Madrona School At a Glance
Founded in 1999 by a group of committed parents and teachers, Madrona School begins its 19th school year in the fall of 2018. The school now serves 150 children in parent-infant, parent-child, preschool, kindergarten and 1st through 8th grades. Set amongst towering trees, tucked away in the heart of Winslow on Bainbridge Island, our school integrates a classical education with movement, the arts, and the wonder of nature, to meet each student's developmental needs. We are an independent and non-profit school, and are an associate member school of the Association of Waldorf Schools in North America (AWSNA).
Facts at a glance:
We serve approx. 150 children each year: one-third in parent-child, preschool and kindergarten classes, and two-thirds of this total in the 1st through 8th grades.
Our students enjoy small class sizes; early childhood programs run at a teacher-to-student ratio of 6 or 7 to 1; grade school classes are capped at 18 students.
Families choosing Madrona School live throughout Kitsap County, including Bainbridge Island, Bremerton, Hansville, Indianola, Poulsbo and Silverdale.
Over one-third of families receive financial aid.
Our school campus is housed in the Eagle Harbor Congregational Church at the corner of Winslow Way and Madison Avenue. Our administrative offices are located at 219 Madison Avenue South.
Our Mission, as approved by our board of directors: To promote the healthy and balanced development of children from infancy through 14 years old, while serving as a model of educational change. We strive to cultivate confident, compassionate and joyful human beings who are the captains in the adventure of their own lives.
Educational Values: Madrona School is committed to providing a balanced education that nurtures the whole person, body, mind and spirit. We strive to meet each student earnestly, mindfully and without judgment, recognizing that each child is a spiritual being. We seek to understand each child and support his soul development. Guided by the indications of Rudolf Steiner, the Waldorf curriculum strives to meet each child at every step of development, embracing childhood and nurturing the child’s innate love of learning. Within this safe and healthy environment, self-discovery and imagination can flourish. We provide a rigorous, classical liberal arts education that teaches the whole child by integrating art, music and movement into every lesson and inspires students to develop to their full potential. This curriculum offers a deep and meaningful alternative to our fast-paced modern society where “more” and “sooner” are thought to be better. We seek to imbue all activities with beauty, kindness, truth and compassion providing a foundation for lifelong learning.
We invite you to find out more about what makes a Madrona School education unique! Explore our website for further information or contact us (see below) to schedule a tour. Is a Madrona School education the right fit for your children?
"Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life." -Rachel Carson