"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 in our early childhood program (Nursery and Kindergarten) and our first through fifth grade elementary school 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.

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Seasonal crafts, organic snacks, songs, rhymes, and stories

Now enrolling Parent-Child class for 1.5 - 3 year olds and their caregivers.

Our daughters cherish every school day - it is magical to see them so enamored of their daily lives with beloved friends and teachers! We are so fortunate to be able to access this type of holistic education: it is a slow, deliberate unfolding that fully supports them as interconnected people, as lively children, and as open, hope-filled spirits whose paths are unique.
— Hélene Lesterlin, Parent


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


Our 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, circus camp, printmaking 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, 5th Grade Teacher
My school is different because we do special subjects like handwork, farming and eurythmy. We do both mental and physical work.
— 3rd Grade Student