

After 3 years in our very own place, we feel deeply rooted in our space and in our commitment to bringing well rounded, healing education to the children of Birmingham, Alabama. Many of our students have grown up and moved out into the world, working for change and positivity. We even have alumni starting to bring their children to the preschool to begin the cycle anew!  

In 2019, we ask that you help us to continue this adventure and move into the 2020s with strength and community. A financial donation this Giving Tuesday helps us bring this living education to our Birmingham community. Whether it's an acorn-sized donation, or a donation as big as a redwood, each dollar has an important impact. We thank you for your support!

A healthy social life is found only, when in the mirror of each soul the whole community finds its reflection, and when in the whole community the virtue of each one is living.

- Rudolf Steiner