Events

Do you have questions about Waldorf Education?
Do you wonder if Prairie Hill could be the right fit for your child and for you?

Join us for the following events and discover the answers to your questions and more!


Festival of Light – Advent Spiral15304485_10211169308534418_3045698405903540570_o
Friday, Dec 2 
Free & open to the public
10:20 – 10:45 a.m. and  3:15 – 3:30 p.m.
P.H. Gym/Community Hall

Winter – the darkest time of year, when the days are the shortest and the nights are the longest. It is this time of year when light festivals are celebrated around the world, from Chanukah to the Tibetans’ celebration of Sang-Joe to the East Indian Divali.

At Prairie Hill, and many Waldorf schools throughout the world, we celebrate the Advent Spiral where each participant carries an apple holding a candle into the center of the greens, lighting it and bringing the light outward to place amongst the boughs. One by one, as the apples are placed, the “garden” becomes more illuminated by the glow of the candles, just as our presence carries our light into the community. For the entire Festival of Light, beautiful music fills the air.
The children will walk the spiral throughout the school day and parents are welcome to quietly observe their children (see schedule below). The spiral is open to all adults from 10:20 – 10:45 a.m. and again from 3:15 – 3:30 p.m.

 

Shepherd’s Playimg_3627
Monday, December 19 
1:30 p.m.
Free & open to the public
P.H. Gym/Community Hall

The Shepherds Play, traditionally performed by faculty and community in Waldorf Schools throughout the world, will come to us once again this year. The Shepherds’ Play is one of the three Oberufer Christmas Plays whose origin can be traced back to the late sixteenth- and early seventeenth centuries. Karl Julius Schröer, a friend and teacher of Rudolf Steiner, collected these plays, and in 1910, under the direction of Steiner himself, the first performance of them took place in Berlin. We welcome you to join us as we experience the true and transformative power of this season through this warm and traditional story.