Acorn Summer Camp registration is open.

Enroll your child here!

Every week, along with Acorn School teachers, we play in meadows, climb trees, build and dig in the sandbox, make beautiful crafts, take nature walks, run thru the sprinkler and spend time with good friends and simply enjoy summertime laziness. NEW this year… Oaks Camp for 7-12 year olds. Oaks Camp 2018 – Join John Evans, beloved and long-time Mountain Laurel Waldorf School teacher, for 2 weeks of fun, games and shady days in the forest. Contact for more info. Hope to see you there!

Far up in the deep blue sky,
Great white clouds are floating by;
All the world is dressed in green;
Many happy birds are seen,
Roses bright and sunshine clear
Show that lovely June is here!
~ F.G. Sanders

Acorn School Summer Camp 2018


Enjoy this film of our Painting Day!

Honing our coordination, building good habits, experiencing reverence, and making a thing of beauty are all a part of Painting Day at Acorn School.


a film peek into Bread Day…

Join us for a Parent Child class this September!


The vision of the Roots and Shoots parent and child group is to support parents of very young children by offering a beautiful and welcoming environment in which to meet with other parents and a Waldorf trained Early Childhood Educator.




Each week we will gather for quiet observation and lively discussion around the living questions of those in the group. There will be time for singing and finger games, indoor and outdoor play for the little ones, as well as seasonal handwork projects for parents.


  Classes for Parents and Toddlers (pre-birth to 3)  ♥  9am-11am:

Session A. Fridays  • $150                                                  Session B. Fridays  •  $150  

Sept 22, 29 & Oct 6, 13, 20, 27                                           Nov 3, 10, 17 & Dec 1, 8, 15

Session C. Fridays  • $150                                                 Session D. Fridays  •  $225  

Jan 5, 12, 19, 26 & Feb 2, 9, 16                                           Mar 2, 9, 16, 23 & Apr 6, 13, 20, 27 & May 4


Return payment and filled out application form to secure your place in a session. Confirmation of enrollment will be sent upon receipt of form and payment. Mail to Acorn School, 2911 Lucas Tpke, Accord, NY 12404.

For more information contact Motria at 845-443-1541 or


Celebrating Birthdays in the Acorn Nursery

by Mia Reed, Acorn Nursery Teacher

As I sit here sewing gold trim onto a beautiful hand dyed blue silk, I ponder the gifts that the recipient of this particular birthday cape has brought with him. I think of the child in question, remembering moments we have shared at school, consoling tears, comforting after a fall in the grass, looking at birds in the sky, laughing together over silly words, watching proudly as they master a task. I think of the family. I think of the love they have for their child to bring him or her to us. I think of conversations we’ve had, chit chatting at festivals and potlucks.


Birthdays are favorite moments in the Acorn Nursery for me. There is so much love in the room as we gather in our circle to tell the birthday child’s story. Leading the child by the hand to their parents, singing our special song, “in Heaven shines a golden star, an Angel led her from afar, from Heaven high below to Earth… and led her to her House of Birth”. Some children get shy and hide behind my legs, others run ahead with joy. The teacher tells the story of the Little Angel and the Big Angel up in the Heavens, doing good work together, work that results in gifts that the Little Angel tucks into their back pack for when they will travel down to Earth. There’s a part in the story that I find so beautiful, that tells of the Little Angel handing their wings to the Big Angel for safe keeping upon their return…IMG_7589

As the birthday celebration goes on, I watch as the candles get lit, I watch the child open their gift, I watch as each child hands over their chosen treasure, and my heart is filled with love and joy.

And then to top it all off, there’s whipped cream : )