Garden City, New York

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The Waldorf School of Garden City is an independent college preparatory day school for children in Nursery through Twelfth Grade. Established in 1947, our eleven-acre campus is located in the suburban village of Garden City, just 18 miles from midtown Manhattan. Garden City is known for its tree-lined streets; myriad activities for children; and is an easy commute to New York City from nearby Long Island Rail Road stations. There are numerous stores nearby and a regional shopping mall is just east of the village and minutes away. While it does not fit the model of a college town, Garden City is also the site of Adelphi University, which hosts almost 8,000 undergraduate students and is directly adjacent to the Waldorf School of Garden City campus. Through our unique partnership with the University, Waldorf high school students are able to take college courses and earn transferable college credit while in high school. The university’s swimming pool and other athletic facilities are used by our summer program.


The School’s beautiful 11-acre campus features playgrounds, gardens and playing fields bordered by a wooded “Nature Trail” which provides a visual and environmental boundary from the suburban houses and university buildings that surround us. The indoor facilities, all of which are connected, feature a historical main building entrance, a large gymnasium, a performance space, a modern library center, a fiber arts studio, three laboratories, a woodshop, music and practice rooms, a cafeteria, and a visual arts studio.