Orchard Valley Waldorf School

Tel: (802)456-7400
  • 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 TypeSchool with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Association of Waldorf Schools of North America
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded2003

Student Body

Total Students177 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
8%
State avg.: 8%
Students by GradeOrchard Valley Waldorf School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers13 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio14:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$6,800
Tuition NotesFor Grades 1 to 7.
% on Financial Aid
50%

School Notes

  • 2006-07 Programs Early Education Programs * Saturday Morning Garden at the Childs Garden, Montpelier o serving 2 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 2 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 3 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 Childs Garden o serving 3 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

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