[WE Talk] Ann Orsinger-Olson – Driven to Learn, Driven to Thrive

Ann Orsinger-Olson Driven to Learn, Driven to Thrive On this episode: Reflections on education–from public school to Waldorf School Being a Waldorf School alum and now current Waldorf School parent Beauty, truth and goodness in and outside of the Waldorf School classroom Waldorf School students: renaissance individuals Insights into Waldorf students’ academic strengths Lifelong learning […]

Shining Mountain Waldorf School Athletics works to give athletes at small schools a fighting chance!

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In recent history, the 2A cross-country committee has been working to change scoring for both the regional and state competitions from a run 6 score 3 to a run 6 score 4 format. Three times this has come before the CHSAA legislative council, the group responsible for approving amendments to by-laws. Shining Mountain has taken […]

[Webinar] Who Are The Honey Bees?


Join AWSNA and the ASA forWho Are The Honey Bees? with Alex Tuchman and Gunther Hauk. When: Wednesday, January 31 from 7:30-8:45 pm Eastern What: Discover the relationship of bees to the human being, based on inspirations from Rudolf Steiner and biodynamics. Find out more about who the honeybees are and how we can relate […]

Healing through Music: An Interview with Julia Emery, class of 2008


Like many string musicians who are Waldorf students, you have been playing the cello now since the 3rd grade. When you first began playing, was it an immediate love? Did you know that that was what you wanted to pursue in your life, or was it something that grew slowly and became clear as you […]

Bringing the Gold of Children’s Literature into Your Home

We hope you will join us for an inspiring talk about children’s literature from a Waldorf perspective. Cristina will present some practical steps for choosing children’s literature that is good, true and beautiful. Open to all K-8 parents and friends. Bringing the Gold of Children’s Literature into Your Home How to Choose Appropriate Books for […]

Daily Camera: Boulder’s Shining Mountain Waldorf School looks to sell half its acreage, realign campus

Spanish Teacher Don Josué Berman leads a fourth-grade class in a sing-along on Monday at Shining Mountain Waldorf School in Boulder. (Matthew Jonas / Daily Camera Staff Photographer)

This past week the Boulder Daily Camera published an article about our school. We were pleased that the article showed our campus development project in a positive light. The article shared three of our main aims in developing our new campus: retiring debt, increasing campus security and improving flood mitigation. A fourth aim not in […]

DSD Awards (German Language Diploma)

Photo by Nicolett Miller

On November 9th, Shining Mountain Waldorf High School German students joined four other Denver area schools at the Deutsches Sprachdiplom award ceremony. Paula Blum, SMWHS German teacher, was one of the speakers at the ceremony (speech can be read below). Twelfth grader, Emma Schaefer, performed for the parents and students debuting her song “Heartbeat”. Emma […]

Striving and Serving: an Interview with Blaine Meserve Nibley, Class of 2007

Petty Officer First class Blaine Meserve-Nibley is the leading petty officer for the In-Service Transfer Team at Coast Guard Recruiting Command in Washington, DC. Upon reporting, he became responsible for reserve recruitment in the Mid-Atlantic region including six recruiting offices in five states. His duties currently include facilitating Coast Guard member component transitions, reserve programs […]

2018: A Most Significant Year


A Holy Nights Lecture and Conversation with Claudia McLaren Lainson The magi and shepherds of old followed a star in search of the manger wherein lay the Holy Child. The Holy Nights are the most sacred time of the year. We contemplate the wondrous magic of the great and mighty cosmic in-breath that creates this […]

Shining Mountain Waldorf High School German students learn how to make a radio program

Photo by Paula Blum

In October, SMWS German high school students spent a day with Elvis Katticaren from the organisation, KultCrossing in Cologne, Germany learning how to make a radio program. Ninth grade Michaela Panian explains, “In the time the ninth grade spent with Elvis from KultCrossing, we recorded and created a radio program about celebrities with German roots.” […]