GMWS in Times Square

Last month, Green Meadow participated in an ad campaign in Times Square, as part of an initiative sponsored by NYSAIS (the NY State Association of Independent Schools), of which we are a member.  Our name was listed alongside other independent schools in NY state, and one of our photos was used. You can watch a 36-second video of the ad (Green Meadow appears at the 10-second mark) and see a screen shot below, which shows one of the photos we submitted (featuring Eighth Grader Utchaa Williams in the bottom left quadrant).






Posted by vlarson on Tuesday June 11, 2013 at 10:46AM
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GMWS 8th grade alumnus in The Journal News

From The Journal News, 6/10/13:

E. Ramapo alumnus to teach French GIs (Our note: He's a GMWS alum too!)

EAST RAMAPO – Christopher Smith of Chestnut Ridge, a Spring Valley High School graduate, was chosen to train with and teach English to French troops in Europe and participate in Normandy D-Day exercises as part of a NATO deployment. He is a sophomore at the State University of New York at Albany and is completing his second year of the Army ROTC program. He is a history and communications major. He attended kindergarten through eighth grade at Green Meadow Waldorf School.

Posted by vlarson on Monday June 10, 2013 at 09:54AM
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Join Us at the Nyack Farmers' Market!

Green Meadow is a proud sponsor of the Nyack Farmers' Market. (See opening day photo below.) Come visit us every Thursday through November!



Posted by vlarson on Monday June 3, 2013 at 10:57AM
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Spring 2013 Alumni Magazine Online Now!

Take a look at the Spring 2013 Alumni Magazine, featuring GMWS alumni in health care.

Posted by vlarson on Tuesday May 28, 2013 at 09:11AM
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Movement and Memory

This article from last month in The New York Times is an interesting follow-up to a recent blog post about movement in Waldorf Education. One of the most interesting quotes: "...the way the brain records and remembers movement in space may be the basis of all memory."

Posted by vlarson on Monday May 20, 2013 at 11:19AM
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The Auction Has Already Begun!

Anxious to start bidding? Go to our online Auction today (and share this link with friends and family)!

If you can't come on May 4, buy a raffle ticket.

Our Gala Auction raffle and all proceeds from the Auction on May 4 will raise funds to expand the Common Room in the High School (see sketch below), and construct much-needed additional classroom space and faculty office space.
Posted by vlarson on Tuesday April 30, 2013 at 10:57AM
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Celebrate Screen-Free Week: April 29-May 5

Check out my recent blog post about Screen-Free Week (on Nyack Patch) here!

Posted by vlarson on Tuesday April 23, 2013 at 12:16PM
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Movement Is Our Method! From Eurythmy Teacher Laura Radefeld

Green Meadow Waldorf School does not supplement our curriculum with movement: our curriculum IS movement. Starting with the youngest children in the Early Childhood section, our pedagogical approach recognizes that healthy, self-initiated movement is the best foundation for physical and cognitive development at every age. The Waldorf School’s curriculum and method of teaching recognizes that nimble, imaginative, full-body movement in the youngest child becomes nimble dexterity in thought after puberty, and that the capacities of free and responsible action in young adulthood are developed through an artistic, holistic education based on movement.

Waldorf Schools throughout the world are grounded in a commitment to movement and are being recognized as leaders in cutting-edge learning techniques, though Waldorf Schools have been working this way since their founding in 1919.

Every subject in the Waldorf School develops foundational skills through movement. A subject unique to Waldorf Schools is eurythmy, a movement art that integrates language, music, geometry, and spatial awareness in lively weekly classes from Early Childhood through High School. Artistically, students learn to use their whole body to listen, speak, sing, perceive, and think. In First Grade, students learn eurythmy movement through the rich language of fairy tales, Sixth Graders learn by moving complex geometric forms collaboratively with classmates, and High School students learn to perceive and express the inner nature of poetry, music, and themes from the curriculum through expressive choreography and gesture. Being in touch with the expressive capacities of the body is to be in touch with a way of intuitive understanding. As students’ capacities for higher cognition develop through thinking, eurythmy supports students healthy thinking through highly conscious movement.

Posted by vlarson on Friday April 19, 2013 at 10:14AM
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Check Out Clips from Recent Parent Education Talks!

Every few weeks, we are posting new clips from our Parent Education talks.

Up now: Kim John Payne's talk from last year, Elizabeth Hall introduces the Lower School, and our Early Childhood teachers on child development from birth to seven and First Grade Readiness.

Coming soon: Farmer and author Joel Salatin, Anna Silber on Literacy the Waldorf Way and Renate Kurth on Teaching Science.

Take a look at

Posted by vlarson on Friday March 8, 2013 at 01:48PM
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