Sunbridge Summer Programs

Sun, Jun 24 2018 to Fri, Jul 27 2018

Location: Chestnut Ridge, NY
Category: Eastern Region, Waldorf Education, Adult Education

Professional Development and General Interest Courses and Workshops On Topics in Waldorf Education, Leadership and the Arts


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Welcome to Summer Series 2018! We have an exciting roster of courses and workshops in store for you this summer on a variety of Waldorf-related topics, offering professional development and continuing education opportunities for those already working in Waldorf Education and leadership, and introductory experiences for those interested in learning about Waldorf Education, contemplating a Waldorf career, or simply seeking personal enrichment.

Each course (5 or 3 days) or workshop (2 days) is designed with both balance and rigor in mind, and includes a mix of content-based work, artistic work, and discussions, all tailored to the specific subject you have come here to study. Come prepared for full days of learning!


View our Summer Series 2018 brochure.

Course Capacity

A maximum number of spaces is available in each classroom and a minimum number of students is needed to run each offering. Titles sometimes sell out and, while it’s rare, can be subject to cancellation. To be certain to get into the course or workshop of your choice—and to help ensure that offering runs—don’t wait! Get your registration in as soon as possible; courses and workshops not meeting minimum registrations will be cancelled one week prior to their starting date. Titles that are nearing—or have reached—capacity will have a note placed alongside their description, with wait lists made available as necessary.

Discount Options & Registration

  • Combine titles and save:  Discounted prices will appear on your registration form when you sign up for more than one offering
  • Quantity discount:  Schools registering 11 participants for any combination of 2, 3 and/or 5-day offerings will be rebated one tuition of the least expensive offering. (Rebates will be issued in August.)
  • Courtesy discount:  Currently enrolled Sunbridge program students receive a 30% discount and Sunbridge program graduates receive a 15% discount (not to be combined with any other offering). Discount instructions will appear on your registration form. (Accounts must be in good standing.) 

Social Activities

Each summer, we offer a variety of activities to complement your classroom time. Heeding requests to start the week with music, Monday evenings will bring a new activity: Joyful Singing! with Patti Regan. Our Meet and Greets—a chance to mingle with all students and faculty over complimentary coffee, fruit, and cookies—will return during Tuesday morning breaks, while on most Tuesday evenings, students and faculty are welcome to participate in our Faculty Panels, guided discussions on a topic relevant to everyone on campus that week. Wednesday evenings will bring a chance to enjoy Threefold Cafe’s BBQ supper on the Main House Terrace, followed by an evening swim at Threefold Pond. And to round out the week, this summer we’re inaugurating Movie Night on Thursday evenings (accompanied by appropriate movie snacks, of course).

Calendars with these activities, along with other events sponsored by our neighboring Threefold community institutions, are posted weekly around campus.

Housing, Meals, & Campus Life

Read about housing and meals.  As a courtesy to our summer students, Threefold Café will once again be offering a discounted meal plan and gift cards. Read about and purchase meal plan options. 

All housing is arranged directly through the Threefold Educational Center. Register for Threefold community housing.

Dowload a Threefold Community map.

Read about our campus and community and local activities for our students and their families.

Find directions to our campus.

Praise From Our Summer Series 2017 Students

~ This was likely the most impactful educational experience I’ve had as an adult.
~ I chose Sunbridge because I know the quality of the instructors will be high.
~ This is a really special, inspiring, nourishing place.
~ Sunbridge seems to provide current perspectives within Waldorf Education.
~ I have been here many times and each time have left inspired—full of ideas and things to ponder, with a whole lot of practical materials that I know I will use next year.
~ I had never heard of Sunbridge. My wonderful boss came here and loved the experience and recommended it. I would most DEFINITELY return!!!
~ It’s rejuvenating to be part of a very professionally run organization.
~ Thank you, Sunbridge. You are doing an amazing job!