Unique to Summerfield

艺术, Athletics, Mentors and More

Open Week

“大一的时候,我是新生,不可否认,我被改变的前景吓倒了. 毫无疑问,帮助这一变化更加顺利的是高中一年一度的活动“开放周”。. – SWSF Graduate

开放周的设立是为了帮助四个班级的学生相互交流,并在学生和新老师之间建立联系. 2010-11学年的开放周机会包括在托马莱斯湾与海豹一起划皮划艇, otters and sharks; backpacking for 60 miles culminating in a summit of Mt. Whitney; a Zen Meditation retreat in the Trinity Alps; sailing in San Francisco Bay; a drama/poetry week-long intensive in Sonoma County; working on Jughandle farm in Mendocino County; and horse camping in Pt. 雷耶斯. Not only do students gain new perspective and friends on these Open Week trips, 但他们也有机会去探索周围世界的奇迹.

Mentors in the High School

每个Summerfield高中的学生都有一位导师来帮助指导他们度过高中时光. 导师在每个学期结束时与学生一起检查,并可以回答有关课程的问题, schedules, extracurricular activities, school agreements, and social and personal issues. When the nature of the question exceeds the faculty member’s scope, the student is referred to the school’s guidance counselor. 每个月都有一个导师会议,每个导师会见所有他或她目前指导的学生, in a group setting. Discussions of issues such as studentship, plagiarism, and progress through the grades arise in this forum. 导师小组还负责共同工作,在一天结束时照顾教室和校园, including recycling. 导师应该是学生的“长辈”,是学生需要时出现在他/她身边的人.

Small Class Size

With a 6:1 student to teacher ratio, we know our students – what their passions, interests questions, and challenges are – and bring content that is rich and exciting to them.  在这种环境下,学生们发现他们不仅仅是被动地接受信息,而是参与到内容中, 动态地与他们的同学和老师一起工作,加深他们对自己的理解, how they learn, what they love, and how to overcome their own challenges.  学生们已经为高中毕业后的道路做好了充分的准备——澳门永利最新备用网址严格的学术课程为他们进入名牌大学做好了准备, a vocation of their choice, or an alternate learning path.

Sports at Summerfield – Go Mustangs!

Sports are alive and well at Summerfield Waldorf High School. Our high school is a member of the California Interscholastic Federation, 澳门永利最新备用网址学校与湾区其他独立和公立学校合作成立了小学校桥牌联盟. 学习成绩良好的学生可以参加任何体育项目, regardless of experience or ability.

这所高中目前开展以下团队运动:代表队足球(秋季), Varsity Basketball (winter), Tennis and Track & Field (spring). *If you are considering transferring into our high school program for your 10th, 11年级或12年级,有兴趣参加体育运动,请澳门永利官网入口的体育主任进一步讨论资格. Email Mike Carroll at athletics(at)www.news.ecoefficientappliances.com

音乐

萨莫菲尔德的高中音乐从九年级开始就有了稍微不同的特点, although students are encouraged to continue their lower school instruments, they are not required to do so. In addition to the high school orchestra we offer a high level recorder ensemble, an American 音乐 class, International 音乐 and an advanced choir. 澳门永利最新备用网址希望高中音乐既有正式的生命,也有自发的生命, 因为学生们经常在早上休息和午餐时间打开乐器,喜欢一起演奏. We want to keep inspiring the students to play, to attain proficiency, and to continue to expand their taste in music as they mature as we to support, challenge and encourage our talented and music-career-bound students, 同时提供一个环境,帮助每个学生培养对唱歌或演奏乐器艺术的终身热爱.

音乐 Programs include:

  • Orchestra
  • 唱诗班
  • American Folk 音乐
  • Recorder Ensemble
  • High School 音乐als

戏剧

表演艺术(戏剧)是萨默菲尔德华德福高中的必修课程. All students in the ninth through twelfth grades prepare and perform plays, either for their classes alone (e.g. the ninth grade Tragedy and Comedy main lesson), or for the entire school community, 12年级的戏剧就是一个典型的例子,传统上是在学年结束时为公众表演. In Summerfield’s high school, 戏剧作品被认为是学术课程的重要组成部分,因为它们的成功需要专注和强烈的个人承诺. 学生们被要求尽最大努力与同学们在许多方面进行合作:排练, creating costumes, designing and building sets, acquiring props, and managing the myriad aspects of staging. Inevitably, 学生在课程的表演艺术领域进行的工作,通过戏剧制作的高度互动任务,有助于在班级内建立社区的感觉.

Visual and Practical 艺术

The 艺术 Curriculum at Summerfield Alongside academics, both practical and fine arts are a fundamental piece of the Waldorf curriculum. 人们总是着眼于激发学生的意志,以产生美丽的作品, well-made piece of work, presenting goals that the student must strongly reach for to achieve. 有人可能会因此认为华德福学校的毕业生大部分会成为“艺术家”或“音乐家”。, which is not the case. 艺术课程实际上是为了以一种增强和带来更多相关性的真实性和合法性的方式来阐明学术主题. The artistic capabilities developed in the students build their confidence, aid them in all their life endeavors, and provide them with a connection to beauty and craftsmanship.

艺术 programs include:

  • Printing
  • Drawing: Black-and-White, Color, Life, Self Portrait
  • Blacksmithing
  • Pottery
  • Painting: Watercolor, Acrylic
  • Weaving
  • Bookbinding
  • Jewelry-making

Connection of the High School with the Younger Children

拥有一个让孩子上学前班到12年级的校园,可以让高年级学生对年幼的孩子进行互动和指导.  萨莫菲尔德有一年级和12年级的伙伴制度,在开学的第一天,12年级的学生欢迎一年级的学生进入“年级”.  全年高中学生和低年级学生(有时是幼儿学生)一起做项目或活动. The 1st-12th grade buddies maintain their relationship throughout the year, 在学校的最后一天,一年级的学生们送他们12年级的伙伴们从他们热爱的学校毕业,走向世界.  有些朋友关系在学生毕业多年后仍然保持着.

The presence of younger children reminds high school students of their past, 他们在学校文化中的角色和他们成为榜样的责任.  年纪大一点的学生的存在使年幼的孩子们成为年轻人的榜样, and recognize capacities they can look forward to developing.