“The program focuses on the overall well-being of the child while encouraging free exploration and an imaginative mind...”

— YUAN FANG, PARENT

NURSERY

Our warm and creative environment nurtures each child in their first phase of school life.

Children are given the confidence, independence, and security to smoothly transition from home to the larger social world around them with the support of their experienced teachers. A typical day includes play, circle activities, storytelling, puppet shows, and practicing everyday skills such as helping to prepare snack. Children experience joyful movement and play in Central Park daily.

Full-day program includes hot lunch and afternoon nap.

Fall Schedule

Half-Day Program:

Mon-Fri, 8:30am-12pm

Full-Day Program:

Mon-Fri, 8:30am-3pm

Mixed Week Program:

Mon & Fri, 8:30am-12pm

and

Tue-Thu, 8:30am-3pm

AfterCare Program:

Mon-Fri, 3pm-5:45pm

KINDERGARTEN

Our Mixed-Age Kindergarten Program is carefully designed to encourage a healthy rhythm of active and quieter pursuits.

Our teachers cultivate the children’s imagination, sense of wonder, and ability for sustained attention. A typical morning includes free play, cleanup, greeting and circle, artistic activity such as bread baking or watercolor painting, storytelling, rest, and snack preparation.

Daily outdoor activities in Central Park provide ample opportunity for joy and movement, and bring balance to the day and strength to the child.

Full-day program includes hot lunch, rest, and additional time for outdoor play.

Fall Schedule

Half-Day Program:

Mon-Fri, 8:30am-12pm

Full-Day Program:

Mon-Fri, 8:30am-3pm

Mixed Week Program:

Mon & Fri, 8:30am-12pm

and

Tue-Thu, 8:30am-3pm

AfterCare Program:

Mon-Fri, 3pm-5:45pm

Rudolf Steiner School follows the Waldorf model of education. Our Nursery and Kindergarten programs meet every child at their stage of development.

In our Nursery and Kindergarten programs, children are free to be children, and are given the gift of time for exploration through play. They partake in, and initiate, activities that awaken their imagination and develop fine and gross motor skills, which will later grow into emotional and academic capacities.

Rudolf Steiner School is an oasis nestled in the heart of Manhattan. Our students develop a deep love for, and understanding of, nature from an early age as students explore Central Park in free play and guided activities, rain or shine.

As early as Nursery and Kindergarten, the Waldorf curriculum lays a foundation for independent thinking, creative problem solving, and a sense of confidence, which equips students for future challenges.

Application details

Nursery children must be three years old by December 31, 2019. Please note that all children turning three between July 1 and December 31 will spend a second year in our Nursery before moving on to Kindergarten. Our mixed-age Kindergarten classes are made up of children who turn four by June 30 (K4), as well as children who turn five by June 30 (K5).

For more information about the admissions process, visit
https://steiner.edu/admissions/ or contact our Admissions Director, Nadja Carneol, at ncarneol@steiner.edu or (347) 334-5783.

Classes will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.