Why Waldorf of Garden City?

At Waldorf of Garden City we provide an optimal learning environment for your child, with academic excellence that goes beyond the books.


At the Waldorf of Garden City, we create an environment where your child is free to be challenged by teachers who are free to teach. Our approach is excellence - not standardization. This approach provides a uniquely challenging curricula to each child that helps them bring their academic subjects to life and helps spark the love of learning that is carried throughout their life. Our students transition to prestigious colleges and careers with the understanding of how to think and learn for themselves.

The Waldorf Approach

"The heart of the Waldorf method is that education is an art -- it must speak to the child’s experience. To educate the whole child, his heart and his will must be reached as well as his mind."
[Rudolf Steiner, founder of Waldorf educational philosophy]

In Waldorf schools no single capacity is viewed as more important than another. To foster a child’s healthy development, insightful thinking must rest upon a strong foundation of purposeful activity as well as a framework of emotional development. With 90 years of proven curriculum experience, Waldorf education has nearly 2,500 schools and kindergartens in over 60 countries. Over 94% of North American Waldorf graduates gain admission to a post-secondary school of their choice and 50% go on to postgraduate education.