The seeds of our school were planted on April 12, 1989 when a small group of parents first met in New Milford, CT to discuss opening a Waldorf-based kindergarten. The following January, a weekly playgroup began in New Milford, and within the year grew into a three-day nursery-kindergarten known as Star Meadow. In October 1990 the Housatonic Valley Waldorf School Association, Inc. was formed with the goal of starting a Waldorf school that spanned Early Childhood through Grade 8. With expansion and several more moves, HVWS finally settled into its own campus in the western part of Newtown, CT. Today, HVWS is a thriving and fully accredited Waldorf school, with additional programs for children, Waldorf teachers, and adults.
As we celebrate 25 Years of Waldorf Education in Connecticut, we would love your input. Please share with us what you love about Waldorf Education in general or HVWS in particular. Stop by the Administrative Cottage to sign our Why We Love Waldorf Education book, located next to the copier, or share your thoughts via the following form. Thank you!