“I learned to think here. I learned to imagine here. I love Mountain Laurel. In a strange and unsteady world, it’s a castle, a beacon. It will always be my home.”
~ Gideon Sterer (alumnus)

Thank you for your interest in Mountain Laurel Waldorf School. We are part of a worldwide association of Waldorf schools dedicated to bringing forth the full creative potential of each child.

Waldorf education speaks directly to children’s experience, addressing each of the three different ways we relate to the world: through the intellect, the emotions, and the will — the ability to get things done.

The Waldorf approach also recognizes that children have distinct, age-related educational needs according to their particular stages of development. Our goal is that our students meet life’s challenges with clear thinking, balanced emotions, and self-initiative.

We invite you to find out more about Mountain Laurel Waldorf School and Waldorf education. Join us at one of our Open Houses or schedule a Tour.

Recent News

Parent/Infant/Child Play Groups

Parent/Infant/Child Play Groups

The Sunflower Garden Parent/Infant/Child Play Group meets in a nurturing setting where support and friendship grow out of weekly conversations with other parents and a facilitating teacher, while the babies and toddlers explore their world.

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After School Clubs

After School Clubs

Mountain Laurel Waldorf School Is Excited To Offer Our Second Block Of After-School Clubs, Beginning January 13th, 2020. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC All classes take place at Mountain Laurel Waldorf School located at 16 South Chestnut Street in the village of New Paltz (unless...

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Alumna Ilana Mason

Alumna Ilana Mason

What did you do right after you left MLWS? After MLWS I attended Rondout Valley HS where I focused on art and science. I went to community college after, where I achieved my Associate’s

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