The Seacoast Waldorf School 2015/2016 school year commenced Wednesday morning, September 9th, with the annual Rose Ceremony. Students, families and faculty gathered in the school’s veggie- and flower-filled gardens to welcome the new first grade class through the grade school.
Each first grader walked over a wooden bridge and was then greeted by a fifth or sixth grade student who presented the child with a red rose – a tradition repeated at Waldorf schools across the globe.
The grade school children then formed a sunflower bridge over the first grade class as the proceeded to their classroom to begin the new school year.
Seacoast Waldorf School, founded in 1999, is one of over 1,000 Waldorf schools worldwide with over 90 years of experience offering inspired education. Waldorf education is one of the fastest growing independent school movements in the world.
Since opening its doors at its current location, 403 Route 236 in Eliot, Maine, Seacoast Waldorf School has nearly doubled enrollment. The school is now is the planning stages for a construction project in 2016 to add a middle school, community auditorium and more. Click here to learn more about our Capital Campaign and plans to expand the school.