Festivals and Events
Parents, students, faculty, and community come together at the beginning of the year to fellowship, see friends (old and new), and drop in to see classrooms for the coming year.
We begin and end our year with a rose ceremony, marking the transition from one stage of life to another and reminding us that life is a journey.
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.
The Lantern Walk is a simple, reverent event bringing to life our children's role as a spark of light in the dark of night — a spark of light in the world.
We celebrate the winter solstice with a quiet ancient festival symbolizing the inward-turning we experience as the cold drives us indoors. We collect winter coats for those less fortunate.
We celebrate the wonder of Mother Earth to remind us of our collective responsibility to promote harmony with nature.
St. Lucia was an Italian girl known for her kindness and love, delivering food to starving people. The children bake saffron buns to share.
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.
In November, we come together with the community to share beautiful handmade creations. This magical event takes place in the woods and draws people from all over mid-Missouri.
As the most important fundraiser of the year, parents, faculty, staff, and the community come together to celebrate the school's mission. Great food, conversation, and silent and live auctions equal a highly festive evening.