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.

Upcoming Events

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4 Week Simplicity Parenting Class at WWS

April 26 - May 17

Wednesday Evenings from 6-8pm at WWS

  • Cost: $100 per family (one or two parents/caregivers can attend per family) Additional $30 fee for materials will be subsidized by WWS
  • Facilitator: Drew Sample (WWS Parent)
  • All parents/caregivers are welcome to register for the class. You do not need to have a child enrolled at WWS to participate.

Simplicity Parenting provides the resources and tools needed to create a simpler and more fulfilling home life for children and caregivers so that they can worry less, feel more confident, have better relationships, and raise thriving, happy kids. Developed by renowned family counselor Kim John Payne, the Simplicity Parenting methods recognize how today's "too much, too soon" culture is overwhelming and stressful for children and makes it very difficult for parents to create the balanced home life they dream of for their family.

As an antidote to this unbalanced frenzy, WWS parent and certified Simplicity Parenting group facilitator Drew Sample will offer a series of group courses to learn about the small, doable, and effective steps Simplicity Parenting offers for reducing stressors and enjoying a simpler, more connected home life. The group offers opportunities to deeply explore the Simplicity Parenting material, discuss with peers how to practically apply these powerful tools, and build a community of support to help them stick.

Contact Drew Sample with questions.

Past Events Include

  • "Teaching in a World on Fire" talk by David Barham
  • Allysun Sokolowski, Waldorf 101 for Grades 1 to 8
  • 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