Hawthorne Valley School

330 County Route 21c
Ghent, NY 12075-0120
Tel: (518)672-7092
Grades: PK - 12 | 250 students
Hawthorne Valley School is a Pre-K through Grade 12 Waldorf school located on a 400 acre biodynamic farm in Columbia County, NY, nestled in the foothills of the Berkshires.
We accept boarding students in High School who participate in our Home-Based program, living with a school family as opposed to a dormitory setting.

School Overview

School Type School with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Association of Waldorf Schools of North America
Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America
New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS)
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 12

Student Body

Total Students 250 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 95%
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade Hawthorne Valley School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 36 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 18 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(Students are encouraged to dress comfortably but not in a way that will be immodest or distracting.)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $12,780
Admissions Director Alexandra Taylor
Admissions Associate Laurie Schmolz

Sports

Total Sports Offered 5 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
SoccerTrack and Field,
Volleyball

School Notes:

Hawthorne Valley School is committed to the ideals, insights, and methods of Waldorf education, founded by Rudolf Steiner. The art of education practiced at Hawthorne Valley School seeks to balance academic discipline, artistic creativity, and practical skills in our students. Educating perception, feeling, imagination, and cognition through the arts is a central principle and practice in Waldorf education. Hawthorne Valley School is devoted to the development of free, moral, and capable individuals who are able to impart purpose and direction to their lives. Hawthorne Valley School seeks to build a living connection to the environment— scientifically, artistically, and practically. The School participates fully in an educational community, within the Hawthorne Valley Association, that includes biodynamic farmers and gardeners, environmental educators, and working artists and artisans. We also actively contribute to the wider community of Columbia County and successfully demonstrate the vitality of an independent educational and cultural life.

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Columbia Christian Academy (4.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Columbia Christian Academy (4.1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Great Barrington Rudolf Steiner School (11 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Ghent
    Grades: 1-12 | 31 students
    4.1 miles
    1323 County Route 21
    Ghent, NY 12075
    (518)392-2361
    4.11-12
    31
  • Great Barrington
    Grades: PK-8 | 196 students
    11 miles
    38 W Plain Rd
    Great Barrington, MA 01230
    (413)528-4015
    11PK-8
    196
  • Housatonic
    Berkshire Meadows
    Special Education School
    Grades: UG | 20 students
    11.1 miles
    249 N Plain Rd
    Housatonic, MA 01236
    (413)528-2523
    11.1UG
    20
  • Great Barrington
    Grades: 10-12 | 17 students
    13.1 miles
    389 Main St
    Great Barrington, MA 01230
    (413)528-9800
    13.110-12
    17
  • Valatie
    Grades: 6-12 | 63 students
    14 miles
    3429 Route 9
    Valatie, NY 12184
    (518)784-2222
    146-12
    63

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