The First Waldorf School in North America
Lower School   15 East 79th Street  212 535.2130
Upper School   15 East 78th Street  212 879.1101

Elementary School Overview


The Elementary School includes grades 1 - 8. In these years the child’s burgeoning intelligence grapples with ever larger horizons—in time and space, in history and science.

The Elementary School fosters this evolving awareness with a specific curriculum and an epistemologically sound method.

Unique to our School is the role of the Class Teachers who guide classes through several years as guardians and mentors. These teachers are supported by a core of subject teachers who meet with the children twice a week, adding more subjects each year, ultimately to include physical education and competitive sports, instrumental music, woodworking, crafts, drama, and more.

The elementary years at the Rudolf Steiner School are rooted in the ideal that the needs of childhood must be preserved and honored. Progressive and traditional values hereby find their balance.