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.


June 6, 2016

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


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!

Spring Fair final Front-2

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!

May 5, 2016

Thank you for Joining Garden Work Day

It was a beautiful day! We are very grateful to all the many families who came to help us clean our garden and weed and plant the flower beds. Thank you!

IMG_9830 IMG_9831 IMG_9832 IMG_9833 IMG_9834 IMG_9835 IMG_9836 IMG_9837

May 3, 2016

Open House May 5, 7pm Math Education at New Amsterdam

Join us this Thursday night, May 5 at 7pm.


Find out why New Amsterdam children love math!

With an emphasis on joy in learning, New Amsterdam math education meets the physical, emotional and intellectual life of each individual child, thus engaging the hands, heart and mind.

The curriculum at New Amsterdam School is unlike any other in downtown Manhattan. It weaves art, movement and music into academic pursuit. It engages not only the intellect, but also the heart and hands. As a result math is fun! Discover “The Town of Mathematica”! Join us for this event and learn more about our unique approach to math education.

The New Amsterdam classroom 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 a 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.

With speakers Jamie Loftus and Rob Gilson.

Jamie Loftus, with many years of experience teaching the Waldorf approach to Math from First Grade through High School, and Rob Gilson, formerly a math teacher at a New York City Charter School and who now teaches at the progressive Blue School, will be speaking of their experiences and their shared belief that Math can and should be accessible, engaging, creative and fun.


January 13, 2016

Poetry Cafe at the Steiner School January 13th, 6:30pm

Join our friends up at Steiner for an evening to share our love of poetry and literature.

With a mix of parents, students, alumni, faculty and staff, we plan to have a lively exchange of the art and role of poetry in the Rudolf Steiner community.

Our Poetry Café will feature original student work from grades six through twelve. Our award-winning recipients of last year’s New York City Robert Browning Poetry Competition, seniors Isaac Scheinfeld and Sasha Pinto, will share the poems that were awarded this recognition. Kristin Mathis, our new High School Humanities teacher, will read selections from her work. We welcome back Max Bärtges, class of ’03, whose poems are included in the 2002 National Poetry Anthology, and the International Library of Poetry’s Best Poems and Poets of 2007. Finally, the Poetry Café is proud to feature Silvia Ma. Siller Argüello de Heller, parent of Amalia, Gabriel and Daniel in our EC and Lower School programs. Silvia’s first poetry collection, De Mariposas y Mantis, won second place in the International Latino Book Award 2015. Her poetry collection, Early Morning #5, is a bilingual (English -Spanish) edition. Silvia received the Gabriela Mistral, Julia de Burgos and Frida Kahlo awardby the group Galo Plaza in New York for her contribution to the Latin American culture.

We look forward to a lively evening of sharing the love of poetry and literature that is fostered and lives deeply in our Steiner School community. Come discover what our students, alumni and parents are “saying” and why.