The 2017 Community Fund

Madrona Waldorf School is a very special place indeed, truly a community that nurtures children and teaches them to thrive in the world with confidence and purpose. Our two children received an excellent foundation and by supporting the school we may express our deep gratitude and help ensure that generations to come will have this same opportunity.
— Lorna and Michael, alumni parents

Joy. Delight. Earnest engagement. Friendship. Respect. Play. Productive and meaningful work. Discovery of personal destiny... These are among the many things that make Madrona School a special place where students and teachers learn and grow together. We are proud to be offering an engaging and joy-filled Waldorf education to over 130 students, cultivating just such qualities of character that you appreciate in your own child.

The 2017-2018 school year at Madrona School introduces a newly reorganized fundraising program we've named our "community fund," to reflect its emphasis on our efforts to both bridge the gap between our operating costs and tuition revenue, and offer more opportunity to come together to celebrate Waldorf education and build our community. The Community Fund has a goal of $120,000 in non-tuition income over the course of the school year.

The season kicks off on September 16th with our Harvest Dinner and Paddle Call! Join us for an evening at Lowery Farm (adults only) as we reconnect at the start of the new school year and enjoy the beauty and harvest bounty in the school garden. The evening will include a 15 minute paddle call to energize and ignite our annual fundraising campaign!

December brings our 1st Annual Winter Bazaar. This event, featuring booths of crafts and art by Madrona School parents and friends, as well as students, will showcase some of the talent that abounds in our community. Your destination for beautiful gifts and treats!

Finally, in April, we will gather once again for a Spring Fling -- an evening of music, dancing and dessert, and a chance to bid on experiences and class projects in a short live auction. This year, our spring fling is April 14, 2018 at Grace Church on Bainbridge Island. 

Your generous donation to the Community Fund keeps our programs strong. Singing, acting, playing and learning together; all of this "organized joy'" supports our students in becoming the next generation of compassionate, caring and creative world citizens. Plan to attend these community events, or give monthly, and contribute to Madrona School's developing program of Waldorf education for children ages 0 - 14 years old! We are ever grateful for your ongoing support.

As a volunteer, I find myself leaving with a smile and a spring in my step. It’s great to spend time with kids who are awake and alert, who enoy being in their classroom and with each other. I love the way each class ends with a closing verse that fosters a sense of gentleness and goodwill.
— Sabine, beloved handwork class volunteer and Waldorf grandmother