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School Life

Community: the fabric of a Waldorf education 

Life at Linden feels comfortably familiar, even to new arrivals. We think it might be because, in the midst of today's bustle and noise, our goal is to bring joyful reverence to the education and keeping of every child entrusted to us.

The rhythm of annual festivals and events fills these young lives with confidence and security. A dedicated community strives to hold our diverse student body in an embrace of inclusivity. While teaching support of the environment through sustainable practices, we strengthen the message that children and adults can collaborate to be good stewards of the earth. Alongside academics, a Waldorf school revolves around bringing a depth of meaning and the richness of discovery to every facet of the social education it provides. Simply put, Linden Waldorf School's aim is to prepare the whole child for the whole world.

Centrally located in vibrant Nashville, Tennessee, our campus rests on twelve verdant acres shared with Trinity Presbyterian Church, with which we hold the common values of environmental stewardship, music programs, and building of inclusive and diverse communities. 

Festivals & Community Events

Linden Waldorf School rejects racism in all its forms, and embraces the principles of common humanity expressed by the founder of Waldorf Education when he said,

[We] must cast aside the division into races. [We] must seek to unite people of all races and nations, and to bridge the divisions and differences between various groups of people.

—from Rudolph Steiner’s The Universal Human, Lecture 1

 

Linden Waldorf School respects and supports each student’s spiritual beliefs and practices and welcomes students and their families, faculty, and staff of all races, sexual orientations, faiths, and creeds.

At the heart of our education lies the goal to bring students to an understanding of the commonality of the human experience of all of the world’s people, transcending the stereotypes, prejudices, and divisiveness of classification by race, religion, sex, nationality, and ability.

We strive to accomplish this through a thoughtfully designed curriculum that incorporates global cultures, historical contexts, and religious traditions so that our students may gain a deeper understanding of the world in which they will some day live and work as adults, and through the celebration through the grades of festivals that reflect the heritage of seasons and cultures of the world.

 

Diversity & Inclusion 

Volunteerism 

Sustainability 

Waldorf students are encouraged to live with self-assurance, a reverence for life and a sense of service."  

— Ernest Boyer, President of the Carnegie Foundation
for the Advancement of Teaching 

 

At Linden Waldorf School, we live out our values of protecting the earth and its resources every day. Among the steps we take to bring awareness to our students and sustainability to our campus are:

GARDENING

Our staff gardening teacher leads our youngest children to garden by example. Eventually, the children absorb gardening as a part of everyday life through her presence. Students who may need alternative plans to their daily schedule are also offered gardening times.

CLASSROOM COMPOST

A compost bucket in every classroom is added to the pile during chore times. The third grade takes care of the remaining composting duties, such as adding garden vegetation, turning the piles, sifting finished compost, and spreading the rich compost on the garden.

PLANET GREEN RECYCLING

Linden is a drop-off site for Planet Green Recycling.  Through this program, we recycle ink cartridges, phones, and small electronics and are able to raise additional money towards our yearly fundraising goal. Visit the Planet Green website to see what items you can recycle through Linden and Planet Green. 

 GARDEN COMPOSTING

We compost vegetation from our garden, teaching and involving the children in that process as part of their experiential learning.

RECYCLING

Linden uses recycled, biodegradable, and eco-friendly paper products whenever possible.

GREEN LUNCHES

We encourage parents to send reusable containers with their children’s lunches in the belief that ecological consciousness begins at home.

EARLY CHILDHOOD CLASSES

Our Early Childhood teachers cultivate children’s reverence for nature, scaffolded by daily outdoor play on our twelve verdant acres and the incorporation of natural play materials in every  classroom. At the end of the day, each Early Childhood class takes care of its own recycling during chore times.

 THIRD GRADE

In 3rd Grade, the main lesson block on The Farm includes a weekend working farm trip and is an integral experience in teaching understanding and respect for the land and the animals who live there. Gardening at Linden is central to the 3rd Grade curriculum, with children training year-round in methods of biodynamic gardening as they maintain and nurture our on-site gardens.

FOURTH GRADE

In 4th Grade, the Man & Animal main lesson block teaches reverence for all the kingdoms of nature as it brings an understanding of the interrelatedness of humans and animals.

SIXTH GRADE

Our 6th Grade class learns about the environmental impact of our activities, as they are responsible for the weekly collection of all recyclables throughout the campus.

Gardening

Our staff gardening teacher leads our youngest children to garden by example. Eventually, the children absorb gardening as a part of everyday life through her presence. Students who may need alternative plans to their daily schedule are also offered gardening times.

