Garden City, NY Campus

In 1947, on 10 acres adjacent to Adelphi University, the Waldorf Demonstration School of Adelphi College opened its doors. Through the financial support and generosity of H. A. W. Myrin and his wife, Mabel Pew Myrin, the school was built in seven stages from 1947 through 1958. Under the strong guidance and leadership of John Gardner, the school expanded to include a High School, which graduated its first class in 1960. From 1964 through 1978, in conjunction with Adelphi University, Mr. Gardner instituted the first formal Waldorf Teacher Training Program which was housed at the school. Many teachers received their Master’s Degree in Waldorf Education at the Institute and went on to teach in Waldorf schools throughout the United States. The Waldorf School of Garden City is currently a thriving independent day school with over 350 students in Early Childhood through grade 12.

The moment you step onto our campus, you will feel the energy and warmth found in a diverse community of children and adults. For over 70 years, our School has emphasized rigorous core academic subjects, world languages, the arts, and athletics, while supporting the healthy intellectual, social, and emotional growth of our students. The result is a dynamic school environment in which children thrive.