The Garland School is an independent nursery and kindergarten in Brattleboro, Vermont. Founded in 2009, we are a developing member of the Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America.

Our philosophy is grounded in a nature-based curriculum that focuses on trusting children's innate capacity for learning and supporting this capacity with outdoor exploration, purposeful work, and imaginative and free play within a strong daily rhythm.

We serve children ages 1-6, offering full- and half-day options. A wholesome organic breakfast, lunch and snack are served daily. We also offer eight weeks of summer camp!

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Our Mission is to nurture and respect the innate development of the young child within our nature-based preschool. Guided by the philosophy of Rudolf Steiner, Founder of Waldorf Education, we emphasize free play within a rhythmic structure to provide a sense of purpose, predictability, and peace. As a community, we strive to engage our hearts, hands, and minds in meaningful work. The Garland School is a non-profit organization. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender expression, familial status, and national or ethnic origin and we are committed to fostering a fully inclusive school community.