Summer Courses


Each summer, one or two separate Course Weeks* run sometime between mid-June and early July. Exact dates are announced by February each year. Though these Summer Weeks consist of required courses for Teacher Education and Early Childhood students, enrollment is open to anyone for an entire summer week or a part time selection of classes. It is a great way to get acquainted with the Alkion Center! Themes explored over the years have included:

  • Threefold Social Organism
  • Parzival (Wolfram von Eschenbach)
  • Understanding Christianity in a Pluralistic Age
  • Speech and Drama for Teachers
  • Creative Writing
  • Interpreting Nature’s Secrets – a phenomenological approach to science
  • The High School Arts and Crafts Curriculum
  • Musical Instrument making with Manfred Bleffert
  • The Twelve Senses
  • Imagination as a Force in Education
  • Bringing History to Life in the Classroom
  • Introduction to Early Childhood Education
  • Nature Stories and Eurythmy for Young Children
  • Bookbinding, Metalwork
  • Painting, Drawing, Clay Sculpture, & Stone Carving Intensives
  • The History of Human Consciousness through Art and Architecture
  • History through Music
  • The Art of Administration in Waldorf Schools


*One Summer Course Week is required to obtain a one year Foundation Studies Certificate and is included in the year’s tuition. Three are required to obtain an AWSNA approved Waldorf Teacher or E.C. Certificate.

An independent, three summer cycle – Leading With Spirit: Waldorf School Governance and Administration – runs for one week each July.