Grade 4 students learn new skills during their recent Rancho Los Cerritos Field Trip.

Photo courtesy of Liliane Peixoto

2024-25 Registration Opens Today!

As we begin this exciting week of Re-Registration, the spirit of community and dedication to Waldorf education radiates brightly. The Early Childhood department is alive with vibrant energy and burgeoning enthusiasm. Amidst this lively atmosphere, enrollment flourishes, and the transition from 8th to 9th grade witnesses a remarkable surge in retention.

The continued interest from families seeking enrollment speaks volumes about the profound impact and value of our unique approach to education. Together, we embark on a journey of exploration, creativity, and lifelong learning, fostering a community where each student's potential finds fertile ground to flourish and thrive.

–WSOC Director of Admissions Brooke Natzke

It's registration week! Don't delay preparing your child(ren) for the upcoming school year! Also, click here to read the 2022-2023 Annual Report and here for program and faculty updates from the College of Teachers.

Events You Shouldn't Miss!

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The annual gala is nearly here: a night of community and fun that helps support WSOC! Don't miss this beloved and highly anticipated event!

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Register for the Spirit Run Here!

Sunday, March 17

Fun runs (and walks) help foster a sense of community and generate benefits for the mind and body.

Share the sunshine with your child(ren) and community while celebrating a fun event AND supporting the 8th grade fundraising effort!

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March 22

8 - 8:30 a.m.

Contribute to the 8th grade trip fundraising effort by enjoying a delicious breakfast!


April 1-6

WSOC community members receive a 50% discount!

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June 24-27

Educators, administrators, and parents are invited to this immersive event.

Baba the Storyteller will be hosting The Bantaba each morning of the conference!

WSOC On-Campus Events

7th and 8th Grade Danced the Night Away!

The 7th and 8th Grade Dance was an achievement in many ways! The students had been practicing their dance moves for weeks and were able to celebrate their learning by hosting one of the largest dances ever held on the WSOC campus. A total of 135 students with guests from five other schools attended! 

Not only that, but WSOC students were responsible for the festivities, from setting-up and breaking-down to DJing and lighting design, everyone took part in making the “night of music, games, dancing, and laughing” a success. Seventh and 8th grade students worked incredibly hard, according to Mr. Storm. 

The Waldorf emphasis of exploring movement and other cultures, particularly through dance, not only strengthens students’ understanding of themselves, but also enhances their social skills and ability to cross cultural boundaries. 

Movement is interwoven into the Waldorf curriculum. “It is through rhythm that a balance and harmony is established between the two poles of human experience – the consciousness of the head and the will activity of the limbs. In establishing this harmony, rhythm frees the forces of the head – the intellectual forces – from their tendency to harden in abstraction, and brings order into the impulses of the will, only too liable to explode in wild activity,” according to Waldorf Education: A Family Guide. 

Photos courtesy of Joseph Fanarof

Tea with the 12th Grade

Waldorf seniors shined as they discussed the intricacies of a Waldorf education with more than 60 attendees during a one-hour Q & A. They highlighted superb teaching, deep friendships, the ability to participate in athletics and numerous clubs, and share their voices as cornerstones of their experience at WSOC.

4th Grade Production of "Maria's Birthday"

Grade 4 students dazzled with their historic play that transported the audience back to a rancho in California in 1835 when Maria Gonzalez celebrated her 10th birthday with family and friends.

The bilingual play highlighted students' grasp of Spanish as they sang, acted, and danced on a vibrant and well-designed set they created themselves!

Children sing onstage for the Waldorf School Orange County Grade 4 production of "Miss Maria"

The Company of Angels

Come into The Company of Angels and shop your holiday whether it be Ramadan, Easter or Passover. Enjoy the Spring items in store for you.

Remember the first day of Spring is coming on March 19th.

