"The Garland School is all I wanted
for my children." - Colleen
With help from many of you,
The Garland School is happily in its 6th year and we are now at our new location at the '100 acre-wood' of the Austine Campus in Brattleboro. The School is named after my mother, Nancy Garland Keep, who in 1972 founded and directed a pioneering daycare for 30 years which served over 70 high-risk children daily guided by the teachings of Rudolf Steiner, raising gardens and farm animals, serving nutritious homemade meals, and providing outdoor education.
At The Garland School, we are a Nursery-Kindergarten program-serving children 12 months to 6-years-old. Our program is also inspired by Waldorf education and follows the natural rhythms of the day and the arc of the seasons with extended outdoor play and exploration.
This year we enjoyed the forth summer of our garden, which supports the summer program with children gardening, growing, harvesting and eating fruits, vegetables, and flowers. Last fall we started a parent-infant program for new parents and we continue to support parenting, families and community by creating space for gatherings, parent evenings, and celebrations of the seasonal festivals.
Your donations go directly towards financial assistance to families with need, teacher training, and classroom materials.
Please consider donating to help sustain our school as a nurturing place to support children’s innate capacity to love, work, and play.
We warmly welcome your interest, visits, and questions,
Stephanie Keep, Cofounder and Volunteer Administrator