Our programs serve children between the approximate ages of 3 and 6. We offer a 4-year Waldorf education -inspired program.
First-Year Preschool is offered 5 days a week (with 2-day, 3-day and 5-day options) from 8:30am to 1:00pm. We provide aftercare from 1:00pm to 4:00pm at an additional cost.
Second-Year Preschool is offered 5 days a week (3-day and 5-day options) from 8:30am to 1:00pm. We provide aftercare from 1:00pm to 4:00pm at an additional cost.
First-Year Kindergarten is offered 5 days a week (5-day program only) from 8:30am to 1:00pm. We provide aftercare from 1:00pm to 4:00pm at an additional cost. (This program serves children that would typically be in a TK age range.)
Second-Year Kindergarten is offered 5 days a week (5-day program only) from 8:30am to 1:00pm. We provide aftercare from 1:00pm to 4:00pm at an additional cost.
Summer Session is an 8-week session that offers the same programs that are available throughout the school year. Aftercare during the summer session is available until 3pm.
Program Cost & Fees
The below table shows yearly program costs broken down over a 10-month timeframe. Families are welcome to pay in different increments.
When does the program start?
School begins on August 21st, 2023. Our summer session begins June 19th, 2023.
What ages do you accept?
Our program serves children ages 3 to 6. The number of available spots varies year to year depending on re-enrollment. Children need to be fully potty-trained.
Are Waldorf schools religious?
Waldorf schools are non-sectarian and non-denominational. They educate all children, regardless of their cultural or religious backgrounds. The pedagogical method is comprehensive, and, as part of its task, seeks to bring about recognition and understanding of all the world cultures and religions. Waldorf schools are not part of any church. They espouse no particular religious doctrine but are based on a belief that there is a spiritual dimension to the human being and to all of life. Waldorf families come from a broad spectrum of religious traditions and interests.
Why do Waldorf schools suggest limiting media?
Waldorf teachers appreciate that technology must assume a role in education, but at the appropriate developmental stage, when a young person has reached the intellectual maturity to reason abstractly and process concretely on his or her own, which is at around the age of 14. Society might challenge this principle, as many young children are well able to complete sophisticated tasks on a computer; the Waldorf perspective is that computer exposure should not be based on capability but on developmental appropriateness. While many applaud adult-like thinking in young children, we observe that a child’s natural, instinctive, creative and curious way of relating to the world may be repressed when technology is introduced into learning environments at an early age. ~ Excerpt from NYTimes Opinion, 5/2014, Author, Beverly Amico.
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