Who we are:
Working together as a community is one of the cornerstones
of Waldorf Philosophy. The Shining Rivers School faculty, Board
of Trustees, and parents are dedicated to providing quality Waldorf
education to the St. Louis area. Even though we have different ethnic,
religious, and economic backgrounds, we are all drawn together by
common values. We believe in protecting the innocence of childhood,
limiting media exposure, eating wholesome foods, and educating our
children in a way that promotes a natural love of learning.
What we do:
The faculty is the backbone of the Shining Rivers
School community. With extensive background in the Waldorf method,
they act as guides and advisers in every aspect of the school’s
functioning. Besides teaching, the faculty also educates our community
through its monthly parent lecture series and by making the school
readily available to parents.
The Board of Trustees is composed of faculty,
parents, and friends of the community, who provide effective leadership
to the school and strive to incorporate Waldorf principles in their
Parents play a very active role in the Shining
Rivers community by attending Parent Council meetings, volunteering
on at least one committee, and participating in the many activities
such as festivals, fund-raising events, and assemblies. Parents
form close bonds with each other during these activities and others,
such as school work days, the annual brunch, and the Gold and Silver
picnic at year’s end.
How We Have Succeeded:
Through the efforts of our dedicated community, we have recently
purchased a beautiful new campus for our children. The campus provides
many opportunities for children to explore nature in an “English
Woodland Garden” and a meadow that were constructed through
the efforts of our faculty and parents.
Because of the high priority our community places on quality
teachers, we also provide the means for our faculty to
receive additional training during the summer.
In short, each person in our midst brings to the
school unique talents and skills, which blend with
those of all the others to form a community that enriches all of