Waldorf School of Lexington

Waldorf School of Lexington

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Fourth grade students have been creating libros sobre el invierno (books about winter) in their Spanish class. The students created a draft with the vocabulary they already knew about the winter season, then Señora Rios shared several new vocabulary words on the chalkboard and instructed the students to create a book filled with pages describing the season. They covered everything from favorite winter activities, clothing and gear to temperatures and the season’s start and end dates. This is a beautiful example of how academic material is artistically delivered and integrated into the classroom, creating a joyful and hands-on learning experience.
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Andrea Leiberherr Douglass '92 and Colin White '98 (two WSL alums and current parents at the School) recently shared a special video message for our eighth grade parents...take a peek!

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https://vimeo.com/690517350
We are so proud of our eighth graders, who have accomplished so much throughout their Waldorf journey. A shout out to those who recently were accepted to the following high schools:

The Cambridge School of Weston, Chapel Hill-Chauncey Hall School, Commonwealth School, Concord Academy, Dana Hall School, Lawrence Academy, Matignon High School, Middlesex School, Minuteman High School, St. Joseph Prep, Waldorf High School of Massachusetts Bay, Walnut Hill School for the Arts, The Winsor School
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The sixth grade recently studied the subject of heat in their physics main lesson block. They discussed and explored the warmth and coolness of colors, sounds, and materials and then discovered how heat originates through combustion, friction, light, electricity, and chemical reactions. From there, they examined the effects of warmth and coolness in our daily activities.
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As we reach the Vernal Equinox this Sunday, the weather has given us a preview of the sweet season to come. Snowdrops and crocuses are leading the way in the Horseshoe garden beds with other blooms soon to arrive. Happy Spring! 🌷
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🎨 Marie Duprey
On Wednesday, our first graders celebrated their 100th day of school with a counting exercise. Each student brought in a collection of 100 items. Collections included shells, rocks, beads, coins, dried beans and more. The students enjoyed organizing, counting and auditing each other's collections all in celebration of their 100th day!
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Congratulations to the fourth grade and Mr. Sipe for their wonderful play "Feats of the Gods" from Norse Mythology. The class had two outdoor performances, one for parents and families and one for the school. The weather was fickle and changeable, but the actors were all up to the challenge and entertained the audience with high energy and fun, regardless of a bit of wind and weather.
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Today, our third graders hand-delivered custom-made valentines to our local fire station.
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Here at WSL we celebrate Valentine's Day by spreading messages of good cheer, kindness and connection. Our Eighth Grade kicked off the festivities crafting valentines for their First Grade buddies during their Social Inclusion class with Ms. Cody. These custom-made, heart-felt greetings are just the beginning as many of our teachers have created valentines with their classes, in English, German, Mandarin, Spanish and Portuguese.
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The valentine cards, crafted in an array of styles, and filled with warm sentiments of hope and encouragement have been delivered to our cleaning staff, Covid testing facilitators, neighbors (both residential and businesses including Wilson Farm employees, Town of Lexington offices and first responders), home-bound Lexington senior citizens via Meals on Wheels, Deutsches Altenheim (elderly senior care center for German-Americans) and the Stephen Ministry Outreach Program (who will be distributing valentines in Mandarin to individuals in the Chinese community who are experiencing the loss of a loved one, depression, physical illness, or aging/loneliness).
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The third grade recently embarked on their Measurement Main Lesson block, which included skill-building, hands-on experiences with distance, height, width, weight and time measurement calculations as well as money. The class will explore other “life skills” this year, such as the cultivation of food, building of shelters and the manufacture of garments. By gaining experience in these life skills, students begin to see the world objectively, which demystifies it and contributes to their confidence and ability to engage with the world around them.
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#waldorfschooloflexington #waldorfeducation #lifeskills #greaterbostonwaldorf #experientiallearning #lexingtonma #wslthirdgrade

WSL provides a rich, challenging curriculum with a balance of academics, arts, music, and physical education. Adjacent to the 185-acre Great Meadows conservation land, the Waldorf School of Lexington, founded in 1971, serves students from preschool through grade 8.

