​“Receive the children in reverence, educate them in love, and send them forth in freedom.” Rudolf Steiner

 ​The Chipmunks Program serves children between the ages of 18 months to 3 years in a caring, rhythmical environment.

With three experienced and loving care-givers, the children can begin to test their new sense of self, in an environment designed to nurture and support their continued unfolding.


Morning program: 9am to 12pm

Afternoon program: 12pm to 2:45pm

Three- or four-day options, Monday through Thursday.


Aftercare is available until 4pm Monday through Thursday.

Grey Squirrels

The Grey Squirrels are a mixed age class for children 3.5 to 5 years old. This program is an extension of the family experience, and the mixed ages of the children add to this experience. They help one another, bake bread together, divide up the clean-up duties, and play together.

Morning Program: 9am to 12:30pm

Afternoon Program: 12:30pm to 3pm

Mondays through Fridays with four- or five-day options.


Aftercare is available until 6pm Monday through Thursday.

Red Foxes

The Red Foxes are ​our forest kindergarten, ranging in age from 4 to 6 years old. With a home in the woods where they are free to climb, build, and explore, they have an outdoor classroom to return to for warmth, crafting, eating, and caretaking. Led by two Waldorf-trained teachers who started a similar program at the Waldorf School of Saratoga Springs, the Red Foxes not only find adventure and reverence in the outdoors, but also take part in elaborate circle songs and storytelling in preparation for literacy in their elementary years.


Morning Program: 9:30am to 1pm

Afternoon Program: 1pm to 3:30 pm

Four and five day options available.


Aftercare is available until 6pm Monday through Thursday.

Parent/Child Class

Two Parent/Child sessions are offered each year, one in the fall and one in the spring. For children ages 18 months to 3 years and a parent.

Currently this class is all-outdoors, offered both at Mountaintop School in Saugerties and at the home of Ms. Mina on her beautiful property in Mount Tremper.

Mountaintop School in Saugerties

Spring Session 2021 starts Friday, April 9 

Eight weeks, ending on June 4

Friday from 9am to 11:30am

Mount Tremper 

Spring Session 2021 starts Wednesday, April 7

Eight week program, ending on June 2

Wednesdays from 9am to 11am


To learn more about Ms. Mina, please visit our faculty page

Mountaintop Waldorf School
68 Bandcamp Rd., Saugerties, NY 12498
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