In September 2014 we opened our first First Grade Class! We are currently accepting grade school, kindergarten and pre-school applications for the 2014-15 school year. We frequently host open houses, tours, sample sessions and lectures open to prospective parents. To keep abreast of our events, check our Calendar or sign up to receive email updates.
Waldorf education is a worldwide movement, with over 1000 pre-schools in 58 countries. We’re thrilled to bring more learning opportunities based on Waldorf education to New York City and particularly to downtown families, who will appreciate its respect for each individual child as a whole and its emphasis on creativity. Based on the ideas of the scientist and philosopher Rudolf Steiner, Waldorf education views each child as unique, with a body, soul, and spirit capable of thinking, feeling, and willing. Steiner believed that in the right environment, children can mature to their highest potential.
At the New Amsterdam School, we provide an environment that meets the physical, social, emotional, and intellectual needs of young children from birth to age 14, while recognizing children’s individual spirits. Watch the video below for a window into our classroom environment.