The Threefold Educational Center develops and supports a wide range of educational activities based on the work of Rudolf Steiner.
Started in 1948 as a kindergarten in a Threefold community house, Green Meadow began offering elementary education in the mid-1950s and opened its High School in 1974. Waldorf education is one of the world's largest and fastest-growing independent school movements, and Green Meadow is recognized as one of the most well-established and best-run Waldorf schools in North America.
Founded in 1967 in Detroit, Michigan, as the Waldorf Institute, and located at Threefold since 1986, Sunbridge Institute prepares individuals to become educators and professionals in Waldorf education, the world’s fastest-growing independent-school movement. Sunbridge Institute’s programs are recognized by the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America, qualifying graduates to teach in Waldorf schools worldwide. Sunbridge Institute is an independent, not-for-profit institution.
Eurythmy is a unique combination of performance art, therapeutic technique, pedagogical instrument, and spiritual practice. Aspiring performers and teachers come from all over the world to study at Eurythmy Spring Valley, which was founded in the Threefold community in 1972. ESV offers a four-year training program for eurythmists, most of whom go on to teach in Waldorf schools. It also sponsors a touring company that has performed throughout the U.S. and Europe.
The mission of the Pfeiffer Center is to teach and spread awareness of the biodynamic method, which takes agriculture and land care beyond conventional notions of "sustainability" to demonstrate actual improvements in soil vitality and in the taste and nutritional quality of produce. The Outdoor Lesson, our program for children, helps build up the future health of the earth by encouraging an attitude of reverence and joy toward nature and all its beings.
The Fiber Craft Studio (formerly the Craft Studio of Sunbridge College) seeks to bring renewing impulses to traditional fiber crafts. Teachers, students and volunteers transform natural materials into functional and beautiful objects through practical work accompanied by inner striving. Please visit our website to learn about public workshops and courses.
Creative Speech Spring Valley was founded in 1997 by Michael Steinrueck, a 1984 graduate of the Schulungsstaedte fuer Sprachgestaltung und Sprachkuenstlerische Therapy in Stuttgart, Germany. It offers seminars, conferences, and private coaching in creative speech and public speaking, as well as storytelling, poetry readings, and dramatic performances. It is afﬁliated with the Speech School of North America, a professional training in creative speech.