We are an independent Nursery and Kindergarten program which follows the principles of Waldorf education and we are located in Brattleboro. We trust the child’s innate capacity for learning and support this capacity with outdoor exploration, purposeful work, and imaginative and free play within a strong daily rhythm. The Garland School serves children 1 to 6 years-old, offering both full and half-day options, as well as before and after care. ​A wholesome organic lunch and snacks are served daily. We also offer eight weeks of summer camp!

Our Mission is to nurture the innate development of the young child within our nature-based preschool. Using the guidance of Rudolf Steiner, Founder of Waldorf Education, Biodynamic Gardening, and Anthroposophy, we emphasize free play within a rhythmic structure to provide a sense of purpose, predictability, and peace. As a developing community, we work to engage our hearts, hands, and minds in meaningful work. The Garland School is a non-profit preschool, which serves children from 1 years to 6 years old. The Garland School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, and national or ethnic origin and we are committed to fostering a fully inclusive school community.

The Garland School

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