The school offers a challenging academic program, provided by faculty educated in the understanding of students’ cognitive, emotional, and physical developmental stages. A member of a global network of Waldorf schools, WSL provides a rich, rounded curriculum with a balance of academics, arts, music, and physical education. Beginning in first grade, the program integrates language arts, history and

Operating as usual

04/05/2022

Fourth grade students have been creating libros sobre el invierno (books about winter) in their Spanish class. The students created a draft with the vocabulary they already knew about the winter season, then Señora Rios shared several new vocabulary words on the chalkboard and instructed the students to create a book filled with pages describing the season. They covered everything from favorite winter activities, clothing and gear to temperatures and the season’s start and end dates. This is a beautiful example of how academic material is artistically delivered and integrated into the classroom, creating a joyful and hands-on learning experience.
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04/02/2022

Sunny, cool and local - that’s the forecast for today’s market at the Waldorf School in Lexington from 11-2 pm! We have great guest vendors, spring flowers and strawberry plants, and community outreach for Ukraine. Read on for all you need to know, and we’ll see you at the Waldorf School - follow the balloons for the best Small Yet Mighty Winter Market!

NOTABLE NOTES:
ROASTED GRANOLA and JUST HUMMUS are this week’s guest vendors - sweet, savory and goodness all around!

In addition to great produce and baked goods made with items grown in their own fields and greenhouses, today FARMER DAVE’S is bringing hanging strawberry baskets ready for harvesting and pansies for planting. Don’t forget to pick up some FAT MOON MUSHROOMS while you’re filling your bags as well!

While DREW’S STEWS will not be at the market due to a scheduling complication, his Ukrainian borscht (vegan) will! Made from a recipe learned from Ukrainian friends in the Netherlands, Drew is donating all proceeds from borscht sales today to benefit the Ukrainian Red Cross. You can find it at Just Hummus for $16/pint; cash or check only.

An important reminder: today the LFM will be collecting SUPPLIES FOR UKRAINIAN REFUGEES at the market. Scroll past the list of farmers and vendors to see what items are needed; when you get to the market, check in with Market Manager Alex with any questions. Thank you for being part of our generous community, locally and globally

Here's who will be at the market today:

FARMERS & VENDORS
Cape Ann Fresh Catch: local seafood, smoked fish and Pigeon Cove sauerkraut & kombucha
Copicut Farm: poultry, eggs, pork, lamb
Del Sur: frozen empanadas, vegetarian and beef/chicken, Craic Sauce hot sauce
Drew’s Stews: Borscht for Ukraine available at Just Hummus
Farmer’s Dave’s: farm fresh produce, baked goods, Fat Moon Mushrooms and more (accepts HIP)
Homespun Waldorf: hand crafted toys, books, gifts and art supplies
Just Hummus - Hummus, Falafel Mix, and Tahini Dressings, Drew’s Stews: Borscht for Ukrainian available at Just Hummus
River Rock Farm: Pasture-Raised Beef
The Roasted Granola - granola, honey and sweet bites
Valicenti Pasta Farm - fresh and frozen pasta, lasagnas and sauces

SUPPLIES NEEDED FOR UKRAINE: bring in labeled boxes or bags
Medication:
Open (and partially used) medications and prescription antibiotics are being accepted; remove names on labels. Antibiotics are among the top needs
Over-the-counter medications

Medical Supplies:
Orthopedic supplies such as foot braces, ankle braces, knee braces, arm slings, etc.
Rubber/Nitrile Gloves

Personal Care Items:
Shampoo
Body Lotion
Soap
Dental Supplies: toothbrushes and toothpaste
Sanitary products: pads and tampons
Diapers
Baby Wipes
Baby Food
Baby Formula
Non perishable food

2022 Annual Giving Campaign Challenge: Tagging Grade 8 Parents 03/29/2022

2022 Annual Giving Campaign Challenge: Tagging Grade 8 Parents

Andrea Leiberherr Douglass '92 and Colin White '98 (two WSL alums and current parents at the School) recently shared a special video message for our eighth grade parents...take a peek!


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https://vimeo.com/690517350

2022 Annual Giving Campaign Challenge: Tagging Grade 8 Parents Hear from WSL alums and current parents, Andrea Leiberherr Douglass '92 and Colin White '98, as they share an inspirational message for our community.

