“The need for imagination, a sense of truth, and a feeling of responsibility—these three forces are the very nerve of education."
~ Rudolf Steiner ~
Waldorf Friends
"I believe Waldorf Education helps foster self-confidence and inner strength in the child. "
~ Grade School Parent ~
Fall Pumpkins

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

~ Early Childhood 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 ~
Learning to Help

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

~ Rudolf Steiner ~

Student String Section

"The students have so many outlets for creative thinking and expression."

~ Sixth Grade Parent ~

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James Baldwin once said, “Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.” It is therefore our task as educators to demonstrate by our words and our actions that hate has no place in our community. As the country roils in protests over the death of George Floyd, and the many others, we at the Housatonic Valley Waldorf School stand firmly with those demanding accountability and justice and against systems of racial oppression.

As a community working with children, these events highlight even more the urgency of the work we must accomplish–as a school and as individuals–to lead our children on the path of anti-racism.

-The HVWS Diversity Committee and College of Teachers

Mailing Address

40 Dodgingtown Road
Newtown, CT 06470

School Office Hours

Summer Office Hours: 9 AM to 2 PM, M-Th

Phone & Email

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




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.