Marin Waldorf School


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Do you want to raise

a resilient child?

Join the discussion on

Tues., November 13 at 6:30 pm

Join Misha Golfman in an intimate and practical exploration of the positive outcomes that come from allowing our children and teenagers to take healthy natural risks, while taking our own risks as parents. How do we build family habits that foster young adults towards healthy empowerment, connection, and an altruistic willpower for engaging with the world?

We will explore parenting styles and introduce practical ideas for home design, family habits and systems, schooling, sociallife, and community engage-ment for social and environmental change. Working together we will imagine a world where we put the interests of others before our own, live in communities based on trust, and turn our consumptive relationship with the natural world to one of balance and reverence for life.



Tuesday, Nov. 21 at 7 pm
Waldorf 101

How is Waldorf education different from other schools, and why is it different? For new families, and anyone who is curious, this is an introduction to Waldorf basics.

Who was Rudolf Steiner, the founder of Waldorf education? What did he say about how children learn, and how is Waldorf education fulfilling his vision?

What is a main lesson, and how do we teach the MWS students every day?

Bring any questions you have, and be prepared to move and sing and draw.

Free and Open to the Public

Tinkuy Project Presentation
Nov. 28 at 7 pm

Free & Open to the Public.

Come learn about our Peruvian sister Waldorf School, Kawsay Andean School, with hosts Megan Neale, Ken Smith & Kristine Deason.

Be inspired about The Tinkuy Project's connection and exchange with students and teachers from Peru.

In January we will be hosting teacher Rosaura Farfan Aguilar so she can experience Waldorf education in the US. Come learn more at this event!

Tuesday, Dec. 4 at 7 pm

Finding Meaning in the Patterns in our Lives

Is there meaning in our adult struggles, and when can we expect them to be over?

How do human beings develop?

How do we foster health and strength in ourselves & our children?

Come and find out the meaning of life according to Rudolf Steiner in this interactive workshop. We will have conversations about the stages of human development and focus on the years 21 - 28.

We will share life stories, draw, and work on our life chart.

All interested adults are welcome.

Free and Open to the Public


Vilda thanksgiving camp at marin waldorf

Ages 4-12

Join our nature based village for hands on skills and outdoor fun. We follow our curiosities to learn down to earth skills from adults who are skilled in their field. We track animals in the brush, water tomatoes in the garden, build a birdhouse in the carpentry room and cool off sitting in the shade of the oak trees working on crafts. We notice what our friends are doing as we pass by and perhaps try a new skill the next day. Projects and adventure are balanced with rest, story and timeless play.

In addition to our core curriculum this camp may include:

  • Carpentry Safety & Projects

  • Organic Gardening

  • Healthy Cooking Projects

  • Local Flora & Fauna

  • Natural Dyes

  • Ecological Arts & Crafts

  • Animal Tracking

  • Fire by Friction

  • Scout Games & Practices

  • Mapping

  • Wild Edibles

  • and more...

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Annual Giving

Marin Waldorf School is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation that relies on the generosity of its parents, friends, and the larger community to support its annual operating budget. We greatly appreciate your donation and thank you for helping us to awaken the joy of learning for the children of Marin Waldorf School.

2018-2019 Annual Giving is easy!


Ask your employer if they offer a Matching Gift Program.  

Pledge now, pay by June 30, 2019.  Email with your pledge or any questions.


Celebrations with a Natural Rhythm

Just as there is a rhythm to each day with different tasks appropriate to different times of the day, there is a rhythm to the year. Observing the changing seasons helps the children to work appropriately and fosters a sense of harmony with the rhythmic life of nature throughout the year. Marin Waldorf School celebrates the changing seasons with major all-school festivals. In addition we hold annual festivals and events for the larger community.

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  • School Beautification Day Saturday August 25 . 9 am - 1 pm

  • Opening Day Assembly & Rose Ceremony Tuesday September 4 . 8:30 am

  • Michaelmas Friday September 28 . 1:15 pm

  • Annual Children's Faire Sunday October 7 . 10 am - 4 pm

  • Dia de los Muertos November 2

  • Grandparents' Day Friday November 16 . 8:30 - 11:30 am

  • Advent Spiral Friday December 7

  • Winter Assembly Tuesday December 18 . 6 pm

  • Shepard's Play Friday December 21

  • Town Hall & Community Dinner Wednesday February 13 . 6 pm

  • Spring Night Gala Saturday March 30

  • Eurythmy Performance Thursday April 4 . 6 pm

  • Spring Assembly Friday April 5 . 11 am

  • May Faire Saturday May 4 . 10:30 am - 2 pm

  • End of Year & Rose Ceremony Friday June 14 . 11 am

  • Graduation Saturday June 15



parent association

MWS parents are raising happy and healthy children together.


The purpose of the Parent Association is to promote community life and support the school's fundraising efforts and festivals. Our school was founded by a group of dedicated parents and the on-going enthusiasm, support and commitment of parents helps maintain Marin Waldorf as a healthy, harmonious school community. All parents are automatically members of the Parent Association, which meets on the first Monday of each month during the school year. Class representatives volunteer to represent their classes at Association meetings and bring Parent Association news and projects back to the other parents in the various classes.

Parent Association activities are vitally important to our school, as is every family's participation in them. All parents are welcome and encouraged to attend Association meetings. Our Parent Association functions under the guidance of the school administrators.



Community Calendar


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 Children's Faire

Sunday October 7, 10 am - 4 pm

Our annual Children’s Faire is one of the most treasured events in Marin County. The event is Sunday, October 7 from 10 am - 4 pm. Admission is free ~ all are welcome! Come enjoy magical games, crafts, puppet shows, unique vendors and organic food.


The Knights Quest

Be knighted by our Marin Waldorf School Queen or King after testing your strength through a rope course that includes a zip line, swing and tight rope!


The Sleeping Giant

Find the courage to sneak up to a Sleeping Giant and dash away with his treasure! Bold souls will be rewarded with a Golden Egg!


The Mermaid Lagoon

Catch a fish and receive a gift from the sea by a Mermaid!


The Cake Walk

The Little Red Hen bakes and bakes and bakes that her helpers may partake.” Think musical chairs but with cake! When the music stops and you’re on the chosen number, choose a cake!


The Hero's Journey

An interactive maze in which children are guided past a sleeping dragon. Treasure is awarded to all heros at the end of their journey!


The Viking Workshop

Crafting fun for all ages!