The home of Waldorf education in the Berkshires


Who we are

Celebrating 52 years of Waldorf education in the Berkshires, Berkshire Waldorf School provides a vibrant liberal arts education for toddlers through teens. Alongside our sibling school, Berkshire Waldorf High School, we partner with families from Berkshire, Columbia and northern Litchfield counties to grow their students' unlimited potential.

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Upcoming Events


This calendar shows major school holidays and events. Find tours for prospective families on our Admissions page, and our full academic calendar on our Resources page.

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Latest News & Events

Slow Parenting with Teacher Helle Heckmann

Thursday, May 2 at 5:30 p.m., pioneering Early Childhood teacher and author Helle Heckmann presents “Slow Parenting,” a talk based on her book of the same name and her experience as the founder of Nokken, a Waldorf program in Copenhagen, Denmark which she developed for children from ages one to seven. Helle has spoken to teachers and caregivers in 50 […]

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Waldorf Education

Berkshire Waldorf School is one of over 1,000 Waldorf schools, part of the fastest-growing independent school movement worldwide. Waldorf education was founded in 1919 by scientist and philosopher Rudolf Steiner. Based on Steiner’s insights into the nature of human beings and child development, our Waldorf curriculum fosters each student’s natural curiosity with stories and activities that appeal to the imagination as well as the intellect. Teachers take care to balance intellectual, emotional and social growth, while developing each child's resilience and capable will. BWS teachers root lessons in experience rather than abstract concepts; a botany lesson, for example, begins with a close look at a living plant.

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Have a question about our school, programs, or services? Reach us at Ready to get to know BWS better? Jump to our Admissions page, and click on the appropriate "Get Started" button, to access our parent portal and create an inquiry. We look forward to welcoming your family!