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Meadowbrook Waldorf School

Private | PK-8 | 160 students

 

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Posted May 20, 2014

Meadowbrook failed in most every aspect of my child's education. I have had positive experiences with Waldorfs, so this if for Meadowbrook only. Overall, it is much too feminine an experience for boys, especially as they enter puberty. The staff all speak in hushed, falsely sweet voices. Mean children's actions are not properly redirected. Children are expected to 'work it out'. After a time the kids learn to take advantage of their teachers with an Eddie Haskel type behavior. Ultimately, because of this and the small class size, a child who is not among the 'in' group becomes totally alienated during their last years there. Finally, although Waldorf teachers are supposed to stay with the class throughout their entire time at the school, it seems that many teachers leave as soon as their kids graduate from the school. So make sure to check if the teacher has any children at the school before you enroll your child. Finally, the schools leadership lacks dramatically in ability and sincerity. A person cannot hide their true self simply by speaking in breathy, sugar coated words. My primary suggestion is to hire more male staff/influencers.
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Posted February 20, 2011

My time spentat this school was amazing. It encompasses the whole person and inspires a love of learning. The learning style is very unique, it creates a love for the arts whether its carving a spoon, making a doll or creating own text books. I can't exlain half of what this school was for me. It is so welcoming. The teachers are more than just teachers. It gave me a love of nature, arts and learning. While inspiring me to be so much more than a strait A student. I transitioned well into high school and now look back on my wonderful memorys of meadowbrook.


Posted November 6, 2010

wonderful place for kids to be supported and ignite a love of learning. a curriculum that encompasses academics, arts and athletics
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Posted October 21, 2007

A great school, devoted to excellent education that awakens natural curiosity and lifelong love of learning. I was a part of the pioneer class in RI, and feel quite fortunate to have had parents that valued education so much. I would highly rec. to most families searching for a meaningful school and community, that will serve its students long after graduation.
—Submitted by a student


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 91% 64%
American Indian/Alaska Native 3% 1%
Hispanic 3% 22%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Black 2% 8%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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300 Kingstown Road
Richmond, RI 02892
Phone: (401) 491-9570

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