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

2024 Henriette Reiss Award Recipients

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

Meet the Class of 2024

Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School's 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

Matt Fleury, class of 1983; photo credit Le Petit Studio

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

painting of Henriette Reiss

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

Faculty Spotlight – Patrick Stolfo

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

Myrto Daskaloudi performing at the Threads of Earth Showcase

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

Mid-Winter Trek to the Wilderness

Over the Midwinter Break, 9 brave and adventurous high school students decided to go to Minnesota to participate in an extracurricular opportunity; a dogsledding and cross country skiing expedition with the Voyageur Outward Bound School (VOBS) based in Ely, MN. This is where I went to work right after graduating college and spent 8 plus

Alumni Spotlight – Loghan & Naomi Call

In January, we caught up with Loghan Call, Class of 2008, and his mother Naomi Call, to learn more about their new company Audacia Elixirs, a handcrafted line of nonalcoholic elixir cocktails that are now available in the Farm Store. While Loghan only attended HVS for kindergarten and Grade 9 before his family relocated to

Alumni Faculty Spotlight – Julie Gale

Ten years ago, Julie Gale, a parent of the Class of 2015 and a former adjunct teacher at Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School, was faced with the question of how to preserve much-loved family recipes that her mother had given her so they could continue to be remembered and enjoyed. “They were written on little pieces