Details overview

Hours 08:15 AM - 03:15 PM
Transportation options Yes
Preschool capacity 0

Programs

Basic school information

Dress code Dress code
Schedule AM and PM kindergarten
Traditional
Day or Boarding offered Day school
Type of school Waldorf
Coed/Single-gender Coed

Academic focus and philosophy

Educational philosophy and approach to learning A Waldorf Education has been offering a broad, experiential, developmentally-appropriate curriculum for nearly 100 years. At Meadowbrook Waldorf School, the curriculum unites a rigorous liberal arts curriculum with fine arts, music, handwork, woodwork, and foreign language. Students connect with each other, and with nature, through classroom experiences and outdoor play.
Academic themes / Areas of focus Arts (all)
Environmental
Humanities
Mathematics
Music
Performing arts
Science
World languages
Writing

Classes

3
Visual Arts
including: Painting
3
Music
including: Orchestra
1
Languages
including: German
Music Choir / Chorus
Instrumental and theory music lessons
Orchestra
Visual arts Drawing / Sketching
Painting
Sculpture
World languages taught German

Support

2
Facilities
including: Computer lab
Facilities Computer lab
Library
Extra learning resources Differentiated learning programs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students Specific learning disabilities

Early childhood program

Type of center In-school
Early childhood starting age 3 years old
Days open Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Requirements for attending Children must be 3 years old by June 1 for admission the following September. Children must be potty trained.
Social emotional skills development Our Early Childhood program is a non-academic play based program. Social and emotional skills are developed through play, practical work, and cooperation. The teachers model for the children expectations of kindness, respect, and helpfulness.
Math skills development Math skills are encouraged through counting songs, music, and opportunities for play, indoors and outside, that include fine and gross motor activities, jumping, running, climbing, digging, building and cooperation. Encouraging exploration, creativity and curiosity in the young child provides the foundation for the formal, academic learning that will commence in Grade 1.
Speech development Language skills are encouraged through song and recitation combined with movement. Children are exposed to stories told with rich language which may have a dramatic component, such as puppetry.
Reading skills development Reading skills are encouraged through song and recitation combined with movement. Children are exposed to stories told with rich language which may have a dramatic component, such as puppetry. Opportunities for imaginative play that include fine and gross motor activities are critical for developing the pathways necessary for reading. Encouraging exploration, creativity and curiosity in the young child provides the foundation for the formal, academic learning that will commence in Grade 1.
Typical day and activities Each day there is time spent playing outdoors. There is circle time, story time, indoor play, snack and time for rest. The children and teachers make their snacks together everyday, and eat together at a beautifully set table. The Early Childhood classroom is a warm, inviting and beautiful place that encourages imaginative play, cooperation and responsibility.
Required credentials for lead staff Bachelor's degree
% of early learning staff that holds a credential or certification 76%-100%
Maximum number of infants per adult 0
Maximum number of toddlers per adult 0
Maximum number of 2 year olds per adult 0
Maximum number of 3 year olds per adult 0
Maximum number of 4 year olds per adult 0
Maximum number of kindergartners per adult 0
Maximum number of school-age children per adult 0

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Students

Student diversity

  This school State average
White 91% 64%
American Indian/Alaska Native 3% 1%
Hispanic 3% 22%
Black 2% 8%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

Extended care / Extended programs After
After school end time 05:30 PM

Culture

Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Chaperone school trips
Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
Join PTO / PTA
Organize cultural events
Organize fundraising events
Present special topics during curricular units
Serve on school improvement team or governance council
Volunteer in the classroom
Volunteer time after school
Parent involvement details Meadowbrook Waldorf School and parents work in partnership to educate children. Parents and teachers communicate through many avenues including class meetings, weekly school newsletters and monthly parent association meetings. Our school relies heavily on parent volunteers and our parent community is strengthened by these opportunities to work together.

Neighborhood

Transportation details Westerly, Chariho, South Kingstown, Jamestown, Exeter, and West Greenwich school districts provide free bus transportation for their residents to Meadowbrook Waldorf School.
Transportation options Buses / vans provided for students

Enrollment

Application/ enrollment process details Meadowbrook Waldorf School enrolls new students throughout the year. Parents first attend a Visitors Day or Open House informational event. After applying, parents have an interview with the class teacher, and the child meets the teacher (preschool or kindergarten students) or has a 5 day classroom visit (Grades 1-8). For transfer students, school records are submitted with the application.
Learn more Http://www.meadowbrookschool.com/admissions
Application requirements Application
Application fee
Interview
Application fee waivers available? No

Sources

Student diversity NCES, 2011-2012