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

Join us for March Open Day

Saturday, March 25, 10am – 12pm.


We are currently accepting applications for our 2017-18 school year.

Join us for Tea and Play, our afternoon sample class, and discover the joy of our early childhood programs.

  • Wednesday, April 5, 3:30pm – 5pm

New Amsterdam’s Tea and Play is an opportunity for children  2 – 6 years of age to experience the New Amsterdam classroom. Young children will delight in bread baking and free, imaginative play in our beautiful, sun-filled classroom. Parents will have the opportunity to observe and learn more about our unique programs. After a period of free play, our teachers will present a circle time or a puppet show–mesmerizing components of Waldorf education. Tea and snack will be served. drop-in’s welcome!

Children older than 6 are welcome to visit and participate in a grades class during school hours. Children under 2 are welcome to visit and participate in a parent and child class during school hours.

2016 – 2017 Tea and Play Schedule:

  • Wednesday, November 2, 3:30pm
  • Wednesday, December 7, 3:30pm
  • Wednesday, February 1, 3:30pm
  • Wednesday, March 1, 3:30pm
  • Wednesday, April 5, 3:30pm
  • Wednesday, May 3, 3:30pm

Thursday Morning Tours

Tours are offered every Thursday morning at 9:15 am. Visit us for a chance to peek in on the simple joys of the New Amsterdam classroom and to discuss our programs in depth. Please contact Kaarin von Herrlich, our Director of Admissions, to schedule your tour today!

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 a grades class for a day during the school week.  Please contact us to arrange a visit


We are currently accepting applications for the 2017-18 school year for the following programs:

Select a program to access the application.  We offer rolling admissions for the current school year, 2016-17, as space allows. Applications for the 2017-18 school year are due on January 15. In notifying families of acceptance, we follow the ISAAGNY Admissions Timelines.

Apply now to join our Seasonal Parent+Child classes

We accept applications throughout the year for this program.  Information and registration forms are available on our Parent+Child Program page.

For email updates about our lecture series for parents, festivals and activities for the whole family and upcoming admissions event, please join our mailing list.


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