Tamarack Waldorf School’s elementary school campus is located on Milwaukee’s beautiful East side in the vibrant and eclectic Brady Street neighborhood. Our Brady Street location is one of the things that makes Tamarack elementary a great environment for our students. We are within walking distance of the lake, bike trails, parks, museums, and many, many restaurants and shops. Families who come to Tamarack might stop by our neighbor coffee shop Brewed as they start their busy days, do some shopping at local fixture Glorioso’s (an Italian grocery), or at vintage clothing store Dragonfly across the street, catch dinner at Cempazuchi, Apollo Cafe, Casablanca or Thai-na-mite, and end the evening with some socializing at Regano’s Roman Coin.
DR. MLK JR. DRIVE
Tamarack Waldorf High School resides in a Business Improvement District and a residential neighborhood that are committed to revitalizing their stretch of urban Milwaukee. According to the King Drive BID website, “In the past 15 years there has been over $350 million of new development in the BID. This type of success can only be achieved in a collaborative effort by people who believe in King Drive and each other. BID members, our partners, and the Harambee residential community are working together to cultivate a thriving community like no other in Milwaukee.” TWHS has been welcomed into the fold and students have been making connections with their neighbors.
ARTE PARA TODOS
Tamarack Waldorf High School was one of three partner schools chosen to benefit from Arte Para Todos, a new organization supporting the arts in Milwaukee schools. With additional support from three neighborhoods, 15 venues and 70 bands, Arte Para Todos held an inaugural music festival to earn money for partner schools.
Tamarack was fortunate to be chosen to be a partner school with PAVE (Partners Advancing Values in Education), an organization that serves and supports 56 schools in the Milwaukee area by focusing on the development of good governance and leadership. Tamarack was selected because of its quality as an innovative educational institution serving lower-income students. PAVE helps recruit, train, and support board members for its partners and has connected Tamarack with a number of professionals who became Tamarack trustees. In 2014, PAVE gave Tamarack a grant to support Strategic Planning at this crucial stage of expansion.