The Bulletin

High School Varsity Volleyball Team Outplays All to Win Chicago Metro Prep Championship Undefeated!

BIG NEWS!  Congratulate our High School Athletes…

The High School Boys Varsity Volleyball team won the championship game last night against the Lyceé Francais team in the Chicago Metro Prep division. During the regular season, they were undefeated in league and non-conference games! This small 7 person team posted a 14-0 record including the playoffs. The team’s level of play is so exceptional because this group (of primarily 10th graders) have been together for so long; they have built up experience and trust; an amazing work ethos and collaborative relationship because of the way they have approached sports together. This blend of strategy, holding positions and familiar teamwork has led to the team's stability and excellent gameplay.


Congratulations to head coach, Daniele Marder, MVP of the tournament, Levi Schneider,  and all the athletes on the team for their outstanding efforts! 


What a great season so far; Next the team will be competing in the regionals tournament on May 23rd-25th for boasting rights against regional competition in Illinois. We send them our best wishes for their final games of the year!


Here are a few moments from the championship game:

Aided by setter Andrew Chungbin, spikers Aiden Zielinski and Harry Figiel in action at the Lycee front line.

Levi Schneider and Elijah Marder form a wall of defense at the net.  Conference champs- 3rd year in a row!

Not pictured: Alexander Levinson and Ayastan Sherniyazov provided a strong and secure back line of defense
receiving spikes and feeding returns to setter Andrew Chungbin to place for the front line attackers.


Here's the full team at the culmintion of their 2015-16 season-

L to R / Back Row: Harry Figiel, Aiden Zielinski, Head Coach Daniele Marder, Levi Schneider
Front Row: Ayastan Sherniyazov, Andrew Chungbin, Elijah Marder, Alexander Levinson

Seniors College Acceptance List: Merit Scholarships Increasing

Beginning senior year with good clean fun--of sorts!--at the Marine Biology Field Research Trip to Hermit Island, Maine.


This year at Chicago Waldorf High School, twenty-two of our graduating seniors have applied to a college or university. The schools below have accepted our graduating seniors as of 4/11/2016. Merit scholarship offers have been generous as colleges attempt to lure the most qualified students.

In fact, in 2015-16 the seniors amassed over
$3 million in merit scholarship offers!

A number of colleges/universities are new to our list when compared with the last few years. These schools include New York University, University of Miami, Central St. Martins – University of the Arts London, Arizona State Honors College, University of Central Florida Honors College, Fashion Institute of Technology, and Berklee College of Music. College familiarity with CWS continues to expand with each graduating class. Congratulations to our seniors and their families!



Schools that accepted CWS students from the Class of 2016: *


Arizona State U Honors College, AZ

Beloit College, WI

Berklee College of Music, MA

Bournemouth University, UK

Butler University, IN

California College of the Arts

Central St. Martins– UAL, UK

Centre College, KY

Chapman University, CA

Cleveland Institute of Art, OH

Columbia College Chicago, IL

Cottey College, MO

DePaul University, IL

Dominican University, IL

Earlham College, IN

Elmhurst College, IL

Emerson College, MA

Emily Carr U of Art & Design, BC

Eugene Lang– The New School, NY

Fashion Institute of Technology, NY

Illinois Institute of Technology

Indiana University– Bloomington

International Fashion Academy, Paris

Kalamazoo College, MI

Knox College, IL

Lake Forest College, IL

Lawrence University, WI

Lewis & Clark College, OR

Loyola Marymount University, CA

Loyola University Chicago, IL


Macalester College, MN

Miami University of Ohio

Monmouth College, IL

Mount Holyoke College, MA

Muhlenberg College, PA

New College of Florida

New York University, NY

Oberlin College, OH

Ohio University

Parson’s–The New School for Design, NY

Rollins College, FL

Roosevelt University, IL

St. Olaf College, MN

Santa Clara University, CA

Skidmore College, NY

Southern Illinois University– Carbondale

University of Central Florida Honors College

University of Denver, CO

University of Houston Honors College

University of Illinois at Chicago

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

University of Iowa

University of Miami, FL

University of Michigan– Ann Arbor

University of Missouri– Columbia

University of North Carolina at Asheville

University of Texas at Dallas

University of Wisconsin– Madison

University of Wisconsin– Milwaukee

* Listed as of April 11, 2016

May Fair Brings an Outbreath of Family Activity

Above: The 4th graders welcome younger children to join in the Maypole dance in 2015


Dear Friends, Neighbors and Families throughout Chicago. You are warmly invited to,

May Fair 2016

Saturday, May 14th /  10am – 4pm


at Chicago Waldorf School – Rogers Park Campus
1300 W. Loyola Ave. / btwn Glenwood & Lakewood Ave.
open to the public     Map & Directions


The Chicago Waldorf School May Fair brings together everything you love about Waldorf: community connections for the parents; old-fashioned playful fun for the kids.

Activities for All Ages
New this year; enjoy dousing some of your favorite faculty and parents in the dunk tank. Activities include: face-painting, tie-dyeing shirts, hand henna tattoos & child-made crafts. See our community perform on the Entertainment Stage: music, drama, singing, circus club performances, storytelling and more.


Children’s Maypole Dance  (time: 12:00 noon / location: Street Stage)
The iconic focus of May Fair is the children’s maypole dance, a tradition started centuries ago. The maypole bears garlands and is a symbol for growth and the Spring. The 4th grade will weave the maypole ribbons in complex dance patterns to the musical accompaniment of the 5th grade. In the participation round, younger children are invited to partner with the 4th graders to wind and weave the maypole.

Shop for Crafts and Special Opportunities
The May Fair features a Silent Auction offering great packages. And we have many unique vendors and exhibitors. Shop the Artisan Vendors tables for beautiful wares!

There is a Children’s Vendors Area too. Here 5th graders sell fairy doorways.


The kindergarten tea room, treasure hunt, make jump-ropes, “Roll the Troll” bowling,  face painting, storytelling, and many more games await our youngest children...

tie-dye table, hair-braiding, cake walk, basketball hoop shots, Plinko board & dragon shoot, plunger derby, are some of the activities offered…

hand henna tattoos, high school talent show, music performances, dramatic scenes and more…


Inquiries? Call the school’s Main Office: 773.465.2662

Troll bowling in the young children’s activity area / Older kids assist with tie-dyeing in 2015

Above: children enjoy the swift challenge of the plunger derby  Below: Two children wear flower crowns

Celebrate Spring outdoors with us at the May Fair!

See you at Chicago Waldorf School’s Rogers Park Campus on Saturday May 14th / 10am-4pm