This past Saturday, March 3rd, Suncoast Waldorf School had its most successful Open House event ever – Windows Into Waldorf. The grounds of the school were nicely landscaped and the classrooms were organized and beautiful. About 30 people attended the event, mostly prospective parents from outside our school community. There was plenty of good food and refreshments to start the morning.
Prospective parents were then able to attend mini-Waldorf classes of their choice. Ms. Rita Lucia led a sample kindergarten class with baking, exploring the toys and watercolor painting. Ms. Dania Allen led a class in wet on wet watercolor painting and also a class in beeswax crayon drawing. Mr. Ryan Thompson led two classes in geometric drawing. Attendees really enjoyed the classes and the glimpse into the Waldorf experience they provided.
The morning ended with a talk by Carrie Grebenev, a Suncoast Waldorf School alumni parent, whose daughter attended our school from Kindergarten through 8th grade and now attends the High Mowing Waldorf school in New Hampshire. Mrs. Grevenev was able to answer questions and provide a parent’s perspective. Her daughter, Erin, is a glowing example of the results of a Waldorf education.
We are most grateful to Ms. Angela Neff and Ms. Veronica Alday for watching children during the event. We are also thankful to all of those parents who provided delicious refreshments for the event, helped to set up and spread the word to their families, friends and acquaintances. And of course, this Open House could not have been successful without the diligent work of our faculty and staff. There is clearly a lot of interest in Waldorf education and our school and we look forward to more successful Open Houses in the future.