Alabama Waldorf Association The Redmont School Inc

Cultivating healthy, confident, compassionate learners

aka Alabama Waldorf School   |   Birmingham, AL   |  http://www.alabamawaldorf.org

Mission

The mission of Alabama Waldorf School is to cultivate healthy, confident, compassionate learners who excel academically, socially, and civically. Alabama Waldorf School is a non-denominational, private school community dedicated to educating responsible world citizens.  We offer financial aid to families who qualify. We serve Nursery-age through 8th grade students.  By understanding the connection between academics and the arts, our goal is to educate not only the minds of our students but their hearts and hands as well.

Ruling year info

1990

Principal Officer

Dr. Lisa Grupe

Main address

5901 Crestwood Blvd

Birmingham, AL 35212 USA

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Formerly known as

The Redmont School in the Waldorf Tradition

EIN

63-0972301

NTEE code info

Primary/Elementary Schools (B24)

Arts Education/Schools (A25)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We work toward creating a healthy dynamic between teachers and students that is authentic (not computer-based) and creates engaging learning opportunities for 18 month olds - 8th graders. We have a low-media, low-technology policy that aims to keep a protective gesture around childhood.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Nursery

age 18 mos - 3

Population(s) Served

Ages 3-6

Population(s) Served

Students in first through eighth grade

Population(s) Served

After school program

Population(s) Served

Summer Program

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Awards

Parent's Choice - Best Private School 2012

Birmingham Magazine

Parent's Choice - Best Private School, Best Preschool 2011

Birmingham Magazine

Affiliations & memberships

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) 2003

Our results

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How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of contracts/purchase agreements that the organization holds for purchase of its products/services

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Grades 1-8

Context Notes

The number of students enrolled is an important metric for our school.

Number of teachers involved in school-wide decisions about student learning

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Grades 1-8

Context Notes

Ours is a faculty-run school with overlapping spheres of governance occupied by the Board of Trustees & the Administration and the Parent Family Association.

Number of students who demonstrate writing ability

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Totals By Year
Related Program

Grades 1-8

Context Notes

All 5th-8th graders do original writing during academic blocks. These totals include all the enrolled 5th-8th graders each year. 100% of students each year demonstrate excellent above-average skills.

Number of teachers retained after 12 months

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Grades 1-8

Context Notes

We have great teacher longevity because our teachers believe in Waldorf education, low screen time, healthy food, engaging lessons incl. play, music, world language,handwork, and standard academics.

Number of educators who have opportunities to attend programs offered by professional organizations

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Totals By Year
Related Program

Grades 1-8

Context Notes

Prof. development is an important component of Waldorf education as we keep abreast of changing social issues and strategies for managing them. Pedagogical workshops are also important to refresh.

Number of administrators and staff who plan and experience professional development activities together

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Totals By Year
Related Program

Grades 1-8

Context Notes

We plan on-site professional development annually because we value admin and teachers working and playing together!

Number of children who have a sense of their own feelings and an ability to express empathy for others

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Grades 1-8

Context Notes

This is not measured but is in our mission statement and is a daily goal for us. It is different for preschool, kindergarten, lower grades and upper grades.

Number of students per classroom during the reporting period

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Grades 1-8

Context Notes

Student/ teacher ratios are low in preschool and higher in the grades. We strive for 100% capacity in Nursery (which we achieved) and KG. We strive for 85% capacity in Grades which we achieved.

Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Ensuring a lifelong love of learning for PreK-8th.
Educating the hands (Handwork), the heart (world language, history), and the heart of each unique child.
Parent education regarding low media, low screen time and healthy diet.
Protecting childhood from 0-14.

Our mission states that we cultivate healthy, confident, compassionate learners who excel academically, socially, and civically. That is another way of saying that we educate the head, the heart and the hands. Our students learn about other cultures and other world languages to increase their feelings of tolerance. They learn handwork, speech, and art to increase feelings of confidence. They learn to be socially comfortable with their class and their teachers and their school by having lunch time, recess, and outside time. Often, our teachers loop up with their classes creating built-in accountability for teaching excellence.

We have parent evenings and several outside lectures each academic year that help educate parents on beneficial movement exercises, negative effects of screen time and media and the helpful effects of adequate sleep and healthy diet.

We have trained Waldorf teachers who understand whole-child philosophy, the protective gesture we have around childhood through age 14, and the importance of low media and healthy food and sleep.

We were renters from 1987-2016. We purchased a former church in 2013 and embarked on our first capital campaign to refurbish the church 2014-1017. We also gained dual accreditation from the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA) and Southeastern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS) in 2015. We moved into the new campus October 2016. We have decreased our age of entry from 3 to 2.5 to 18 months over the past three years and are working on developing a birth - 3 program; this entails teacher training which we are pursuing. We are also having conversations about a high school co-op that would be a Waldorf initiative based on our property.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Alabama Waldorf Association The Redmont School Inc

Board of directors
as of 01/24/2018
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Patrick McCarty

Patrick McCarty

Rob Spiegel

Holly Thompson

Glenny Brock

Colin Reily

Neville Baay

Dave Hall

Jenn Gray

Bri Wright

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes