Fall Pumpkins
Waldorf Friends
Learning to Help
Lunch Time

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

~ Early Childhood Parent ~
Dandelion Kindergarten during COVID-19
“The need for imagination, a sense of truth, and a feeling of responsibility—these three forces are the very nerve of education."
~ Rudolf Steiner ~
Housatonic Valley Waldorf School, Fall 2019
A window into HVWS, Fall 2019
Students on Bench
"I believe Waldorf Education helps foster self-confidence and inner strength in the child. "
~ Grade School Parent ~
Theater Arts - Galileo
“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 ~
Upper School Classroom

"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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Quick Links

COVID-19

Visit our COVID-19 page for updates.

Anyone visiting campus must have a prior appointment and must complete our Visitor Form before each visit.

Admissions

Learn about our Enrollment process.

Register for a Personalized Tour.

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Support

Please consider a donation to our Annual Fund today!

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

Order a Fleece Jacket Online

Blog: HVWS Stories
Weather Alerts

Parents and staff may visit http://go.schoolmessenger.com to download the SchoolMessenger mobile app for Apple and Android devices or use the web-based version from your internet browser to manage alerts. Anyone may also check ctweather.com for posted weather-related closings.

Employment

Employment Information

Now hiring for 2021-22!

Summer

Our offices will be closed for a summer recess July 25-August 5. Stay cool!

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.

Register for an Admissions Event

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

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?

The classes of 2021 and 2022 wrote a collaborative teen mystery book last year. The book is available for purchase online.

Mailing Address

40 Dodgingtown Road
Newtown, CT 06470

School Office Hours

Office Hours: 8 AM to 3 PM
Summer Hours: 9 AM to 2 PM

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 the Waldorf Difference

At the Housatonic Valley Waldorf School, we believe wisdom begins with wonder. Education is not just a matter of memorization and test taking. Students learn through experience. We are proud to provide students in Newtown, CT; Bethel, CT; Danbury, CT; and throughout Connecticut with wonderful and life changing programs.

Contact us to learn how our private school will benefit your child.