Hawthorne Valley has a new podcast!

  Situated on a 900-acre Biodynamic farm in upstate New York, Hawthorne Valley has spent the last half a century working to foster social and cultural renewal through the integration of agriculture, education, and the arts. As we mark our 50th anniversary we want...

Kinder Camp Registration Is Now Open!

“The sap is flowing, chickadees are singing, spring is on its way at Hawthorne Valley and we eagerly await another fun summer of Kinder Camp!” Hosted by Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School Early Childhood Center, discover the magic of summertime at Hawthorne Valley! Your...

Celebrating 50 Years!

When the founders started Hawthorne Valley 50 years ago, they did so with a hope—a hope that this new project would turn into a place that would allow people, young and old, to reconnect with the natural world. Henry and Christy Barnes, Fentress and Hede Gardner, Karl...

Music at HVS

  Music is a key part of our Waldorf curriculum, with students beginning to learn the recorder in first grade and then building on those basic skills each year, moving from recorders to strings to woodwinds and percussion—and of course, we sing throughout all the...

Turose is Open for the Holidays!

Turose will be open during Winter break, including Christmas Eve! Visit the school shop (inside the Admin building) for a wide-range of beautiful items including Hanukah and Christmas candles and books,  fair trade ornaments, lots of great cooperative games, beautiful...

The Magic Dreidel, A Yiddish Folktale for Hanukkah

This humorous tale offers a glimpse into the festival of Hanukkah… Many children over the years have seen this story performed at the Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School Kindergarten with puppets created by C. Bachrach… Listen to the antics of Jakob, who is...

Alumni Update: Hannah Otten ’12

Earlier this year, Hannah Otten, class of 2012, was working on getting into medical school. She graduated from Bates College with a degree in Math in 2016 and returned to the area to take courses at UAlbany to pursue her growing interest in health care. She continued...

Hawthorne Valley Fall Festival Magazine and Virtual Event

So much has changed in the world since the last time we hosted our Fall Festival in 2019. Due to safety concerns about large gatherings and the need for us to limit visitors on our farm to protect our farmers’ health, we are unable to host an in-person celebration of...