Early childhood through grade 12

Hawthorne Valley Association

Faculty Spotlight – Dorothea Davis

As this school year comes to a close, Dorothea Davis—or Ms. Thea as our early childhood children affectionately call her—will transition from her role in our Early Childhood program to join her husband Gregg in building community at Camphill Heartbeet Lifesharing in Vermont. Dorothea has been a part of our Early Childhood faculty for 11

Massimo Hamilton ’20 & Elizabeth Frishkoff ’86 receive 2024 Henriette Reiss Award

Massimo Hamilton, Class of 2020, of Germantown and Elizabeth Frishkoff, Class of 1986, of Ghent, will each receive this year’s Henriette Reiss Award for Artistic Endeavor for their illustrations of books on fishing and food and the Abenaki language, respectively. This award is given annually to current or former Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School (HVS) graduates

Bringing Biodiversity and Beauty to the Landscape

In May 2022, Hawthorne Valley Farm and Farmscape Ecology Program (FEP) teamed up to honor Hawthorne Valley’s 50th anniversary by planting a 350-foot long hedgerow, featuring the valley’s namesake hawthorn trees. Farmers, staff, students from Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School and the Visiting Students Program, and volunteers helped to plant over a dozen different varieties of

Meet the Class of 2024

Members of the Class of 2024 have been accepted to the following colleges and universities: Appalachian State University | Bard College | Bennington College | Binghamton University Clarkson University | College of Charleston | Columbia-Greene Community College* | Community College of Philadelphia | Gettysburg College | Hofstra University | Hudson Valley Community College* | Husson

Alumni Spotlight – Matt Fleury ’83

On June 15, we are delighted to welcome Matt Fleury, a member of Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School’s first graduating high school class of 1983, as our 2024 Commencement speaker. Matt currently serves as President and CEO of the Connecticut Science Center, a nonprofit in Hartford, CT that is a top educational destination. This year marks

An Artistic Journey – a 50th Anniversary Exhibition

Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School is excited to partner with Lightforms Art Center to bring you an exhibition that celebrates the power of art and the profound impact of arts education. “An Artistic Journey” invites viewers to experience the vibrant world of Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School and delve into 50 years of artistry, highlighting the transformative

Roots to Renewal features Micah Blumenthal of Good Work Institute

Hawthorne Valley is pleased to share the latest episode of its Roots to Renewal podcast featuring Micah Blumenthal, a worker trustee at the Good Work Institute and a workshop leader of the Kingston-based TMI project. Micah also serves on the board of Radio Kingston and co-hosts The Breathing Room and hosts Hip Hop 101 on

Faculty Spotlight – Patrick Stolfo

This year, Patrick Stolfo will mark his thirty-sixth year as a teacher at Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School. He is stepping back from his role to focus on his own artistic craft more fully and will continue educating the next generation of Waldorf teachers as part of the core faculty of Hawthorne Valley’s Alkion Center. When

Alumni Spotlight – Myrto Daskaloudi ’12

For the past couple of years, Myrto Daskaloudi (Class of 2012) has been fully dedicated to the joys and challenges of new motherhood, caring for her 8-month-old baby. Recently, however, she began to sense a longing to reconnect with her community and rediscover her own identity beyond being a mother. With her diverse background as