Who We Are
The Upper Valley Waldorf School (UVWS) is a nondenominational independent, Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 8 school based upon the educational contributions of Austrian philosopher Rudolf Steiner. Our mission is to cultivate a balance of intellectual achievement, spiritual growth, physical development and personal responsibility through a classical education that reflects an understanding of the growing child.
- Founded in 1986 by a group of parents seeking a Waldorf education for their children, UVWS was incorporated as a not-for-profit organization in 1991.
- The school moved to its current campus atop Bluff Road in Quechee, Vermont in 1996, occupying the former Quechee Grammar School. An Early Childhood building, The Roberts House, was added in 2003.
- UVWS welcomes students, families, faculty and staff of all races, faiths, creeds, gender and sexual orientation.
- UVWS has a three-fold governance structure, comprised of a Governance Council, Pedagogical Leadership Core Group, and a Board of Trustees.
- Waldorf Education extends beyond the classroom. The overall health of UVWS depends upon the involvement of many individuals and groups. Among these is the UVWS Parent Association, which works to build a thriving school community by facilitating parent/community education, assisting in the establishment and maintenance of a welcoming environment and supporting the school's festival life.
- Our school is one of nearly 1,000 Waldorf schools worldwide sharing the 90-year old philosophy of Waldorf Education.
- UVWS is a developing member of the Association of Waldorf Schools in North America (AWSNA).