At Acorn Hill Waldorf Kindergarten & Nursery, we strive to encourage and protect the sense of wonder and gratitude nourishing the child`s imagination, and to provide a warmth-filled place to work, play and create.
We believe that play is the serious work of childhood, and that learning by doing provides the foundation for critical thinking, problem solving and a lifelong enthusiasm for knowledge.
Developed by Rudolf Steiner in 1919, Waldorf Education is based on a developmental approach that addresses the needs of the growing child.
Waldorf teachers strive to transform education into an art that educates the whole child-the heart and the hands, as well as the head.
Our programming is primarily outdoors every day in all seasons.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • School Type: Early Childhood / Day Care
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-Kindergarten
  • Enrollment: 59 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $22,220
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-Kindergarten
Year Founded
1964
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
59 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
15%
State avg.: 38%
Students by Grade
Acorn Hill Waldorf Kindergarten & Nursery Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
13 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
5:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
15 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Feb. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
% on Financial Aid
15%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$5,499
Admissions Director
Monica Nermark
Endowment Size
$1 million

School Notes

  • Acorn Hill brings about recognition and understanding of all the world`s cultures and religions. We are based on a belief that there is a spiritual dimension to the human being and to all of life. Waldorf families come from a broad spectrum of religious traditions and interests.Education tends to focuses on the intellectual aspect of the human being and may ignore several other parts that are essential to our well-being. These include our life of feeling (emotions, aesthetics, and social sensitivity), our willpower (the ability to get things done), and our moral nature (being clear about right and wrong). We believe that media and screen time hamper the development of the child`s imagination, therefore no electronic media of any kind is used in our curriculum. Instead, our pre-academic programs nurture imitative and imaginative play, social and physical activity, and an appreciation for beauty and nature. The programs endow children with a strong sense of self and a platform for success in later academic pursuits by building sound logical reasoning, mental capabilities and a reverence for life. We let children be children!
Source: Verified school update

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • School Type: Early Childhood / Day Care
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-Kindergarten
  • Enrollment: 59 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $22,220
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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