03/28/2022

We are so proud of our eighth graders, who have accomplished so much throughout their Waldorf journey. A shout out to those who recently were accepted to the following high schools:

The Cambridge School of Weston, Chapel Hill-Chauncey Hall School, Commonwealth School, Concord Academy, Dana Hall School, Lawrence Academy, Matignon High School, Middlesex School, Minuteman High School, St. Joseph Prep, Waldorf High School of Massachusetts Bay, Walnut Hill School for the Arts, The Winsor School
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03/22/2022

The sixth grade recently studied the subject of heat in their physics main lesson block. They discussed and explored the warmth and coolness of colors, sounds, and materials and then discovered how heat originates through combustion, friction, light, electricity, and chemical reactions. From there, they examined the effects of warmth and coolness in our daily activities.
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03/19/2022

It's market day, and a little fog and mist won't stop us from having the best fresh, local food for your upcoming week! Stop by the Waldorf School for 11-2 pm; follow the signs and balloons to the entrance around back. We look forward to seeing you!

NOTABLE NOTES:

MASK MANDATE LIFTED: With the Lexington Board of Health lifting the townwide mask mandate on March 8, 2022, the Lexington Farmers' Market will no longer require masks for entry into the Small Yet Mighty Winter Market. However, while masks are not required, they are welcome; we encourage customers to do what feels most comfortable as we continue to promote a safe and healthy market environment for all shoppers, farmers, vendors and market staff.

Due to a family emergency, NEIGHBOR'S ACRE is no longer able to attend the market, starting today. We will miss them and their amazing microgreens and wish them the best. While there will be no microgreens or mushrooms today, Farmer Dave's will have Fat Moon Mushrooms on offer at the last two markets.

DREW'S STEWS will not be at the market; they will be back next market!

GUEST VENDORS are Just Hummus and The Roasted Granola with their locally crafted and delicious offerings; we are grateful that they could fill in on short notice to bring you a full and fun market variety!

Here's who will be at the market today:

FARM PRODUCE
Farmer Dave's - Apples, Greens, and Seasonal Vegetables

FISH & SEAFOOD
Cape Ann Fresh Catch - Fresh Fish and Smoked Seafood

MEAT & POULTRY
Copicut Farms - Pork, Poultry, Lamb, Eggs
River Rock Farm - Dry Aged Beef

BREAD & BAKED GOODS
Farmer Dave's - Baked Goods, Quiches, Soup, and Jams

SPECIALTY FOODS
Del Sur - Frozen Empanadas and Craic Hot Sauce
Just Hummus - Hummus, Falafel Mix, and Tahini Dressings (GUEST VENDOR)
Mei Mei - Dumplings
Pigeon Cove - Sauerkraut and Kombucha (available at Cape Ann Fresh Catch)
The Roasted Granola: granola, honey, sweet treats and bites (GUEST VENDOR)
Valicenti Pasta Farm - Frozen Ravioli, Sauces, and Fresh Pasta

ARTISAN GOODS
HomeSpun Waldorf - Handcrafted Toys, Books, Gifts and Art Supplies

03/18/2022

As we reach the Vernal Equinox this Sunday, the weather has given us a preview of the sweet season to come. Snowdrops and crocuses are leading the way in the Horseshoe garden beds with other blooms soon to arrive. Happy Spring! 🌷
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🎨 Marie Duprey

Photos from Waldorf School of Lexington's post 03/11/2022

On Wednesday, our first graders celebrated their 100th day of school with a counting exercise. Each student brought in a collection of 100 items. Collections included shells, rocks, beads, coins, dried beans and more. The students enjoyed organizing, counting and auditing each other's collections all in celebration of their 100th day!
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Photos from Waldorf School of Lexington's post 03/04/2022

Congratulations to the fourth grade and Mr. Sipe for their wonderful play "Feats of the Gods" from Norse Mythology. The class had two outdoor performances, one for parents and families and one for the school. The weather was fickle and changeable, but the actors were all up to the challenge and entertained the audience with high energy and fun, regardless of a bit of wind and weather.
...

