Cairn Hill An Educational Collaborative

Cairn Hill provides high quality, arts-based instruction to children in urban communities | 781.648.4605

Our Mission

Cairn Hill, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that provides arts-based enrichment to children in multiethnic, urban communities. Our Waldorf-inspired after school curriculum balances, enlivens and integrates the academic day.

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Our Work

In September, 2012, Cairn Hill created and piloted our first after school program in Malden. Massachusetts. The centerpiece of our offering was a storytelling curriculum called The Art of Word Weaving. It’s a resource we have developed to make oral comprehension and word retention easy, memorable and fun! Learn about the art of word weaving

In September, 2013 we began a partnership with the Somerville Community Schools to offer our curriculum, Story Play, as an afternoon club of arts, music, crafts and drumming built around story themes.

News & Events


Color in Winter Art Event

Sunday, March 2, 2014, 3-5 pm

Color in Winter Doffie Studio Fundraiser Event

Cairn Hill will partner with well-known artist Dorothy “Doffie” Arnold for a studio sale of her prolific work.

Doffie believed that “The transformative power of the arts should be accessible to all,” and her family has
offered to share 80% of the art sale proceeds to organizations that share her passionate commitment to
youth arts education--Cairn Hill is honored to be amongst them. Please join us to celebrate color in winter,
music, light food and drink. Any art you may purchase (ranging from $100-$10,000) will give children access
to arts they would not otherwise have.


Cairn Hill is delighted to announce a $7,000 award from The Boston Foundation. Read more


Alliance Conference

In January, 2014, several of our founders and founding board member, Maria Perez attended a conference entitled "The Social Mission of Public Waldorf Schools and Communities" presented by the Alliance for Public Waldorf Education. Read more

September, 2013 Roof-top Fundraiser

On September 15th, we held our first Rooftop Fundraiser in Boston's historic Back Bayhosted by board member, Jaquelin Harris. Read more


Our curriculum project, The Art of Word Weaving, is now in its final stage of graphic design in the hands of our wonderful graphic artist, Karen Swyers. Read more