Community Fundraising Events

Spring Benefit and Auction, Saturday, March 25th, 2017

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2017 WSP Auction Admission

homepage tileJoin us for a fun-filled evening where the adults of our school community mingle, bid on exciting and unique items, and maybe even dance! This year there will be great live entertainment, and local celebrity auctioneer and Philly Waldorf parent, Zack Seward, Editor-in-Chief of

$75/person stretch tickets, sponsor faculty members



Thanks to our growing number of generous sponsors including Philly Office Retail, Boardman Hamilton Company, Co-People Creative, Elfant Pontz Properties, Digital Innovations, Kimberton Whole Foods. Our generous biodynamic wine sponsor is Moore Brothers Wine Company.

Sponsors receive great visibility and a good feeling, knowing that they're supporting a fantastic school. Fill out an Auction donation form 2017 or email for more information.

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The 2017 Spring Auction includes live entertainment from the West Philly Orchestra!

Past Events

Holiday Fair & Craft Bazaar: November 18  & 19, 2016


Friday, November 18 from 6 - 10 pm: Adults Only, FREE admission

Saturday, November 19 from 10 am - 5 pm: Adults $5, children under 14 Free

For one weekend the Philly Waldorf campus is transformed into a magical winter wonderland. The joyous mood, wholesome children's activities, one-of-a-kind crafts, and beauty are the perfect antidote to the pervasive commercialism that can surround us during the holiday season. Come to our annual Holiday Fair & Craft Bazaar and enjoy a magical experience for all ages.

fullsizerender-4New! The Holiday Fair Program  is available to view and download.  Includes a full event listing.

Holiday Fair Program


Holiday Fair Raffle

Win a one-of-a-kind handmade quilt by Anna Ziegner.

anna-ziegner-2016Anna Ziegner discovered the modern quilt movement when she relocated to Philadelphia from Berlin to practice as a eurythmy teacher.  Anna is a member of the Philadelphia Modern Quilt Guild, its mission is to maintain the quality of craftsmanship of the traditional quilting movement yet be free in the interpretation of pattern and color. Anna Ziegner is the Eurythmy teacher at The Waldorf School of Philadelphia.

The 2016 Holiday Fair quilt by Anna Ziegner is from the pattern Country Chic by Sew Kind of Wonderful

2016 Artisans: 

AMH Textiles, Aud Frislid
Art || Works
Caleigh Stednitz & M.ade by Meg Johnson
Cara Graver/The Cob Studio
Carolyn Powers Designs
Chappell Photography
Cloud 9 Organics
Dusty Amodio
Elder Wood Creations
Erin Lutz
Felted Art by Miki Sekiguchi, Loretta Borko Art & Craft
Give a Gnome a Home
Heather Femine - A Heather Bag & Phoenix Crafts
Jayne Ellen Pots
Jenny Staples Designs
Jhoi Broom
Kurt Walser
Laura K. Murdoch Fine Art
Lotte Butter
Lotus 8
Nature's Embers by Cheryl Ackerman
Oreland Wood Products
Rachel Isaac
Saffron Creations
Six Senses Clay Studio
Stanley Chester & Albert Ceramics
Sylvia Starlight: Toys for a Bright Imagination
Tadpole Creations
The Benevolent Bee: Handcrafted bee products
The Kitchen Garden Series
Tie-Up Textiles
Tooth of the Lion Farm and Apothecary
Untold Imprint
Useful & Beautiful - Upcycled Handmade
Whim Jewelry
Windrose Studio Creations
Wissahickon Pottery
Woolezoo Toys


Ode to JoyRide: In Memory of Lewis Smith, Sunday, October 9, 2016

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Join us for our 4th annual Ode to JoyRide: In Memory of Lewis Smith, a devoted cyclist, anthroposophist, and a Philly Waldorf parent. With 5-mile, 10-mile, and 25-mile routes, the ride takes place in the historic and natural urban landscape of the Wissahickon.
8-9 a.m.  Check-in and Registration
9.00 a.m. 25 mile and 10-mile rides
9.10 a.m.  5-mile fun ride
Forbidden Drive at Northwestern Avenue, Chestnut Hill
Meet in front of Cedar's House
Sunday, October 9th, 2016

Rides begin with the ringing of the school bell by Lewis Smith's daughters, following a brief performance of Beethoven’s Ode to Joy.

About the Ride
The Ode to Joy Ride is The Waldorf School of Philadelphia's tribute to our friend Lewis, a man who did so much for, and meant so much to, our community. A lover of the arts, Lewis often entertained his guests with his recitations of Shakespeare and Friedrich Schiller. He had a special love for Schiller's poem, Ode to Joy, which also comprises the final movement in Beethoven's Symphony No. 9. Lewis duPont Smith was a fun-loving lover of life. A true renaissance man, he was a passionate student of history, art, music, literature and philosophy. He was a teacher, political organizer, and philanthropist, and sat on the boards of Vox Ama Deus and The Waldorf School of Philadelphia. Lewis was an active alumnus of Avon Old Farms, and a passionate advocate for Waldorf Education.

Our hope is to truly reflect Lewis' loving spirit in this important community fundraiser for our school's Annual Fund.  Thank you to the entire Smith Family, all of our volunteers, riders, and our generous sponsors!

To explore 2016 Waldorf Ode toJoyRide Sponsorship contact Allison Budschalow-Barnes at