The Camphill School

  • The Camphill School is a Waldorf school, as well as a Pennsylvania Approved Private School, for children with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
  • We are part of the worldwide Camphill movement and the only Camphill community in North America for children.
  • We offer boarding and day academic and prevocational programs, as well as therapeutic care, for children in kindergarten through grade twelve.
  • We also offer a Transition Program for young people ages eighteen to twenty-one.
  • The Camphill School's mission is to create wholeness for children and youth with developmental disabilities through education, extended family living, and therapy so that they may be better understood, they may more fully unfold their potential, and they may meaningfully participate in life.

School Overview

School TypeSpecial Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Association of Waldorf Schools of North America
Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America
Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
National Council for Private School Accreditation
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-12
Offers Post-Graduate YearYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedIntellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Year Founded1963
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students128 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
12%
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade The Camphill School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers11 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio12:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
10%
Average Class Size11 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesThere are boarding and day rates. Some financial aid is available for private pay boarding students.
% on Financial Aid
15%
Average Financial Aid Grant$10,000
Acceptance Rate
80%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorAnna Rynder

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.1 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Student Council

School Notes

  • The Camphill School is a nonprofit Pennsylvania Approved Private School and Waldorf school that offers day and residential programs for children and youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities that may include, but are not restricted to, Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities (I/DD), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDD), Down Syndrome, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS), Fragile X Syndrome, Williams Syndrome, and other syndromes associated with intellectual disability. The Camphill School is part of the worldwide Camphill Movement and the only Camphill community in North America for children, as well as the only Waldorf school in the country for children with developmental and intellectual disabilities.

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