Tuesday, January 14, 9am: Open House

GBRSS Early ChildhoodOur January Open House is Tuesday, January 14th from 9 am to 10:30 am. Prospective parents, please meet in the school’s library for coffee and muffins. We will tour the school buildings, step into elementary and middle school classrooms to experience Waldorf Education’s unique “main lesson” in action, tour dedicated art studios and visit Early Childhood classes for circle time.

Please contact Tracy Fernbacher with any questions at ext. 106 or admissions@gbrss.org

We look forward to seeing you!

Wednesday, January 15 and Thursday, January 17: Winter Parent Child Sessions Begin

GBRSS Parent Child GardenParent-Child Garden, for babies through children under age three accompanied by a parent or caregiver is currently taking registration for the winter session which begins Wednesday, January 15 and Thursday, January 16.

The eight weekly, teacher-led classes for babies, toddlers and pre-nursery children with a parent or caregiver are specially designed for each developmental stage, from brand new babies to two- and three-year olds, and are nurturing for both parent and child. During each class there is time for movement, free exploration, singing and games, beginning with lullabies for newborns and moving onto interactive games as the children grow. A brief observation period gives parents the chance to practice bringing quiet awareness to their children’s ever-growing capacities, fostering appreciation and bonding.

For your convenience, Register Online

The GBRSS admissions office will call to confirm your registration.

Contact Tracy Fernbacher at (413) 528 – 4015 ext. 106 for more information.

Friday, January 31, 8:15 – 10 am: Fair Doll-Making Workshop

GBRSS Fair Doll-Making Workshop

Saturday, February 1, 10:30 & 11:30am: Puppet Plays at Matrushka Toys and Gifts

On Saturday, February 1, our early childhood teachers will present a free puppet play for young children at Matrushka Toys and Gifts, 309 Main Street, Great Barrington, MA at 10:30 and 11:30am. GBRSS puppeteers will enact the story with their own handmade, needle-felted puppets. Please join us!

Thursday, February 13 – Sunday, February 16: Waldorf High School presents “Harvey”

Due to the winter storm, Thursday’s performance of “Harvey” has been cancelled, and a performance on Sunday, February 16th, at 2 p.m. has been added.



Great Barrington Waldorf High School presents "Harvey"

Monday, March 3 – Friday, March 14: GBRSS Art Show Online

The Great Barrington Rudolf Steiner School Benefit Art Show opening on March 15 at the Good Purpose Gallery, 40 Main Street in Lee, Massachusetts, and running through April 28, previews online from March 3 – March 14 on GBRSS Art Show Online at Paddle8.com, an online auction site.

Anyone can register and bid online, and bids will transfer to the gallery on opening night, March 15th. More artwork will be available on the Paddle8 site than the gallery has room to display, so interested art shoppers should be sure to visit both the online and live components of the show.

Visit GBRSS Art Show Online at Paddle8.com from March 3 – March 14.

Wednesday, February 26, 7pm: Science Fair and Open House

GBRSS Wind Turbine Science  Fair ProjectWe welcome the community to the 5th annual Student Science Fair and Open House, Wednesday, February 26 at 7pm in the school auditorium.

Independent science fair projects, in which students work with a mentor who has expertise in their area of interest, allow a student to choose their own topic from earth science, physics, chemistry or biology. Their project can be an experiment (What are the physics of the lie detector test?), an exploration (What are the effects of grooming on the heart rate of horses?) or a project (constructing a robotic arm).

In 2014, close to 50 GBRSS 7th and 8th graders will demonstrate projects on such diverse topics as the physics of the pendulum, building an electric car and building a model ecosystem.

Please join us for an exciting way to learn how students learn science at GBRSS. To join the open house the same evening, contact Tracy Fernbacher at admissions@gbrss.org or 413-528-4015, x. 106.

Saturday, March 15, 11:15 am: The Hollyhock Dream Puppet Play at Mason Library

Hollyhock Dream and GBRSS Early Childhood Teachers

Our early childhood teachers have created an original story book, The Hollyhock Dream, about a girl and her little brother who venture through the forest in search of the flower their mother dreams will make her well.

The fairy tale debuted as a puppet play at the school’s Holiday Handcraft Fair in November, and teachers will perform it again for the community at Mason Library in Great Barrington, Saturday, March 15 at 11:00am.

The Hollyhock Dream storybook, created locally in the spirit of giving to the community, is available at Matrushka Toys & Gifts, 309 Main Street, Great Barrington. Copies will also be available for purchase at the library performance.

Saturday, March 15 – Monday, April 28: GBRSS Art Show at the Good Purpose Gallery

steiner-art-showAll are invited to meet the artists at the opening reception of the GBRSS Art Show at the Good Purpose Gallery, 40 Main Street in Lee, Massachusetts, on Saturday March 15, 5-7pm. Join in the festive atmosphere of good works with good purpose, including wine and small bites during the event. To learn more about the gallery, visit goodpurpose.org

Anyone needing childcare for the opening reception on Saturday, March 15th, is in luck, the Waldorf High School in nearby Stockbridge, MA is having a babysitting fundraiser from 4-8 pm. See babysitting details here.

The show runs through April 28th at the Good Purpose Gallery and works for sale include paintings, photographs, drawings and ceramics by artists in the community, with proceeds to benefit the programs of the and the Great Barrington Rudolf Steiner School.

We are also partnering with GBRSS Art Show at Paddle8.com, to bring you an online preview of the show from March 3-March 14th. The online show will be a bit larger than the gallery show, so be sure to visit both and tell your friends and family!

Support two good causes–GBRSS and the College Internship Program–while acquiring some fabulous artwork.

For questions or more information, contact Jenna Lamond in the Development Office at x104 or development@gbrss.org

Tuesday, April 8, 9:00 am – 10:30 am: Open House

On the second Tuesday of every month we host prospective parents in the school’s library for coffee, tea and muffins. We will tour the school buildings, step into elementary and middle school classrooms to experience Waldorf Education’s unique “main lesson” in action, tour dedicated art studios and visit Early Childhood classes for circle time.

Please contact Tracy Fernbacher with any questions at ext. 106 or admissions@gbrss.org.