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March 2017

March 21

New Amsterdam Summer Camp

Summer Camp

A uniques Waldorf summer program for children ages 3 – 6, offering:

  • Free play at our local community garden
  • Morning snack made with organic & seasonal foods
  • Daily picnic with honey-sweeetened lemonade & fresh watermelon
  • Daily excursions to playground sprinklers
  • Afternoon indoor activities, story time & rest

Space is limited, register today!  admissions@newamsterdamchildhood.org

Fee: $685 / week, with a two-week minimum requirement.


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March 2017

March 11

Introducing New Amsterdam School Children’s Choir


Our after-school choral program offers a positive and healing music experience for children that draws on the rich tradition of classical and choral singing with instruction inspired by the Kodaly and Orff methods of teaching.

The voice is your first instrument. We truly believe that singing is a joyful and powerful activity that can calm and nourish children, as well as help them develop the listening skills and higher thinking skills necessary for academic excellence.  

This series will focus on foundational concepts of music making including: fine-tuned listening, melody, pitch, relative pitch, healthy vocal practice, musicianship. We will study choral works from the classical canon and the folk tradition.

Each 1.15 minute drop-off session will include:

  • 5 mins. movement & body warm up

  • 10 mins. voice warm up & vocalization with a focus on resonance techniques and healthy vocal practice

  • 40 mins. rehearsal of our concert repetoire

  • 20 mins. games and theory

At the close of our 10- class series, we will invite all participants to perform in an evening concert at our school. The concert will include a musical presentation by our music director Anna Park, and then launch into a performance of the choral songs that the children have prepared. We will also provide light snacks and a beautiful ambiance to make this a magical experience for all. 

Music director: Anna Park

Ms. Park is a pianist, music director, and Waldorf teacher who trained at The Juilliard School and Oberlin College and Conservatory. Ms. Park has performed at numerous venues worldwide including Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center.

     All skill-levels welcome!

Fee: $235 (includes 10 weekly sessions + an evening performance concert on Saturday, June 3)

RSVP to admissions@newamsterdamchildhood.org or to find out more!


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March 2017

March 11

March Open Day

Visit New Amsterdam and discover our unique, thoughtful and caring approach to educating the whole child.

Join us for March Open Day, Saturday, March 18, 10:00am – noon.

Open Day
  • Sample classes for children 2 – 6 years old with free play, bread baking, morning circle and puppet show.
  • Children 7 – 9 are invited to join us for watercolor painting and crafting.
  • Parents are welcome to join us for a conversation about our programs.

Tours are offered every Thursday morning. Please email Kaarin, our Director of Admissions, to join us : kaarin.vonherrlich@newamsterdamchildhood.org

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March 2017

March 11

Tiered Tuition for Our Grades School

Introducing Tiered Tuition for our Grade School

  • Tier 1  : $25,000
  • Tier 2  : $18,500
  • Tier 3  : $12,000

We aim to offer a workable tuition for families who want to partake of all the many wonderful things that New Amsterdam has to offer: a unique, home-like environment with excellent, committed teachers, a superior level of academic instruction, one-on-one instruction as needed, music, cello, art, Japanese language, and so much more.

As a guideline, applicants who earn $125,000 a year or less can expect to qualify for Tier 3 and pay $12,000 in tuition. Applicants who earn approximately $125,000-175,000 per year can expect to qualify for Tier 2 and pay $18,500 per year in tuition. Applicants earning more than $175,000 per year can expect to pay the full tuition of $25,000 (Tier 1). Please note we will also consider a family’s debt and assets when determining tier qualifications.