River Song Waldorf School

900 E. Stuart St.,Fort Collins, CO 80525
Phone: 9704079185
Business Hours: Monday-Friday; 8:00-5:30; Half day program ends at 1:00pmEmail: riversongfc@gmail.comWebsite: Visit Website Google Map

River Song cares for the whole child — heads, hand and heart. We accept children from 2 1/2 through 6 years of age.

River Song Waldorf School in Fort Collins is a full member of the Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America (WECAN) and offers a two-, three, or five-day preschool program, with after care available.

In mixed-age classrooms, we offer attachment caregiving, and River Song teachers practice “the three Rs” (Rhythm, Ritual, and Repetition) while weaving seasonally appropriate story, song, art, movement, puppetry, and play into the children’s lives.


*Child-centered and relationship-based education and care

*7:1 ratios with trained caregivers and teachers

*Teachers who respect and admire the unique qualities of each individual child while nurturing the emotional, physical, intellectual, social, and soul development

*Mixed-age preschool classes in a nurturing and home-like setting

*Classes grounded and calmed by the “Three Rs”: Rhythm, Ritual, and Repetition

*Organic food served for morning and afternoon snack

*Natural toys and materials used in the classrooms

*Media-free environment to encourage imaginative play, social interaction, and creativity

*A supportive, rhythmic, developmentally-appropriate play-based curriculum grounded in the arts and the natural world

*Daily nature play (rain, snow, or shine): outdoor walks, swinging, gardening, sledding, picnics, sand play, fort building, water play, and more

*Daily experience of the arts: singing, circle games, handcrafts, watercolors, bread-baking, storytelling, puppetry, and more

*Rhythm and ritual built around seasonally-appropriate themes, songs, and stories

*Emphasis on imaginative play as an early foundation for executive function, creativity, critical thinking, social intelligence, persona and social responsibility, problem solving, and future academic interest and strength

*Community of families that practice mindful media use and encourage rhythm, imagination, and simplicity

*Year-round care schedule friendly to working families and families with multiple children

River Song also offers a Blossom Garden parent-child introductory class for children 18 months-3 years.

Business Review

"River Song has been a blessing since we first walked through its doors years ago looking for a place for our daughter to attend...River Song offers a uniquely warm, inviting, and beautiful experience for our children with caring, dedicated teachers and staff...We were so excited when our son was able to attend as well. We are extremely grateful to those at River Song for helping to make our children's childhood so special." ~Richardsons

"I liked taking walks! Now I have to sit in a chair all day." ~Jack Henry, age 8

"The moment we set foot at River Song for a tour, we knew it was a special place for young children and families. The physical space, staff, and students exuded peace, intention, and caring. We feel so lucky to know that our children have been nurtured, cherished, and loved every single day at school by their friends and teachers. This is a magical and special preschool experience!" ~Jen Johnson