Visiting Opportunities

Campus Tours

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 tuition assistance in detail and speak with students in the hallway. During your visit, observe the day-to-day life of students here. Be proactive. Ask a few questions, and then ask some more. Tours meet in the Main Entrance Lobby and are conducted by the Enrollment Director. Contact us to schedule a personal tour or RSVP to attend an Open House or one of our monthly Admissions Breakfast meetings.

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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.

Informational Events

Parent & Child: Tea and Play

Tea and Play Information Session (For Parents & Children)

For parents and their children. Join us to learn about our Early Childhood Programs. Parents will meet a teacher while their children enjoy some playtime.

  • Wednesday, September 4 – 10:00 – 11:00 am
  • Tuesday, September 10 – 11:00 – 12:00 pm
  • Tuesday, September 17 – 10:00 – 11:00 am
  • Tuesday, October 22 – 2:00 – 3:00 pm
  • Wednesday, November 13 – 2:00 – 3:00 pm
  • Tuesday, January 14 – 2:00 – 3:00 pm (for children 1-5 years old)
  • Tuesday, March 10 – 2:00 – 3:00 pm (for children 3-5 years old)
  • Tuesday, May 12 – 2:00 – 3:00 pm (for children 1-5 years old)
  • Wednesday, June 3 – 2:00 – 3:00 pm (for children 1-3 years old)
Introduction to the Nursery

Introduction to the Nursery

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.

  • Wed., Oct. 30, 6:00 – 7:30 pm
  • Wed., Jan. 29, 6:00 – 7:30 pm
  • Thurs., Mar. 26, 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Introduction to the Mixed-Age Kindergarten

(for current families)

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.

  • Thurs., Jan. 30, 9:15 – 10:45 am
A Saturday Morning in the Mixed-Age Kindergarten

(by Invitation only)

Bring your child to experience the Waldorf kindergarten. Participants will engage in a seasonal craft activity, enjoy free playtime and share a healthy snack. Parents will have an opportunity to meet the faculty.

  • Jan., 11, 10:00 – 11:30 am
  • Feb., 29, 10:00 – 11:30 am
Introduction to Grades 1, 2, and 3

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 in and curiosity about 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.

  • Sat., Feb. 1, 10:30 – 12:00 pm
  • Thurs., Mar. 26 6:00 – 7:30 pm (To be confirmed)

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More Opportunities

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

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