Emerson Waldorf to add another kindergarten

Jun. 07, 2014 @ 11:09 AM

Emerson Waldorf School will expand its early childhood program by adding another kindergarten class for 2014-15.

Emerson Waldorf officials explain that they are on a mission to offer their specific education to as many people as possible as soon as possible.
“EWS is the fastest growing independent school in the Triangle – we’re on course for a 20 percent increase in overall enrollment over the last two years,” said Steve Bennett, director of administration.
Emerson Waldorf School in Chapel Hill began in 1984 with kindergarten, second and third grades.
In 1993 Ameli Evans, a Waldorf student and teacher, joined Emerson Waldorf and continued to build the school’s early education program with the help of Robin Olson, Patricia Cornell and Kathleen Stone-Michael.
The Emerson Waldorf School was established in 1919 and is based on the philosophical and pedagogical indications of Rudolf Steiner and provides a creative and supportive learning environment.
Emerson Waldorf kindergarten teacher Patricia Cornell sees the expansion as a step into the future.
“In expanding our early childhood program, we are strengthening the very foundation of our school, bringing an understanding of Waldorf education to parents as early as possible,” she said. “The earlier children come to EWS, the more supportive parents can be throughout the whole educational process, and the stronger our students, community, and classes are.”
Emerson Waldorf will hold a “Tea and Play” from 10-11 a.m. Monday in the nursery and kindergarten. Anyone who wants to attend is asked to RSVP to admissions@emersonwaldorf.org.