Admission Tour Dates
Our in-person and virtual tours for the 2021/22 school year will be posted shortly.
Phone tour will be available during the month of August, if applying for the 2021/22 school year.
Experience Waldorf Day
An opportunity to experience Waldorf Education®, to meet the Berkeley Rose faculty, and to become better acquainted with the education you’ve been hearing about.
– Date will be posted shortly.
This event is free – via zoom – spaces are limited
Experience Waldorf Day is intended for adults so that they can experience what Berkeley Rose provides for its students (Nursery through Eighth Grade).
Events @ BRWS
Waldorf Schools began in Europe and have now spread around the world embracing and rejoicing in the diversity of our planet’s faiths, arts, customs, rituals and beliefs.
Here are a few events that are celebrated at Berkeley Rose:
In the autumn we celebrate the bounty of harvest time and share legends and myths associated with the season, including stories of St. Michael. In the Celtic tradition, the ancient festival of Michaelmas celebrates the harvest, human courage and the triumph of light over darkness.
Each Fall, as darkness falls, our Early Childhood and lower grades children venture out into the night with their lanterns and walk along an illuminated path. Families sing while they walk in a mood of inner quiet and reverence. This is in honor of St. Martin to celebrate a festival of inner light.
Diwali is a festival of light celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs, Jains, and some Buddhists. The gesture of the festival is the celebration of light, truth, perseverance, and abundance. As we move toward the darkness of winter, we celebrate and cultivate our inner light to bring us through our winter journey. No matter our culture, religion, ethnicity, race, gender, etc., we are all living in relation to the season and the cycle of the year.
Dia de Muertos
Dia de Los Muertos celebrates death in a way that signifies the perpetual cycle of life, viewing death as the beginning of a new life in another realm. At the end of October and the begining of November, children take part in the creation of an altar or ofrenda and share pan de muerto. Día de los Muertos offers a beautiful opportunity for our children and their families to remember their loved ones who have passed on, to connect to their ancestors, and celebrate death as a passage into the spirit realm.
Enchanted Winter Faire
One Saturday in December, our school is magically transformed into a Winter Wonderland. The day is filled with activities, music and great food. This event is largely held by our Parent Council and its popularity and success is a true testament to the strength and ingenuity of our parent body.
Chinese New Year
The Chinese New Year is an exciting time for sweeping away bad luck and welcoming in good fortune and our Chinese students are excited to share some of their traditions with our community. Our grades program perform a wide variety of musical pieces, recitations, dances, plays and songs for the their peers, teachers and friends.
Holi is a festival of colour that marks the arrival of spring in India. Although originally it is a Hindu festival, it is perhaps one of the most important festivals in India, where colours and love are celebrated by everyone regardless of their religion, cast, age, beliefs. There are various legends and stories attached to the origin of this wonderfully vibrant festival.
Grandparents and Friends Day
On this day we welcome grandparents and friends for a peak into their child’s classroom. They will discover our warm & welcoming halls, our beautiful classrooms and why their child loves coming to school each day.
An ancient festival to welcome Spring. The day of the May Faire, everyone comes dressed in their finery. A Maypole is erected bedecked with fresh flowers and ribbons. The children decorate their May crowns with flowers and celebrate the arrival of Spring by dancing and singing around the Maypole.The morning concludes with strawberry shortcake shared by all.
Due to COVID-19 Berkeley Rose will not be able to hold our Enchanted Winter Faire 2020
Normally, our annual winter festival takes place in December and is open to one and all. Doors open for holiday crafts, seasonal treats, shopping, and entertainment. The festival’s highlight is a variety of activities for children and their parents, puppet shows, stories, live music, an introduction to Kindergarten, and vendors offering a wide variety of unique quality gifts including handmade toys and dolls. Details of our Faire are below and will give you an idea of what may be offered during the faire.
We hope to see you next year!
Activities: Tickets for each activity will be on sale that day.
Create Your Own Beeswax Candle
We invite you to dip your own candle using local, 100% beeswax. These make a lovely handmade addition to your holiday table or to give as gifts.
Sleeping Bear & Enchanted Forest: KG-Second Grade Children
Children will enter a dense, magical forest and come to the bear’s cave, where a sleeping bear, tasked with guarding the treasure, has fallen asleep. The children must try to sneak up and take a treasure from the treasure box. The bear will grumble, groan and toss about… and sometimes – if it’s an older child – awake and chase the child away. (For Kindergarten through Second Grade only.)
Story Room & Puppet Shows
Our story and puppet details and schedule will be posted closer to the event.
Visit the Fairy Queen
Let your child become enchanted by a visit from our Fairy Queen. The Fairy Queen will share a short story and give a small gift that will warm your child’s heart.
Make a Sword, a Jump Rope and a Pomander
Choose one or all activities that will allow your child to create something special to take away.
Vendors and Sitting Area
Start your holiday shopping at our Enchanted Winter Faire. Vendor list will be posted closer to the event.
Sit and enjoy various performances from our parents, our children, and our community.
– Come to a talk by our Teachers. Childcare provided in the room!
Berkeley Rose seeks a diverse community, welcoming students of any race, religion, ethnic, and financial background. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sexual orientation, national, or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational or admissions programs and policies. The school is a nonprofit 501(c)(3).