Culture

Hawthorne Valley is a vibrant place. Within the School there is a strong community among students, faculty and staff, and parents. In addition, Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School is part of a larger 501c3 nonprofit organization, Hawthorne Valley Association, and is also part of the wider Columbia County and Hudson River Valley communities.

Students find community within their classrooms, on sports teams, and collaborating towards common goals in clubs such as yearbook and the student garden. Parents find many opportunities for involvement while helping with class projects, working as class parents, and serving on the very successful PTA. Parents also serve on committee, sharing their important perspective with faculty and administration, and are active in school governance. Together with faculty, administration, and staff, these two groups help Hawthorne Valley to be the dynamic place that it is.

Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School, and the Association as a whole, is deeply connected to the Berkshire-Taconic and Hudson Valley regions, and partners with many local and regional organizations. For a complete list of Hawthorne Valley’s collaborators, click here.

By middle school and high school, outreach into an ever-widening community includes seasonal choral concerts at local schools, nursing homes, and churches as well as internships with area businesses and not-for-profit organizations.

To learn more about how you can join this vibrant community, please contact the Admissions Office by email or by calling 518-672-7092 x 111.