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A Letter from Our Head of School


Dear WSP Community,


Class trips are a unique rite of passage for students in Waldorf Schools. They are carefully planned with hands-on experiences that deepen the curriculum as well as relationships within the class. Trips are arranged by the class teacher based on the needs of their students. Our fifth grade just returned from an exciting class trip to the Pentathlon in Ann Arbor, MI (see photos here and here).


Eighth graders traditionally take a culminating class trip that celebrates their journey as a class and much of what they have learned about themselves as individuals and about each other. This evening, we will welcome home our Class of 2023 as they return from their trip which has included elements of service, education, and time spent in nature. This year’s class journey began in the Laurel Highlands completing a trail service project building a bridge and stone stairway. Next, they traveled to Gettysburg and toured the Gettysburg Battlefield, visited the Civil War Tails and took a Gettysburg Ghost tour (if they wished). Much to their surprise, a bat visited them that evening at the Singmaster House where they were staying! The following day, the class drove to Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. There they enjoyed beautiful weather on the boardwalk, burying one another in the sand, hiking the Angola Neck Nature Preserve, and visiting Silver Lake Bird Sanctuary.


Trips leading up to these have been chaperoned by parents; however, for their final trip together, parents of students attending are not the chaperones. Students are able to feel what it is to be much more on their own for these five days. When it’s time for them to leave the Waldorf School of Pittsburgh, they will step into a larger world for which we know they are ready. This trip allows them to experience themselves and one another in new ways. We hope their bonds with one another and with our school will remain strong. We know they are ready for the joys and challenges that await them!


In celebration of the Class of 2023!

Kirsten Christopherson-Clark

Head of School







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