The Waldorf School of Garden City

Basic Information

Address: 225 Cambridge Ave., Garden City, NY 11530
County: Nassau
Phone Number: (516) 742-3434

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Additional Information

President: Nicole Littrean, School Administrator
School Type: Independent
Founded: 1947
Ages/Grades: pre-k - 12
School Size: 325
Classroom Size: 15-25
Tuition:

14,500 - 31,500

Financial Aid:

The Waldorf School of Garden City strives, within budgetary constraints, to provide assistance to all families who apply for aid with a demonstrated genuine need.

Percentage of Graduating Class: 100%
Camp Programs: Yes
Summer School: No
After School Programs: Yes
School Championships:

l Varsity Boys Soccer: Champions 2015,
Finalists 2017, Semi-Finalists 2016, 2013.
l Varsity Girls Soccer: Semi-Finalists 2017, 2013, 2012.
l Varsity Boys Basketball: Finalists 2017.
l Varsity Girls Basketball: Semi-Finalists 2018.
l Varsity Girls Cross Country: Champions 2017.
l Varsity Boys Cross Country: Team Champions 2014,
Runner up 2015, 2018.
l Varsity Boys Baseball: Semi-Finalists 2015, 2014.
l Varsity Girls Softball: Semi-Finalists 2015.

School Clubs:

BIPOC Club, Chess Club, Chorus, Community Service Club, Creative Writing, GSA,
Elementary Chinese, High School Musical, Model UN, Moot Court, Multi-genre Band, New York State Science Honor Society, Orchestra, Social Committee, Strategic Gaming Mechanics, Student Council, Tri-M Music Honor Society, Web Design, Yearbook.

Notable Graduates:

Kenneth I Chenault, Irin Carmon, for more visit: https://www.waldorfgarden.org/alumni/

Parking Spaces/Availability:

Yes

Uniform Guidelines:

none

Admissions Requirements:

Because of our small school size, only a limited number of openings are available in any given year. To assess an applicant, the committee considers achievement and motivation, appraises the standards of the previous school’s curriculum, and for older children, considers the time and effort that the student has dedicated to class and out-of-class activities. In our Early Childhood applicants we are seeking families who value our early childhood philosophy and want a school that will provide a healthy, balanced, and nurturing childhood experience. An online application, official school records (if applicable) a personal interview, and class visit are required. For details visit https://www.waldorfgarden.org/admissions/apply-now/.

Mission Statement:

The Waldorf School of Garden City educates children to meet the world with purpose, gratitude and respect.

Our curriculum, inspired by Rudolf Steiner, progresses in accordance with child development, awakening students to the experience of knowledge, strengthening their sense of moral responsibility, and empowering them to act with courage and conviction.

The School’s aim is to graduate a diverse group of young people distinguished by the scope and acuity of their minds as well as the depth and integrity of their character.

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

The Waldorf School of Garden City strives to be an environment where diversity is celebrated and all members of our community are included. We welcome the contributions of all cultures. We provide opportunities for open dialogue and discussion with faculty, staff, parents, students, and alumni. We aim to find common ground.

Through active learning, we seek to explore the many perceptions and experiences of various ethnicities, races, faiths, religions, socio-economic groups, genders, and the LGBTQ+ community. We challenge ourselves to uncover our biases so that we may meet all members of our community with equanimity and compassion. We are a school that teaches our students to value the differences in individuals, and we recognize that there is strength and wisdom in our diversity. We believe a diverse community is essential to an excellent education, and, to that end, we recognize the varied perceptions held by our students help to define the very fabric of our community.