Orchard Valley Waldorf School

  • 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.

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School Overview

School TypeSchool with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Association of Waldorf Schools of North America
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded2003

Student Body

Total Students122 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
6%
State avg.: 9%
Students by Grade Orchard Valley Waldorf School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers22 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
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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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
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Orchard Valley creates an incredibly nurturing environment for their students. The teachers create classrooms teaming with intrinsically motivated students. My first grade son can't wait to go to school every day. During COVID 19 time of quarantine, the teachers stayed in daily contact with each student and provided individualized attention while staying flexible about how the students could fulfill their requirements. The revolutionary ATA program means that this school is financially accessible to all and makes for a socio-economically diverse student body.
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Wonderful, nurturing education that soulfully guides children to lifelong love of learning through the arts, music and a holistic approach to teaching a broad yet timeless curriculum. Our two daughters have become caring, creative and well-rounded citizens of the world through a Waldorf education.
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