The Hartsbrook School

High School Week-at-a-Glance

Parent Meetings at 6:30 pm:  
March 7 (HS Showcase)  |  April 26  |  May 11

Yearly Events:   High School Showcase March 7, High School Musical March 23-26, Senior Projects April 12-13, Common Block Showcase May 11, Senior Play June 1-2

Upcoming Events:
Music and Art Showcase:
Tuesday, March 7, 6:30 pm
High School Student and Faculty Coffee House:
Saturday, March 4, 6:30-9:30 pm
March 23, 24, 25 7 pm
March 25,26 2 pm
Senior Projects
April 12 & 13 6:30 -9 pm

Oliver!, The Musical:
People to contact with questions or offers of help for the musical:
Amy Freed:  Production Manager
Hero Hendrick-Baker:  Stage Manager, contact with questions or information about rehearsals  413-575-0363

Advertise in the Oliver! Program!
Advertise your business in the Oliver! playbill or send your good wishes to the cast!  Buy a display ad in the playbill: $25 for a business card, $50 for a quarter page, $100 for a half page, $150 for a full page.   OR send a greeting to an individual cast member: $15 for 100 characters.

To submit an advertisement, scan your business card or your ad, and send it to, or drop it off at the Main Office with Vesna Vasovic or the High School office with Caryn Hesse (marked “attn: Liz Bedell), along with a check for the appropriate amount by March 10th.

Special Family Friendly Performance, Sunday, March 26, 2 pm
The Sunday, March 26 matinee performance is specially designed for families with young children, even babies. We will perform Act I; Act two begins to get a little dark and scary and even contains a murder. There are some beautiful, lyric numbers as well as some humorous choruses in Act I and the audience will have the opportunity to sing along. Invite all your friends and neighbor to this performance. They can have fun while seeing your student shine.

Links to Ticket Sales for Oliver! Thursday Evening, March 23 at 7 pm  Friday Evening, March 24 at 7 pm  Saturday Matinee, March 25 at 2 pm Saturday, March 25 at 7 pm  Sunday, March 26 at 2 pm

And looking toward April……

Senior Projects
Each year at the end of 11th grade students choose a project upon which they work for the better part of the next 11 – 12 months. This can be something new in which to thoroughly immerse themselves or something they have been doing all their life and want to take to the next level. It can be a research project, an artistic endeavor, a training, a building project or any other creative and inspired idea. The goal is to push themselves, perhaps past their comfort level, and have a practical learning experience. In the past, seniors have done projects such as boat building, learning to oil paint, growing herbs and making herbal remedies, studying the history of the concept of free will, building a truck, rebuilding an antique sports car, learning to make pottery and measuring the distance from earth to certain stars.

All high school students are required to attend these two evening events. We hope that most parents will also attend and invite friends and family members, especially those wondering about Waldorf education.


From the Hartsbrook Blog — High School

Announcing the results of this year’s Scholastic Arts and Writing Awards!
These regional awards are open to Massachusetts students in Grades 7–12, and are sponsored by the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (SMFA), in conjunction with the Boston Globe. Each year the Massachusetts arm of the program receives thousands of entries and there are over 50 judges who make hard choices based on the 3 criteria: originality, technical skill, and…

Senior Class Lyceum Lectures 
In Ralph Waldo Emerson’s day, people from the community, from all walks of life, gathered on an afternoon or evening in some community Lyceum lecture hall to hear a talk and be inspired by some eminent member of the community in an age before television and radio. The speaker might be, among other things, a minister, a writer, an educator,…

12th Grade Zoology Intensive: Hermit Island, Maine
As part of our Zoology block, the senior class went on a week long camping trip to Hermit Island in Maine. We were joined by the Hawthorne Valley, Kimberton, Lake Champlain, Mass Bay, Monadnock, and Saratoga Springs senior classes. There were ninety-six Waldorf students all gathered at Hermit Island for the second of a three week program that Waldorf senior…

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