My son is a student at OSS. We chose OSS for our childs education and discovered it to be a community built on development of the human spirit. The philosophy of Rudolf Steiner caries over to all aspects of the school from administration to playground rules. It is exciting to see our our child grow up in surrounded raw objectivity in the pursuit of truth and excellence. Our family as most others has attempted to participate in every opportunity to make tangible improvements. My wife is active in the handwork group which produces distinctive toys for use in the classroom and sale across the globe to help fund the construction of a natural playground. I have found our contributions to be personally rewarding and genuinely appreciated. We have recieved ample recognition for our relatively small contributions. I would encourage anyone interested in the school to see it for themselves and learn more about Waldorf education at http://www.whywaldorfworks.org/ or see the school at www.oaklandsteiner.org/.