Simplicity Parenting

Based on over twenty years’ experience successfully counseling busy families, Simplicity Parenting teaches parents how to worry and hover less--and how to enjoy more. For those who want to slow their children’s lives down but don’t know where to start, Simplicity Parenting offers both inspiration and a blueprint for change. Courses are offered by a current faculty member.

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Foundation Studies

The Winkler Center for Adult Learning offers a Foundation Studies program which includes study of the philosophical and pedagogical works of Rudolf Steiner, the founder of Waldorf education, combined with work in the arts: eurythmy, painting, speech, and music. The two-year program began in collaboration with The Center for Anthroposophy in Wilton N.H. that sponsors similar programs around the country, as well as a high school teacher training program and renewal courses for teachers. Since 2006 the Garden City program has continued to expand locally and the Winkler Center for Adult Learning was independently established. It continues to The Winkler Center for Adult Learning provides Foundation Studies, a solid basis for Waldorf teacher training as well as art courses, seminars, and lectures that encourage self-actualization and a spiritual view of life.

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Parent Craft Circle

The Waldorf School Parent Association organizes a Parent Craft Circle which meets on Wednesday mornings in the Lower School lobby.

Expert and beginner craft-makers from the Waldorf community are welcome to join and learn, practice, or share their craft-making skills. The goal of the Craft Group is to create handwork that will be sold at the October Fall Fair and throughout the year in the Craft Store (The Magic Closet). All proceeds from the craft sales will benefit the Parent Association.

 All materials will be provided. Additional ideas for craft projects are welcome. The Group will also accept donations of wool, scraps of felt, and pieces of fabric. These items can be deposited in a box in the Craft Store.

For more information - or to share ideas - please contact:
Karen Talluto
Maryjane Dougherty

Anthroposophy Study Group

Facilitated by Faculty Chair, Sabine Kully, this group is for parents who wish to better understand the philosophical principles that underlie our pedagogy and curriculum. We will study lectures and books by Rudolf Steiner as well as spend time discussing and exploring a variety of topics.

No previous knowledge is necessary, both experienced and new parents are welcome.

The group meets every Friday morning from 10:00 am to 11:30 am in the Miller Library.

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Sabine Kully


We want students to meet exciting people, try something different, discover something about themselves, and see the world from a new perspective; put simply we want students to learn.


There is an inviting atmosphere throughout our school created by happy children, engaged families, and dedicated teachers. As a parent—the opportunity to self-select your child’s peer group, one which is aligned with your family’s values and outlook on the world, is amongst the most important educational decisions you can make.


We provide unparalleled opportunities for children, by immersing them in our working farm, outdoor adventures and a community of adults who respect the natural world.


We take the best of classical education and make it relevant by intertwining the arts with academics, resulting in a synergistic experience that creates deeper meaning. No other form of education provides for an academic experience this enriching, authentic and joyful.


We provide opportunities for children to be challenged while creating an environment that allows them to be healthy, satisfied, and productive community members.


Our school includes a 200-acre farm campus, organic gardens, and a community that values well-balanced children.

A Classical Liberal Arts Education Serving Grades N-12

225 Cambridge Avenue, Garden City, NY 11530


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