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EARTH FUNDRAISER: Win a beautiful handmade quilt!

Support the EARTH Program at HVS by purchasing raffle tickets to win this custom creation by artist Lauren Wolff.  EARTH brings the benefits of nature, agriculture, and Waldorf education to children who benefit from small class size in an outdoor educational setting....

Farm-to-School Lunch Program Tasting at the Farm Store

Stop by the Farm Store this Friday for a chance to sample selections from our Grab & Go section, made by Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School’s Farm-to-School Lunch Program. The tasting will include staples like the tuna salad, egg salad, and chicken salad, the Golden...

Meet our Faculty – Thomas Brown

Thomas Brown, Hawthorne Valley’s High School Math & Science Teacher, is on a quest to change society’s perception of math. “People don’t realize the importance of the way math is taught,” he said. “Everyone can do math, but it has to be presented in a way each...

Meet Our Staff – Karin Almquist

Karin Almquist is a lifelong learner. She has received two Masters degrees and studied in a Ph.D. program. Her area of focus was international affairs and religious studies, but the learning she has found most meaningful is what she’s discovered while guiding her...

Waldorf 100: A Legacy of Love

  Act locally, affect globally: Waldorf schools change the world The first Waldorf school was founded in Stuttgart in 1919. Today there are over 1,100 Waldorf schools and almost 2,000 Waldorf kindergartens in some 80 countries around the globe. This Centennial is...

Fall Festival 2019

Join us for the Annual Hawthorne Valley Fall Festival celebration! Sunday, October 13 ǀ 10 am to 4 pm ǀ Free Admission ǀ Rain or Shine We are proud to partner with Zero to Go to make this a zero waste event! Every autumn, Hawthorne Valley offers the Fall Festival as a...

Global Waldorf 100 celebration to be livestreamed

Today, September 19, marks the global celebration of Waldorf Education’s 100th Anniversary! The special celebration in Berlin, Germany, will be livestreamed from 4:30am-4pm EST. The event will follow the themes of “See the World” in the morning, “Love the World” in...

Alumni Welcome Events Fall 2019

Greetings HVS Alumni! This fall we will be celebrating 100 years of Waldorf Education with multiple in-school and community events in September and October, culminating in the Fall Festival celebration. Stay tuned for more information coming soon! We would love to...

Meet our Staff – Indigo Ocean

PBLC Program Manager & Kids Can Cook Summer Camp Manager Indigo Ocean knew from an early age that she was interested in teaching, but was going to teach differently than the convention. She grew up in Schenectady with parents who both worked as public school...