About River Valley Waldorf School
Who We Are
In 1992, a group of individuals with the dream of starting the first Waldorf School in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, formed a non-profit organization, The Waldorf School Association of the Delaware River Valley. Turning its vision into reality, this group opened The Golden Circle Kindergarten in January of 1994 in a little cabin in the woods south of Quakertown. September 1999 marked the addition of a first grade class, and with this came the realization that the school was rapidly outgrowing its cozy cabin.
In June of 2000, the school moved to its current home, formerly the Bridgeton Elementary School property, and opened its doors that September as River Valley School. While always a member of the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America, River Valley School received in 2005 “Sponsored School” status, and was recognized by AWSNA as a Waldorf School. As such, the school’s name legally changed to River Valley Waldorf School. Early in 2006, River Valley Waldorf School received accreditation by PAIS – PAPAS (Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools, formerly Pennsylvania Association of Private Academic Schools). In June 2007, the first 8 year cycle of Waldorf education came to fruition when RVWS graduated its first 8th grade class. River Valley’s school family continues to grow and its vision is continually evolving to meet the needs of a diverse and vibrant community.