Green Meadow Waldorf School strives to create a social, cultural, and learning environment that recognizes the child’s spiritual freedom and growth. Inspired by Rudolf Steiner’s insights into human development, Green Meadow nurtures the physical, emotional, and intellectual capacities of the growing child through a developmentally appropriate curriculum. Green Meadow Waldorf School engenders in its young people the academic, social, artistic, and practical abilities that will enable them to become self-reliant and generous individuals capable of meeting whatever challenges they face in the future.
Green Meadow Waldorf School is one of about 300 Waldorf Schools in the United States and approximately 1,000 Waldorf Schools internationally. Rather than teaching to the test or adhering to Common Core standards, the Waldorf curriculum fosters independent, critical thinking and problem solving, develops ethics and morality, and promotes true joy in learning.
As one of the few area Waldorf schools with a high school, we currently have about 225 students in Nursery through Twelfth Grade. We offer a Parent & Child program for babies and toddlers from birth to age three, and a dynamic Community Education Series that engages and supports parents and brings members of the larger community onto our campus in Rockland County.
We offer an affordable and flexible After-School Program that serves children in Nursery through Lower School. The program runs until 6pm every day and is also offered on most school holidays and breaks. Athletics and extracurriculars round out our academic program and give students additional options after school. NYC busing makes us accessible to a diverse range of families.
The essence of Waldorf Education is founded on the understanding that every child goes through three distinct phases of development:
Infancy and Early Childhood (0-7)
Middle Childhood (7-14)
Each of these stages requires a different approach in order to meet and engage the intellectual, physical, emotional, and social needs of the growing child.