Head of School Welcome

Geraldine Kline is the Head of School at High Mowing School. High Mowing School (grades 9-12) merged with Pine Hill Waldorf School (preschool- grade 8) on July 1, 2017 to form one Waldorf K-12 school serving both day and boarding students.
As an independent school we play a unique role in today’s world: we recognize that no single approach to education suits every child.

Home to about 300 students in Preschool through Grade 12, our school is small. Yet it is not our size that matters most, but the principles upon which our school was founded and the values that inspire and inform our curriculum and our work with students. In our rapidly evolving world where speed and conflict seem to predominate, we believe in and stand for perennial values. We believe children deserve the fullness of their childhood. We believe students’ capacities should be patiently nurtured. We believe that each individual child has a unique destiny to fulfill and that as educators we are in service to their intention. We believe that human beings hold a special place and commensurate responsibility in the world, and we strive to guide students through the discovery, appreciation, and care for every aspect of being human.

As educators and as parents, we know that today’s children face both a future fraught with uncertainty and the responsibility to address and resolve the challenges created by prior generations. More than knowledge, now widely and easily accessible, it is the uniquely human capacities of integrity, resourcefulness, and resilience which will be their best allies. The programs and activities we offer are intended to nurture these essential capacities. Our students have the opportunity to get to know themselves well and to become discerning and empowered individuals and community members, in ways that are appropriate to each stage of their development.

Our programs will continue to evolve to ever better equip students with what they need to seek truth and fulfill their highest potential, to impart meaningful purpose to their lives, and to contribute courageously to the positive development of the world. This is our mission. On this journey of learning, which we share with our students, we are grateful for and humbled by parents’ trust in our school, which continually inspires and emboldens us to give our very best to each student in our care.

As you peruse our website and discover our unique school, you will see how our programs and our community express the heart of our mission and are inspired by the same spirit. I look forward to meeting you when you come to visit our school.

Geraldine Kline
Head of School

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