Our School

Celebrating 100 years of Waldorf®Education Worldwide

30 Years of Waldorf Education In Connecticut

Housatonic Valley Waldorf School, located in Newtown, Connecticut, offers authentic, accredited Waldorf education spanning parent-child classes through middle school, as well as after-school programs, extended care, summer camp, and many lectures and community events.

While Waldorf Education is celebrating 100 years worldwide, we remain the only Waldorf grade school in Connecticut and our families travel from across Connecticut and Westchester County, New York to attend our school. 

Our Mission

Inspire students’ creative thinking, moral sensibility, and a passion for learning.

The mission of the Housatonic Valley Waldorf School is to develop each child’s unique capacity to engage meaningfully in the world. Guided by the principles of Waldorf education, the faculty inspires in our students creative thinking, moral sensibility, and a passion for learning. We offer a classical education that integrates experiential and artistic learning, in an environment emphasizing academic excellence, respect for diversity, and reverence for the natural world. Our Faculty, Board of Trustees, and Parents work together, with dedication and warmth, to support our school community.


Our History

In April 1989 a small group of parents met to discuss opening a kindergarten.

The seeds of our school were planted on April 12, 1989 when a small group of parents first met in New Milford, CT to discuss opening a Waldorf-based kindergarten. The following January, a weekly playgroup began in New Milford, and within the year grew into a three-day nursery-kindergarten known as Star Meadow. In October 1990 the Housatonic Valley Waldorf School Association, Inc. was formed with the goal of adding a Waldorf grade school. With expansion and several more moves, HVWS finally settled into its own campus in the western part of Newtown, CT. We remain the only Waldorf grade school in Connecticut.

Non-discrimination Policy

The Housatonic Valley Waldorf School is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. We do not discriminate based on religion, national origin, color, race, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or physical disability in our programs and activities or in our hiring, admissions, financial aid, or scholarship practices and policies. Waldorf is a registered service mark of the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA) and used by agreement of membership in AWSNA.

Become a Part of Our Community

The Waldorf student is a creative student, who learns how to observe and synthesize information, build personal resilience, and develop a moral compass that will guide them throughout life. Schedule a visit to explore if HVWS is the right fit for your child.