Waldorf_Education_About_Us NIK_3088

Meadowbrook Waldorf School offers Waldorf Education for children in prekindergarten through Grade 8, with additional programs for younger children and their caregivers. Waldorf Education was founded in 1919 and is distinguished by its unique, interdisciplinary approach. MWS has been offering this rigorous academic curriculum, infused with rich artistic activities and engaging practical experiences, to students in Rhode Island and Southeastern Connecticut since 1979.

We are an independent Waldorf school, accredited by both the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA). Our classes are taught by college graduates with additional certification in the international Waldorf curriculum. All of our faculty and staff are committed to personal development and hold a passion for lifelong learning.

Meadowbrook Waldorf School is conveniently located on Route 138 in Richmond, RI, just 3 miles east of I-95 Exit 3A. Our beautiful campus has 28 acres of woods, streams, and magical glades for exploration and play.


Waldorf_Education_Mission_Statement Snack table

The Mission of the Meadowbrook Waldorf School is educating children from Early Childhood through 8th Grade, and supporting the development of a high school and a learning community of children and adults. Through the education offered at this school, children are supported in unfolding their individual capacities for living in the modern world, so that as free human beings, they may take up their life’s tasks. This classical, academic education embraces the child through movement, practical work, artistic training, and through entering thoughtfully into the story of humankind. The origin of this education lives in the understanding of the whole human being as body, soul and spirit; the pedagogy is based upon the work of Rudolf Steiner, and has grown into the worldwide Waldorf school movement. The School strives to offer this education to those who seek it here and invites a community which reflects the breadth and diversity of humanity. This school endeavors to nurture living organizational structures which cultivate respect, trust and love for the developing human being. The members of the Meadowbrook Waldorf School community support the mission of this school and contribute their activities so that the ideals of Waldorf education may have a certain and secure future in Rhode Island.


Site Design and Development by Ian O'Brien | Background painting by Nicole Besack | Select Photos by Monica Rodgers and Seth Jacobson