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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

FEBRUARY
Friday-Tuesday, Feb. 14-18: Waldorf Teachers' Conference - NO SCHOOL
Monday, Feb. 17: President's Day - NO SCHOOL - OFFICE CLOSED
MARCH
Wednesday-Friday, March 12-14:Kinderhale Parent-Teacher Conferences
Friday, March 14:Open Enrollment for 2014-15 begins
Monday-Friday, March 17-21: Spring Break - NO SCHOOL

Open Enrollment for 2013-14

MWS is now accepting applications for Preschool through Grade 8 for the 2013-14 school year.

Click here for the 2013-14 Admissions Application

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."

2011 Thanksgiving Festival

Students perform with ukuleles provided through funding from the Jenny Jones Foundation.

Waldorf Education in the New York Times

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