Movement is an integral part of Waldorf education. Our gym classes include Bothmer gymnastics and an extensive repertoire of group games. The school also offers a basketball and soccer program for the older students. In addition, each year, the fifth grade trains for the Olympics, and competes with fifth graders from other Waldorf schools throughout New England and Canada.
Waldorf School at Moraine Farm has a well developed interscholastic basketball program for boys and girls. Basketball practice begins in late October and is held after school at the Hastings House gymnasium in Beverly Farms. The boys practice Monday and Friday while the girls practice on Tuesday and Thursday from 3:00-4:30. Games are scheduled with surrounding area schools between December and February.
Participation is encouraged, but not required, for students in 5th-8th grade. We have a no-tryout, no-cut policy. The coach’s goal is to have all students participate comfortably in games. At the close of the season, the seventh grade hosts an award/recognition dinner that honors all players for their efforts and participation in the team. The season officially ends with the very popular alumni basketball game and gathering held at the Landmark gymnasium in Manchester.
The basketball program has a minimal fee to cover travel and other expenses.
Waldorf School at Moraine Farm soccer program begins in the early-fall. The team is co-ed, composed of both boys and girls in grades 5-8. Soccer practice is scheduled on Tuesdays and Thursdays after school and takes place in the lower field. The season runs from September through November. Games are scheduled with surrounding area schools.
Participation is encouraged, but not required, for students in 5th-8th grade. Like Basketball, we have a no-tryout, no-cut policy.
The soccer program has a minimal fee to cover travel and other equipment related expenses.