We are pleased to announce that we are taking a step forward in the goal of offering educational opportunities for children at Olivette. We have been in conversations with the Asheville Waldorf School for the last three years as Olivette and Asheville Waldorf School seem very aligned in our goals for offering forward thinking education and lifestyles. Unexpectedly, the Covid-19 pandemic created the first opportunity to match all of our needs to allow for the possibility to become a reality. Asheville Waldorf School has long wanted to have a primarily outdoor based location as learning through and with nature as it is a key component of their education. For the season of 2020/2021, they will be setting up a complete temporary outdoor school at Olivette with all necessary facilities that include three classrooms.
We are grateful for the efforts of our community member Kate Davis for facilitating this collaboration, and are very happy to be welcoming Asheville Waldorf School to Olivette. Perhaps this will be the beginning of a more long term educational aspect of Olivette, but in the meantime we are grateful we are able to be supportive in creating a temporary solution to allow AWS to continue their work under these unprecedented challenges.