The weather is shifting slowly with warm, cold, rain or snow on any given day, but our new home is well underway! The buildings at 6000 Wayne continue to be transformed into warm, inviting spaces that will welcome the whole community to experience the magic of The Waldorf School of Philadelphia. I am excited to see the first group of children of our Summer:garten program enjoy both the inside and outside space this summer beginning July 6, 2015. These classes will be held on one side of the campus while the other side gets its finishing touches.
The construction for the refurbished and new buildings at 6024 has begun. The construction timeline shows the buildings erected and structurally sound with roofing and siding work completed by the end of May. The insides of the buildings will be outfitted during the months of June and July. Some Green building efforts to highlight include spray foam insulation, Energy Star Windows, highly efficient HVAC system, efficient lighting and low flow plumbing fixtures.
The five kindergartens, parent-tot classes and 1st and 2nd grade will begin moving into the buildings in August. We realize this is a very tight time frame, so plans are underway to have a clear and time efficient move for all. We are so appreciative of the many offers of help we have received from our parent body. It will take a village to get us there and we are so fortunate to have an actively engaged community that goes above and beyond typical parent volunteering opportunities.
You may be interested to know that we now offer monthly tours of our New Home. We hope that you will join us. All tours meet at 10.00 a.m. on the porch of our new administration building on the corner of Wayne and Harvey.
Sunday, March 29th
Saturday, April 18th
Sunday, May 3rd
One word about our tours. We love children but while construction is ongoing we recognize that the work site is no place for children. We therefore request that all New Home Tours are adult only. Safety is our paramount concern. Please bring your neighbor, friend, grandparent, Waldorf alumni, anyone who is curious to explore our beautiful new home. We can’t wait to see you.
Thank you for reading this blog post and for your interest in The Waldorf School of Philadelphia. We feel blessed by our new home, and we could not be more excited. But we know that it is not the place but the people who make a house a home. Thank you for being part of the Philly Waldorf community.