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.
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.
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 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.