Our children have been at greenwood since kindergarten. (Currently 5th and 7th.) The LOVE school and actually talk about how much they will miss it all the time. The education they are recieving transcends my highest hopes; the approach is awe inspiring. The faculty are six-star quality. The director
... Read more is just about as articulate and soulful as they come. If you're thinking about it, come meet the older students. They're still teenagers but they look you in the eye. They are awake, inspired, and haven't been entirely subsumed by popular media. (These kids don't have iphones attached to their hands 24/7.) The community aspect makes the journey a profound one. This place isn't for everyone but it sure is for us. One more thing: if beauty matters to you, this must be the most beautiful campus in Marin County. Read less
Posted by a parent on 09/29/14
Our family has just started our third year at Greenwood. My son (5) has just started his first year of Kindergarten after completing two years of pre-school and my daughter (2.9) starts pre-school this year. I appreciate that the school allows kids to be kids. This school supports experiential learning,
... Read more creative arts, nature and the holistic development. In Pre-K and K, my children are learning how to play well with others, conflict resolution, impulse control, fine motor skills, how to sit still and listen. The staff is incredible, the school has a homey, safe, natural, beautiful environment, and the children are so sweet, respectful and well-spoken. And, I m impressed with the older children (6th, 7th, 8th graders), they all seem to have a well-developed self-confidence you don t find in many adolescent children. There is real attention and care given to each family and each child's individual development. At the end of the day, my children are excited to go to school and maintaining that excitement and love for education, my kids will thrive. Read less
Posted by a parent on 09/08/14
Greenwood School educates our children at every level. We wanted our children to leave school inspired to learn. We wanted them to be nurtured. For us - having our children leave with an excellent education in who they are, how to be in the world, how to deal with social situations and conflict is
... Read more equally as important as learning academics during the formative grade years. Greenwood provides both. It also has arts and music built into the curriculum reducing the stress and expense of adding on 'enrichment' activities. After some years of transition Greenwood is now on a very firm footing with experienced teachers and strong leadership. Take a tour and see for yourself. Read less
Posted by a parent on 10/29/13
I have been a parent at Greenwood School for 7 years. My children have benefited greatly from the Waldorf-inspired education they are receiving. They are exceptionally creative, artistic, and have also tested extremely high in math -- one of the stereotypical concerns about Waldorf education. I'm
... Read more very happy with the Waldorf approach to education and my children have had some pretty amazing teachers. The school is currently searching for a new Head of School and I'm hopeful that new leadership will bring stability to a school that serves its children well. The school is best for parents who have an interest in letting their kids be kids, are seeking a community with similar values, and are interested in an education that develops the "whole child." Read less
Posted by a parent on 10/29/13
I am shocked by some reviews. Let's start by saying: we love our school, actually it is not just a school for us, it is our community. We have been at Greenwood for over 11 years, our daughter graduated 3 years ago and we are still impress by how prepared she is academically and socially. She holds her
... Read more true values firmly and she is ready to face the world with all it's beauty and inequities. She still cherish all the time she spend at Greenwood and especially, all the "nature day". She brings a wonderful fresh eye in all her classes, she is not burned out like most of her peers, she is a joy to have around (she is 17!). I have a 6th grader, he loves school and does amazingly, my priorities have always been to teach children kindness before everything, because it is the most powerful tool for happiness, then to be challenge to do the best YOU can do, regardless of other's capabilities, respect of the environment, ect.. This is exactly what Greenwood stands for.. All the graduates that I know (which are many) are doing great in high school, they are doing as well as they could do. We love Greenwood and we really love to see our children skipping to school every morning, always happy. Read less
Posted by a parent on 06/25/13
We have two children at Greenwood School, as we come to the close of our 5th year we are pleased with their education. The early childhood program (preschool and kindergarten) is excellent. I can only wish that all children would be blessed with early education that is committed to imagination and play,
... Read more rather than academic rigor at such an early age. Moving through the grades provides children with a well-balanced experience -- the NEST (nature) program is 2nd to none -- the children are out, learning about their community, nature, and how to best protect and serve the environment; they are reading and developing strong language arts skills; the school is continually striving to meet the children's math needs, the music program is terrific,... Most importantly my children want to go to school each and every day. Yes, there have been some tumultuous times administratively, Greenwood School continues to strive to be the best it can be, this is trying at times, but growth and improvement is essential to providing the best education possible. The current teachers are strong and experienced educators. The interim director that was hired this year is just what the school needed. Read less
Posted by a parent on 06/10/13
Greenwood has some real challenges in terms of preparing the students for high school. Once the kids enter high school unless they continue with a very small isolated school they get very overwhelmed socially. There has been some real heartache and challenges integrating. I would ask around the community
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Posted by a parent on 03/15/13
My son is a recent graduate from the school is doing GREAT in High School. I could not recommend Greenwood School enough. An inspired set of faculty and a wonderful foundation in Waldorf curriculum. My son is well grounded, a self learner, engaged in the class room in High School. The high school
... Read more teachers regularly say how much they like having him the class and his willingness to ask questions on his report cards. He is a straight A student. I could not have asked for more than to have the school support my son to be a deeply engaged learner as he moves through High School and beyond. Read less
Posted by a parent on 01/13/13
I am a parent of two children at Greenwood and I could tell you quite a lot of wonderful things that I think about the school. I think it would be more helpful to tell you what I have observed. I have watched my children learn to read the way they learned to walk and talk. With the same amount of
... Read more ownership and excitement by them that those milestones elicited. They experienced an internal success that was nurtured and supported by the adults around them. I have seen children win National poetry contests, transition to the high schools of their choice including Urban, Marin Academy and Mt. Tamalpias, head to Standford or start their own business. I am watching my children grow into confident and interested individuals capable of holding their core solid as they seek out what the world has to offer and discover what they can bring to it. People coming and going within an institution is as normal as birth and death. The only drama in coming and going is when it is not done with grace or integrity. Read less
Posted by a parent on 01/03/11
Greenwood is more than just a fantastic school, it is a collaborative parent and teacher community. Each child is able to move at his/her own pace through a rich curriculum without the distractions and negative influences of intense media exposure. The kids work with incredibly skilled teachers in
... Read more specialties like nature studies, foreign language, language arts, and they get an enormous amount of individual attention. The children are kind to and appreciative of one another. I wish I'd been able to go to a school like this! Read less
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Mill Valley schools — Greenwood School is located at 17 Buena Vista Ave, Mill Valley CA 94941. 17 Buena Vista Ave is in the 94941 ZIP code in Mill Valley, CA Greenwood School is a Private school that serves grade levels PK - 8.
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