Pine Forest School is a tuition-free public charter school Guided by the Core Principles of Public Waldorf Education.


Pine Forest School Open House March 30

Come visit Pine Forest School for an open house Saturday March 30 from 10 a.m-2 p.m. The event includes spring children’s crafts and an opportunity for children to take part in percussion and drumming with Pine Forest’s music teacher John Muether.

Parents can take an enrollment tour, view student lesson books and special projects, explore classrooms and meet our grades teachers.

The event will be a fun and informative way to learn about Pine Forest’s Waldorf inspired curriculum and get a taste of our open and inclusive community.

And, parents and children can say “hi” to our new chickens!


Why Pine Forest School?

From Kindergarten to Grade 8, children experience academic material via the scope of movement, age- appropriate discussion, and detailed, artistic exploration. Throughout their education and development, Pine Forest School children are challenged and inspired. We foster the development of educational pride and academic ownership. At Pine Forest School, the student is involved as an active participant in their own education.


What is Waldorf Education?

Waldorf education was first established in 1919 in Europe and has subsequently been adopted in schools around the world. Waldorf Education fosters the development of the whole child. The curriculum is based on the emotional, social, psychological, cognitive and physical development and is a truly comprehensive balance of academic, practical, and artistic activities. Each day includes activities for the body, hands, heart, and the mind.

To further understand Waldorf Education, the following readings are recommended:

  • Lifeways: Working with Families Questions by Davy and Voors

  • Recovery of Man in Childhood by A.C. Harwood

  • Teaching as a Lively Art by Marjorie Spock

  • You are Your Child’s First Teacher by Rahima Baldwin

  • Towards Wholeness: Rudolf Steiner Education in America by M.C. Richards



Dates To Remember

March 18-22: Spring Break

March 30: Pine Forest Enrollment Open House - 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

May 1: May Day Celebration

May 29: Last Day of School - Kindergarten

May 31: Last Day of School - Grades 1-8