Nurturing Living Connections, Early Childhood through Grade 12

The Festival of Michaelmas

In the festival of Michaelmas we seek knowledge and activity that is the essence of the human potential of self-development. We, as human beings, have the possibility of personal transformation. We all have our own dragons, our lower, less noble aspects…At Michaelmas time we seek to face our dragons with courage, gain self-knowledge, and strive towards the transformation of that which enslaves us….We seek to be the change, to create the beautiful and just world we all know is possible, to act and not just react when life brings challenge.

Hawthorne Valley Community Orchestra Forming

Leave the daily grind behind for an hour or two and experience the electric thrill of thrumming violins and exultant woodwinds surrounding you! Grab your instrument and come make music with locals – of all ages – in the Hawthorne Valley Community Orchestra! Meets...


October 21, 2017

Fergus Anderson will lead a workshop on: An Introduction to Steiner’s Philosophy of Freedom from the Inside Out"

Fergus Anderson presentation and workshop october 2017 HVWS

Parent Assembly

October 22, 2017

Book Launch: Conduit

Leif Garbish will read from his new novel, "Conduit." Enjoy live music by Hawthorne Valley alumnus, Seamus Maynard…

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Each child’s journey is unique. As Waldorf educators, we strive to impact their journeys in ways that are both powerful and lifelong. How can we best connect children to their natural and wondrous abilities? How can we foster an environment fertile enough to spark their highest sense of purpose? When we allow them to have wonder it’s a gift, and it’s a seed that is planted in them that will grow into adulthood.  And, if we can do this, if we can plant the seeds of joy, and love, and gratitude through our teaching and through our support, then we are giving the child a gift for their future.

Katie Demers

Early Childhood Teacher

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