Providing an accessible Waldorf education while imbuing purpose and direction for head, hands and heart.

Our School

We offer traditional Waldorf arts, music, and handwork with a talented and diverse group of dedicated teachers of the highest caliber who care deeply about their work and the children.

Our School

 

Admissions and Tuition

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  • Family Play Group
  • Hummingbird Play Garden Nursery
  • Linden Tree Kindergarten
  • 1st-8th Grades

Admissions and Tuition

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Open Houses 2016/2017

  • January 16th, 10 am – 12pm
  • February 6th, 11am – 2pm
  • March 9th, 1:30-2:30
  • April 16th, 10am – 12pm

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Shining Star Waldorf School
2120 NE Tillamook Street
Portland, Oregon 97212
(503) 753-4459
office@shiningstarschool.com

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Curriculum

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Studies show that children who play and listen, engage and reflect, alternate active movement with songs, poems, stories, verses, and develop strong pre-literacy skills through the imagination, simply excel as adult life-long learners!

Curriculum

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Please help us spread the word! Great part time morning lessons for home schooling 10-11 year olds at our school with Mr. David Edwards, super value, lessons 9 am to 11 am, then snack and play with friends to 11:40 am! Please share this flier! ... See MoreSee Less

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I am wondering if any of you who are familiar with Waldorf might be interested in an evening sewing class to make Waldorf dolls this year? I haven't done a class like this for some years and it would be so much fun to set up a sewing circle over at Shining Star Waldorf School in NE Portland in November to make these lovely lifetime dolls and a few clothes as presents for your children (or yourself!). I would estimate cost might be about $25 per doll for cotton skin, wool stuffing, and yarn hair....if you are interested, can you drop a line on this post? I am a Waldorf teacher, with about 25 years teaching experience, and love handwork and sewing with other people....and of course, teaching! I learned to make these dolls about 30 years ago and have taught a few doll classes in the past...this year I am taking a brand new gr 1-2 at the school so I should have some evenings fairly free! I would like to gather about a dozen friends to come sew...let me know! Marsha Johnson or email mrs.johnson@shiningstarschool.com ... See MoreSee Less

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Love to see the continued growth of our school community, the families are pouring into our classes this summer like warm sweet real maple syrup over crispy pancakes, we are meeting the nicest people, sweet sincere children, little siblings playing nearby, we are finding jewels arriving each week, blown in by winds of change, by word of mouth from our fond current families, we are expanding and counting chairs and pillows, and crayon sets and aprons and paintbrushes, and making room. We have been so blessed over the past 13 years to attract and engage with over long periods of times, the most marvelous families! Last year our small class of graduating lead class children had within it children who had started in grade one....one of the best things about being a teacher in a Waldorf school is the chance to see the children grow up over the years, to really KNOW them, and of course, to have them know YOU. Dr. Steiner who designed this education, stated very clearly it is not What you Know as a teacher, but Who you Are! We are thrilled with the generous bounty of the metro area in delivering to our doors, great great people....it is going to be an amazing year! ... See MoreSee Less

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We sure loved our Irving Park Play Days this summer! The teachers went over, met school families, new families, brought beeswax, yarn, felting wool, and more, played with kids and laughed with parents, discussed the specifics of Waldorf education, reached out to tots and teens.....it was a fun way to spend Wednesday Mornings and we hope we brought a little rainbow sparkle light to the Irving Park playground! Thanks for the warm welcome, neighborhood families!
Come see us at school! 2120 NE Tillamook, Portland, OR 97212, we have room in the Nursery, K, grade 3-4, and 5, a few spots!
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