Small Yet Mighty Winter Market - Lexington Farmer's Market 02/17/2022

Small Yet Mighty Winter Market - Lexington Farmer's Market

Small Yet Mighty Winter Market - Lexington Farmer's Market The LFM is a producer-only market, ensuring that what you find at our market is fresh and local, sustainably raised and carefully crafted. Each winter market, there are eleven farmers and vendors on-site, offering items for breakfast to dinner and everything in between. For inquiries on the 2022 Win...

Photos from Waldorf School of Lexington's post 02/14/2022

Today, our third graders hand-delivered custom-made valentines to our local fire station.
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Here at WSL we celebrate Valentine's Day by spreading messages of good cheer, kindness and connection. Our Eighth Grade kicked off the festivities crafting valentines for their First Grade buddies during their Social Inclusion class with Ms. Cody. These custom-made, heart-felt greetings are just the beginning as many of our teachers have created valentines with their classes, in English, German, Mandarin, Spanish and Portuguese.
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The valentine cards, crafted in an array of styles, and filled with warm sentiments of hope and encouragement have been delivered to our cleaning staff, Covid testing facilitators, neighbors (both residential and businesses including Wilson Farm employees, Town of Lexington offices and first responders), home-bound Lexington senior citizens via Meals on Wheels, Deutsches Altenheim (elderly senior care center for German-Americans) and the Stephen Ministry Outreach Program (who will be distributing valentines in Mandarin to individuals in the Chinese community who are experiencing the loss of a loved one, depression, physical illness, or aging/loneliness).
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School News & Insights 02/09/2022

School News & Insights

The third grade recently embarked on their Measurement Main Lesson block, which included skill-building, hands-on experiences with distance, height, width, weight and time measurement calculations as well as money. The class will explore other “life skills” this year, such as the cultivation of food, building of shelters and the manufacture of garments. By gaining experience in these life skills, students begin to see the world objectively, which demystifies it and contributes to their confidence and ability to engage with the world around them.
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School News & Insights The third grade recently embarked on their Measurement Main Lesson, which included skill-building, hands-on experiences with distance, height, width, weight and time measurement calculations as well as money. The class will explore other “life skills” this year, such as cultivation of food, buil...

02/05/2022

It's a cold and bright morning, and the Small Yet Mighty Winter Market is waiting for you from 11-2 pm at the Waldorf School in Lexington. It will be frigid outside but warm inside, filled with the best in local food. Parking is plentiful and the footing is no match for the salt, sand and plowing, so head on over!

NOTABLE NOTES:
JUST HUMMUS is joining the LFM for the first time, bring locally crafted hummus and tahini dressings. Be sure to give a hearty welcome to Colin, our newest vendor, and bring home some delicious hummus and more!

ROASTED GRANOLA is back for a guest vendor visit. Stock up on delicious granola, honey and healthy treats for snack time, lunches and whenever you need a pick me up!

NEIGHBOR'S ACRE is back this week with amazing microgreens along with FAT MOON mushrooms. Healthy and delicious - what more do you need?

MEI MEI will be bringing their special cumin and lamb dumplings to help celebrate Lunar New Year. These are limited in supply, so grab some extra for your freezer!

DREW'S STEWS will not be at the market today. Today only, you can find soups at FARMER DAVE'S, along with specialty quiches (half quiches too), baked goods and winter harvest veggies and greens. Spinach, anyone?

Here's who will be at the market today:

FARMERS & VENDORS
Cape Ann Fresh Catch: local seafood, smoked fish
Copicut Farm: poultry, eggs, pork, lamb
Del Sur: frozen empanadas, vegetarian and beef/chicken, Craic Sauce hot sauce
Farmer’s Dave’s: farm fresh produce, baked goods and more (accepts HIP)
Homespun Waldorf: hand crafted toys, books, gifts and art supplies
Just Hummus: Local Hummus and Tahini DressingsMei Mei: dumplings
Neighbor's Acre: microgreens & Fat Moon mushrooms
Pigeon Cove: Sauerkraut and Kombucha (available at Cape Ann Fresh Catch)
River Rock Farm: Pasture-Raised Beef
Roasted Granola - Granola, Granola Treats, and Honey
Valicenti Pasta Farm - fresh and frozen pasta, lasagnas and sauces

