Current Status

WWS 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 and in November we welcomed all students back to campus. Grades 1-12 were entirely remote for the period between Thanksgiving and early January. 

1/28/21 Update: As of today, all classes are back on campus. We have started the full day program available for the Children's Garden (PreK & K). Grades 1-12 are on campus four full days a week, with one day a week of remote learning (families may opt for livestream rather than on campus classes). We maximize outside time on our spacious campus and are using our indoor classrooms as well. Strict health and safety protocols are followed at all times.

4/14/21 Update: Grades 1-5 are now on campus 5 days a week (families may opt for livestream rather than on campus classes).

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

Protocols For On Campus Learning 

Children's Garden (Preschool & Kindergarten) 

  • 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.
  • Learn more about logistics and protocols

Grades 1 - 12 

  • Each class will have 4 days on campus and 1 day remote. Regular remote days are set so that the entire student body is not on campus on any given day.
  • 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.
  • Classes also will be livestreamed, and parents may elect this remote option as an alternative. 
  • 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 and ongoing decision making. 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.

From the day we welcomed the high school students back to campus.

3rd Grade Indoor and Outdoor Classrooms

Sunflower Class Enjoying the Snow

3rd and 5th Grade Playing Basketball at Recess

High School Coppersmithing

1st Grade Outdoor Classroom

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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