园艺的手

较低的学校

A creative journey of discovery

独一无二的华德福学校

低年级课程

Green Meadow’s lower school curriculum engages the imaginative nature of the child, weaving together storytelling, 创造性的调查, and meaningful hands-on experiences into every subject.

每一天, students take p艺术 in immersive explorations, deepening their understanding while developing their capacities to p艺术icipate, 听, 观察, 创造性地思考.

早上的课

Each morning begins with a two hour period in which a given academic subject is studied through a multi-disciplinary lens for three to four weeks. 唱歌, 跳舞, 玩, 画, 绘画, 制作, 烹饪, 背诵, and 听ing to stories are p艺术 of how our students learn math, 语言艺术, 与科学.

This multi-layered exploration of a subject allows students to develop a true and deep connection to the topic at hand, relating it to their own life experience, and anchoring their understanding through doing.

 

有意义的数学

Waldorf math education involves movement, 音乐, 节奏, 艺术, 形式图, 几何, 语言, 创造力, 好奇和惊奇, creating a truly multi-sensory approach to mathematics. 结果是, Waldorf students acquire a deep mathematical understanding that they carry throughout their lives.

Practical math activities such as measuring, understanding the calendar, and furthering fluency with the four mathematical operations continue through fifth grade, including thorough explorations of fractions and decimals in practical life.

语言创造力

The first foray into 语言艺术 begins with the introduction of the letters and their sounds, accompanied by storytelling drawn from the rich oral tradition of world cultures. The students learn how to write: letters become words, then short sentences; sentences become paragraphs.

Our approach ensures that reading and writing from a deep understanding of the elements of story, 创建强大的, avid readers and fostering true comprehension.

科学

Our study of science begins with immersive experiences in nature. Nature walks in our forests and streams and visits to our farm and garden, open up a world to discover and understand. Through stories woven together with hands-on experience, teachers unveil scientific truths that children live into daily.

三年级的时候, students work and learn at our farm each week, 与植物一起工作, 这些动物, and the soil; direct experience leads to accurate observations and conclusions, which come together in meaningful  classroom science lessons. Explorations into the world of animals and plants follow in the fourth and fifth grades, allowing previous experiences to begin to crystallize into a real science of life. 

Geography, Culture, and History

Through diverse literary experiences in storytelling, students in first and second grade live into the lives of people and cultures near and far. 三年级的时候, students broaden their perspectives learning about housing, 农业, and clothing of different cultures.

四年级时, students study the geography and 历史 of New York and its neighboring states, 五年级的时候, the circle expands to include lessons about the First Peoples, the geography of North America, and a thorough study of ancient world cultures. A sense of belonging and appreciation is further developed by experiencing the 艺术, 戏剧, 文学, and technological innovations of each culture.

An 艺术家ic Approach to Learning

Within the academic curriculum, 学生画, 模型, 油漆, 唱诗背诗, and rehearse and perform plays with their class teacher. 通过艺术, students develop 创造力, 敏锐的观察, and problem solving skills, while deepening their understanding of human culture.

音乐

The study of 音乐 offers an additional window into other cultures, while developing essential 听ing skills and 构建ing community. 学生 joyfully learn many  songs, dances and tunes st艺术ing with simple wooden flutes in the first and second grades, adding string instruments and ensemble 音乐 in third through fifth grade, when some students broaden their 音乐al explorations taking up wind instruments.

实用艺术

The practical 艺术s further engage the children’s will and 创造力, as well as strongly developing fine motor and problem solving skills. 针织, 钩编, 绣, cross stitch and wood carving are some of the techniques our children develop while creating useful and beautiful objects to share or cherish.

班级旅行

Frequent 徒步旅行s within our campus bring children to our farm, gardens, streams, meadows, and forest. Apple picking, ice skating, hiking and other day trips are a p艺术 of weekly 节奏s. St艺术ing in third grade, students go on an overnight farm trip.  In subsequent years they go on camping trips, 他们划独木舟的地方, 徒步旅行, 爬, 筏, and use outdoor wilderness skills.

世界语言

Nurturing their knowledge and love for different cultures, our students begin learning Spanish and German in first grade, and continue developing proficiency through high school. 

体育运动

All students engage in increasingly complex cooperative games, 体育, 运动探索, including a trip to experience a true Greek pentathlon with other Waldorf schools 五年级的时候.

学生的声音

和谐

I love how we play in harmony and peacefulness.

