Keeping the Connections Strong

This year, for the first time since 1974, Hawthorne Valley did not hold its summer camps. Our campus was unusually quiet. The paths forged by campers for the last 46 years were overgrown with grasses, bushes, and weeds. Summer 2020 is not one we will soon forget or...

Hawthorne Valley Names Interim COO

Hawthorne Valley CEO Martin Ping, in consultation with the Board of Trustees and the Interbranch Management Group, has appointed Lauren Wolff to serve as Interim Chief Operating Officer beginning July 2020. The Interim Chief Operating Officer (COO) is charged with...

Space and Time

This essay first appeared in Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School’s weekly newsletter. We found the insights Dr. Simon Frishkoff, HVS High School teacher, put forth so thought-provoking that we wanted to share them with our broader community. Wishing you all peace...

Hawthorne Valley School’s Seniors Present Projects Online

Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School (HVS) is pleased to announce the Class of 2020 will present their Senior Projects online on Thursday, May 21, and Friday, May 22 at 7 pm each day. “Each year, our seniors embark on an independent study of an area that interests them as...

Earth Day 2020

Spring is perhaps the most anticipated season in the Northeast. As winter drags on, we yearn for longer, warmer days of summer when we can go outside in t-shirts, work in our gardens, and enjoy being outside without thinking about bundling up in all our wintertime...

In times like these, we need each other.

Dear Friends and Neighbors, I sincerely hope this letter finds you and your loved ones safe and healthy as we collectively navigate the disruption, anxiety, and fallout of the coronavirus pandemic.  It is glaringly apparent that this crisis is affecting everyone, and...

Letting Go…To Let Come

written by Rachel Schneider, Co-Director, The Institute for Mindful Agriculture at Hawthorne Valley   I took a walk the other day. I saw a branch with new buds against a clear blue sky. A little further on, over the bridge and the clear flowing brook with a...

Update from Hawthorne Valley about Campus Usage

Dear Friends & Neighbors, As we continue through this week, so much has changed in the world. It begins to feel as though we are in a time out of time as our normal daily rhythms and routines are upended by the rapidly evolving state of affairs. Though so much of...