Our mission is to create wholeness for children and youth with developmental disabilities through education, extended family living, and therapy so that they may be better understood, they may more fully unfold their potential, and they may meaningfully participate in life.

The Camphill School is a Waldorf school accredited by AWSNA and the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools. Our school also is licensed by the Pennsylvania Departments of Education and Public Welfare and we are a Pennsylvania Approved Private School for children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We are part of the worldwide Camphill movement and the only Camphill community in North America for children.

Left: Art, drama, and music are essential to our Waldorf curriculum. Right: Outdoor play with friends is an important part of our kindergarten program.

Left: Art, drama, and music are essential to our Waldorf curriculum. Right: Outdoor play with friends is an important part of our kindergarten program.

We offer residential and day academic and prevocational programs, as well as therapeutic care, for children in kindergarten through grade twelve. We also offer a Transition Program for young people ages eighteen to twenty-one.

Admissions for the 2020/2021 School Year

children walking in the woods

During this time of distant learning, The Camphill School continues to accept inquiries, conduct virtual tours, and accept applications for enrollment throughout the school including our kindergarten and first-grade class. Contact Anna Rynder, Director of Enrollment, at Arynder@camphillschool.org.