We strive to create wholeness for children with intellectual and developmental disabilities so they can meaningfully participate in life.
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Why aren’t we special anymore?
When Camphill Special School at Beaver Run first opened in December of 1963 the world was a much less supportive place for children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Pennhurst, an institution that gained notoriety for its crowded conditions and abusive treatment of individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities, had been open for six decades. Despite […]
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The Common Good Report is a comprehensive documentation of how well a company lives up to the values described in the 17 indicators of the Common Good Matrix. Camphill Special School was the first organization in the U.S. to receive a certified Common Good Balance Sheet.Economy for the Common Good Report
Camphill Special School made the Master's in Special Education list of Best Private Special Needs Schools in the United States.Read More
The Transition Program incorporates education, therapies, and vocational experiences for eighteen- to twenty-one-year-old students in Camphill’s life sharing model.Read More
Where Special Means Extraordinary
We're the only Waldorf school in North America that exclusively serves children with special needs.
Our adapted Waldorf curriculum presents traditional scholastic subjects, both academically and experientially, stimulating young minds and nurturing healthy emotional development.
The Everlasting Impact of a Year of Service
Long-term volunteers and interns are vital to fulfilling our mission.
We call them our "coworkers" and they are intelligent, compassionate, and enthusiastic — bringing a wide variety of gifts and skills to our community and the young people and children they work with.Live-In Coworkers
A World of Difference
More than one hundred Camphill communities in over twenty countries.
Every Camphill community is dedicated to social renewal through community building — with children, youth, and adults with disabilities.The Camphill Movement