There is no better way to understand the Waldorf School of Garden City then by spending time on campus. Take a campus tour, learn about admission and financial aid in detail and speak with students working diligently in classes. During your visit, observe the day-to-day life of students here. Be proactive. Ask a few questions, and then ask some more. We offer a variety of ways for you to experience campus life throughout the year.
Tours meet in the Main Entrance Lobby and are conducted by senior administrators who will be on hand to answer any curricular or admissions questions you may have.
Parent Child, Tea and Play
For parents and their children ages 1 to 3. Join us to learn about our Parent and Child program. Parents will meet a teacher and learn about the program while their little ones enjoy some play time.
- Wednesday, September 6, 10:00 – 11:00 am
- Tuesday, September 12, 10:00 – 11:00 am
- Thursday, November 30, 2:00 – 3:00 pm
- Tuesday, February 6, 2:00 – 3:00 pm
- Tuesday, May 15, 2:00 – 3:00 pm
Introduction to the Nursery
TUESDAY, APRIL 4
7:30 – 9:00 PM
An introduction to the Nursery program for 3 and 4 year olds is given by two lead nursery teachers. They will discuss aspects of the curriculum, describe a typical day.
- Wednesday, October 25, 7:30 – 9:00 pm
- Wednesday, January 31, 7:30 – 9:00 pm
- Tuesday, March 20, 7:30 – 9:00 pm
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11
9:15 – 10:45 AM
As you anticipate your child’s transition into the Mixed-Age Kindergarten, we invite you to come and find out what to expect. Join Keelah Helwig for an overview of the Kindergarten program and tour of the kindergarten classrooms.
Saturday Morning in the Mixed-Age Kindergarten
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5
SATURDAY, MARCH 4
Bring your child to experience the Waldorf kindergarten. Participants will engage in a seasonal craft activity, enjoy free play time and share a healthy snack. Parents will have an opportunity to meet faculty.
- Saturday, November 4 , 10:00 – 11:30 am
- Saturday, March 3, 10:00 – 11:30 am
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13
Join Faculty Chair, Sabine Kully, for a conversation about the transition from Kindergarten to Grade 1. Ms. Kully will talk about the role of the class teacher and the concept of the continuing relationship with a teacher for several consecutive years. She will describe the changes in the daily rhythm and talk about the subject teachers the children will get to know. Practical guidelines for supporting your children as the transition to a full day of school will be suggested.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1
7:30 – 9:00 PM
We invite you to attend a special information session focusing on the curriculum of the early grades. Looking through the lens of the developing young student, hear how lessons in mathematics, language arts and science develop foundational skills while meeting the child’s growing interest and curiosity in the world. Understand how the class teacher weaves storytelling, music and the arts into daily work to touch the heart and lift the spirit of each student. Discover why we do things a little differently in our classrooms and walk away with the confidence that a Waldorf education is the greatest gift you will ever give your child.
Throughout the year we offer various opportunities for you to attend information sessions to learn about the Early Childhood programs.
Some of the sessions are for parents only while others are for parents and children together.
Parent Child Program – attend a Tea and Play session or a Saturday morning free trial class with your child.
Nursery – the Introduction to the Nursery is an information meeting for parents.
Mixed-Age Kindergarten – the Introduction to the Mixed-Age Kindergarten and the discussion on Developing the Foundation for Literacy and Numeracy are for parents. We invite you to bring your children to accompany you on selected Saturday mornings for a Morning in the Kindergarten.
The annual Fall Fair and Spring Festival also offer a range of engaging activities for young children.
“I always feel there is care, sincerity and importance of connection at the Waldorf School of Garden City.” Current Parent
“The faculty and staff at the school view their work as important, purposeful and approach it with the utmost care.” Current Parent