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Rudolf Steiner School Hosts Eigth Grade Portfolio Exhibit
01:55PM / Monday, June 05, 2017
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Great Barrington Rudolf Steiner School will host a portfolio exhibit by this year's eighth-grade graduating class.

GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — Great Barrington Rudolf Steiner School will host a portfolio exhibit by this year's eighth-grade graduating class, a free event taking place Tuesday, June 6, at 4 p.m. and Wednesday, June 7, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the school, 35 West Plain Road.

The Class of 2017's 22 soon-to-be graduates have journeyed together from first through eighth grade and will present their handmade books in core academic subjects including history, mathematics, biology, chemistry, botany, language arts and foreign language, and portfolios of work in handwork, woodwork, geometry, 2D and 3D art. Eighth-graders will be on hand to discuss their work, as well as team and character-building experiences in outdoor education, the performing arts, sports and community service, with plenty of time for visitors to ask questions and learn more about Waldorf education in the Berkshires.

"Steiner's portfolio exhibition offers a unique opportunity to explore both the work produced throughout the Waldorf lower school curriculum, and to meet the extraordinary students this work develops," said Faculty Administrator Michael Junkins. "Steiner students are poised, articulate and engaged. We believe this genuine self-motivation is key to their future success, both in high school and in life. In the coming era when all work is likely to be portfolio-based, these graduates are well-prepared to succeed."

The Great Barrington Rudolf Steiner School Class of 2017 has achieved a 100 percent acceptance rate to the high schools of their choice, including Berkshire School (Sheffield), Berkshire Waldorf High School (Stockbridge), Concord Academy (Concord, Mass.), Doane Stuart (Rensselaer, N.Y.), Emma Willard (Troy, N.Y.), The Harley School (Rochester, N.Y.), Millbrook School (Millbrook, N.Y.), Miss Hall's School (Pittsfield), Monument Mountain Regional High School, Mount Everett High School, Putney School (Putney, Vt.) and Simon's Rock Bard Academy, as well as summer arts programs at Interlochen Arts Academy (Interlochen, Mich.) and Walnut Hill School for the Arts (Natick, Mass.).

Great Barrington Rudolf Steiner School’s curriculum of academic excellence activated with movement, music, outdoor learning and the arts has been preparing students to achieve their full potential for 45 years, and earned Steiner "Best School in the Berkshires" accolades for five consecutive years, including 2016. The school offers rolling admissions and sliding scale tuition, and is now welcoming new applications. Email Admissions Director Robyn Coe at admissions@gbrss.org or call 413-528-4015, ext. 106.

 

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