Note: Drew's Stews will not be at the market this week, but will be back on February 19

02/04/2022

Due to inclement weather, WSL & Homespun at The Waldorf School of Lexington will be closed Friday, February 4. Stay warm and safe! ❄️

School News & Insights 02/01/2022

School News & Insights

Happy Lunar New Year! This Lunar New Year we say goodbye to the year of the Ox—and greet the energy of the Tiger. Here at WSL, students in grades 1–5 have been preparing for this holiday in Mandarin Class with Ms. Dai (dài lǎo shī, 代老师).
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School News & Insights This Lunar New Year we say goodbye to the year of the Ox—and greet the energy of the Tiger. Popular interpretations suggest that the Year of the Tiger will be about making big changes. This will be a year of risk-taking and adventure. We’re finding enthusiasm again, both for ourselves and for ot...

01/25/2022

Ice Skating in Movement Class

Students in grades 1-8 are enjoying their ice skating block in movement class! We are so grateful to have a pond conveniently located right behind our school.

“Amazing Grace” Performance by Mr. Sipe & Mr. Bota 01/24/2022

“Amazing Grace” Performance by Mr. Sipe & Mr. Bota

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, students, faculty, and staff joined together for a brief outdoor assembly. The assembly included fourth grade class teacher, Mr. Sipe, singing "Amazing Grace" with piano accompaniment by Mr. Bota; and Ms. Reading and the seventh grade leading a community recitation of Amanda Gorman's New Year's poem 'New Day's Lyric'.

The seventh grade has been working on creative writing in their main lesson block. In addition to reading Amanda Gorman's New Year's poem, they read the work of Martin Luther King, Jr. During their main lesson, faculty members were invited to participate with the class in a reading and discussion of “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” by Martin Luther King Jr. In addition to discussing Luther’s work overall as a leader of the Civil Rights Movement in 1963, the class discussed the compelling and persuasive use of language in his letter to address fellow clergymen. The students noted his powerful use of metaphors and Biblical references well suited to his audience. This writing style conveys the sincerity of his purpose and deeply stirs the readers’ feelings, moving them to action. Following the reading and discussion, students selected a situation where they would like to create change and wrote their own persuasive letters.


“Amazing Grace” Performance by Mr. Sipe & Mr. Bota Waldorf School of Lexington's 2022 Martin Luther King Assembly

Our Story

Adjacent to the 185-acre Great Meadows conservation land, the Waldorf School of Lexington, founded in 1971, serves students from preschool through grade 8. The school offers a challenging academic program, provided by faculty educated in the understanding of students’ cognitive, emotional, and physical developmental stages.

A member of a global network of Waldorf schools, WSL provides a rich, rounded curriculum with a balance of academics, arts, music, athletics, and movement. Beginning in first grade, the program integrates humanities and sciences with creative arts as well as two foreign languages. From grades 3–8, all students study a string or woodwind instrument and play together in a school ensemble or orchestra. The dramatic arts animate the curriculum, with all elementary students participating in a class play yearly.

WSL expands its classrooms into the natural surroundings with an organic gardening program, farm and field trips, nature observation and walks on conservation land, and through its seasonal, community festivals. Athletics and movement are an important part of every student’s day through eighth grade.

Sustained by a vibrant community of educators and supported by engaged parents, the school’s educational philosophy and culture instills in students respect for themselves, for each other, and for the living world around them. Our graduates enroll in a wide variety of independent and public high schools, colleges, and universities. WSL prepares students for a lifetime of engaged, self-directed learning.

Videos (show all)

Ice Skating in Movement Class
First Grade at the Waldorf School of Lexington
50th Anniversary Fund Gratitude Video
WSL Parent Testimonial - Walter Duncan
Our Seventh Grade Orchestra playing "Jupiter" By Gustav Holst from "The Planets"
Another quick look at the Waldorf School of Lexington
Quick Look at the Waldorf School of Lexington
A Great Day!

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739 Massachusetts Ave
Lexington, MA
02420

General information

Waldorf education is the fastest growing independent school movement in the world.

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 3:30pm
Tuesday 8am - 3:30pm
Wednesday 8am - 3:30pm
Thursday 8am - 3:30pm
Friday 8am - 3:30pm

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