Waldorf-based Education in the East Village

At New Amsterdam, we provide an environment that meets the physical, social, emotional, and intellectual needs of young children from birth through primary school, while recognizing each child’s individual spirit.

The curriculum at New Amsterdam School is unlike any other in downtown Manhattan. It weaves art, movement and music into daily life. It engages not only the intellect, but also the heart and hands. It nurtures reverence for the wonders of nature, gratitude and respect for others and the development of self-discipline. Our teachers are dedicated to inspiring students with genuine inner enthusiasm for learning – fostering academic excellence, artistic expression and critical thinking skills. We educate the whole child – enabling children to take initiative and change the world.

Our 2015 Holiday Auction is LIVE

Peruse our wonderful items: handmade toys, unique experiences and indulgences for your body and mind! Treat yourself and your family and support our school at the same time!

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We are currently accepting grade school, kindergarten and pre-school applications for the 2015-16 and 2016-17 school years and frequently host open houses, tours, sample sessions and lectures for prospective parents.

To keep up to date with our events, please sign up to receive email correspondences, or contact our Admissions Director, Cherish Pratt – cherish.pratt@newamsterdamchildhood.org.


A Sample Session is a whole-family event where children enjoy participating in age-appropriate activities with teachers and other children within a Waldorf classroom setting while parents observe. We welcome children from 2 years -6.5 years old. Sample Sessions take place on Saturday mornings.


Children under 2 years old are invited to join a Parent-Child class, according to their age group, which are held during the week. Children who are 7 or older are invited to come visit the grades for a day during the school week.  Please contact the Admissions Office to join a Parent-Child class or schedule a grades class visit at Admissions.newamsterdamschool.org.