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Mountain Laurel Waldorf School is a private day-school located in the Hudson Valley, New York. We offer parent/child playgroups, preschool, kindergarten through eight grade, after-school care, and after school clubs (open to the public). As part of a worldwide association of Waldorf schools we are 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.

“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)

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Recent News

Support For Ukraine

As we were preparing to send another appeal for the MLWS Annual Giving Campaign, the daily news about Ukraine over the last 2 weeks made us pause about our priorities, and we are hoping we could redirect your generosity to the plight of Ukrainian families.
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Local Area

Local Area Founded by French Huguenots in 1678, the village of New Paltz boasts the oldest street of original houses in America, maintained by the Huguenot Historical Society. Beautiful stone structures (many featuring original furnishing, machinery and...

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Care Streams Group

Care Streams Group Mandate The Care Streams Mandate Group provides support for students who are experiencing social, disciplinary and/or learning challenges. The three groups of support are the Educational Support Group (for learning challenges), the Guidance Group...

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Mountain Laurel Waldorf School strives to build the foundation of a free human being. Guided by the educational philosophy of Rudolf Steiner, our teachers inspire independent and insightful thinking; empathy for all beings; and a love of meaningful work.

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