At the start of the school year, the 12th Grade welcomes each 1st Grader to the lower school with the gift of a rose.
The first day of school is always special for students, faculty, and parents alike! For the 1st and 12th Grade classes at CWS, it is especially meaningful as it marks both the first day of grade school for some, and the last first day of school for others.
The Rose Ceremony is an annual celebration to commemorate this moment. Our entire 1st Grade class, with their teacher Lauri Sullivan, was introduced to the CWS community and welcomed with a rose by their 12th Grade buddy. These class buddies will continue to meet and form a relationship throughout the year through our many festivals and events.
We are thrilled to welcome the Class of 2031 into the Chicago Waldorf School and look forward to an exciting year ahead!