New and Announcements

Luke Feigal, SMWHS Class of 2016, key player in Boulder Legion A Baseball win over Denver East

Read more here:  Daily Camera | Saturday, June 27 2015

Jamie York’s Waldorf Math Tour to Taiwan 2015

The Ci Xin Waldorf School featured in this video, is a public charter school in Yilan County, Taiwan with 700 students from kindergarten through 12th grade. Shining Mountain High School math teacher, Jaime York, traveled to Taiwan to work with the Ci Xin Waldorf High School students this spring.

Click here to enjoy the video.

Ci Xin Waldorf’s School Director and a number of their teachers visited Shining Mountain last fall, meeting with our faculty and observing classes throughout the school.

Find out more about Jamie York’s 1-12th grade math curriculum and Making Math Meaningful series at

Waldorf Education Featured on The Simpsons Season Finale

The Simpsons gave a well-crafted, comic shout out to Waldorf Education during their Season 26 finale for 2015―“Mathlete’s Feat”, which aired May 17, 2015.

Click Here for the full Press Release and more information about the show.

Click Here to watch a clip on YouTube!

Third Grade Shelter Project

3rd Grade Shelter Project on display at the Boulder Public Library. The students have been learning about the different forms that human shelters take on and how they reflect the environment in which the people live. The shelters will be on display Tuesday, May 19th through Friday, June 5th in the corridor leading up to the new children’s section of the Boulder Public Library. We hope you enjoy these beautiful works of art!

Reader’s Digest “Faces of America” as Photographed by Glenn Glasser 

Photographer Glenn Glasser travels across the United States to meet inspiring locals, and 5 SMWS faculty members are featured!  Read more:

Wishing a warm welcome to Shining Mountain’s new faculty members:

1st Grade Class Teacher

Stacie Schaefer has been hired as our 1st grade Class Teacher to lead the class 1st through 5th grade. She has served as a grades teacher at Waldorf School on the Roaring Fork and as an early childhood teacher at Shepherd Valley Waldorf School. In her early teaching career, prior to meeting Waldorf education, she helped to pioneer the Crestone Charter School, while serving as a grades teacher. Stacie currently operates a Farm/Forest Kindergarten in Niwot.

6th Grade Class Teacher

Michael Janzen has been hired as our 6th grade Class Teacher, and will take the class 6th through 8th grade. He taught grades 4-8 and grade 1 in Taos, New Mexico, before moving to the SMWS community to join our middle school faculty. Michael will complete a 6th-8th grade rotation at Shining Mountain this year, and we are very pleased to have him turn around to take the rising 6th grade class. He currently serves as Chair of the school’s Governance Counsel.


Emily Anne Bowman has been hired to be our grades 3-12 Strings Teacher. She is a former faculty member at both Shining Mountain and Shepherd Valley Waldorf Schools, and is currently the conductor of the Greater Boulder Youth Orchestra Philharmonic Group, as well as being a faculty member of Boulder Suzuki Strings.


Jordan Seavey has been hired to be our grades 4-12 Choir Teacher. He is coming to us from both the Green Meadow and Merriconeag Waldorf Schools, where he has led their Music, Choir and Band programs, as well as having been an integral member of both school’s faculties and communities.

High School Humanities

Josh Lytle has been hired to be our High School Humanities Teacher. He is coming to us from the Saratoga Springs Waldorf School, where he has been a High School Humanities Teacher there for over 10 years, and a leader on their faculty.


Shining Mountain’s Outdoor Education program is featured in a Denver Post article by our own Joshua Berman, Spanish teacher and travel writer.

Snowy Shelter in Winter at Brainard Lake | Denver Post | March 12, 2015