Washington Waldorf School

4800 Sangamore Road
Bethesda, MD 2o816
(301) 229-6107

  • Schedule: Full day or half day with options for early drop off and late pick-up
  • Both co-op and non-co-op options
  • WWS follows the Waldorf or Steiner philosophy which is a home-like, developmentally appropriate, play-based program in PK and K.
  • Secular curriculum: We value a spiritual life but are not a religious school.
  • Language offerings: Spanish exposure in PK/K. Spanish & German grades.

Washington Waldorf School – Imagine a Better Way to Learn.

In Waldorf early childhood programming, children meet themselves in the realm of the imagination through stories, songs, puppetry, and play. They meet the world through tasks like baking, sewing, hammering, sweeping, cooking, sawing, and gardening. These activities nourish and protect a sense of awe and wonder while offering the children a way to rehearse for life as a productive adult. An abundance of outdoor play and practical activity connects children to the rhythms of the year, strengthens their affinity with the natural world, and encourages a life-long love and respect for nature. The beautiful language of our puppet plays, songs, and stories told by heart, begin the foundation for a love of language that is at the heart of true literacy. Creative imaginative play, organized and directed by the children themselves, builds strong social skills and executive functioning which is vital to future academic success. Active play supports the developments a healthy physical body and builds capacities and confidence through movement.

WWS offers an integrative curriculum and innovative instructional method which provides a unique, developmentally appropriate education, delivered by professional, experienced, and loving teachers in a warm and welcoming community.

Class offerings:

Parent Child classes, Fall/Spring sessions, Infants to 3s

Seedlings, 2s: Th/F, 9:00 – 12:00
Nursery, 3s: M/T/W, 8:30 – 12:30
Songbirds & Sunflowers Mixed-age PK/K, 3s-6s, M-F, 8:30-12:30 or 8:30 to 3:00
Waldorf in the Woods Outdoor Mixed-age PK/K, 4s-6s, M-F, 8:30-12:30 or 8:30 to 3:00

openings for 2017-18: Please inquire

Minimum enrollment age: Infants (with parents) for Parent Child Classes. Two by 9/1 drop-off class.

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