Most teachers will travel from grade to grade with their class of children. The class teacher will come to know each child very well. Watch them grow and develop, and be keenly aware of where each student excels and struggles.
Yes. Beginning in kindergarten the children are put to tasks like chopping the vegetables to make the day's soup. In the grades, students are challenged to create their "best work" to be put into their Main Lesson book.
We considered home schooling our children prior to finding Pine Hill. Having now attended for several years they come home each day happy, healthy, and excited about learning. They love it. We love it.
I wish to say thanks to Miss Karen who cleans the school every afternoon. She has been at Pine Hill for years and she greets each person with a warm smile and hello. She does a wonderful job that often goes unrecognized. Karen is a shining star at Pine Hill. We are very lucky and grateful to have her among us.
Pine Hill Waldorf school is a very beautiful, unique campus near the peak of Abbot Hill in Wilton, NH. Waldorf education is widely accepted in other civilized parts of the world as the standard in education. The teachers and faculty are greatly focused on the well being of the children. The whole environment is one of nurturing and attention to detail. There is space for a child to grow as a person, both individually and as a team member here. The learning is more holistic and interconnected throughout the 8 year experience than is typical. There is an emphasis on the arts - with that comes confidence in memorization and stage and personal presence - and French & German from 1st grade. There is great fellowship between the grades, both close and far in age, but also between the parents who have made a conscious decision to educate their children organic and whole. I encourage you to get your child into the school in 1st grade or sooner for the full experience. I am seeing my daughter come up through the school and how much she has to look forward to in each year that she will be there. It is a great place for your child to be talented and gifted.