Rudolf Steiner School
Lower School
15 East 79th Street
Upper School
15 East 78th Street

Lower School
Admissions: 347.334.5783
Upper School
Admissions: 347.289.7565

The Rudolf Steiner School embraces Waldorf education, a pedagogy derived from the insights of Austrian-born scientist, philosopher, artist, and educator Rudolf Steiner. The program, from nursery through twelfth grade, addresses the physical, emotional, and intellectual capacities of the developing child through an age-appropriate curriculum that integrates the disciplines of movement, fine arts, and practical arts into the study of humanities, science, math, and technology. Through the development of these capacities, we strive to educate the whole human being in a healthy and balanced manner.

The Rudolf Steiner School proudly welcomes students, faculty and staff of all ethnicities and gender preferences, and of all faiths and creeds. We are an open and affirming community. We welcome students and their families, faculty and staff, regardless of race, gender or sexual orientation. We respect all spiritual beliefs and practices, and support all family structures.

We strive to develop the mind, body and spirit of the child, encouraging, in the process, the child’s spiritual freedom and growth. As in every Waldorf School, our teaching works toward this aim by drawing on the insights into human development pioneered by Rudolf Steiner.

The Waldorf curriculum is diverse in nature and rich in the teachings of many great traditions. Students develop an understanding and respect for the various cultures of the world through their experience in the classroom and in the celebration of seasonal festivals of the year. Drawing on many traditions, we celebrate our common humanity, not our separateness in belief or practice.

The Rudolf Steiner School occupies two landmarked buildings in the heart of Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Our school is home to a vibrant community of teachers, students, and parents dedicated to the core principles of Waldorf education. With a history spanning more than nine decades, our school is vital to life, work, and creativity in the 21st century because we remain dedicated to an enduring goal: to inspire our children to be students, thinkers, and creators.

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