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Greenwood School

17 Buena Vista Ave
Mill Valley, CA 94941

(415) 388-0495


Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based, Waldorf

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense
Time & space
Sci. reasoning/physical world
Visual arts
Physical activity
Other subjects taught

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Greenwood School offers a Waldorf-inspired work- and play-based preschool program which meets the developmental and social needs of young children, contributes to their sense of self-esteem and well-being, and provides a solid foundation for academic success.

A Typical Day

Greenwood School offers a Waldorf-inspired preschool program for children ages 3-5 where children are provided with a secure, caring, and structured home-like environment to begin their school years. Our preschool program offers an early childhood experience where teachers create a safe and meaningful classroom community in which children hear stories, see puppet shows, sing, bake bread, make soup, learn to make beautiful and useful things, explore nature, build houses and structures out of natural materials and celebrate seasonal festivals. 2, 3 and 5 day programs are available as well as afternoon care from 12:30 pm to 5:30 pm.