– Nona and the Angels

WSOC: In the Community

10th Grade Celebrated Lunar New Year in Mexicali

The people of Mexicali are as warm as the weather, according to WSOC Spanish Teacher Sandra Blanco (Señora Blanco). 

Tenth grade students were able to immerse themselves in Mexican culture thanks to a longstanding partnership between WSOC and CETYS University

The program, which crosses physical, educational, and cultural borders was placed on hold during the pandemic, but was rejuvenated this year, thanks to Señora Blanco’s efforts. 

For her, it’s not simply sharing Mexican culture and encouraging life-long win-win relationships between WSOC students and their Mexican siblings (as they are called in the program). It's about constructing these cultural bridges as a way to promote peace in the world as students find “the common parts that join us… the human soul.” 

Born in Mexico City but raised in Mexicali, Señora Blanco said it’s an honor to be able to share her childhood home and culture with WSOC students. 

“Hopefully with these types of trips we can create that [understanding], with our hearts, our souls, our eyes – to create and make a difference,” she said. 

Not only were students introduced to Mexican culture, they were also able to celebrate the “Year of the Wooden Dragon” at the 2024 Chinese New Year Festival at La Chinesca in Mexicali. The observance is particularly notable as a celebration of the Chinese community that actually founded Mexicali. 

Cultural immersion from the exchange program has been helping develop lasting friendships across the border for over 14 years and is a program that many WSOC students define as “life changing”. 

Medieval Games

WSOC 6th grade students competed in the 26th Annual Medieval Games, testing their athletic prowess and mental toughness against seven other schools and 150 other students.

They engaged in archery, jousting, javelin throwing, and ended the day with a four-way tug of war, which happened in the rain this year. The grand finale was a steeplechase run with a mud pit at the end.

"Muddy fun was had by all," according Games Teacher Brad Holm.

Chaperones dressed up in costume, too, and contributed to the "medieval ambiance."

WSOC Calendar

Mon 3/11 - Fri 3/15 • Re-Registration Week

Thu 3/14, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm • 4th Grade Parent Evening

Fri 3/15 • 4th Grade Whale Watching Field Trip

Fri 3/15, 5:00 - 9:00 pm • WSOC Adult Education Program

Sat 3/16, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm • WSOC Adult Education Program

Sat 3/16, 10:30 am - 2:00 pm • Senior Projects

Sun 3/17, 7:30 -10:30 am • Spirit Run and Breakfast 8th Grade Fundraiser

Mon 3/18, 8:45-10:30 am • Parent Study Group w/Holly Richards; Nursery – Grade 4 parents welcomed

Mon 3/18, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm • Board Meeting

Tue 3/19, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm • Grades and EC Adult Education

Wed 3/20 - Sat 3/23 • 4th Grade Joshua Tree Trip (Overnight)

Wed 3/20, 9:00 am - 10:30 am • Walk Through the Grades

Wed 3/20, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm • RESERVATIONS: Eur Hall Pre K Eurythmy for Parents

Wed 3/20, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm • Pre-K Parent Evening, both classes

Thu 3/21 • Grade 11 Monologues: Eurythmy Hall

Fri 3/22 • Track & Field Grade 7 & 8

Fri 3/22 • Winter Playgroup ends

Fri 3/22, 10:00 am - 11:00 am • Track and Field Smoothie Fundraiser

Mon 3/25 - Fri 4/5 • Spring Break

Mon 3/25, 8:45-10:30 am • Parent Study Group w/Holly Richards; Nursery – Grade 4 parents welcomed

April 2024

 Mon 4/01, 8:45 am - 10:30 am • Parent Study Group with Holly Richards; Nursery through Grade 4 parents welcomed

Sun 4/7 - Fri 4/12 • Senior Trip

Mon 4/8 • Spring Playgroup begins

Mon 4/8 - Fri 4/12 • Grade 11 Botany Trip

Mon 4/08, 8:45-10:30 am • Parent Study Group w/Holly Richards; Nursery –Grade 4 parents welcomed

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