We decided to donate the new swing set for the Kindergarten play yard because we wanted the young children to be able to have new, safe equipment on which to play. Giving back to OVWS is something that we feel is very important as it has literally given our 3 children the best possible Waldorf education and for that we can never be thankful enough!
— Isaac & Ellie Chavez

If you can, please make our wishes come true! 

If you might be able to donate any of these items or otherwise help Orchard Valley acquire them, please speak to Paule Bezaire in the School Office. Used items in good condition are generally just as useful to us as new ones.  Please do not just drop off items at the school: please speak with us first.

As always, donations to the school are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

Please keep an eye on this page because our wish list will evolve.  There will generally be some big items on the list and some smaller items.

Classroom needs:

Hot plates for 8th grade chemistry
Flameproof chemical storage cupboard
Woodworking benches for grades K-8 – to go in Coburn House (where the woodworking program will now live)
Science cart for grades 6-8
Funds (about $100 each) for a visit to the younger grades by an author, a musician, or other enriching educational visitors (such as sled dogs!) 

Cooking needs:

Big cider press  

Early Childhood Program and Lower School:

Picnic tables for Child’s Garden
New slide for Apple Tree and Maple Tree
New play structure for the 1st grade


Cross-country skis and boots – larger sizes for 7th and 8th graders
Durable sleds

Office needs:

Lockable filing cabinet for old student and employee records – to go in the basement

Building Needs:

New rug for the great room.
Small rugs to replace the ones in our hallway

Outdoor Needs:

Gravel for the driveway and parking lot (natural tar-free substance)
Perennials for the bed we dug up


Thank you for your support!