Now accepting applications for 2020-2021 for grades Pre-k through 8

MONTESSORI
Education for a culture of peace.
PERMACULTURE
Teaching regeneration for a better future.
HUMANITARIAN
Modeling respect, kindness, and humility.

Learning through Service to Others

Whether it is through reading to kindergartners, creating artwork to save the rain forest, or helping our friends, every student experiences the inherent joy in giving.

Honoring the Path of Each Child

Every child learns differently. As a Montessori school, we create an optimal learning environment that respects each of our student's unique path and pace.

Nature-based Hands-on Learning

Children thrive when left to explore in nature. As part of our curriculum, we regularly explore the 85-acre campus, our 1,500 sq. ft. tropical biodome, and more.

FOUNDED 1978

The Homestead School recently celebrated its 40th anniversary. It was founded in 1978 by Marsha and Peter Comstock.

STUDENTS: 200

Our relatively small size fosters learning and community as students across the program levels interact with each other.

SUSTAINABLE CAMPUS

Our campus features organic gardens, sustainable architecture, and solar panels that generate a surplus of 2 megawatts annually.

LOCATED IN GLEN SPEY, NY

Our school is located on an 85-acre homestead in the beautiful and pristine Upper Delaware River Valley of the Catskill Mountains.

TEACHER-STUDENT: 1:8

Our lower than national average student-to-teacher ratio means more individual attention for our students.

HOLISTIC CURRICULUM

Using an integrated approach to teaching, we offer fine arts, fiber arts, foreign language, music, and permaculture education in addition to the core Montessori curriculum.

  • It’s snowing on campus!
#homestead #snow #montessori #outdooreducation #sledding
  • Upper Elementary students collected Legos to recycle as part of their December service project. 
#montessori #reuse #service #elementaryeducation #sullivancatskills #sullivancounty #colorful @lego
  • Happy Holidays to our Homestead Community of friends and families!
  • Miss Jennifer’s Pre-K classroom was a flurry of activity as they embraced the holiday season. It is lovely to see their little class community growing together.
#montessori #earlychildhood #education #handsonlearning #cookiedecorating #practicallife #holidayfun
  • Homestead Holiday Caroling 
Our Upper Elementary students visited every classroom yesterday to spread a bit of holiday cheer.
  • One snowy recess, the Upper Elementary students created ice sculptures in the style of Andy Goldsworthy. 
#education #modernart #sculpture #artinstallation #snowsquall #ice #icesculpture #montessori #elementaryeducation #color #itscoldoutside
  • And so it begins... #sledding #outdoorexercise #community #workingtogether #fun #winter #montessori #education #wellrounded
  • Stone Soup!
After reading the book Stone Soup, the children worked hard as a group to create a meal for all to enjoy. We are always amazed what they are capable of.  And yes, we started the soup with a very clean stone!
#farmtotable #education #montessori #handson #deliciousness #imadeitmyself