Linden Waldorf School of Nashville

Annual Events

Rose Ceremony
Each year on the first day of school, the incoming first grade class is welcomed with a Rose Ceremony.  Students from the eighth grade class present roses to the incoming first graders, and these students continue to enjoy activities with each other throughout the school year in their “buddy” pairs.

During this opening day assembly the class and specialty teachers are introduced, and each class teacher presents a brief overview of his/her grade’s curriculum for the year.  All Linden Waldorf School parents are invited to attend this special celebration of the new school year.
Grandparents/Special Friends Day
Once a year,  the school community celebrates grandparents and special friends.  Students' work is displayed and each grades class shares a performance at an all-school assembly.  Grandparents or special friends are also invited to visit students’ classrooms.

Elves’ Faire
Each November, the Linden Waldorf School community comes together to produce the Elves’ Faire.  It is our largest community event (with well over 1000 people attending each year) as well as a gift to our students.   The Elves’ Faire is, for many people, the first opportunity to see a Waldorf school and to experience a bit of the philosophy underlying everything the school does.  Attendees enjoy activities that emphasize the wonder and joy of childhood, nutritious food, wholesome games, natural crafts, and live entertainment.  The funds generated from the Faire support programs and projects for our school. For more information visit
All students grade 3 and above participate in the school’s orchestra, choir, and recorder programs.  Several concerts are given each year, with music from the upper and lower grades orchestras, the choirs, and recorder ensembles. These concerts are open to the public and are offered in the fall and spring.

Spring Gala
The Spring Gala is an event that all parents and friends of Linden Waldorf School look forward to every year.  It is a wonderful themed evening of entertainment, food, drink, and a live auction as well as being an important fundraising opportunity for the school.  The Spring Gala is held off-site which makes for a festive, “grown-up” evening for parents and friends of the school.  For more information visit
Alumni Homecoming
Each year LWS Alumni are invited for the annual "homecoming" following the Spring Concert.  This is a time for sharing, reminiscing and honoring their journey through Waldorf education. 
May Fair
The school celebrates May Fair on the Friday closest to May 1.  An all school assembly begins the festivities and then each class presents a dance around the may pole.  The May Fair concludes with a picnic and celebration and school is dismissed at 12:30.

Linden Waldorf School graduated its fourth eighth grade class in 2010. This annual celebration is a reflection of memories and accomplishments to honor and bid farewell to our oldest students. During this ceremony we acknowledge with pride what these young men and women have become and reaffirm our own beliefs and appreciation for Waldorf education.

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Reverse Rose Ceremony
Each year on the last day of school, the outgoing first grade class honors the graduating class with a Rose Ceremony.  Students from the first grade class present roses to the outgoing eighth graders to send them out into the world.  All Linden Waldorf School parents are invited to attend this special celebration of the end of the school year.



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