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Classroom Compost

A compost bucket in every classroom is added to the pile during chore times. The third grade takes care of the remaining composting duties, such as adding garden vegetation, turning the piles, sifting finished compost, and spreading the rich compost on the garden.

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Planet Green Recycling

Linden is a drop-off site for Planet Green Recycling.  Through this program, we recycle ink cartridges, phones, and small electronics and are able to raise additional money towards our yearly fundraising goal. Visit the Planet Green website to see what items you can recycle through Linden and Planet Green.

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Garden Composting

We compost vegetation from our garden, teaching and involving the children in that process as part of their experiential learning.

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Recycling

Linden uses recycled, biodegradable, and eco-friendly paper products whenever possible.

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Green Lunches

We encourage parents to send reusable containers with their children’s lunches in the belief that ecological consciousness begins at home.

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Elves Faire

Experience

Waldorf Day

Benefit Concert

Grandparents

& Special Friends

Day

Volunteers sustain every Waldorf school, and at Linden Waldorf School, we are grateful for the participation of our families and friends. Members of the Linden community contribute to the life of the school through their involvement in numerous ways, from Diversity & Inclusion, to Fundraising, to the annual Elves Faire, and more. To learn about specific school initiatives, contact us.

“The healthy social life is found when, in the mirror of each individual, the whole community is reflected, and when, in the community, the virtue of each individual is living.” 

—Rudolf Steiner

15% 

Students of color (self-identifying as other than white)

32.4%

Students receiving financial aid

44%

Male students

56%

Female students

13

Languages spoken by  families and faculty (Albanian, English, Filipino, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Polish, Russian, Portuguese, and Spanish)

26

Different zip codes represented by our families

 

15% 

Students of color
(self-identifying as
other than white)

32.4%

Students receiving
financial aid

44%

Male students

56%

Female students

13

Languages spoken by 
families and faculty
(Albanian, English, 
Filipino, French, 
German, Hebrew, 
Italian, Japanese, 
Mandarin, Polish, 
Russian, Portuguese,
and Spanish)

26

Different zip codes
represented by our
families

 

LWS student diversity:

May Faire

 Spring & Winter

Student Concerts

Committees

Elves Faire, elvesfaire@gmail.com

Diversity & Inclusion, diversity@lindenwaldorf.org

Outreach, outreach@lindenwaldorf.org

Retention & Re-Enrollment, enrollment@lindenwaldorf.org

Development, development@lindenwaldorf.org

 

a sampling of Events

Festivals

  • Rose Ceremony

  • Michaelmas

  • Martinmas Lantern Walk

  • Winter Garden

  • Candlemas

  • Rainbow Bridge

  • Chinese New Year

  • Circus

  • Pentathlon

  • May Faire

Concerts

  • Winter Concert

  • Spring Concert

Community Events

  • Elves Faire >

  • Grandparents/Special Friends Day

  • Private Schools Fair

  • Speakers & Workshops

  • Experience Waldorf Day 

  • Benefit Concerts

Early Childhood Classes

Our Early Childhood teachers cultivate children’s reverence for nature, scaffolded by daily outdoor play on our twelve verdant acres and the incorporation of natural play materials in every  classroom. At the end of the day, each Early Childhood class takes care of its own recycling during chore times.

 

Third Grade

In 3rd Grade, the main lesson block on The Farm includes a weekend working farm trip and is an integral experience in teaching understanding and respect for the land and the animals who live there. Gardening at Linden is central to the 3rd Grade curriculum, with children training year-round in methods of biodynamic gardening as they maintain and nurture our on-site gardens.

Fourth Grade

In 4th Grade, the Man & Animal main lesson block teaches reverence for all the kingdoms of nature as it brings an understanding of the interrelatedness of humans and animals.

Sixth Grade

Our 6th Grade class learns about the environmental impact of our activities, as they are responsible for the weekly collection of all recyclables throughout the campus.

Waldorf students are encouraged to live with self-assurance, a reverence for life and a sense of service."  

— Ernest Boyer, President of the Carnegie Foundation
for the Advancement of Teaching 

 

At Linden Waldorf School, we live out our values of protecting the earth and its resources every day. Among the steps we take to bring awareness to our students and sustainability to our campus are:

Waldorf students are encouraged to live with self-assurance, a reverence for life and a sense of service."  

— Ernest Boyer, President of the Carnegie Foundationfor the Advancement of Teaching

 

At Linden Waldorf School, we live out our values of protecting the earth and its resources every day. Among the steps we take to bring awareness to our students and sustainability to our campus are:

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