Entries by Shining Mountain

Rose Ceremony Speech by Sydney Kless

The 2017-2018 school year opened with the traditional Rose Ceremony held in the lower school courtyard on a sparkling clear day. This year’s senior speaker, Sydney Kless, welcomed students to the first grade with the speech below. Sydney’s speech “One can acquire everything in solitude except character.” – a quote by Stendhal There’s something powerful […]

HS Back to School Picnic – Monday, August 28, 2017

We did it! A not-so-old model of community activity was picked up and dusted off in the high school this season, and we, students, parents, faculty and staff, were all the beneficiaries of a great back-to-school gathering on the high school field last evening. It was a beautiful evening and the “vibe” was uplifted! This […]

SMWS Alumni White Paper

SMWS Alumni White Paper Dear SMWS Community, It is with great pride that we share with you our first Alumni White Paper, entitled “A Portrait of the Shining Mountain Waldorf High School Graduate”. This article is the result of 18 months of dedicated research by Nita Davanzo, our Alumni Relations Coordinator and proud graduate of […]

Living Positive Action in a World of Change – Interview with Jordan Chase Jacobsen, class of 2001

Can you give us a brief overview of what transpired in your life post-SMWS? After graduating from SMWS in 2001, I attended Connecticut College, which has fantastic international opportunities that allowed me to study and intern for United Nations organizations in both Vietnam and Germany.  After graduating, I moved to Washington, D.C., where I worked […]

Waldorf100: A New Film Celebrating 100 Years of Waldorf Education Around the World

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfec6eF4I_4 From Waldorf Today: The point of this film is to introduce the concept of the upcoming Waldorf100 Centennial in 2019-2020. The goal is to help families and schools around the world recognize that Waldorf education can, and does, have an important impact on the challenges we face in the world today. Too often we get […]

SMWS Alumni Panel | Thursday, March 16, 7-9pm

What Can You Do With A Waldorf Education? Anything. And Everything. Please join us for a special evening with some of our treasured Shining Mountain alumni and learn how Waldorf education and their time at SMWS have impacted their life paths and what wonderful things they are doing now in their lives! Event: SMWS Alumni […]

National German Awards

National German Awards 10th, 11th and 12th grade Shining Mountain Waldorf German students took the American Association of German Teachers national exams at the end of January. There were about 20,000 participants in all. Please congratulate the following students who received awards in this tough competition: Alec Evans (12th grade) – Level 4 Goldurkunde (Gold […]