Early Childhood

Preschool & Kindergarten

Pine Hill Waldorf School offers a kindergarten experience for children ages 2.9 to 6. In our kindergarten the child’s imagination is nurtured as a great treasure: songs, poems, puppet plays and circle games tune the child’s ear to the beauty of language. Bread-baking, drawing, and painting awaken the senses. The use of natural materials–such as wood, silk, or beeswax–appeals to the sense of touch and engenders reverence for nature.

Outdoor play, nature walks, and gardening allow the children to experience the joy of movement. The expanded age range allows children varied social options and provides opportunities for rites of passage as each child grows older. The younger children admire their older classmates and anticipate growing themselves. The older children become helpers and develop nurturing qualities that will serve them well throughout life.  

In the kindergarten, healthy social interactions are guided, listening skills are sharpened and large and fine motor skills are nurtured to fully develop–preparing the young child for future academic challenges in the grade school.

kindergarten program details

Our half-day transitional kindergarten program offers a unique experience for children ages 2.5 to 4. Integrated within our kindergarten, our transitional program provides our young students with an expanded social circle within the context of a peaceful and nurturing context for their imagination and physical development in a loving, beautiful, and safe environment. Our home-like classroom environment eases the child’s transition from home life into school. Tuition includes lunch.

Half-Day Options

Thursday and Friday

Full Day Option

Our kindergarten experience hosts children daily from 8am3pm. (Extended care is available until 5:30pm for an additional charge.)


Learn More About Pine Hill

Follow the links below to read more about the Pine Hill experience. Please contact us with any questions!