Tradition &

Alumni from the 1960s Return

In conjunction with the Waldorf School’s Fall Fair and Alumni Day festivities, members from the graduating classes of 1960 to 1965 returned to their alma mater on Friday, October 21st for a special reunion celebration. Having travelled from as far away as Connecticut, California, Colorado, Maryland, North Carolina, Texas, Virginia, as well as Canada and Australia – the alums enjoyed a special luncheon, participated in a Forum Discussion with current high school students, and took a tour of the school grounds. “We were delighted to welcome our graduates ‘home,’ after so many years” said Waldorf’s Director of Development Marjorie P. Jean-Paul. “These alumni are our first high school graduates and they were instrumental in establishing the Waldorf School of Garden City as one of the first Waldorf schools in North America. Despite the years between our current students and these alumni, the shared experience of Waldorf education and our School traditions unites them today.”

“We had a wonderful time reconnecting with everyone,” said Waldorf alumnus Bruce Fraser ’64. “Not only did I get to see many of my former classmates and friends – as well as my dear teacher Bob Weschler, but I was also deeply pleased to see how far the School has developed over the past 40-plus years. We were especially impressed by the caliber and presence of the current students.”

The Waldorf School of Garden City was founded in 1947 with only two kindergarten classes. Over the years, the School grew – each year adding a new grade – until 1960 when the school graduated its first class of 15 students from high school. Since that first high school graduation, Waldorf has graduated 990 students.

Click here to download photographic recap by proud Waldorf akumnus Donald Kibbe ’64.