"Choosing Housatonic Valley Waldorf School was an easy decision after touring the school and seeing the happy, engaged children."

~ Early Childhood Parent ~
“The need for imagination, a sense of truth, and a feeling of responsibility—these three forces are the very nerve of education."
~ Rudolf Steiner ~
A window into HVWS, Fall 2019
"I believe Waldorf Education helps foster self-confidence and inner strength in the child. "
~ Grade School Parent ~
“Our highest endeavor must be to develop free human beings who are able of themselves to impart purpose and direction to their lives."
~ Rudolf Steiner ~

"It is important that we discover an educational method where people learn to learn and go on learning their whole lives."

~ Rudolf Steiner ~

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COVID-19

We are thrilled to be learning on campus five days a week! Visit our Current Parents page for updates and important links, including our current COVID-19 operational plan, which includes masks, physical distancing, increased cleaning, cohorts, and extra time outdoors. Our teachers are prepared to switch to virtual classrooms should the need arise. You can also find the plan and read more on our COVID-19 page.

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Shop our volunteer-run Rainbow Garden School Store, now online. All proceeds go to the school’s operating budget.

Order Spring Bulbs through Dutch Mills and HVWS receives 50% of the proceeds!

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Now hiring for 2021-22!

Summer Camp

Summer Camp Registration is Now Open!

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Now scheduling in-person, personalized tours on Saturdays as well as weekday afternoons!

Spring Bulb Fundraiser

Order spring bulbs through our Dutch Mills fundraiser and HVWS will receive 50% of the proceeds!  Orders can be placed through June 1. Shipping to CT will begin April 1. 

Your support is more important than ever.

Help reach 100% community participation with a potentially tax-deductible donation!

The School Store is now online!

 

We have all the items that you know and love: modeling beeswax, crayons, color pencils. Plus new toys, homeware and books.

Proceeds support the HVWS operating budget.

What do our alumni say?

Our Mission

TO PROVIDE A LASTING EDUCATION THAT CULTIVATES RESILIENT AND CREATIVE HUMAN BEINGS WHO ARE CAPABLE OF FREE THINKING, CONFIDENT ACTION, AND DEEP CONNECTIONS WITH OTHERS AND THE WORLD.

Mailing Address

40 Dodgingtown Road
Newtown, CT 06470

School Office Hours

Office Hours: 8 AM to 3 PM
Visitor Self-Screening Form

Phone & Email

Phone: 203-364-1113
FAX: 203-364-0630
Email: office@waldorfct.org
Bus Company (All Star): 203-304-9778

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Testimonials

 

What Parents are Saying

“I enjoy how Waldorf focuses on the whole child and experiential learning. I believe Waldorf Education helps foster self-confidence and inner strength in the child. Teaches beyond academic knowledge – teaches valuable life skills and gives a sense of community.”

Grade School Parent

“Some of the things we are interested in are the holistic attitude toward a child’s learning, focusing on development and long-term learning on an emotional, spiritual and intellectual level. We like that children learn through experiencing the outdoors, musical and artistic expression, home responsibilities, and being part of a community.”

Early Childhood Parent

“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.”

Alumni Parent

Experience Waldorf Education

Contact us to learn how Housatonic Valley Waldorf School will benefit your child.