Kindergarten (and Pre-K)

Age guidelines 

3 years and 8 months to 6 years

Dates and times 

Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri 8:30am to 1:00pm, and Thu 8:30am to 12:30pm.

Extended Day Program is available 1:00pm to 3:00pm, Thu 12:30 to 2:00pm.

Program details 

A play-based program for children 3 years and 8 months through 6 years of age that runs five days a week, 8:30 am to 1:00 pm (dismissal at 12:30 on Thursdays). Children must be at least 3 years and 8 months by August 15th prior to the beginning of the school year, toilet-independent, and able to comfortably be away from home for a length of time to be eligible for this program. The mixed-age group is cared for by a trained early childhood teacher and an assistant. 

The goal of the Waldorf Kindergarten is to nurture a sense of wonder and curiosity in the young child, while encouraging reverence for the goodness of life. In the loving and creative atmosphere of the Kindergarten, young children acquire the confidence and discipline they will need for the challenging academic work of grade school.

The Kindergarten program is rich in storytelling, puppetry, song, poetry, cooking, and artistic activities. Daily and weekly rhythms interwoven with seasonal celebrations support the children as they move wholeheartedly into play and learning. Crafts, handwork, games, and regular outdoor play encourage the healthy growth of the child’s body. Toys, art materials, and classroom aesthetics emphasize natural, simple materials, encouraging the child’s development of imagination.

The daily schedule includes: circle time, indoor creative play, hands-on artistic and domestic activities, snack, outdoor play, storytelling and puppetry, and lunch.

Extended Day Program for Kindergarten

This program runs from 1:00 to 2:50 (and 12:30 to 1:50 pm on Thursdays) and is available to kindergarten students who can sleep or rest comfortably away from home. After soft music and stories, children are tucked into cots for quiet nap/rest time. 

Tuition and fees specific to this program 

Tuition: $6,500 / With Extended Day $8,500
Annual Supply Fee for Kindergarten: $400
New Student Registration: $200
Facility Fee: $250

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