After a Middle School Morning: I do wish I could come back as a Waldorf student. I just wanted to sit there and work on my portrait of Abraham Lincoln all day long. The one really poignant comment Becky [an alumna] made was when she said she was so surprised upon entering high school to see that all the subjects were separated (not integrated). And, of course, I learned it the opposite—I had no idea History had anything to do with Science. I had never thought of it any other way.
Thank you so much. I wanted you to know something my daughter said to me in the car on the way home from her first day at the Housatonic Valley Waldorf School. She said: "Mommy that school doesn't feel like school. It feels like home."
What more can a mother ask for in early childhood? You cannot put a price-tag on that.
I love that Waldorf teaches the whole child: mind, body and spirit. I love that you teach in a way that allows all children to excel. I love that you teach an appreciation of nature and the world around us. I love that you’re more than just amazing academics—you bring depth to a child’s life and sense of self.
HVWS is a touchstone for all that is good and worthy of being imitated in a child’s life. As my now-adult HVWS graduate reflects on his experience, he increasingly sees its value and cherishes the memories.
I believe that the investment in my child’s HVWS years has been no less important to her well-being and success than her secondary and college education. In fact, where would she be without it?