Monday, July 28, 2014

Highland Hall Waldorf School - Remodeling over the skeletons in their closet


http://www.highlandhall.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=190132&type=d&pREC_ID=393846&hideMenu=1

Highland Hall claims it has raised $1.7 million for a new performance theater. So there is plenty of money here to launch an investigation similar to Green Meadows Waldorf School investigation (I've checked pricing with the people who investigated Green Meadow).

Highland Hall has had many issues and incidents in the past with pedophiles and sexual predators among their teachers. Like Green Meadow, they have found teachers with child pornography on their computers (and the Green Meadow child pornographer was a regular guest at Highland Hall). There have been many well-known incidents of groping, sexual contact and even teachers sleeping with students that have been brushed under the rug over the years and decades - just like with Green Meadow. The link above lists the families who would rather see Highland Hall raise new buildings than raise old issues that have harmed so many children in their own community. If you have skeletons in your closet... it must be time to remodel! 

From their website:Highland Hall is committed to campus-wide renovation and expansion. Over the past few years considerable progress has been made toward achieving our goals.In 2007 a master plan was developed for the future of the Highland Hall campus which detailed plans for the renovation of existing buildings and the addition of new facilities.In 2009, Lower school classrooms were enlarged by 50% and two modular classrooms were added for our middle school. In 2010 construction of our new gymnasium was completed. In April 2013, our Science Lab was entirely renovated. Meanwhile our capital campaign has raised over $1.7 million for a new performance theater....Future Theater PlansIn the spring of 2011 plans to break ground were temporarily put on hold due to the economic downturn. As soon as the school's Board of Trustees determines that the financial situation has stabilized, the school will continue our capital campaign and move forward with construction of the new theater. 
In recognition of the outstanding leadership and generosity of the Keefer-Stark family to our capital campaign, Highland Hall is pleased to name the new theater in their honor.
Well, we could always name the investigation in their honor.

Reference articles:
http://petekaraiskos.blogspot.com/2010/02/letters-from-highland-hall-wilkins.html
http://petekaraiskos.blogspot.com/2010/02/letters-from-highland-hall-drug-use.html
http://petekaraiskos.blogspot.com/2010/02/letters-from-highland-hall-leonard.html
http://petekaraiskos.blogspot.com/2010/03/highland-hall-breaking-mandated.html
http://petekaraiskos.blogspot.com/2010/10/working-with-highland-hall-after.html
(signed by people who later contributed to the building campaign)

http://petekaraiskos.blogspot.com/2014/07/green-meadow-waldorf-school-sex.html

1 comment:

  1. Alumni News from Green Meadow's website from 2001

    https://web.archive.org/web/20010708055216/http://gmws.org/alumni/

    ReplyDelete

You may ask, "where are all the 5=Star reviews?" Well, the problem with those reviews is that many tend not to be too honest. I have included 4-star reviews that appear honest. Often, gushing reviews are placed by teachers and administrators - as some comments here indicate. "This school educates the whole child!!!" - 5 stars - by Anonymous... I say baloney! Notice, many of the reviewers have been misled by Waldorf and are still buying the PR, even after having been disappointed. Feel free to comment but understand the intent of this blog. Comments are no longer moderated.