Preschool & Kindergarten: Open for Outdoor Education

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NEW Expanded Preschool Program:

Beginning with the 2021-2022 school year, children as young as two years of age will be admitted into the Preschool program.

The Preschool will be divided into two classes, depending on age, to serve children between the ages of two, and four years and five months. 

The Preschool will have several tiers of enrollment and tuition to choose from:
  • Mornings only (8:00 am - 12:30 pm)
  • Full day (8:00 am - 2:30 pm)
  • Either three or five days per week
The Kindergarten offerings remain unchanged, serving children from four years and five months to age six.
  • Full day (8:00 am - 2:30 pm),
  • Five-day-per-week schedule
Aftercare is available from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
Please contact our Enrollment and Admissions Manager, Lara Chanley, at for details and to answer any questions.

Read on to learn more about our Outdoor Preschool and Kindergarten!

Nature Based Waldorf Educationtree

Our school days are spent primarily outdoors following the wisdom and knowledge of Waldorf education’s tradition of forest and farm kindergartens. Our lead teachers provide rich opportunities for arts, crafts, and purposeful work.  Daily offerings of artistic activities like painting, finger knitting, beeswax modelling, sewing, crafting, nature crafts, and woodworking are cornerstones of our program, as are story-time and movement journeys. Our curriculum is further enriched by purposeful work such as raking, sweeping, gardening, planting, and more. All of this is rooted in a robust outdoor experience which is proven to increase, social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development.
Highland Hall's Outdoor classroom environment
Our preschool and kindergarten program utilizes our outdoor play yards, which are lined with beautiful gardens, rolling hills, and plenty of shade trees, as well as ample space for running, digging, gardening, swinging and climbing. We have well-designed play structures and quiet, shaded sand boxes which provide a balanced outdoor play environment. Our students also enjoy Highland Hall's 11-acre campus for further exploration, and spend significant time in the shade of our 1-2 acres of woods.
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