Philosophy of Cooperative Community
Community building is essential to Azalea Mountain School. We have spent three years collaborating on festivals and gatherings as we build a community in Asheville that shares a love of Waldorf education. Now we are ready to enroll children in our learning cooperative! The approach of Azalea Mountain is based on that of the first Waldorf school: open to all who are interested.
How will we accomplish this? Each family will contribute “the most they are able to contribute.” Our contributions are in programs fees, donations, and volunteer support to enjoy being in community and to keep costs down. This is a different approach from paying tuition as the purchase of a commodity for “my child.” Rather, each family’s contribution assures a stable learning environment for all the children. In addition to program fees, families will voluneteer a minimum number of hours during the course of the year.