Programs We Offer
Programs We Offer
Sound Circle Center offers a variety of programs in arts, Anthroposophy and Waldorf education.
Introduction to Anthroposophy
Join the Foundation Year students for an introduction to essential themes in Anthroposophy. Saturday mornings twice a month from 9:15 -10:45 at Seattle Waldorf School, 2728 NE 100th St, in Huckleberry Hall (East Entrance) Read more.
In addition to our classes during the school year, each summer, Sound Circle Center hosts programs for the greater community as well as professional development for teachers throughout North America. Hundreds of participants have attended intensive courses and workshops on Waldorf early childhood and grade school curriculum, eurythmy, board of trustees work, collegial work, the arts, remedial education and other pedagogical topics. Guest teachers from Europe and across America have joined our local faculty to offer superb courses where participants can renew themselves and replenish their forces for teaching and other work. The dates for Summer, 2013, are June 24-28 and July 1-5. For information, click here .
This program provides a journey of self-discovery and renewal for those who desire to deepen their artistic sensibility and expression alongside a study of Anthroposophy. The Foundation Year is also the first year of the Sound Circle Teacher Training Program. Read more.
Our eighth Foundation Year began in September of 2012. The application process for the ninth Foundation Year will begin in January, 2014 for the class beginning that September.. Read more.
Waldorf Teacher Training
The Sound Circle Teacher Training Program prepares students to practice Waldorf education in early childhood and grade school environments. Over a three-year period of part-time studies and summer intensives, students are immersed in the theory and practice of Waldorf education so that they are well-prepared and confident to work with children. The Foundation Year, focusing on Anthroposophy and the arts, is considered the first year of our teacher training program.Read more.
Over the years, Sound Circle has offered a wealth of classes and workshops for adults, chief among them being classes for parents on parenting and Waldorf Education. Our classes support parents to work consciously on their own development and self-discovery so that the lives of their children are affected in a positive way. Our courses draw upon a spiritual approach to parenting which inspires balance, joy, hope, health and, most of all, trust in oneself as a parent. Read more.
Sound Circle has offered a year-long monthly course, The Heart of the Matter: Healing Arts and Anthropsophy, as well as workshops on such topics as Storytelling, Meeting Death in a Conscious Way, Inner Work and Vocal Music as a Transformative Art.
Symposia offerings are posted under Upcoming Events.
Recognizing the need for continuing support of Waldorf teachers in the area, Sound Circle Center created a mentor training program for the twelve schools in the Pacific Northwest region. By helping veteran teachers become mentors and bring their considerable experience and support to other teachers in their schools, Sound Circle Center hopes to strengthen the community of Waldorf educators. The first course, with 25 participants, ended in 2008, the second round began in 2010 with 24 teachers from various Northwest schools. The third round was completed in November of 2012 with 20 particpants.