Meadowbrook Waldorf School

Meadowbrook Waldorf School offers Waldorf Education for children in prekindergarten through Grade 8, with additional programs for younger children and their caregivers. Waldorf Education was founded in 1919 and is distinguished by its unique, interdisciplinary approach. MWS has been offering this rigorous academic curriculum, infused with rich artistic activities and engaging practical experiences, to students in Rhode Island and Southeastern Connecticut since 1979.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Association of Waldorf Schools of North America
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded1979

Student Body

Total Students141 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade Meadowbrook Waldorf School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers14 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio10:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size16 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Yes, dress code exists)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$13,750
Tuition NotesDifferent tuition for Early Childhood based on program choice.
% on Financial Aid
Admissions DirectorChristine Martuscello

School Notes

Meadowbrook Waldorf School is a learning community based on the work of Rudolf Steiner and the understanding of the human being as body, soul and spirit.  The education offered here supports children in unfolding their individual capacities for living in the world, so that as free human beings, they may take up their life's tasks.

Guiding Principles:
  • The Waldorf curriculum is a social education that unites academics, the arts, movement, practical work, and a deep respect  for the natural world.
  • Based on anthroposophical principles, our education meets and supports heathy developmental phases of the individual child for life.
  • We strive of offer this education to those who seek it here and invite a community that reflects the breadth and diversity of humanity.
  • We endevor to nurture living organizational structures which cultivate relationships based on respect, trust, and love for the developing human being.
  • The members of our community support the mission of the school so that the ideals of Waldorf Education have a certain and secure future in Rhode Island.

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  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
Meadowbrook delivers the classic Waldorf curriculum on a beautiful country campus. Strong academic and arts program, developing well-rounded, confident students who love to come to school and love to learn.
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Wonderful alternative education that teaches to all the intelligences. Strong music, art, and nature programs. I have three children at the school and all three of them adore their teachers. Amazing community of families - you want your children to grow up with these children.
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