“I am confident that the education they have received will make them individuals who can and will take the time to think for themselves and inspire and lead others.”
White Mountain Waldorf School
HISTORY AND BACKGROUND OF THE WHITE MOUNTAIN WALDORF SCHOOL
In the winter of 1984, a small group of parents and friends from the surrounding Mount Washington Valley area recognized that the true meaning of education is “to lead out” (e-ducere), rather than “to put in,” and that a meaningful education is dedicated to awakening the faculties that lie dormant within each child. The questions that remained were, where do such schools exist and how to find them?
One member of this original group of parents, Dr. Michael Glick of Ossipee, was familiar with the Waldorf School Movement which was initiated by Rudolph Steiner in 1919 and is based on the conviction that a truly holistic pedagogy should encompass the education of the heart, hands and mind.
Dr. Glick arranged to have several trained and experienced Waldorf teachers travel to the Conway area and over a period of many months these educators gave talks and workshops and answered any questions that people had concerning the Waldorf approach. Naturally, the question of how to start a Waldorf School came up. The response was always the same, “in time and with a lot of hard work.”
Within a year an Early Childhood Program serving 15 children was started. Through an energetic spirit and an abundance of love and enthusiasm our school has grown to over 75 students.
Officially founded in 1984, the White Mountain Waldorf School is a nonprofit school, located on a 75 acre campus in Albany, NH offering programs from parent/infant, nursery and kindergarten, to elementary and middle school classes through Grade 8. We instill creativity and a desire for learning through an education that balances academic, artistic and practical life skills, fostering each child’s ability to think with clarity, feel with compassion and act with purpose and social responsibility in the world.
WHITE MOUNTAIN WALDORF SCHOOL’S MISSION
The White Mountain Waldorf School instills creativity and a desire for learning, cultivates social responsibility and personal integrity, and supports the home and greater community.
Notice of Discriminatory Policy As To Students
The White Mountain Waldorf School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration, and other school administered programs.
ASBESTOS HAZARD EMERGENCY RESPONSE ACT (AHERA)
In compliance with AHERA, the White Mountain Waldorf School is required to notify parents, teachers, and all other building occupants that an Asbestos Management Plan (AMP) is available to them in the office of the school. The AMP details the location of asbestos in each building and provides a record of inspections, re-inspections, periodic surveillance, and removal of asbestos.
If you require more detailed information, please call the office at (603) 447-3168, and staff will direct your inquiry to the school’s designated person for asbestos information.