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Celebrating WSP's 10th Graduating 8th Grade Class

On Friday, June 9, we held our tenth annual commencement ceremony honoring our largest graduating class in WSP’s history thus far.

Students and audience applaud as Ms. Christopherson-Clark acknowledges Ms. Fast as the Class of 2023's Class Teacher for Grades 1–6.


Dear WSP Community,


On Friday, June 9, we held our tenth annual commencement ceremony honoring our largest graduating class in WSP’s history thus far. As is tradition, the middle school sang together one last time at the start of the ceremony. Eighth graders also performed their own Rhyme Time with Hip-Hop Teaching Artist, Born Shamir. They acted out delightfully humorous skits remembering highlights of their journey throughout the grades and spoke words of special thanks to their teachers. Seated on the Heartwood Annex stage in the chairs they made themselves in woodworking class, they received accolades, words of wisdom, and encouragement from teachers, administration, and parents. WSP Art Teacher, Olga Brindar, delivered the keynote address and parents Denise McMorrow and Holly Hickling spoke on behalf of the class parents.


Each student was given a stone picked by their parents from the school grounds as a symbol of the students’ relationship not only to the community of people but also to the place of WSP where they have spent so many hours growing and learning. This gift was intended to be something they could carry with them as a reminder of the grounding, connection, and support of the school and the land.


After the heartwarming ceremony, guests were treated to a beautiful reception hosted by our sixth and seventh grade families. Several alumni were there to congratulate the graduates as well. Seeing the alumni return to campus was affirming that even after commencement, one always has a place of connection and belonging here at the Waldorf School of Pittsburgh.


With gratitude for our community, Kirsten Christopherson-Clark Head of School




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