Welcome to Cape Ann Waldorf School


We believe...

...  in the journey.

...  in letting a child have a childhood.

...  in the relationship between teacher and parent.

...  that academic excellence comes through a rich, fulfilling educational path that honors the child's development.

...  that educating the whole child -- body, soul and spirit -- raises healthy, confident, grounded and enriched human beings.

Whether you are looking for a warm and nurturing parent-child class, a nursery or kindergarten program, or a rich and deeply challenging grade school education for your child, we welcome your family to explore our education and community.  New students may enter at any level upon acceptance into the school.

Founded in 1986, Cape Ann Waldorf School is a member of the worldwide organization of over 1,000 Waldorf schools in 60 countries around the world. Offering a classical academic curriculum, Waldorf education supports the natural development of children at each specific age by engaging their imagination, feelings and active bodies in the joy of learning. Waldorf Education is based on a profound understanding of human development that addresses the needs of the growing child, making learning deeply meaningful and satisfying. While mainstream schools often emphasize an intellectual approach to education, Waldorf schools balance thinking, feeling and physical activity in all lessons, educating "head, heart and hands" and teaching the right subject at the right time. Confident, compassionate and creative thinkers, our students are ready to go forth with a strong sense of self, reverence for life and service to their communities. We warmly invite you to learn more about the advantages of a Waldorf private school education for your children. 

The school is located on a 10-acre campus at Moraine Farm in North Beverly, Massachusetts (for directions, click here).  If you have questions or would like to schedule a visit to the school, please call our Admissions Director, Kelly Hiselman, at 978-927-1936.






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Sunday, May 4, "Little Louse and Little Flea" Puppet Show and Craft at Audubon's Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, 1:30 pm (call the sanctuary to reserve your spot: 978-887-9264)

Tuesday, May 6, Tour the Grade School in Action, 8:15-10:15 am (Register to 978-927-1936)

Wednesday, May 7, Early Childhood Puppet Show & Craft at Topsfield Library, 10-11 am

Wednesday, May 7, Tour the Nursery and Kindergarten in Action, 8:45-10:30 am (Register to 978-927-1936)

Friday, May 16: Parent & Child Open House & Puppetry, 11:30-12:30 pm  

Friday, May 16: Annual May Fair, 1-2:30 pm

Saturday, May 17, Early Childhood Puppet Show & Craft at Lanesville Preschool, 10-11 am

We are currently accepting applications for 2014-2015 school year.  For more information about the admissions process, please call the Admissions Director, Kelly Hiselman, at 978-927-1936 or email admissions@capeannwaldorf.org.


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