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Re: [The Indigo Network] Update on Aubrey

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  • lbb116
    It wouldn t hurt to ask about scholarships and financial assistance. Lorie ... afford the tuitions charged for such schools? ... Service.
    Message 1 of 4 , Sep 30, 2005
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      It wouldn't hurt to ask about scholarships and financial assistance.

      Lorie


      --- In indigo-schools@yahoogroups.com, Sara Dennison
      <sdennison2002@y...> wrote:
      > Does anybody know of schooling options for someone who could never
      afford the tuitions charged for such schools?
      >
      >
      > lbb116 <lorie_b@c...> wrote:
      > Hello all...
      >
      > Our house is still on the market, but Aubrey and I are staying with my
      > mom in Richmond during the week so she can go to the Waldorf school
      > there. Boy,what a culture shock! Aubrey's first big adjustments were
      > no backpacks, no light up sneakers and no clothing and/or lunchboxes
      > with characters (i.e. barbie).
      >
      > The next one was russian and german classes. She now loves german,
      > handwork classes (bees wax modeling, knitting) and they have painting
      > with real watercolors every Friday. Second grade is just starting
      > lower case letters and she's already writing and reading chapter
      > books, so she gets to write whatever she wants after main lesson. She
      > usually writes a poem or a story. (Her spelling is still very creative
      > though <g>). They eat snacks at 10:00 and lunch at 12:00! and they
      > get two recesses every day (after snack and lunch), except for
      > Thursdays when they get dismissed at 12:15. Plus, they go outside in
      > all weather (barring thunderstorms and blizzards) -- puddles and snow
      > will not cancel recess.
      >
      > The Waldorf culture is so Mother Jones. Very organic in every sense
      > of the words. I am reminded of Abby and Larry on "Dharma and Greg".
      > One mother proudly told me she doesn't watch tv. Waldorf has even
      > asked that no one wear black (except for accessories like shoes,
      > belts, etc.)
      >
      > I like the slower pace and the emphasis on the joy of learning and
      > movement. I feel like she is being given the gift of being a child.
      > What a concept!
      >
      > We still haven't checked out the Montisorri school yet. But we plan
      > to do that within the next week or two.
      >
      > Aubrey seems to be adjusting and likes the school, so we may stay at
      > Waldorf. The school currently goes to grade 5. Hopefully grade 6 will
      > be added next year and by the time Aubrey is in grade 5, grades 7 and
      > 8 will have been formed too. She will keep the same teacher in
      > Waldorf each year.
      >
      > Is there anyone else out there who has a child in Waldorf? I'd be
      > interested in hearing from you?
      >
      > Lorie
      >
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