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Education Outside the Box!
The moment that so many in our community have been waiting for is here—we are opening a high school! Deposits are being made, staff is being hired, supplies are being ordered. Many of you have long been asking “how can I help?” Some of you have offered certain skills or information, and some have offered donations. We thank each of you who have shared with us thus far and now invite the entire community to contribute in some way to our newest program.
Parent and board member Stefan Schaefer along with parent Andy Rice have created a video of our students sharing why they want their education at Haleakala Waldorf to extend into high school. It’s a part of a campaign called “Education Outside the Box.” Please go to
to learn why our students are so excited to continue on at HWS through high school. The success of our high school will be the result of a community effort—all of us wishing it well and giving to it the knowledge, expertise, and support as we are able. Please feel free to contact Jocelyn, Antje, or Mikko to share your ideas and resources. And if you have a friend outside of our school community who would support our school, please send them to http://www.crowdrise.com/educationoutsidethebox.
Join us in providing an “Education Outside the Box”!
We Are 40 Years Old!
This year HWS proudly celebrates its 40th birthday! Our school was started in 1972 with four teachers and 50 students, down in Wailuku Union Church. In 1976 we were fortunate enough to obtain the lease to our current site out of 300 applicants. This year we look back and commemorate the efforts of our founding parents, board members, and teachers. They made a leap of faith that has resulted in the beautiful and strong school we have today. Appropriately, our theme of the year is Nana I Ke Kumu: Look to the Source. We look back to our history, to the philosophical underpinnings of the Waldorf method, to the mana of Haleakala, and to our own values. What strengths do we want to carry forward to the next 40 years? We invite everyone this year to make a wish for the next 40 years in honor of our birthday. And as we prepare for the opening of our Waldorf high school in the fall of 2013, we are already making a long standing wish come true! Applications are now being accepted for grades 9 & 10, please click on the "high school" section at left to find out more.
Philanthropy is a key ingredient for excellence in education at Haleakala Waldorf School.