Our vision for education is easy to embrace. We help every student develop his or her unique gifts using a proven, holistic approach. Waldorf students become independent, creative thinkers who can act with a sense of responsibility and compassion.
The mission of Waldorf School at Moraine Farm is to help students discover and develop their individual capacities so that they can fully engage in the world and contribute meaningfully to society. We aim to cultivate clarity of thinking, compassion and moral strength, and purposeful action in our students.
Our educational approach is founded on the time-tested insights into human development applied by Waldorf schools throughout the world. We integrate a rich, age-appropriate curriculum in the humanities, math and science, with music, visual and practical arts and movement. We work to make lessons active, filled with imagination and connected with practical life. We recognize that the heart of education is the relationship between teacher and students, which grows and changes to meet the distinct developmental stages of the child.
Building community is also vital to our mission. Faculty, parents, alumni, and friends collaborate to tend and grow the school, modeling the lifelong learning, fruitful cooperation and purposeful work we aim to develop in our students.
WSMF does not condone bullying and harassment in any form (physical, verbal, and/or cyber) at our school. Bullying and harassment cause pain and stress to students and are never justified or excusable as “just teasing” or “just playing.” Bullying occurs when a person, or group of people, repeatedly tries to hurt, humiliate or get power over another less powerful person. We do our best to prevent bullying as well as to act swiftly if we encounter a bully situation. This applies to all activities at school, after-school programs, school field trips, and school-sponsored events. This school-wide system applies to all students, teachers, staff, specialists, and anyone who works on our campus, whether employed by the school, working as contractors, or volunteers.
Moraine Farm Partners
Waldorf School at Moraine Farm is fortunate to have as its neighbors and as partners several other non-profit organizations, each of whom have missions and programs that complement our own. We place great value on the collaborative programs run with Project Adventure and The Trustees of Reservations. We also work as stewards of this property in partnership with The Batchelder Family Trust, The Trustees of Reservations, Essex County Greenbelt Association, Friends of the Olmsted Landscape at Moraine Farm, and Project Adventure.
Project Adventure is a non-profit specializing in providing schools, agencies, and corporations the tools necessary to implement effective experiential programs and to effect positive growth or change. It offers year-round experiential education programs emphasizing community- and group-building techniques. Its programs are designed to foster many of the same attributes Waldorf School at Moraine Farm instills in our students: personal and group responsibility; self-discovery and relationship building; communication and collaboration; problem-solving; and respect for oneself and others. Project Adventure has been a resident here since 1999.
Trustees of Reservations
The Trustees of Reservations is the nation’s oldest private land trust. The Trustees own more than 100 distinctive properties across Massachusetts. The 90 acres of prime farmland owned by The Trustees at Moraine Farm is home to New Entry Sustainable Farming Project. New Entry, works locally, regionally, and across the country to strengthen local food systems by supporting new farmers.