Welcome to Acorn Hill
Receive the child with reverence, educate the child with love, let the child go forth in freedom.
– Rudolf Steiner, founder of Waldorf education

Limited Openings: 

  Five Day Class, Half and Full Day Options  ~  Parenting Classes

Celebrating 50 Years of Educating Children and Nurturing Families

In 1964, Acorn Hill opened its doors to five children in a modest house in Washington, DC, shaded by an oak tree that inspired our school’s name. We quickly grew, moving first to the Silver Spring YMCA, and again in 1977 to our current location.

Fifty years later we are still educating children! We have dedicated ourselves to building a school that fosters a sense of wonder and gratitude in our children, nourishes their imaginations, and provides a warmth-filled environment in which they can work, play and create. Our year-long 50th Anniversary celebration included workshops and talks, alumni events, and the wonderful 50th Gala and Auction. Thank you for helping make our 50th year a special one!

 Our Mission

Our school and its diverse community provide an oasis to fully and freely develop the capacities of each child. Since its founding in 1964, the teaching and curriculum have emphasized the healthy development of the heart, body and mind through imaginative play, meaningful work and expressive arts in a natural environment. We see in Waldorf Education the opportunity to build a better society.

Our Vision

Acorn Hill will send forth children nurtured by truth, beauty, and goodness so they can meet society with bold thinking, self confidence and social responsibility.