Azalea Mountain School receives national accreditation, expands to new campus

Press release from Azalea Mountain School:

Azalea Mountain School in Asheville, NC received national accreditation by the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA), the first official Waldorf School in Asheville and only the second in the state. Azalea Mountain School has officially changed its name to Asheville Waldorf School and will be opening a new Early Childhood Campus.

Founded in 2010, Asheville Waldorf School will serve students from nursery through 6th grade for the 2018-19 school year. Interweaving the arts and movement, Waldorf Education offers developmentally appropriate, experiential, and academically rigorous approach to education. Today there are over 900 Waldorf schools in 83 countries including 160 member schools and 14 teacher education institutes in North America.

Jenn Garrett, school administrator, said that the name change is intended to reflect the school’s role as a Waldorf educational and cultural hub of Western North Carolina. This fall Asheville Waldorf School will be hosting Explorations, a year-long program by the Center for Anthroposophy that covers a wide terrain of anthroposophical endeavors, including the foundational principles of Waldorf education. Explorations is open to anyone in the community interested in Waldorf education or the teachings of Rudolf Steiner.

The Asheville Waldorf School Azalea Campus on Balm Grove Road will serve as the campus for 1st through 6th grade, and the NEW Magnolia Campus on Baker Avenue, will serve as the Early Childhood Campus; providing Parent-Child classes, nursery, and kindergarten.

For more information about the school and programs or to schedule a tour, contact Brita Nordgren at, (828) 575-2557

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