Cairn Hill invites you to partner with us. We are one of the first initiatives on the East coast to provide urban children in a public school setting with a Waldorf-based, arts-integrated learning experience. We would love to include you in our mission...Learn about the ways you can participate
Cairn Hill provides high quality, arts-based instruction to children in urban communities.
During the 2012-2013 academic year, Cairn Hill is developing and piloting an afterschool program in Malden, Massachusetts. The centerpiece of our offering is our storytelling curriculum, “The Art of Word Weaving”. It’s a resource we’re creating to make oral comprehension and word retention easy, memorable and fun! Learn about the art of word weaving
As 2012 comes to a close, Cairn Hill, Inc. is counting its blessings. Exactly one year ago, three educators: Margaret Ris, Daniel Bekele and I, Cheryl Dressler, met at the Abiata Café in Malden, Massachusetts to determine the best way to bring the gifts of Waldorf education to children in public school settings. We agreed to found a non-profit organization for this purpose, that we would eventually name after a spot in Malden’s beautiful and rugged Fells Reservation: Cairn Hill. We appreciated the metaphor of the cairn—a pile of stones marking a path created by many--and envisioned the activities of our new organization as helping to guide children along their paths.
As we reflect on the events of 2012, we recognize that like the children we aspire to guide, Cairn Hill itself has flourished in its first year of operation through the kind and generous help of many, many supporters and volunteers. With your assistance we have surpassed the goals of our Kickstarter campaign, created a website, met our first challenge grant and partnered with existing service providers, Most importantly, all of these accomplishments have allowed us to design and deliver an arts and vocabulary-rich program for children in Malden, many of whose families have recently immigrated to this country. We take this opportunity to thank you from our hearts for your belief in our vision and in our mission.