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March 21, 2017

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.

 

March 11, 2017

Introducing New Amsterdam School Children’s Choir

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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!

 

March 11, 2017

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

March 11, 2017

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.

October 30, 2016

Plant Dye Cafe at New Amsterdam School

Thank you for joining us at Plant Dye Cafe last Saturday with Ms. Kaori Fuller-Yamshita!

We dyed beautiful silks and scarves with indigo, madder root, osage orange root and more! Hope you can join us next time.

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June 6, 2016

Thank you for helping to make our 2016 Spring Fair a huge success!

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Dear New Amsterdam Parents, Teachers and Friends,
A special thank you for making this year’s spring fair a great success.
We came together and raised $11,500. Thanks you for making it a fun filled day for all. Thank you for carving time out of your busy schedules to work, bake and solicit donations, and for attending and bringing friends.
We couldn’t have done it without you.
Spring Fair Committee(Tamami, Colombe, Howard Dulaney and Kaori Fuller)

May 25, 2016

Thank you for joining us for our Spring Fair!

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A joyful celebration of Spring, and our New Amsterdam community, featuring:
The Crystal Cave
Fairy Forest
Magical Meadow Craft Room
Mother Nature’s Garden
Pocket Fairy
Puppet Show
Seasonal Cafe
Silent Auction
Spring Market and Book Nook

 
A huge thank you to Murray’s Cheese for the generous sponsorship!
And thank you to everyone who has helped plan and provided support for this wonderful event!