Why is giving to HVWS important?

The purpose of the Housatonic Valley Waldorf® School, as with the original Waldorf School in Stuttgart, Germany is “to develop free human beings who, of themselves, are able to give purpose and direction to their lives.” Tomorrow’s problem-solvers need both tools to participate in a complex future and tools which will serve them personally—inner resources which will give a lifetime of contentment.

By original design, Waldorf schools are independent and therefore must be self-sustaining. Our many supporters give us much to be thankful for. Incredible community volunteers sustain many of our initiativesfrom participating in clean-up days to serving as Class Parents, PTA liaisons and Board of Trustees members, and assisting with fundraising campaigns. Yet neither valuable practical deeds nor tuition dollars alone can sustain us. We also depend on monetary donations, small and large, to keep our school healthy.

Here are some ways to support HVWS:

Annual Appeal

Your donation will fund programs, operations, special projects, and the tuition assistance fund. We make it easy to give. Just submit a credit card payment through our Annual Appeal page, or contact the office, 203-364-1113 or to make a monthly pledge that will make your dollars go further.

Capital Campaign

Every few years we go through an exciting growth phase which requires the activation of all our resources to achieve a project’s success. In the past, incredibly dedicated and generous friends of HVWS have given to the Capital Campaign. When the call comes again, will you join us?

Spring Benefit

Our 2014 Spring Benefit was a huge success. Thank you to everyone who made it possible!

Holiday Market and Fall Fair

Thank you to everyone who made our 2014 Fall Fair so special! Join us on November 22 & 23 for our 2014 Holiday Market.

Rainbow Garden School Store

Located in the Community House on our North Campus, our Rainbow Garden School store is brimming with Waldorf-inspired items for all ages. Find books, playthings, personal care products, handwork supplies, beeswax candles, special handmade items, and more. Please visit our Rainbow Garden School Store page for more information.

Rose Garden Renovations are Underway!
We are excited to announce that the next step in our growth has begun. 
Read more about it on our Blog.
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