11576 Lee Highway
  P.O. Box 247
  Sperryville,  Virginia 22740
pre-K through 12th grade  
thanks to Vicki Valentine for designing our logo
“Heart, Head and Hands”
Accept the children with reverence, educate them with love, send them forth in freedom.

 Rudolf Steiner


Photo Gallery
Hearthstone Catalog
Donor Acknowledgements
 May my soul bloom in love for all existence.

  Rudolf Steiner

Celebrating Twenty-Two Years
1996 ~ 2018

All children are honored at Hearthstone School! Hearthstone educates children in a loving, enriching and nurturing environment which instills confidence, self esteem, integrity and mutual respect. If you want your child educated in an environment free from peer pressure and the negative stereotypes so prevalent in our society, an environment where children are treated with love and respect and receive individual attention in small classes, Hearthstone School is the perfect choice.

In preparation for this year’s Easter Egg Hunt Nursery/Kindergarten students planted, watered and grew wheatgrass in baskets. The day before our egg hunt, they dyed eggs with all natural dyes to create different colors: cochineal dye (from the sack of insects) for pink, onion skins for brown, turmeric spice and marigold flowers for yellow, pansy flowers for lavender, and red cabbage for grey. Students used sticks and branches to create a large nest.

This year’s Easter Egg Hunt took place on Thursday, March 29th. Middle School students hid the dyed eggs around the playground for the younger students to find. After hunting eggs and using their baskets to carry the load, students put the eggs in the nest. A game was played where each student was blindfold and picked out four eggs to take home. The "butterfly hatching" and other games were played.

Parents, family and friends joined in and brought snacks to share.


Music Class

Ms. Maddi encourages each student to learn the fundamentals of music as the foundation for a fruitful lifelong relationship with song and sound.

Hearthstone School offers an in-depth curriculum that brings academics to life through arts and the natural world, awakens the imagination, opens the heart, and engages the hands by developing each child's ability to think clearly, feel deeply and act purposefully. Hearthstone is an active partnership of students, teachers, families, and community members who create an atmosphere of safety, belonging, and mutual support. 

Hearthstone's arts-based, integrated curriculum is based on a holistic vision of the child. Respectful regard for the sanctity of the individual is taught. Expectations for learning are developmentally appropriate. The program draws on many models of educational research and draws special inspiration from the Waldorf approach to learning.

Parents are encouraged and expected to be involved in their children's education and in the life of the school. Every family contributes at least eight hours per month towards the work of the school. This is an essential element of our students' success. Admissions are by application.

Hearthstone was founded in 1996 as a parent cooperative for nursery / kindergarten through 12th grades. Hearthstone moved to its current site in 2000 and over the past five years has worked to renovate the lower school building for Nursery through Second Grades, the pottery studio and the main school building. Renovations to the first floor of the main school building were completed in 2004, and now house a large Community Room as well as several therapy offices which will become classrooms as the school continues to grow. Renovations to the lower level of the main school building were completed in the fall of 2005, and now houses the school administration office, classrooms, music room, arts and crafts room, library, kiln room and photography studio.

Click here for information on donation and volunteer opportunities, employment / teaching opportunities and our wish list.

Hearthstone is located in Sperryville, Virginia, at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains and adjacent to the Shenandoah National Park.

Our students are drawn from the surrounding six-county area of Rappahannock, Culpeper, Fauquier, Madison, Warren and Page.

Please call 540-987-9212 or email for more information or to arrange a visit.

Hearthstone School's mailing address is P.O. Box 247, Sperryville, VA 22740.

Hearthstone welcomes students of every race, color, gender, religion, ethnicity or national origin.

2018-2019 School Calendar
view here

Summer Camps
view here

Job Opportunities
view here

view here

Class Schedules 2018-2019
view here

Current & Upcoming Events:

Annual Holiday Bazaar
Saturday, December 8th
10 A.M. - 5 P.M.

Fresh wreaths, children’s toys and books, greeting cards, jewelry, scarves and hats, beeswax candles, ornaments, and much, much more! Includes handmade items by local artisans, Hearthstone students and parents!
See full details here.

Gift Shop

at Rainbow Market Store
Store Hours:
Mon. 10‑4, Tue. - Closed,
Wed.– Sat. 10‑4& Sun. 10‑2
(11576 Lee Hwy. on RT 211,
2 miles west of Sperryville)

Quality books and toys
Hand-knitted children’s sweaters,
Socks and scarves
Hand-crochet scarves
Pure beeswax candles
Affordable jewelry
Incense/incense holders
Organic soap
Essential oil diffusers
and much more!
Reasonable prices for quality items!

Click here to see our wonderful gift items!

Ongoing Fundraisers
are listed here. Thank you for your support!

Give A Dollar Campaign

Rainbow Market Store
Rainbow Market sells natural foods, gifits, children toys and books. The store is located in the upstairs of the main building. Proceeds from Rainbow Market benefit Hearthstone School. Store hours are: Mon. 10-4; Tue. closed; Wed.-Sat. 10-4; Sun. 10-2 (closed on Sundays in July). The store's phone number is: 540-987-9456.

Hearthstone Catalog
Our catalog is full of great gift ideas!
Click here to view.

Ongoing!! Talent and Special Interest Program:
Applications are now being accepted for Hearthstone School's Talent and Special Interest Program; designed to support young people actively developing a talent or skill, or studying in-depth a subject of special interest. Click here for more information!

Ongoing!! N/K Parent ~ Child Program:
A new Parent/Child program is available in Kitty Keyser's N-K class for children 18 months to 6 years. Click here for more information!

Newsletter ~ read current and previous newsletters here

Hearthstone on Facebook ~ follow us on Facebook and see our most current activities and photos here

New Page! Press & Publicity

Online Videos
View our online videos here.


Home Community Curriculum Info Faculty Photo Gallery Hearthstone Catalog Donate

   © 2011-2012 Hearthstone School   info@hearthstoneschool.org      facebook link