Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School’s (HVS) vision is to nurture a collaborative, diverse and inclusive culture in which students are recognized for their unique gifts and have the opportunity to develop enthusiasm for learning that inspires life-long creative engagement in positive social change and renewal.
Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School provides innovative, age-appropriate learning opportunities for students from kindergarten up through high school. We value and promote diversity, equity, and inclusion at our school, as hallmarks of an ethical society and as integral to sound learning. Our approach supports artistic, academic, physical, and moral growth, inspired by the educational insights of Rudolf Steiner. Located on a biodynamic farm, our unique environment fosters healthy connections to the natural world. Our integrated curriculum cultivates social responsibility, personal integrity, intellectual curiosity, and practical capacities which empower students to meet the challenges and opportunities of the world today.
 Waldorf education has its roots in the spiritual-scientific research of the Austrian scientist and thinker Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925). According to Steiner’s philosophy, the human being is a threefold being of spirit, soul, and body whose capacities unfold in three developmental stages on the path to adulthood: early childhood, middle childhood, and adolescence. Ref link – https://www.waldorfeducation.org/waldorf-education/rudolf-steiner-the-history-of-waldorf-education