Festivals and Events
In September, we celebrate Michaelmas, a festival dedicated to courage and good deeds. In the spirit of the day, we do service projects for the community, and dye cloth with indigo.
In December, we celebrate the winter solstice with a quiet ancient festival symbolizing the inward-turning we experience as the cold drives us indoors. We also remember St. Martin who gave his cloak to a beggar. We collect winter coats for those less fortunate.
In February we celebrate the festival of lights. When we are half-way between the winter solstice and spring equinox, we celebrate the noticeable lengthening of days.
St. Lucia Day
St. Lucia was an Italian saint known for her kindness and love. The children bake saffron buns to share.
St. Nicholas Day
Saint Nicholas Day is celebrated throughout Europe and is honored by Waldorf schools. St. Nicholas was known for secret gift-giving. The children tidy their classrooms in anticipation and receive surprise gifts of clementines or oranges in their shoes.
May Day is an ancient tradition celebrating the arrival of summer. We gather around the maypole to dance and sing and strengthen our connection to the rhythms of nature.
As the most important fundraiser of the year, parents, faculty, staff and the community come together to celebrate the school's mission. Dancing, great food, conversation and the silent and live auctions equal a highly festive evening.
In November, we come together with the community to make and share beautiful handmade creations. This magical event takes place in the woods and draws people from all over mid-Missouri.
Spring Class Performances
In the Spring, we celebrate what the classes have been working on during the year. Each class offers a performance that they have written and directed.