Our students participate in age-appropriate educational programming, together with small group and individualized instruction that addresses each child’s needs and abilities.

Utilizing our adapted Waldorf curriculum, The Camphill School’s teachers strive for a comprehensive understanding of each child through conscious and careful study. Students are regarded as whole human beings first and foremost, with intact spirits that are capable of learning, accomplishment, social interaction, and social relationships.

Our woodworking curriculum begins in the third grade when the children are ready developmentally to begin... by making a house!

Our woodworking curriculum begins in the third grade when the children are ready developmentally to begin…by making a house!

In a Waldorf classroom, such things as beautiful art, fresh flowers, and vibrant colors combine to create a warm and loving environment where learning occurs in a predictable and rhythmical manner. Literature, drama, art, music, and free play nurture young imaginations and bodies.

Social, Cultural, and Athletic Activities

Students in the elementary and middle grades are active participants in the rich festival life of The Camphill School community, and they also enjoy trips to museums, concerts, or plays. Birthdays and special occasions are celebrated in houses and classrooms. Depending on individual interests and availability, some students become members of local Special Olympic teams, such as basketball, swimming, or softball. Life at The Camphill School never is dull!

A representative school day for a  sixth grader might be …

9:00 – 9:40 a.m.

Opening activities: Verse, singing, movement exercises, poetry/speech chorus

9:40 – 10:10 a.m.

Roman history: Part of a three-week block

10:10 – 10:30 a.m.

Lesson Book activities: Writing, drawing, or painting related to Roman history

10:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Recess: Outside whenever possible

11:00 – 11:45 a.m.

Individual and small group work on functional academics

11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.


12:30 – 2:15 p.m.

Lunch at on-campus home

2:15 – 3:00 p.m.

Spacial dynamics

3:00 – 3:45 p.m.

Activities related to block subjects