The program provides a nurturing environment for our nearly 3’s, 4’s, and 5’s. It’s a child friendly, happy place! Our school occupies a lovely cottage at Camp Alvernia known as the Pond, overlooking the playground. The classroom is a beautiful space, creating an environment that is free of overstimulating colors and designs. We provide a peaceful place to work and play.
The rhythm of each day is largely based on science, nature, art, literature, outdoor activities and music. From themes that inspire the children’s natural curiosity, we integrate language arts and math skills. We offer a strong music program including daily singing, movement and instrumentation. We also unroll our yoga mats and practice breathing techniques and learn about how the body moves mindfully, and also, of course, we have lots of fun!
The 15 acres of surrounding property offer many occasions to hike and explore nature. We get lots of fresh air and sunshine each day! We have transitioned to all natural materials, and a natural, developmentally appropriate curriculum as described by Waldorf educational philosophy. We adapt the curriculum to best fit each child’s abilities and interests.
Schedule & Pricing – 2017-2018 – Registration is ongoing
All classes are available Monday through Friday :
Morning classes are available two, three, four, or five days from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. (Alternate hours are available – just call to ask!) Morning classes are a mix of 3’s, 4’s and 5’s- a perfect blend of ages working and playing together at their own level in the same way that members of a family would interact, promoting community, cooperation and respect for each other.
Many parents have expressed an interest in a Waldorf-inspired Kindergarten. We are offering a program in the afternoon for 4’s and Kindergartners next year. The program will be a developmentally appropriate introduction (think play-based education!) to Kindergarten skills within a framework of art, music, science, nature, and outdoor explorations which are based on Waldorf rhythms. PM children arrive at 12:00 with dismissal at 3:00. We recommend that children in the afternoon Kindergarten program commit to four or five days per week, although other schedules are possible.
Pricing for morning or afternoon sessions will be divided into 10 payments: The yearly tuition for 2017-2018 is 2 half days -$2,950, 3 half days -$3900, 4 half days -$4,500, and 5 half days -4,900.00.2018-2019 tuition is not yet determined.
Because Waldorf education traditionally spans two or three years, space is extremely limited. Please call with any question, or to schedule a visit! 🙂