The Bulletin

Our Musical Evening Celebrates the Season


Wednesday, December 17th
7:00pm  (doors open at 6:45 pm)

CWS Auditorium


A special evening with students...

The Chicago Waldorf School 5th through 12th grades and their music teachers are pleased to present an evening of seasonal music and audience sing-alongs.

Enjoy offerings by the grade school choruses and bands and high school jazz band, chamber ensemble and vocal ensemble.


Please join us for the concert!

Explore Manners and Morality in Jane Austen’s Classic Story…

Set in England in the early 19th century, Jane Austen's novel, Pride and Prejudice, tells the story of the Bennet family's five unmarried daughters after the rich and eligible Mr Bingley and his status-conscious friend, Mr Darcy, have moved into their neighbourhood. While Bingley takes an immediate liking to the eldest Bennet daughter, Jane, Darcy has difficulty adapting to local society and repeatedly clashes with the second-eldest Bennet daughter, Elizabeth. This famous novel of manners has been adapted to the stage by the High School Drama Club.

The public is welcome to attend performances on

Friday, December 12th and Saturday Dec 13th

at 7:30 pm in the CWS Auditorium

Admission is free, but donations are gladly accepted in support of the Drama Club's future projects. Here are a map and directions to our school. This play is recommended for students in grades 3 and up.

Schools Are The Foundation of Community…

The Chicago Waldorf School has received strong and positive feedback following the Trumbull open house held last week. Asking the Alderman to define Trumbull for school use only gives a not-for-profit a fighting chance to bid. The Chicago Waldorf School recognizes this architectural gem and wants to preserve it for its intended use.

Chicago Waldorf School is organizing a good old-fashioned door-to-door effort to meet 40th & 48th Ward residents and hear their thoughts. This informational flyer is included for groups and individuals who are concerned about for-profit development and wish to support a School Only Use for Trumbull for consideration by the Board of Education, who will be selling the property soon. Please email Luke Goodwin if you want to get involved.

Click here to Take the Alderman's Survey to voice your opinion about the best uses for Trumbull.


Why is this important to the neighborhood:

> Use the building as it was designed to be—A SCHOOL!
> Landmark the building
> Protect the open space
> Increase local business on a daily basis
> Fill the building with laughter and singing
> For-profit development will increase density in Andersonville
> Reuse of Trumbull as a school will keep traffic and parking issues at a minimum
> 50% of the Waldorf community already lives in local Andersonville neighborhoods

What can you do? Call or e-mail your Alderman

Email subject: Trumbull Feedback
Email body: Please keep Trumbull a school and only a school.
40th Ward Alderman Patrick O’Connor 773-769-1140 /
48th Ward Alderman Harry Osterman 773-784-5277 /


Why Chicago Waldorf School?

Solid and Well Established!
> At 40 years old, Chicago Waldorf School is one of the oldest PreK–12 Waldorf schools in the Midwest and one of the most unique and diverse non-charter private schools in the city.
> We give away more financial assistance than any other private school in the city
> We integrate academics with art, music, movement and social service
> Chicago Waldorf School is a 501(c)(3), not-for-profit corporation certified as a non-public school by the Illinois State Board of Education. Come visit us at


Why Trumbull?

More Space
> We are a growing community in need of finding a permanent home. We love our school in Rogers Park but require more physical space.

Trumbull is the Right Building for Waldorf's Requirements!
> The architectural design matches our needs perfectly. We come together as a school community at every opportunity. The auditorium will serve as the heartbeat of our schools life and provide a meeting place for Andersonville community
> We intend to landmark this special building and preserve all historic elements

> Andersonville is the perfect fit for the Chicago Waldorf School with overlapping values of diversity, culture & community life
> With 355 students from 250 families we will bring over 500 people into the Andersonville community
> On a daily basis parents will frequent the Clark Street corridor for shopping, dining and exercise
> We will be an anchor to Andersonville by encouraging community use of newly developed green space and the 400-seat auditorium
> Our annual Holiday Fair and May Fair events will add life to Andersonville!

A Warm Welcome To Friends of Our School


Our Pre-K through High School in Rogers Park invites Chicago families to our annual:


Chicago Waldorf School Holiday Fair

Saturday, December 6th
10:00am – 4:00pm

1300 W. Loyola Ave. (at Glenwood and Lakewood)


The Holiday Fair organizers look forward to making this the most joyful celebration of the season yet….

         Honor the Spirit of the Season!

In this festival,we open our doors and welcome families and neighbors inside to enjoy workshops and activities that include handwork and "Do-It-Yourself" craft-making projects. Braid your own jumprope, dip  and decorate handmade candles, create beautiful star ornaments and you'll find other ways to celebrate "making things."

Musical Entertainment: 

We will have more atmospheric music in the back of the auditorium at these times:

10:00-10:20      High School Strings

10:20-10:50      Holiday Fair Carolers

10:50-11:10      High School Strings

11:10-11:40      Holiday Fair Carolers

11:40-12:00      Grade School Strings

Followed by these performers on stage:

1:00        High School African Drumming

1:15        The Kelson Twins

2:00        All-Star Dad’s Band

3:00        Raffle Drawing


Make Toys, Gifts & Hand-Made Crafts:

In the Waldorf tradition that celebrates the value of handwork visit our Care to Share table, Children’s House (crafts for children 6 yrs. and younger), jump-rope making & candle-dipping activity workshops. Also enjoy a dragon shoot game and other favorites.

Shop the Artisanal Vendors Bazaar:

Vendors will sell handmade crafts and artistic goods all day in an artisan’s bazaar. Shop our wonderful Waldorf vendors who have been selectively juried for wares that align with the Waldorf values of handcrafting with natural materials. Our Waldorf Recycled room sells gently used furniture, toys, dolls, house goods and clothes that are of value to the community.

Share a Communal Meal: 

Handmade tamales, empanadas and more! Delicious, warm foods will be served in the gymnasium. Also in the gym will be the bakery, which will be available ALL day, along with coffee, water and juice. The gym will be filled with plenty of tables and chairs for everyone to sit, relax and enjoy a meal or something sweet with their friends and family. Children can enjoy themselves while grown-ups chat over a cup of coffee while observing the school’s Alumni Council and CWS Greenery Tables!


Season’s Greetings everyone,
     we can’t wait for you to join in the fun…


Tokens are for sale  at the door. Tokens are needed for all craft workshops and activities. While food & goods vendors will accept cash. $5 Admissions for Adults / Children Admitted Free. Activities Tokens are available for $1 each