Basic school information
AM and PM kindergarten
|Day or Boarding offered||
|Type of school||
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||
including: Instrumental and theory music lessons
Choir / Chorus
Instrumental and theory music lessons
Drawing / Sketching
|World languages taught||
|Extra learning resources||
Differentiated learning programs
|Specialized programs for specific types of special education students||
Specific learning disabilities
Early childhood program
|Type of center||
|Early childhood starting age||
3 years old
|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.
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||
|% of early learning staff that holds a credential or certification||
|Maximum number of infants per adult||
|Maximum number of toddlers per adult||
|Maximum number of 2 year olds per adult||
|Maximum number of 3 year olds per adult||
|Maximum number of 4 year olds per adult||
|Maximum number of kindergartners per adult||
|Maximum number of school-age children per adult||
|This school||State average|
|American Indian/Alaska Native||3%||1%|
|Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander||2%||3%|
|Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander||0%||0%|
|Two or more races||0%||3%|
Source: See notes
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.
|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.
|Application fee waivers available?||