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New York City is rich in diversity when it comes to types of private schools. One of the most popular and most effective types of private schools anywhere is the Waldorf education system. NYC has a good core group of schools that use the system to much success. So what is the Waldorf system? The [...]

Waldorf education  is also known as Steiner or Steiner-Waldorf education. There are many private schools in New York City that utilize this method of education, such as Rudolf Steiner Upper and Lower School and The Brooklyn Waldorf School. Waldorf education is based on a humanistic approach of learning that is based on the beliefs and philosophy [...]

The Waldorf education model got its start in Stuttgart, Germany in the early 20th century. It takes its name from the Waldorf-Astoria Cigarette Company where it was first used to educate the children of the factory workers, not from the name of the man who introduced it: Rudolf Steiner. Rudeolf Steiner wrote his first book [...]

It is impossible to deny the charm of a Waldorf classroom. When you step into the Brooklyn Waldorf School located directly behind BAM in Ft. Greene, Brooklyn, it feels like you are entering a cozy environment that is removed from time. In this Brooklyn private school, the classrooms are small and suit the class sizes; [...]

The Parents League of New York is hosting a fair and a panel for NYC parents interested in applying to NYC Middle & Upper Independent Day Schools. The fair and panel are free of charge for all families. The event is divided into two parts. The first is an NYC Middle & Upper Independent Day [...]

The Parents League of New York is hosting the 2013 NYC Independent School Kindergarten Fair (Boarding Schools and NYC Upper & Middle Private Schools fairs will be held in Fall 2013) and a Kindergarten Admissions Panel Discussion immediately following the fair. Both events are free of charge for all families. Representatives from Parents League member [...]

The Parents League of New York is hosting a fair and a panel for NYC parents interested in applying to NYC Middle & Upper Independent Day Schools. The fair and panel are free of charge for all families. The event is divided into two parts. The first is an NYC Middle & Upper Independent Day [...]

The Parents League of New York is hosting a fair and a panel for NYC parents interested in applying to Boarding Schools. The fair and panel are free of charge for all families. The event is divided into two parts. The first is a Boarding School Fair with representatives who talk informally with students and [...]

New Amsterdam Early Childhood Center is a Manhattan play-based nursery school featuring the Waldorf educational philosophy. The Center accepts children from birth to the age of 7 and has programs for the various age groups. From the age of 3 to the age of 7 children can enroll in the mixed-age Kindergarten program. The school [...]

East Village Tots, located in New York City on East 10th Street, is a bilingual daycare for children ages 2 through 4. The school is an independent non-profit educational facility near Tompkins Square Park. The school is formerly known as Tenth Street Tots. Children can attend classes three to five days a week. The center [...]

What alternative methods of education are available for our children? In what ways are they different? How can we decide whether or not they would benefit our child? Alternative approaches to education are not new. Some have been established about 100 years ago, such as the Montessori and Waldorf philosophies. In New York City we [...]

When you think of celebrity actress Jennifer Aniston, what do you think of? More than likely, you associate her with the TV SITCOM "Friends." But do you associate her with a NYC private school? If you do, which one? Jennifer Aniston was a student at Rudolf Steiner School, the very first Waldorf private school in [...]

Let's be clear: starting a new private school in New York City is a difficult endeavor. Many people (non-New Yorkers and New Yorkers alike) think that the market is over-saturated, given that there are over 800 private schools across the five boroughs, and it would be absurd to consider starting a new school. But as [...]

Manhattan is full of different types of private schools. Religious schools, independent schools, schools that address special needs, Catholic schools, Jewish schools, Muslim schools, schools for advanced learners, parochial schools, nursery schools, preschools, ongoing schools, progressive schools, elementary schools, Montessori schools, lower schools, upper schools, high schools, Waldorf schools, preparatory schools, middle schools, nonprofit schools, [...]

The Rudolf Steiner Upper School is located at 15 East 78th Street in Manhattan and the Lower School is located at 15 East 79th Street.  The school teaches and embraces the Waldorf education, a humanistic approach to pedagogy based on the educational philosophy of the Austrian philosopher Rudolf Steiner. The school's mission is to focus [...]

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