Alabama Waldorf School

The final tour of the summer is this coming Tuesday, August 5th at 9am!

Tours for the regular school year will resume on Tuesday, September 2nd. There is an enrollment blackout period between August 5th and September 2nd, so if you're interested in starting the application process before then, be sure to attend next Tuesday's tour! Call the office if you're interested in visiting us, 205.592.0541.


This fall, Alabama Waldorf School's award-winning Parent-Toddler Program, Morning Garden, welcomes school founder Sheila Rubin as she takes up the teaching of a second session of Morning Garden classes!

sheilaMs. Rubin is excited to come back to her early childhood education roots, having established the school (then known as The Redmont School in the Waldorf Tradition) in 1987. In 2000, Ms. Rubin began teaching a class of 1st graders and subsequently "looped up" with them from year to year until their graduation in 2008. Ms. Rubin then left her position as a Grades Teacher and focused on mentoring other Waldorf teachers, as well as helping care for her grandchildren.

It is with these well-honed skills of teaching, mentoring, and parenting that Ms. Rubin joins long-time preschool teacher Holly Thompson in the Morning Garden program.

Each Morning Garden session will welcome parents and their young children (2 1/2 and under is recommended) for songs, poems, creative play in the Waldorf nursery classroom, and playground, handwork projects and crafts, snack and snack preparation, and time for conversing about parenting and Waldorf philosophy. Helpful reading to accompany the sessions can be found in Kim John Payne's Simplicity Parenting book. To register, email Rachel Baay at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call the AWS Office at 205-592-0541. Classes are already filling up, so register today!

Click here for information about the dates and costs of each session.


-Winner of  BEST PRIVATE SCHOOL two years in a row (Parent's Choice Awards Birmingham Magazine, May 2011 and 2012); 2013 Finalist for BEST PARENT-TODDLER PROGRAM: Morning Garden

-Established in 1987, currently located in Crestwood/Forest Park

-Only Waldorf School in Alabama; one of more than 3,000 worldwide

-Strong academics enlivened by the arts

-Well-rounded education to students of families across all income levels and backgrounds


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