Reopening

WWS has reopened with a staged, hybrid approach, combining remote and on campus learning. For the month of September, our youngest students (PreK-G3) started on campus for a half day in outdoor classrooms. In early October we expanded our on campus mornings to include grades 4 and 5. 

11/9/20 Update: We have begun stage 3 where we are expanding our on campus learning to more grades through a phased-in, data-driven approach.

11/23/20 Update: For the period from Thanksgiving through our winter break, grades 1-12 will be on a full remote learning schedule. Our PreK and K programs will continue on campus.

See more images of our outdoor classrooms and remote learning below.

Protocols For On Campus Learning 

Children's Garden (Preschool & Kindergarten) 

  • Morning outdoor classes on campus (8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.). 
  • Daily health screenings will be done before faculty and students arrive on campus.
  • Faculty and students will be masked and observe social distancing.
  • Regular hand washing and cleaning protocols will be followed throughout the day in accordance with CDC recommendations. 
  • Parents may elect an alternative remote track, which includes packets and Zoom check-ins with their child’s teacher.
  • At this time, we are not offering an afternoon program or aftercare.
  • Learn more about logistics and protocols

Grades 1 - 5 

  • Morning classes in designated outdoor classrooms on campus (8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)
  • Daily health screenings will be done before faculty and students arrive on campus.
  • Faculty and students will be masked and observe social distancing.
  • Regular hand washing and cleaning protocols will be followed throughout the day in accordance with CDC recommendations.
  • Morning classes also will be livestreamed, and parents may elect this remote option as an alternative. 
  • All afternoon classes will be held remotely, both synchronously and asynchronously, depending on the individual grade schedule.
  • Learn more about logistics and protocols

Graded 6 - 12

  • Rotating morning classes on campus (8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.) - as of Nov 12
  • Beyond the Classroom Remote Learning
  • Classes will take place remotely, both synchronously and asynchronously (8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.). 
  • Additional on campus outdoor activities, lessons, and gatherings will be scheduled by grade on a rotating basis. Examples of on-campus activities may include class discussions, social gatherings, nature studies, a special main lesson, artistic work, hikes, etc.
  • Learn more about logistics and protocols

The health and safety of our community comes first in all of our decision making. No matter the circumstances, WWS is committed to providing a Waldorf education that develops young people who think clearly, feel compassionately, and act purposefully in the world. This mission undergirds our planning for the upcoming year. We are following the guidance of the State of Maryland and the Association of Independent MD & DC Schools (our accrediting body).

Read about remote learning at WWS during the spring of 2020 and find resources for parents and families.

Nursery Class

Mixed Age Kindergarten

Mixed Age Kindergarten

1st Grade Classroom

2nd Grade Classroom

3rd Grade Classroom (waving hello to a remote classmate)

4th Grade Classroom

5th Grade Classroom

8th Grade Remote Main Lesson

9th Grade Collaborative Art Project

Remote High School Humanities Class

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