Calendar of Events

Throughout history the world’s civilizations have celebrated nature’s rhythms in a way that sustains and renews the culture. At the Sierra Waldorf School, the school year is permeated by the light, food, story and songs of the annual festivals, which foster a sense of wonder, reverence and gratitude. The teachers, parents and children work together to prepare for each celebration and you are warmly invited to participate and attend.

First Day of School (for grades 1st-8th) – September 4

Opening ceremonies at 8:35am on the upper lawn.

First Day of School for Kindergarten – September 5, 2013

First Day of School for Nursery – September 9th, 2013

Peace Day – September 20, 11am 

Michaelmas – September 27, 2013

Halloween Festival – October 31, 5:30-9:00pm

Join the festivities as the school is transformed with a garden of fairy tales with a hay maze, puppet shows and other surprises. We end the evening with a bon fire and music. This event is open to the public and there is a suggested donation of $5 per family. There will be food and drinks available for purchase.

Here is a map for the evenings festivities!

SWS Elves Faire – POSTPONED to December 14, 10-4pm
Join us on campus to peruse many beautifully hand crafted items for wonderful holiday gifts. There will be food, warm drinks, music and fun activities for the kids. Wreath making, candle dipping, and a dessert/cake walk will all be taking place. To be a vendor, call Tina Walts at (209) 984-0454.  Admission and parking is free. This event is open to the greater community. Vendor Form

Elves' Faire Poster 2013

Alumni Reunion – December 19, 2013
Alumni students and parents are invited to join us for some catching up, laughter and banter at the Ventana Gallery at 48 S. Washington Street, Sonora.   Music, food and beverages will be provided. We hope to see many of you! Please RSVP to Caroline at (209) 984-0454.

Teacher’s Conference Week – February 17 – 21, 2014
No School

Granparents Day – March 14, 2014 11AM
Grandparents and special friends are welcomed to the school to see a presentation from classes 1-8th. Afterwards, classrooms are open for visits. Kindergartners will welcome grandparents in the yard!

SWS Rites of Spring Auction – March 15, 2014

Theme: “By the Light of the Silvery Moon – A Masquerade Ball”   5pm – 9pm
Motherlode Fairgrounds, Sonora, CA
Advanced tickets $35 (after March 8, $50 and at door)

Procurement Deadline is Feb. 7. Procurement Form

Catered dinner, no host bar with live music! Over 300 items in the Silent Auction and many wonderful trips, dinners and a car in the Live Auction. Dancing from 9pm to 11pm. Visit or call (209) 984-0454 to purchase tickets and tables. Come dressed in your favorite  inspired threads!

Masquerade Auction Post Card

Click here for the 2014 Catalog

May Day- May 3, 2014

Join us for this beautiful festival as we dance around the May pole, make crafts, enjoy live music and celebrate spring! Dine on delicious cuisine at our Blue Iris Cafe. Admission & parking is free and open to the greater community.

10:00am – 12:30pm   Crafts, activities and vendors
10:30am – 11:30am  Classroom open house
10:30am – 12:45pm  Blue Iris Cafe
10:45am – 11:30am  Music on the lower lawn
1pm-  BELL RINGS!  Gather around the Maypole
1:15pm  Choir performance
1:30pm – 2:30 pm  Maypole Dancing (performed by classes 1 -8)

Annual Golf Tournament – June 20, 2014
Save the date for this fun FUNdraiser! Hole in one competition, prizes and dinner included. Check in at 11am, 1pm Scramble. $135 per player, and $45 for additional dinner tickets. Invite a foursome to play and support our school. Contact Caroline at (209) 984-0454 or Sponsorships and auction items welcome!

Click here for more information! 2014 – Tournament Flyer and Sign up_V7

25th anniversary logo send

News & Updates
  • Tour the School!

    Our monthly walk through the grades allows you to see our classes while in session. The tour is kindergarten through 8th grade and begins promptly at 8:30am. Please R.S.V.P. to Bill Roberson, Enrollment Director, at (209) 984-0454 or to attend.

    Upcoming tours:
    April 9
    May 14

  • Now Enrolling Nursery & Kindergarten for 2014-15

    Space is limited for a small student/teacher ratio. Enrollment packets are available by mail. School tours are the second Wednesday of the month or for an individual tour, call Bill Roberson, Enrollment Director at (209) 984-0454 or email at

  • May Day – May 3rd, 2014

    Our annual May Day is on May 3, 2014 at the SWS campus. It is an open event to the greater community. Come celebrate spring with us as each grade dances around the May Pole! There will be crafts for all ages, our famous Blue Iris Cafe and vendors. Free admission and parking. 10-4pm.
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