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"Monadnock Waldorf education augments excellent academics with social and life skills in a challenging yet nurturing environment." - Jeff Miller and Carol MacKinnon, parents of two MWS students

Monadnock Waldorf School, founded in 1976, is an independent, coeducational, pre-school and preparatory day school for students age three through twelfth grade. We provide a substantive and rigorous academic curriculum within the framework of Waldorf education, inspiring creative thinking and a genuine, enduring love of learning. With more than 1,000 Waldorf schools in more than 60 countries, and over 2,000 Waldorf early childhood programs on five continents, Waldorf Education is truly global - not only in scope but in its approach. Waldorf is the largest organization of independent schools in the world. All Waldorf schools have as their mission and guiding vision the goal to develop individuals who engage with the world, enjoy a zest for life, maintain a lifelong commitment to learning, and think for themselves. Waldorf education prepares students to enter adulthood with confidence and self-discipline, the ability to think independently and work with others, mastery of analytical and critical faculties, fluency with creative and artistic expression, and an appreciation for the beauty and wonder of the world - a true renaissance education.

We are one school with one unifying educational philosophy and three campuses:

  • Our Early Childhood is located on a beautiful 12 acre site on Old Walpole Road outside Keene, New Hampshire.
  • Our Elementary program resides on South Lincoln Street in Keene in the former Lincoln School building, a three-story brick treasure that received a 5,000-square-foot expansion in 2001.
  • Our High School program is located appropriately, on School Street in Keene at the former Tilden School building, with 12-foot ceilings and spacious, light filled classrooms that make learning a joy.
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To learn more about us, review our FAQ, and find out Why Waldorf Works. We invite you to contact us with any questions.