Waldorf Country!

Welcome! Berkshire Waldorf School (Great Barrington, MA) and Berkshire Waldorf High School (Stockbridge, MA) are “sibling” schools. Together, we offer a holistic Waldorf education to support your student’s healthy learning and growing from toddler to teen.

Our campuses are located in neighboring towns, within the glorious natural beauty of the Muhhekunneuw (Mohican) homeland of Western Massachusetts, equidistant from both New York City and Boston. Most families commute to our schools from Northern Litchfield (CT), Southern Berkshire (MA) and Columbia (NY) counties. Many have relocated to the area to join our learning community.

Start Here, Go Everywhere: Intro to First Grade

2024-25 First Grade Teacher Mabel Albert

If your child will be 6 by September 1, have we got a treat for you! Come meet Class Teacher Mabel Albert at our First Grade Open House on Flag Day, June 14, from 8:00-9:30a in the First Grade classroom at Berkshire Waldorf School. Ms. Albert will introduce herself and the Waldorf Grade School curriculum at 8:30a, followed by a tour of the School and grounds. All welcome. Come experience what learning with joy can mean for your student. To RSVP, email Admissions Director Robyn Coe at admissions@berkshirewaldorfschool.org.

Berkshire Waldorf School

Berkshire Waldorf School includes the Early Childhood program (Toddler, Nursery and Kindergarten, 18 months through age 6) and Grades program (First through Eighth Grades, ages 6-14). In 2021, Berkshire Waldorf School celebrated 50 years of Waldorf education in the Berkshires by inaugurating our new three person Leadership Team.

Berkshire Waldorf High School

Berkshire Waldorf High School (Grades 9-12, ages 14-18) offers Honors-level, college preparatory academics. In our “small school, big world” model, students are also well-integrated into the larger community, including:

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Waldorf Education

Rudolf Steiner founded Waldorf education in 1919, built on his insights into human development. His perception of “education as an art” means that our teachers fit the curriculum to meet the children. Whether the subject is arithmetic, history, or physics, Berkshire Waldorf School teachers create lessons that resonate with their students’ imagination and experience.

The goal? To educate the whole child by appealing to mind, body and spirit. Berkshire Waldorf School teachers work together to engage, integrate and balance their students’ thinking, feeling and doing. For example, students learn math at Berkshire Waldorf School through academic skills and practice, movement, choral singing, playing an instrument, house building and knitting, among many other dynamic and practical applications.

Waldorf education is a proven means of lighting a fire for learning that lasts a lifetime.

BWS at a Glance

BWS Mission Statement

Berkshire Waldorf School cultivates students’ academic, emotional and spiritual development through our unique curriculum. We provide students with the foundation to live up to their full human potential, creating lives of meaning and purpose that positively contribute to our world.

We accomplish our mission by:

Diversity & Inclusion

Berkshire Waldorf School welcomes and celebrates diversity. We believe cultural, economic, religious, racial, learning style, gender identification and expression, sexual orientation, national and ethnic diversity make us stronger. We prize empathy and collaboration as means to change the world for the better. Our students, teachers, administrators, trustees and parents join in the active practice of inclusion, starting at the focal point of our unique Star Code. Berkshire Waldorf School intentionally works to build a diverse community where all children and families are cherished for their intrinsic value and potential.