Early childhood through grade 12

Hawthorne Valley Association

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

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

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

HVS Participates in 2024 Science Olympiad

HVS 2024 Science Olympiad team

On February 3, 15 High School students traveled to John Jay High School in Hopewell Junction, NY, to participate in Division C of Science Olympiad. This is the fifth year a team from Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School has participated. When Eileen Lee first joined HVS as the High School administrator, she was impressed by a

Alkion Press Publishes “Hilma af Klint”

It is with great excitement that Alkion Press announces the publication of Hilma af Klint—The Infinite and the Divine, a hardcover catalogue of the first showing in the United States of the full eight painting series known as the Tree of Knowledge, as well as Hilma af Klint’s Sketchbook Flowers, Mosses and Lichen at Lightforms

Thanksgiving Food Drive

Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School and the Farm Store are teaming up for a Thanksgiving Food Drive to benefit food insecure families in our community. From now until November 20, 12pm, drop off non-perishable, unexpired food items in the boxes at the School’s Main Office or in the Farm Store by the registers. Donations will be

A Message from the Haleakala Waldorf School in Maui

Aloha e ka ‘ohana o Haleakalā Waldorf School, The fires that tore across Maui the night of Tuesday, August 8, were devastating. You have all seen footage of the fires that burned the historic town of Lahaina to the ground, but the very same night fires were also raging in Kula close to where I

HVS Student participates in USA 14U Baseball Championship

We are thrilled to share that over the summer, 8th grader Francis Connor-Schmid participated in the USA 14U Baseball Championship (NTIS)! Francis has been playing baseball for over three years, and currently plays with Rip City in Dalton, MA, and Cage Heat in Hudson. At the encouragement of one of his coaches, he tried out

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.

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.