"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, 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. We encourage curiosity, creative thinking, and confidence to support a lifelong love of learning.

We are currently enrolling students from early childhood (Nursery and Kindergarten) through seventh grade for 2019-20, adding a grade each year.

Our 7.5-acre campus in Rhinebeck, NY includes two beautiful, newly renovated schoolhouses, friendly farm animals, an expansive vegetable garden, natural play-yards, and a barn.

Read Our Mission

 

 
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Our Summer Camp Shop is open!

Hatch chicks, milk goats, cook a feast, print a poster, make a dance, juggle, and more…

 
 
 
 
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“We love Primrose Hill. We started here 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
 

EARLY CHILDHOOD

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

GRADES 1-7

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

SUMMER CAMP

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

 
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Hepworth Farm CSA at Primrose Hill School

22 weeks of local, organic veggies or fruit. Reserve your share now.

 
“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
 
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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
 
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