学生的声音

垂直之外

我爱这所学校 because people are kind and generous. I also like vertical addition because it’s easier. 我爱这所学校.

学生的声音

朋友

我爱这所学校 because I have so many friends! 这里的每个人都很友善.

学生的声音

这么多科目

My favorite thing about Green Meadow is that you get to do so many subjects. The teachers are so nice and teach you so well. 我就是喜欢GMWS.

学生的声音

的人

What I love about GMWS are the people that have become my friends!

学生的声音

他们如何对待你

My favorite thing about Green Meadow is how they treat you with love and how you get to do so many things and learn new things in such fun ways.

学生的声音

最好的老师

My favorite thing about Green Meadow Waldorf School is that we have the best teachers in the world!

学生的声音

总是有新的东西

My favorite thing about GMWS is that it’s a place where there is always something new to learn.

学生的声音

bst365创建

My favorite thing about Green Meadow is that we create lots of things and have fun while learning.

学生的声音

bst365做什么

My favorite thing about GMWS is that we do clay 模型ing, 构建, 做手工艺品, and work with wood and cooper.

学生的声音

更多的

We get to do more things here than at any other school.

学生的声音

每一个部分

Green Meadow Waldorf School is amazing and I love every p艺术 of it. People are kind, classes are fun!

学生的声音

手工

I really like 手工 class because we get to talk to each other while working.

学生的声音

有趣的!

I love all the classes, I love when I learn from my teacher, I have so much fun at school!

学生的声音

的故事

I think the way all the teachers teach is so fun. I also like the stories the teachers tell.

学生的声音

数学

I love to do 数学 because it is so fun. 还有钩针编织. And I love the stories and going to the forest.

学生的声音

歌曲

I love my school because the teachers like that all the kids learn with kindness. I like the friendly people. It is also a very fun school because we get to learn with songs.

学生的声音

像家一样

我爱这所学校 a lot because it feels like home. I also love it because the teachers are fair.

学生的声音

所有的人

I love all the people that work or help out here at school. I love the community and everybody.

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Hear From Our 校友的家庭

89届毕业生

Stefan Schaefer

导演

As a Waldorf lifer, I ventured out into 'the real world’ with some trepidation. But I was able to tackle college and graduate work with ease. The breadth of curriculum I’d been exposed to gave me a sense of curiosity and willingness to take risks in my learning that many of my peers lacked.

89届毕业生

丹·费尔德曼

Verizon主管

In Waldorf Education, we were guided to solve problems creatively vs. 记忆的事实. 正是这种好奇心, 创造力, 信心, and awakeness that allows Waldorf students to excel at just about anything they choose to take on.

95届毕业生

阿伽门农Otero

首席执行官,重新提供动力

我记得绘画, 画, 雕刻, 加以, 和谐, 代理, 带着喜爱的诗歌, 和数学, 生物学, 历史, and orchestra with fits of frustration. My teachers supported my development, knowing full well that once a passion for learning is lit, it will burn for a lifetime.

99届毕业生

沃尔夫的社会

DDS

Waldorf Education taught me to solve problems. I attribute that to my ability to be both analytical and compassionate. I also am so grateful for the lifelong connections I have with friends and members of the Waldorf community.

98届毕业生 & '99

The Chapin Sisters (Abigail and Lily)

音乐家

One of the most important things that our Waldorf Education gave us is a community of passionate, 参与的人. Many of our closest friends are people we met at Green Meadow. They have careers (in the 艺术s, 科学, 学术界, 业务, and the military) and a genuine love for their work.

01级

Zaria福尔曼

艺术家

I value so much about my Waldorf Education, it's difficult to chose one thing! The enduring friendships I made, how 艺术 was woven through every subject, the attention and care given by the teachers. I will be forever thankful for those very formative years of my life.

05届毕业生

菲尔·康斯特布尔

音乐 Producer (DJ Hardwerk)

Our beloved class teacher and friend, 大卫·布莱尔, taught me the value of never giving up on something because it gets difficult, 你不喜欢它, 或者这是一种不便. He taught me that seeing your goals come to fruition after you have faced obstacles makes the victory that much sweeter.

12届毕业生

亚历克斯的下巴

Graduate Student in Physics

Green Meadow fosters great relationships between teachers and students and allows students to p艺术icipate in so many different activities. I was able to get my first job in college, 构建ing sets for the theater dep艺术ment, because of the work we did on high school plays at GMWS.