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Student Information

For Courses held June 24 - July 12, 2024

WELCOME! We look forward to seeing you in person this summer. Please refer to this information as you plan your trip here. Information is added as it becomes available, so please check back often. We also email updates so keep an eye on the email address you gave us at registration.


If at any time you have questions, please contact Cynthia at or (603) 357-3755. We are here to help!


  • Classes run 8 am - 5:30 pm, Monday - Friday and there WILL be class on July 4. 

  • ALL classes start at the Gathering Waters School (98 S. Lincoln St, Keene) at 8 am for Morning Movement.

  • Classes are then held at Gathering Waters and Sophia's Hearth (700 Court St, Keene). Lunch is served under the tent at Sophia's Hearth.

Meals & Housing

Rooms are available to rent at Keene State College. It is within walking distance of the downtown area and about a 20 minute walk to Gathering Waters (98 S. Lincoln St) where classes start each day. You can book your room HERE.

A buffet lunch is provided daily under the tent at Sophia's Hearth (700 Court St). It is prepared by the Monadnock Food Coop. We strive to offer a variety of foods knowing everyone has their own taste and preferences and we won't be able to please everyone. Menus are available when underlined.

You are welcome to bring your own food, use our microwave, if needed, and still join the full group.

Menu for week of June 24, 2024

Menu for week of July 1, 2024

Menu for week of July 8, 2024

Ingredient List for all weeks

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Daily Schedule

Classes run Monday - Friday from 8am - 5:30pm.

We DO have class on July 4. A hardcopy of your schedule will be provided when you arrive.

Click on the name of the class or your cohort to open your schedule. They are available when underlined.

Birth-to-Three Summer 1

Birth-to-Three Summer 2

Birth-to-Seven Summer 1

Birth-to-Seven Summer 2

Birth-to-Seven Summer 3

Birth-to-Seven Summer 4

Festivals for Children

Child Development 1

Child Development 2

Wool from Shorn to Artistry

Intro to Waldorf Early Childhood Ed.

Childcare Options

Sophia's Hearth Childcare is not open during the summer session. A variety of other Waldorf-inspired programs are available in the area:

Spring Hill Children's Center (a Waldorf program for ages 3-6)

Gathering Waters Charter School (a Waldorf program for ages 6-11)

Kroka Expeditions for ages 10 - 18


June 24 - June 28: Child Development 1

July 1 - July 5: Child Development 2

Introduction to Waldorf Early Childhood Education

Please bring a journal or sketchbook along with colored pencils or pastels

Articles to read (click title to open)

The Four Foundational Exercises and Their Cultivation in Waldorf Early Childhood Education

Strengthening the Four Lower Senses

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