Welcome to Monadnock waldorf school

Monadnock Waldorf School is an independent school rooted in the international learning philosophy of Waldorf education. We provide a rich and challenging environment that inspires students to reach their highest potential in academic, artistic and physical achievement. Through the integration of these pursuits, we nurture the unique capacities within each student, providing a deep and broad education that develops a lifelong love of learning and sense of compassion that benefits them, their communities and the world at large.



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Waldorf in the News


Let Kids Play: Pediatricians Advocate for Play-Based Learning

August 20, 2018 | New York Times
Active engagement and joyful discovery are pillars of the Waldorf curriculum at all levels. The importance of playful learning is increasingly supported by developmental and neurological research.  “Kids develop 21st century skills through play,” argues Dr. Michael Yogman of the American Academy of Pediatrics. These skills include social maturity, collaboration, and innovation—and they are rooted in children’s intrinsic motivation to discover the world through play. Read more about why pediatricians are prescribing play!

Voted Best Local Private School Grades 6–12

May 24, 2018 / Keene Sentinel
MWS was voted Best Local Private School Grades 6–12 in the Keene Sentinel Reader's Choice Awards. Thank you to all who supported us! View 2018 Winners >

Alumni News : Rebecca Hamilton Named in Union Leader's "40 Under Forty"

January 23, 2018 / Union Leader
Congratulations to Rebecca Hamilton, a 1997 eighth-grade alum, recently honored in the "40 Under Forty" by the Union Leader. This program recognizes some of the state's brightest young achievers who have a record of professional and volunteer accomplishments in New Hampshire. Read Article >

Preparing for Life

2011 / Waldorf School of the Peninsula
The New York Times sparked national media coverage with its front page story on why Silicon Valley parents are turning to Waldorf education. This film picks up where that story left off. "Preparing for Life" takes viewers inside the Waldorf School of the Peninsula where the focus is on developing the capacities for creativity, resilience, innovative thinking, and social and emotional intelligence over rote learning. More Waldorf in the News >

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