Tradition &

Waldorf Completes its 64th Year

Garden City, NY – Thursday, June 9th, 2011 – The Waldorf School of Garden City completed its 64th school-year today. Continuing a Waldorf tradition, the school year ended with a beautiful closing assembly where students performed recitations, songs, dances and short plays for their teachers, families and friends. In addition, each first grader presented the gift of a rose to each graduating senior as part of the annual Rose Ceremony. Later that evening, the class of 2015 took part in the eighth grade graduation ceremony.

Tomorrow, Friday, June 10th, the School year will officially culminate with the class of 2011 receiving their high school diplomas at the School’s 52nd Commencement Exercises. “Since Waldorf’s first high school graduation in 1960, the School has graduated 961 students,” said Waldorf’s Director of Communications Robert Ingenito, who recently met with the class for their Senior Send-Off meeting. “And your class – the class of 2011 – will bring that number to 990!”

“This is the largest graduating class in our School’s history,” said High School Chairman Roland Rothenbucher. The class of 2011 has been accepted into 85 colleges and universities. (To view the list of college acceptances, click here.)

Trustee and Waldorf alumnus Scott A. Williams (class of 1985) has been chosen by the graduating class to deliver the keynote commencement address on June 10th. The ceremony will begin at 10:30 a.m. in the school auditorium and is open to the school community. A reception immediately follows the ceremony for seniors and their invited guests.

With a successful year behind them, the students and families at the Waldorf School can look forward to the relaxation and rewards of the summer vacation.

For more information about the Waldorf School of Garden City, please call (516) 742-3434 ext. 129 or email proctorc@waldorfgarden.org.