Welcome to the Ithaca Waldorf School

The Ithaca Waldorf School strives to develop free human beings by awakening in our students clarity of thought, warmth of heart, and strength of purpose. The academic, artistic, and practical lessons respect childhood, encourage healthy growth, and engage students in the living world.

Free Lecture by Carol Bartges

When: Thursday January 21st 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Where:  Ithaca Waldorf School 20 Nelson Rd
Contact: (607) 256-2020 | office@ithacawaldorf.org

How the movement from the Early Childhood experience to the experience of the Grades moves from imitative activity of the young child and the authority of the teacher, to the initiation of the will and the love of one’s work in the Grades. How does Waldorf curriculum achieve this, and how do the pedagogical practices of EC and Grades teachers achieve this? FREE AND OPEN TO ALL!

Upcoming Events

Lantern Walk


11: All-School Community Sing, 2:30 pm
12: IWS Board Meeting
18: MLK Day, No School
29: Show of Work

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Our Story

Ithaca Waldorf PaintingThe Ithaca Waldorf School is a collective of families, teachers, alumni, and supporters dedicated to the principles of Waldorf education, and to maintaining a joyful and inspiring community experience for all. Our school life centers around our teachers’ commitment and their collaborative work, an active parent body, and a curriculum that awakens a love of learning in our children. We strive to discover creative and innovative ways to work and celebrate together, and to welcome the greater Ithaca area to join us.

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Welcome Photo
Special thanks to Kathy Morris and Michael Grace Martin as our photographers.

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