River Valley Waldorf School

1395 Bridgeton Hill Road
Upper Black Eddy, PA 18972-0189
Tel: (610)982-5606
Grades: NS-8 | 227 students
River Valley School is a non-sectarian, non-profit, independent Waldorf school serving children and families of all spiritual practices and religious beliefs, racial, ethnic, cultural and economic backgrounds.
Nestled on top of the rolling hills of Upper Bucks County, overlooking the Delaware River, River Valley Waldorf School`s award winning school building is filled with sunlight and surrounded by 7 1/2 acres of fields and woodlands.
Beginning with our Early Childhood Program which includes Parent-Child, Pre-K and Kindergarten classes, and on through our Grade School, River Valley Waldorf School honors the rhythms of human development as a basis for learning throughout life.
Our mission is to prepare children to meet the future with compassion, a will to practical action and creative, independent thinking.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Association of Waldorf Schools of North America
Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded 1994

Student Body

Total Students 227 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
12%
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade River Valley Waldorf School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 17 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
41%
Average Class Size 15 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
% on Financial Aid
29%
Acceptance Rate
70%
National avg.: 85%

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. chorus, handwork, orchestra, soap stone sculpting, wood working chorus, handwork, orchestra, wood working, soap stone sculpting,

School Notes

  • River Valley Waldorf School Vision Statement:
  • River Valley Waldorf School prepares the children of our community to meet the future with compassion, a will to practical action, creative independent thinking and a life-long quest for learning. Inspired by the insights and worldview of Rudolf Steiner, the school honors the rhythms of human development as a basis for learning throughout life. As a community, we seek to build confidence, a sense of belonging and strength of purpose. River Valley Waldorf School, as part of the global Waldorf education movement, cultivates social responsibility and a respect for the earth.
  • River Valley Waldorf School Mission Statement:
  • River Valley Waldorf School nurtures the individual spirit of each child. Our holistic education is based on social renewal, a kinship with nature, high academic standards and a full complement of the arts. With Rudolf Steiner`s pedagogy at its foundation, this curriculum is brought to life by our experienced and compassionate Waldorf trained faculty through ongoing study into the children and their stages of development. Our children, faculty and staff are supported by the diversity of the parents and community. Together, we celebrate seasonal festivals as we cultivate the cultural, spiritual and social life of the school.
  • As part of the global Waldorf education movement, River Valley School recognizes a need for increased social responsibility and renewal in today`s world. River Valley School celebrates an inclusive world community with faculty and families from 5 continents and 17 different countries. Founded in 1994, River Valley Waldorf School is our area`s only school offering a Waldorf education and is a proud member of the growing network of over 800 Waldorf schools worldwide. For more information please contact: River Valley Waldorf School, 1395 Bridgeton Hill Road, Upper Black Eddy, PA 18972 (610) 982-5606 email: info@rivervalleyschool.org

Profile last updated: 05/16/2016

Nearby Private Schools

The nearest high school is Stepping Stone School (5.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Stepping Stone School (5.4 miles away)
The nearest preschool is St. John The Baptist Catholic School (5.6 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Bloomsbury
    Stepping Stone School
    Special Education School
    Grades: 3-12 | 29 students
    5.4 miles
    45 County Road 519
    Bloomsbury, NJ 08804
    (908)995-1999
    5.43-12
    29
  • Ottsville
    Grades: PK-8 | 212 students
    5.6 miles
    4040 Durham Road
    Ottsville, PA 18942
    (610)847-5523
    5.6PK-8
    212
  • Ottsville
    The Big Backyard
    Montessori School
    Grades: PK-5 | 37 students
    5.6 miles
    4018 Durham Rd
    Ottsville, PA 18942
    (610)847-6036
    5.6PK-5
    37
  • Pipersville
    Buxmont Academy
    Alternative School
    Grades: 8-12 | 48 students
    9.5 miles
    Po Box 283
    Pipersville, PA 18947
    (215)348-8881
    9.58-12
    48
  • Phillipsburg
    Kiddie Academy Of Lopatcong
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: K-1 | 30 students
    9.8 miles
    424 State Route 57
    Phillipsburg, NJ 08865
    (908)387-0890
    9.8K-1
    30

School Reviews

5.0  1/31/2013
My daughter has thrived in the Waldorf learning environment. We selected the River Valley Waldorf School because of the developmental approach to learning. When our daughter was in Kindergarten, she was free to move, socialize and use her imagination. In seventh grade her enthusiasm for learning is still strong.
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