River Valley Waldorf School

1395 Bridgeton Hill Road,
Upper Black Eddy, PA, 18972-0189
Tel: (610)982-5606
Grades: NS - 8 | 221 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 Type Waldorf School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Association of Waldorf Schools of North America
Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool - 8
Year Founded 1994

Student Body

Total Students 221 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 8%
State avg.: 20%
Students by Grade River Valley Waldorf School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 13 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 17:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 30%
Average Class Size 12 students

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes Tuition varies from program to program. Visit our website for details: www.rivervalleyschool.org
% on Financial Aid 27%
Acceptance Rate 65%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Cindy Schretlen

Sports

Total Sports Offered 2 sports
Sports Basketball, SoccerBasketballSoccer,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Archery, Clay Modeling, Hebrew, Music Lessons, Nature Study, Pottery Archery, Clay Modeling, Hebrew, Music Lessons, Nature Study, Pottery,

School Notes:

    Profile last updated: 01/20/2014

Nearby 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)
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School Reviews

  • Recommended January 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. - Posted by Parent

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