Our Campus and Community
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Green Meadow Waldorf School’s campus in Chestnut Ridge resembles a small village; within close walking distance are several sister institutions that include a farm, a biodynamic garden, a swimming pond, and a natural foods cooperative. The campus includes six instructional buildings on 11 acres, with ample playgrounds and athletic fields.
Our extended community, which includes Threefold Educational Center and The Fellowship Community, includes 200 adjacent acres for our families’ use, offering a beautiful rural environment of forests and fields, and providing opportunities for our students to bring their curriculum to life by connecting classroom lessons to real-world experiences. Kindergarteners feed chickens and gather eggs; third graders milk cows and harvest biodynamic crops; sixth graders sow seeds and tend the garden.
Our proximity to New York City, and the natural beauty of New York State and beyond, further serve to round out our students’ education by providing easy access to a myriad of class trips, ranging from one day to one week.
In August 2010, the school broke ground on a $4-million campus expansion project, including the addition of a 300-seat theater to our Arts Building. Over $3 million for this Capital Campaign project was raised through the generosity of our parents, alumni, Board, faculty, staff, and friends.
There are many benefits to living close to the school: reducing your commute and walking to and from school each day, as many parents and faculty/staff do; participating in evening and weekend events offered by our school and our sister institutions (including the Threefold Educational Center, The Pfeiffer Center, The Hungry Hollow Co-op , The Fiber Craft Studio, and Sunbridge Institute); and knowing and sharing values with your neighbors. We also encourage support for local businesses, including Meadowlark Toys and Sunbridge Books, American Bulldog Coffee Roasters, and The Apothecary.
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