Our school, founded in 1974, is one of 33 Steiner Waldorf schools throughout the UK and Ireland.
Ringwood Waldorf School stands on the Hampshire-Dorset border, close to the River Avon and the beautiful New Forest.
We have Parent and Child groups (children from 6 months), Kindergartens (from 3 to 6 years), Lower and Middle School from (6 to 14 years) and Upper School (from 14 years).
We are proud to be part of the fastest growing alternative education system in the world. Tried and tested for nearly a century, the Steiner Waldorf curriculum is designed to work in harmony with the different phases of each child's development, balancing their physical, emotional, intellectual, cultural and spiritual needs.
For parents, carers, teachers and our extended community - events, choirs, crafts, painting, walking, gardening, parent groups & programs.
Ringwood Waldorf School is a learning community comprised of teachers, support staff, pupils, parents and friends who associate and cooperate together primarily for the education of the children, but also for their own support and development.
The process of admission therefore is that of 'joining a learning community' rather than sending a child to the school. The primary criterion for admission is 'connection' with the ethos and character of the education.
When children relate what they learn to their own experience, they are interested and alive, and what they learn becomes their own. Waldorf schools are designed to foster this kind of learning.