Early childhood through grade 12

Hawthorne Valley Association

“Roots to Renewal” Talks Sustainable Development with SEKEM Group’s Helmy Abouleish

After a short hiatus, the Roots to Renewal podcast is back with an interview with Helmy Abouleish, CEO of the SEKEM Group based in Cairo, Egypt. Founded in 1977 by Helmy’s father, Dr. Ibrahim Abouleish, SEKEM is a multi-faceted agricultural and educational organization with a vision for “sustainable development towards a future where every human

2023 HVS Graduation Ceremonies

Thank you to families and community members who joined us on June 9 and 10 for our end-of-year ceremonies at Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School to celebrate our students! In particular, our Senior Class and 8th Grade students were honored as they each came to the threshold of a new stage of their educational journeys.

Special thanks to Vanessa Valdez, High School Science Teacher, for sharing these reflections on her first the Senior Inner Graduation, the 8th Grade Celebration, and the Class of 2023 Commencement.

Alumni Business Highlight – Sheep in Wool Clothing

Tucked back in the forest just outside of Nassau you’ll find the farmstead of Sheep in Wool Clothing, run by Dana Salazar and her daughter Emma Salazar Blake, Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School Class of 2015. The farm is home to a flock of Swedish Gotland sheep, and Dana and Emma spin their wool into yarn

Inner Connections, World Transformation, and Net Positivity

What is our relationship with the earth, climate chaos, the extinction of species, the acidification of the ocean, or the suffering of humanity? How do our microcosmic actions influence macrocosmic realities? The answers to these questions relate to the state of our planet, and also our inner state of health. The Net Positive work at Hawthorne Valley is dedicated to societal transformations, the individual, and community.

Makers Market Returns for Second Season

      Hawthorne Valley Farm Store is thrilled to announce the return of the monthly Makers Market for the 2023 season. The first market will be held this Saturday, May 27 from 11 am-3 pm. “Everyone really enjoyed the markets we held last fall, and we are looking forward to another great season of

Remembering Madeleine “Mado” Spiegler

Mado Spiegler, a dear member of our community, passed away on March 28. Over the years, Mado was both a teacher and a parent at Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School, and also worked with Hawthorne Valley Farm’s Visiting Students Program for a time. She had a love for learning and the arts that she shared with