"Receive the children in reverence, educate them with love, let them go forth in freedom.”

-Rudolf Steiner


Primrose Hill School meets children as unique individuals, providing them with a safe and nurturing environment that feeds the senses and inspires the imagination. We offer a social experience that engenders compassion and responsibility. We work with the curricular indications of Waldorf education, with an emphasis on engagement with the natural world, our garden and farm animals, and to encourage the curiosity, creative thinking, and confidence that support a lifelong love of learning.

We are currently enrolling students from early childhood (Nursery and Kindergarten) through sixth grade for the 2017-18 school year adding a grade each year. Our 7.5-acre campus in Rhinebeck, NY houses two beautiful newly renovated schoolhouses, friendly farm animals, an expansive vegetable garden, play-yards, and a barn.

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“We love Primrose Hill. We started Waldorf again this year after three years in public school and as a result, I have seen the magic and spirit of wonder return to my child. She is calmer, more joyful, and has rediscovered a love of learning that any parent would be happy to see in their child.”
— Kelli Bickman, 3rd Grade Parent


Our Nursery and Kindergarten classrooms set the stage for future learning and help children build social skills.  


Our grades curriculum meets children at every stage of development through academics, arts, movement, strong relationships, and a close connection to nature.


Learn about our alternatives to traditional camps: cooking camp, nature camp, and more!

“I love teaching at Primrose Hill because the children are wonderful, the parents are supportive, and the teachers are inspired, dedicated, kind-hearted, and open. It’s also great to have farm animals and wooded trails for walks.”
— Arn Krugman, 3rd Grade Teacher

Feeding Ulster Dutchess

Purchase a Hepworth Farms CSA share for yourself or "share your share" and support families who otherwise would not have access to local organic food. Learn more about how it works and more about our mission to provide 1000 shares to those in our community in need at www.feedingulsterdutchess.org



My school is different because we do special subjects like handwork, farming and eurythmy. We do both mental and physical work.
— Ezra Smith, 3rd Grade Student