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.
other games were played.
Parents, family and friends joined in and brought
snacks to share.
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,
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
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
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
Our students are drawn from the surrounding six-county
area of Rappahannock, Culpeper, Fauquier, Madison, Warren and Page.
Please call 540-987-9212 or
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.
at Rainbow Market Store
Mon. 10‑4, Tue. - Closed,
Wed.– Sat. 10‑4& Sun. 10‑2
(11576 Lee Hwy. on RT 211,
2 miles west of Sperryville)
books and toys
Socks and scarves
Pure beeswax candles
Incense/incense holders Organic soap
Essential oil diffusers
and much more!
Reasonable prices for quality items! Click
here to see our wonderful gift items!
are listed here. Thank you for your support!
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.
Our catalog is full of great gift ideas! Click here
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
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!
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