The Rose Garden is a 501(c)(3) non-profit play-based preschool and kindergarten located in beautiful Batesville, Virginia, about ten minutes outside of Crozet. The Rose Garden was originally founded by long-time Waldorf educator and author Sharifa Oppenheimer (Heaven on Earth: A Handbook for Parents of Young Children). With Sharifa’s retirement in 2016, long-time colleague Rebecca Garson has created a new home for the school in a cute little yellow house, on top of a hill, in the middle of a field, on an old 1,000 acre horse farm. Rebecca is a trained Waldorf early childhood educator who has been teaching for 29 years and has been lead teacher at the Rose Garden since 2012.
The Rose Garden is designed to fit each individual family’s needs and schedules, offering anywhere from one to five days per week. Children can attend for a full day (8:30am-3pm) or partial day (8:30am-1:45pm). Children’s families are involved on a daily basis, and special festivals and field trips throughout the year allow parents to be a part of the joy.
For more information, or to arrange a visit to the school, please contact us. Our tuition sheet is here. To view our daily schedule, please click here. Please also explore our blog, or look for us on facebook.
The School admits students of any race, color, nationality and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the School. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, nationality and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, financial assistance, if any, and other school-administered programs.