The Washington Waldorf School is pleased to offer a variety of adult education opportunities throughout the school year to support, engage, and inspire our families and the wider community. The range of events include film screenings, lectures on pertinent topics of interest by outside experts, workshops, and more. While many of these events are primarily directed at parents, they generally are of wider interest, and anyone who is interested is welcome to attend. Most events are free.

The best sources of information on upcoming adult education events are our weekly bulletin and online calendar. 

 Join Us for an Upcoming Virtual Event


An Education for our Time: A Talk with Jack & Carol Petrash

Wednesday, Feb 10 at 8pm (online)

Our times are challenging and uncertain. The world our children will inherit will ask a great deal of them. It is essential that we prepare them to meet the future they will face. However, schools cannot effectively offer students answers to problems we can’t foresee. But we can help them to develop capacities with which they can creatively and effectively meet those problems. This talk will look at how Waldorf Education is currently developing these important and needed capacities in students.

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Jack and Carol Petrash are Waldorf teachers with many years of experience. In addition, Jack founded and directs the Nova Institute, which works to build bridges between mainstream and Waldorf Education. He is the author of Understanding Waldorf Education: Teaching from the Inside Out.

Carol is a Waldorf kindergarten teacher and was the registrar for the Rudolf Steiner Institute and the Early Childhood Coordinator at WWS. She is the author of Earthways: Simple Environmental Activities for Young Children.


Past Events Include

  • Nancy Blanning, Sensing the World and Building the Brain-Partners for Life
  • Elizabeth Rule, "Indigenous Voices" discussion hosted by WWS's Committee for Diversity, Equity and Social Justice.
  • Parent Education Evening, with Lani Hill: Developmental Milestones: A Road Map for Parents 
  • Hygienic Eurythmy Course with Susan Walsh, Therapeutic Eurythmist
  • Next Steps, First Grade and Beyond, with Jennifer Page 
  • Left to Their Own Devices: Helping Our Children Navigate the Digital World; A Talk for Parents by Diana Graber, Founder of CyberCivics 
  • The Spiritual and Religious Needs of Children; Co-sponsored by the WWS Diversity Committee & the Christian Community of Greater Washington-Baltimore 
  • Introduction to Biodynamic Beekeeping: A Workshop with Gunther Hauk of Spikenard Farm Honeybee Sanctuary
  • Three Tsunamis of the Soul: Teens Won’t Drown If They Reach Higher Ground with Douglas Gerwin