11576 Lee Highway
  P.O. Box 247
  Sperryville, Virginia 22740

pre-K through 12th grade  
thanks to Vicki Valentine for designing our logo


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Accept the children with reverence, educate them with love, send them forth in freedom.

 Rudolf Steiner

Celebrating Eighteen Years
1996 ~ 2014

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.

Kathy Edwards suits up and shares a recently vacated honey bee hive with the students and faculty of Hearthstone School. She took this opportunity to show the difference between actual honey comb and brood comb (where the queen lays eggs). The students were excited to see, touch, and learn about all the honey bee products created in the hive. She also emphasized the respect we need to have for the honey bee because they are so necessary to our survival.
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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.

2014-2015 School Calendar view here

Summer Camps
view here

Handbook view here

Class Schedules 2013-2014 view here

Bus Serivce to and from Culpeper on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays!

Current & Upcoming Events:

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

Give A Dollar Campaign

Hearthstone Catalog
Our catalog is full of great gift ideas!
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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 Blog ~ a weekly blog dedicated to events, projects and people of Hearthstone's community. Feel free to view and join the blog here

New Page! Press & Publicity

Online Videos
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