Situated on a 400 acre biodynamic farm in the heart of Columbia County, Hawthorne Valley School provides an integrative Waldorf curriculum that combines academic exploration and practical, performing, and fine arts with the enriching experience of interaction with the natural world. Hawthorne Valley School provides for the education of the whole child at each stage of development by offering a Kindergarten where childhood is honored and imagination is nurtured through creative play, a Lower School where students create their own books, develop healthy social relationships and a love for learning, and a High School where young women and men grow academically, artistically, and socially into the creative individuals needed in today’s complex world.
With a unique home-based boarding program designed to meet the needs of the developing adolescent
and an active international exchange program, Hawthorne Valley School welcomes students from all
around the country and the world.
Spanish, German, French, Drama, Athletics, Chorus, Orchestra, Farm and Gardening, Handwork, Painting, Woodwork, Sculpture, Metalwork, Weaving, Stained Glass, Circus Arts.
Grades offered: Pre-K – Grade 12; Boarding avail. for Grades 9 – 12
Teacher Student Ratio: 1:7
Facts: co-Ed, Independent School
Accreditation: New York State Asociation of Independent Schools; New York State Board of Regents; Asociation of Waldorf Schools of North America
Membership: The Parents League of New York
Address: 330 Rt. 21C Ghent, NY 12075
Phone: (518) 672-7092