(Great Barrington, MA) May 30, 2017—Great Barrington Rudolf Steiner School (GBRSS) invites the community to a portfolio exhibition by this year’s eighth grade graduating class, a free event taking place Tuesday, June 6, at 4pm and Wednesday, June 7, from 8:30-10:30am at the school, 35 West Plain Road, Great Barrington.The Class of 2017’s twenty-two soon-to-be graduates have journeyed together from first through eighth grade, and will present their handmade books in core academic subjects including history, mathematics, biology, chemistry, botany, language arts and foreign language, and portfolios of work in handwork, woodwork, geometry, 2D and 3D art. Eighth graders will be on hand to discuss their work, as well as team and character-building experiences in outdoor education, the performing arts, sports and community service, with plenty of time for visitors to ask questions and learn more about Waldorf education in the Berkshires.
“Steiner’s portfolio exhibition offers a unique opportunity to explore both the work produced throughout the Waldorf lower school curriculum, and to meet the extraordinary students this work develops,” says Faculty Administrator, or head of school, Michael Junkins. “Steiner students are poised, articulate and engaged. We believe this genuine self-motivation is key to their future success, both in high school and in life. In the coming era when all work is likely to be portfolio-based, these graduates are well-prepared to succeed.”
The Great Barrington Rudolf Steiner School Class of 2017 has achieved a 100% acceptance rate to the high schools of their choice, including Berkshire School (Sheffield, MA), Berkshire Waldorf High School (Stockbridge, MA), Concord Academy (Concord, MA), Doane Stuart (Rensselaer, NY), Emma Willard (Troy, NY), The Harley School (Rochester, NY), Millbrook School (Millbrook, NY), Miss Hall’s School (Pittsfield,MA), Monument Mountain Regional High School, Mt. Everett High School, Putney School (Putney, VT) and Simon’s Rock Bard Academy, as well as summer arts programs at Interlochen Arts Academy (Interlochen, MI) and Walnut Hill School for the Arts (Natick, MA).
Great Barrington Rudolf Steiner School’s curriculum of academic excellence activated with movement, music, outdoor learning and the arts has been preparing students to achieve their full potential for 45 years, and earned Steiner “Best School in the Berkshires” accolades for five consecutive years, including 2016. The school offers rolling admissions and sliding scale tuition, and is now welcoming new applications.