Green Meadow Waldorf School

Tel: (845)356-2514
Grades: NS-12 | 386 students
At the Farm
At the Farm
Green Meadow Waldorf School offers Parent & Child classes for babies and toddlers up to age 3, serves children from Nursery through 12th grade, and also runs popular summer programs.
Founded in 1950 and situated on 11 beautiful acres, we are one of the oldest, largest Waldorf schools in the US, with almost 400 students.
Benefiting  from discovery and play in our Early Childhood program, skill-building in the Lower School, and rigorous intellectual challenges in the High School, Green Meadow students go on to top colleges, fulfilling careers, and are known for their resilience and creativity.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Association of Waldorf Schools of North America
New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS)
Religious Affiliation Non-sectarian
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool-12
Year Founded 1950

Student Body

Total Students 386 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade Green Meadow Waldorf School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 60 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 25 students
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes Tuition ranges from $8,100 for nursery to $20,750 for 12th grade.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant $5,500
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Melissa McDonagh
Admissions Associate Barbara Mann


Total Sports Offered 10 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Equestrian, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryDance,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Community Service Group, Drama Club, Literary Magazine Committee, Robotics Club, Student Council, Yearbook Committee Drama Club, Robotics Club, Community Service Group,
Literary Magazine Committee,
Student Council,
Yearbook Committee,

School Notes:

  • Green Meadow is one of more than nearly 1000 Waldorf schools worldwide which hold in common the aims of the original Waldorf school – to nurture a clear and responsible sense of self in all students, heightening their awareness of the larger world and their part in it.
  • Every Green Meadow Waldorf student receives an education that incorporates world languages, an appreciation and respect for worldwide cultures both current and historical, and a broad array of fine and performing arts including, music, movement, sculpture, painting, drawing. Our excellent math program builds proficiency in arithmetic, geometry, algebra, trigonometry and calculus. Science offerings contain a strong empirical component, allowing students to learn scientific principles through first-hand experience and observation.
  • The curriculum incorporates many field trips and activities designed to bring the subject matter to life in a vivid fashion.
  • The school is in walking distance of Sunbridge Institute, a Waldorf teacher training school; the School of Eurythmy; the Fellowship Community, which cares for the elderly and maintains a farm and biodynamic apple orchard; the Hungry Hollow Co-op, a natural foods cooperative market; and the Threefold swimming pond. This extended community, situated on over 200 adjacent acres, provides opportunities for students to bring the curriculum to life by connecting classroom lessons to real world experiences.
  • The school is accredited by both the New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS) and the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA).

Profile last updated: 07/09/2015

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Yeshiva Gedola Of South Monsey (1.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Rockland Institute For Special Education (0.6 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Am - Tree Developmental Nursery School (1.6 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Monsey
    Grades: UG | 62 students
    0.6 miles
    Po Box 937
    Monsey, NY 10952
  • Airmont
    Yeshiva Gedola Of South Monsey
    All-boys  | Alternative School (Jewish)
    Grades: 9-12 | 122 students
    1.2 miles
    260 Saddle River Rd
    Airmont, NY 10952
  • Montvale
    Grades: PK-KG | 175 students
    1.6 miles
    115 Spring Valley Rd
    Montvale, NJ 07645
  • Spring Valley
    Grades: KG-12 | 1699 students
    1.7 miles
    89 S Main St
    Spring Valley, NY 10977
  • Nanuet
    Congregation Noam E Lizensk
    All-boys  | Special Program Emphasis (Jewish)
    Grades: 9-12 | 120 students
    1.9 miles
    100 S Central Ave
    Nanuet, NY 10954

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my son attended the high school, when my husband and I, frustrated with his progress in the public schools, decided to enroll him. The school, its philosophy, its method of education, and its teachers transformed him. His thinking process, his knowledge, his performance was changed for life. He went on to acquire multiple degrees, and is now a physician in New York City. He would never have made it without the life changing effects of the environment of this school. and we are grateful.
- Posted by Parent, 07/28/14

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