Hawthorne Valley School

330 County Route 21c,
Ghent, NY, 12075-0120
Tel: (518)672-7092
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 Waldorf School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS)
Association of Waldorf Schools of North America
Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 12

Student Body

Total Students 260 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 5%
State avg.: 27%
Students by Grade Hawthorne Valley School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 34 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
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)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Ghent Columbia Christian Academy
    (Baptist)
    1323 County Route 21
    Ghent , NY , 12075
    (518)392-2361
    (Baptist)
    4.1  mi  |  28  students  |  Gr.  1-12
  • Valatie Academy Of Christian Leadership
    (Christian)
    3429 Route 9
    Valatie , NY , 12184
    (518)784-2222
    (Christian)
    10.7  mi  |  63  students  |  Gr.  6-12
  • Great Barrington Great Barrington Rudolf Steiner School
    Special Program Emphasis
    38 W Plain Rd
    Great Barrington , MA , 01230
    (413)528-4015
    Special Program Emphasis
    11  mi  |  190  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Housatonic Berkshire Meadows
    Special Education School
    249 N Plain Rd
    Housatonic , MA , 01236
    (413)528-2523
    Special Education School
    11.1  mi  |   students  |  Gr.  UG
  • Great Barrington John Dewey Academy
    389 Main St
    Great Barrington , MA , 01230
    (413)528-9800
    13.1  mi  |  17  students  |  Gr.  10-12

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