Getting to Know Meadowbrook Waldorf School | Providence Moms

Meadowbrook Waldorf School offers Waldorf Education for children in prekindergarten through Grade 8, with additional programs for younger children and their caregivers. Waldorf Education was founded in 1919 and is distinguished by its unique, interdisciplinary approach. MWS has been offering this rigorous academic curriculum, infused with rich artistic activities and engaging practical experiences, to students in Rhode Island and Southeastern Connecticut since 1979.

We are an independent Waldorf school, accredited by both the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA). Our classes are taught by qualified teachers with additional certification in the international Waldorf curriculum. All of our faculty and staff are committed to personal development and hold a passion for lifelong learning.

Meadowbrook Waldorf School is conveniently located on Route 138 in Richmond, RI, just 3 miles east of I-95 Exit 3A. Our beautiful campus has 28 acres of woods, streams, and magical glades for exploration and p

Mission Statement 

Meadowbrook Waldorf School is a learning community based on the work of Rudolf Steiner and the understanding of the human being as body, soul, and spirit.  The education offered here supports children in unfolding their individual capacities for living in the world, so that that as free human beings, they may take up their life’s tasks.

Guiding Principles

The Waldorf curriculum is a social education that unites academics, the arts, movement, practical work and a deep respect for the natural world.

Based on anthroposophical  principles, our education meets and supports healthy developmental phases of the individual child for life.

We strive to offer this education to those who seek it here and invite a community that reflects the breadth and diversity of humanity.

We endeavor to nurture living organizational structures which cultivate relationships based upon respect, trust, and love for the developing human being.

The members of our community support the mission of the school so that the ideals of Waldorf Education have a certain and secure future in Rhode Island.



Meadowbrook Waldorf School offers Parent-Toddler programs throughout the school year for children from birth through preschool (3-4 years). These programs are offered weekly for two hours and facilitated by Waldorf–trained teachers.For the children, this is a time for play, exploration, and socialization, while the parent or caregiver enjoys the support and company of other parents.

Preschool and Kindergarten Program
Taught by experienced Waldorf teachers, our programs are designed to nurture and protect the young child’s natural sense of wonder and curiosity. Formal academic learning begins in Grade 1 in a Waldorf school, with the foundational skills of literacy and numeracy laid in our Early Childhood classrooms, play yard, and woodland campus. These pre-academic skills, including social, physical, and emotional skills, are strengthened in a beautiful and warm environment, rich in hands-on play, indoor and outdoor activity,  and storytelling.
Elementary Grades

 In a Waldorf school, formal academic learning begins in the elementary grades, Grades 1 to 5. Children at this stage, ages 7-11, naturally learn through direct experiences.This tendency is met with a curriculum that provides hand-on learning opportunities for all subjects. A Waldorf curriculum is one that unites academics, the arts, movement, practical work and a deep respect for the natural world.

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Curious about the Waldorf approach and want to learn more?  Meet faculty, see student work and speak with parents and alumni at our Open House on our Wakefield Campus.  For more information about this admissions event, or to register, please email Chris at [email protected]

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