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PK-8
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Ithaca, NY
Students enrolled: 47
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20 Nelson Road
Ithaca, NY 14850

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(607) 256-2020
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November 25, 2014
My child started at the Ithaca Waldorf School this year in the 5th/6th grade class. We wanted to avoid the industrial testing factories of the large middle schools and allow her to spend her days enjoying the "life of the mind." Academically, the school is very strong - the students make their own textbooks for each unit - thereby using a multiple intelligences model (Howard Gardner) of learning the information. Her most recent lesson was on US Geography and she has an amazing text of hand-drawn maps of the US that she created. In the afternoon, students have daily skills lessons that get at those basic things like computation and spelling. In addition, all upper grades students have strings ensemble once a week, weekly recorder lessons, Spanish lessons twice a week, and handwork where they learn handcrafts, sewing and knitting. There is also a movement and games period twice a week. If you are seeking a small school where childhood is preserved, the individual child is honored and cultivated (rather than tested and measured), and the students are kind kids with good attitudes - this would be a good choice.

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May 29, 2012
Small class sizes with individualized attention and instruction, an emphasis on art, music, handwork, nature and outdoor activity; this school has been a perfect fit for my two children; and they love going to school. And any fears about children not getting enough mathematics or reading in a Waldorf curriculum have been totally unfounded for my children at this school.

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May 29, 2012
My children have attended the Ithaca Waldorf School since first grade. I love how the teachers use movement, music and art in subjects such as mathematics and history, Waldorf integrates all the subjects though out the years. The children have one teacher through out the grades and so have a long and real relationship with her/him. My boys' world is filled with conversation, music, art, drawing, long attention spans, gardening, writing, playing active games, building forts and spending time outside.

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Ithaca Waldorf School
20 Nelson Road, Ithaca, NY  14850
(607) 256-2020
Last modified Ithaca Waldorf School is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
Ithaca Waldorf School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 3 reviews. Top