We believe that play is the serious work of childhood.

The seed which was to become Acorn Hill was planted in the 1950s and early 1960s by a small but dedicated group of individuals wishing to found a Waldorf school in the Washington, D.C. area. In 1964, Acorn Hill opened its doors to five children in the basement of a house situated on a small knoll with a large oak tree in the front yard—hence our name. Today we find ourselves on a somewhat larger hill where gathering acorns is a favorite autumn activity!

As a Waldorf School, Acorn Hill is part of a world-wide educational movement of over 800 schools whose work is based on the insights of Rudolf Steiner, an Austrian philosopher, artist, scientist and educator.