Welcome to Maple Village Waldorf School
Maple Village Waldorf School aims to create a compassionate and welcoming environment, rooted in the
traditions and philosophies of Waldorf education.
We endeavor to engage and nurture the whole child, resulting in a balance of heart, mind, body, and spirit. We strive to provide a full, living education, integrating academia, the arts, and communal awareness in order to inspire, energize and develop creativity and a love of learning in each student.
We also place a high importance on contributing to and providing a positive focal point for the local community.
We are a U.S Department of Education 2018 Green Ribbon School
Maple Village Waldorf School was nominated by California Department of Education for demonstrating a positive environmental impact, offering a healthy school environment, and weaving environmental literacy, expected outcomes and sustainability requirements into their overall curriculum. By focusing on reusable produces they have diverted 95% of waste and by removing all turf and expanding their play yard to create a dirt and mulch play area as well as collecting rainwater for their raised edible gardens, they reduced their water usage by 50%. They endeavor to have a totally chemical-free environment through the use of Green Cleaning Products. Children take part in preparing and cooking 100% organic food which includes access to the “picking garden”. With the belief that education will support families’ and staff’s overall health and wellness, offered programs and workshops such as conscious parenting, cooking classes, yoga and meditation, and professional development in Environmental Principles and Concepts from their partner, TreePeople, have shown great results in their community.
“Maple Village has a great philosophy of having little to zero waste and farm to table education for their students and I am proud that they have been selected as a Green Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education” says Long Beach Mayor, Robert Garcia. “As a city that strives to be a leader in sustainability, we are happy to see our schools getting such recognition.”