Mission and Vision
Through a balanced and developmentally-aligned curriculum, the Pleasant Valley Farm School builds a strong academic, artistic and social foundation in which each student cultivates a capacity for independent thinking, compassionate feeling, and responsible action.
Create a community in which to educate children with love and care, imagination and freedom; to allow them to realize their full potential as free human beings who will serve humanity through their deeds.
The PVFS community fosters a reverence for life and hope for humankind as we endeavor to bring healthy change into the world. Our values also include:
Holistic and Healthy Education
We endeavor to bring a curriculum that balances academic rigor with a striving to educate the whole child through art and practical skills, music, movement, and social and moral development. We support the children in finding meaning and purpose in life with confidence and a sense of responsibility.
An Understanding of Human Development
We respect the indications from Rudolf Steiner for the developmental phases of childhood and the curriculum that strengthens each individual child’s natural capacities to discover, learn, and grow at each phase.
Respect for the Natural World
We cultivate an understanding and experience that nature sustains life and nurtures, heals, and inspires us.
We engage dedicated, reliable, and artistic teachers who, with enthusiasm, are capable of enlivening education and inspiring each student.
A Healthy and Vibrant Community Life
We cultivate meaningful relationships between our teachers and students, creating a supportive and engaging Waldorf-inspired environment for our community members. We strive to work collaboratively and cooperatively with one another in a supportive school community.
Additionally, we strive, through our multicultural education, to teach respect and an understanding of diversity within our community and our world. In doing so, we endeavor to extend trust, compassion, respect, and understanding to one another without judgment. We encourage and foster all to communicate in a direct, yet thoughtful manner, which promotes confidence, connection, and trust. We offer opportunities for education, enrichment, festival celebration, social connections, and meaningful work within our community.