The Hartsbrook School
Waldorf Education In The Pioneer Valley Of Western Massachusetts
Clarity of Thought | Warmth of Heart | Strength of Purpose


All academic and extra-curricular programs at The Hartsbrook School are rooted in a commitment to nurture the unique spirit of each child. Our programs – from early childhood through high school – integrate academic, artistic, and practical work to awaken clarity of thought, warmth of heart, and strength of purpose.

Early Childhood: Our Early Childhood programs attend to children’s unfolding capacities and awakening interests and meet their deep devotion to life with a gentle, loving environment.

Cricket on the Hearth: Hartsbrook offers Parent-Baby and Parent-Child classes that deepen our parenting capacities and nourish our children, up to age 4.

Nursery and Kindergarten: Children ages 2.9 through 6 receive rich exposure to language, culture, and social interaction through stories, songs, verses, imaginative play, and practical activities.

Elementary School: Academic subjects are presented imaginatively to engage the whole-hearted participation of students in grades 1 through 8, with a curriculum that incorporates movement, music, drama, modeling, painting, and drawing along with more traditional academic skills.

High School: Hartsbrook High School offers an education that promotes academic excellence, cultivates artistic expression, develops practical skills and strengthens moral character; our academic program strives to engage students’ interest and to strengthen their intellectual skills in preparation for college and life-long learning.

Extended Day Program (“Aftercare”): Extended Day is available until 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and provides families with a wholesome after-school childcare alternative.

Land Stewardship Program: The Land Stewardship Program, spanning the years from grades 2 through 12, prepares Hartsbrook School students to become caring stewards of the earth.

Farm Camp: Offered during April school break and the summer, Farm Camp gives children, ages 4 through 15 hears, a fun learning opportunity to work hands-on with farm animals and to participate in a variety of agricultural craft activities.

Athletics: Over 60% of students in grades 5-12 participate in our athletics programs. Our sports teams are open to students of all skill levels, and we encourage everyone to join.