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Aloha and Welcome to Our School

Malamalama Waldorf School is a special place where beautiful children learn and play surrounded by laughter, love and a deep appreciation for life.

Malamalama Waldorf School strives to cultivate in each child a love of learning while fostering imagination, building healthy relationships, and honoring the unique spirit of the developing child.

Malamalama means "Light of Knowledge" in the Hawaiian language. And we are fortunate indeed, as a community, to offer a place where childhood wonder is revered and children are free to grow, learn and shine their light. (John Pena, MWS parent)

Enjoy your visit to our school and welcome to our ōhana.

Why Waldorf?   Waldorf Education is based on a profound understanding of human development, providing a detailed, richly artistic curriculum.  Waldorf education cultivates social and emotional intelligence while connecting children to nature and igniting their passion for lifelong learning. Waldorf Education is the fastest growing educational movement in the world.

"Joy and happiness in living, a love of all existence, a power and energy for work
— the need for imagination, a sense of truth and a feeling of responsibility,
these are the forces which are the very nerve of education."

— Rudolf Steiner

Malamalama Waldorf School News & Info

Upcoming Events

Saturday, April 18th - 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Spring Concert!
Come and Celebrate a Day of Magical Fun in Support of Malamalama Waldorf School Children. At the Paradise Park Community Center in HPP at Maku'u and 17th in Keaau, near Hilo, big island.
The musical line-up: Kunzwanana Marimba Band Bethany Trio, (R&B, Brazilian and Afro-Cuban dance music) East Side All Star Jazz Orchestra Terrapin Station, (Grateful Dead Cover Band)
*This is an alcohol free, family friendly event with music for everyone! Children under 12 are free. There is a suggested Donation of $15-$20. Food will be available for purchase at the event.


March 1st - April 30th
Accepting Application for Preschool Open Doors

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Open Enrollment for 2015-16

MWS is now accepting applications for Preschool through Grade 8 for the 2015-16 school year.


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First Grade Teacher for 2015 - 2016


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TED Talk on Waldorf Education

Take ten minutes to watch this inspirational TED Talk with Jack Petrash of Washington Waldorf School in Bethesda, Maryland, speaking of his 40 years in teaching! Petrash is also the author of one of our favorite Waldorf Education reference books, "Understanding Waldorf Education: Teaching from the Inside Out."

Waldorf Education in the New York Times

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