Mountain Laurel Waldorf School Class of 2002 – Charly Frye

Gideon Sterer went to Oberlin College and lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for a year, working and interning in the tech industry. In 2013 Gideon moved to New York City where he began writing children’s books. He has published two books and his latest, The Night Knights, was recently acquired by Sony Pictures. Gideon has several projects in the works and you can learn more by going to

“To enter Mountain Laurel is to enter another realm. Without exception, every time I return my eyes well and time, it seems, flies backwards.

Crossing that same threshold I crossed as a boy – hearing the small footsteps and laughter, a stray recorder, entering that wood and watercolor world – I am reminded how wildly lucky I am that my parents caught wind of a little school on a hill where little people learn and grow. Truly learn and grow.

To quantify a Waldorf education is impossible but, barring Armageddon, this is where I will send my children.

I learned to think here. I learned to imagine here. I’m not sure where I learned to love but if it wasn’t here, it amplified and encouraged my capacity to mythical proportions.

I love Mountain Laurel. In a strange and unsteady world, it’s a castle, a beacon.
It will always be my home.”

~ Gideon Sterer