2013/2014 Annual Giving Fund
“Where we love is home – home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes
Welcome home. In August 2013, the building located at 6743 Chestnut Street in the village of Mariemont was transformed into our new CWS home. This is a place where our children, families, faculty and staff share the joys of a Waldorf education. In finding this home, we are not only able to put down permanent roots, but we are able to leave our children a legacy. In giving our school a permanent home, we are giving our students security and a place they will always be welcome. The children have become the heart of the building, the walls a shelter for their love.
The Cincinnati Waldorf School began 40 years ago with just a handful of children. The school has lived in many places along the way, but I am pleased to announce that our enrollment has now surpassed 200 students. We have enrolled 49 new students just this year!
Parents choose CWS for so many reasons. The education interweaves art, movement and music into daily academic studies. It engages not only the intellect, but also the heart and the hands. It nurtures reverence for the wonders of nature, gratitude and respect for others and the development of self-discipline. Simply stated, Waldorf educates the whole child – enabling children to take initiative and change the world. In the short time since moving into our new building, we realize how nicely our new home helps support that mission. Our children enjoy the great outdoors on our beautiful playground, the adjacent creek and nearby Dogwood Park. They enjoy hiking in the many green spaces around Mariemont and delight in making the classrooms within the school building their own.
CWS strives to help ALL children receive a rich Waldorf Education. As a part of this dedication, CWS offers tuition assistance to many of our families and consciously tries to keep tuition at an affordable level. Therefore, school tuition only covers a portion of what it takes to offer a Waldorf education to the children of CWS. The difference between the school’s expenses and tuition is $750 per child. We strive to cover this gap through our annual giving campaign. Our Children’s Campaign goal this year is $80,000.
Please consider making a gift to this year’s Children’s Campaign, Heart of our Home. A pledge of $750 per child would go a long way, but every dollar amount would be received with immense gratitude.
Board of Directors/Development Chair