Orchard Valley Waldorf School

2290 Vt Route 14 N,
East Montpelier, VT, 05651-0560
Tel: (802)456-7400
Grades: K - 8 | 152 students
Orchard Valley School is a Developing Waldorf School located in East Montpelier on 55 acres of land.
The Grace Farm campus serves nursery through Grade 7.
Grade 8 will be offered in 2007-2008.
A satelite mixed kindergarden program is offered at the Child's Garden Campus in Montpelier for ages 3-6.

School Overview

School Type School with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Association of Waldorf Schools of North America
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarians
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten - 8
Year Founded 2003

Student Body

Total Students 152 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 9%
State avg.: 7%
Students by Grade Orchard Valley Waldorf School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 19 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $6,800
Tuition Notes For Grades 1 to 7.
% on Financial Aid 50%

School Notes:

  • 2006-07 Programs Early Education Programs * Saturday Morning Garden at the Child’s Garden, Montpelier o serving 2½ to 4 year-olds accompanied by their parent(s) o a four-session introduction to our nursery and kindergarten o Four Saturday mornings, 9:00-11:30 am o offered both in the fall and spring (dates to be announced) * Friday Morning Garden at Grace Farm, East Montpelier o serving 2½ to 4 year-olds accompanied by their parent(s) o Friday mornings, 9:00 - 11:30 am o offering full-year or half-year sessions, September through May * Nursery at Grace Farm o serving 3½ to 5 year-olds o 8:30 am to noon o 4-day program (Monday through Thursday) o 2-day options (Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday) * Kindergarten at Grace Farm o serving 5 and 6 year-olds o 8:30 am to noon o 5-day program (Monday through Friday) * Mixed-age Kindergarten at Child’s Garden o serving 3½ to 6 year-olds o 8:30 am to noon o 5-day program (Monday through Friday) o 2-day option (Tuesday/Thursday) o 3-day option (Monday/Wednesday/Friday) * After School Care at both locations o September to June (except for school vacations/holidays) o care available noon to 3 pm for children in nursery and kindergarten; 3-5 pm for grades children and their younger siblings Grades 1 – 7 at Grace Farm * 8:25 am to 3:00 pm. Monday through Friday, 2 pm release on Thursdays * French * Handwork classes * Earthcrafts * Movement education classes * Music classes, grades 3-6 # Woodworking, Grades 5 – 7 # Optional: violin lessons

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is The New School Of Montpelier (6.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Montpelier Montessori School (5.4 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Turtle Island Children's Center (5.9 miles away)
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    Montpelier , VT , 05602
    (802)223-3320
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    5.4  mi  |  37  students  |  Gr.  K
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    Montpelier , VT , 05602
    (802)223-3320
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    Montpelier , VT , 05602
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    659 Elm Street
    Montpelier , VT , 05602
    (802)229-4047
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    5.9  mi  |  19  students  |  Gr.  PK-6
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    11 West St
    Montpelier , VT , 05602
    (802)223-0647
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