Testimonials

Testimonials and Reviews

A safe, nurturing, opportunity to be a child in a place that honors and celebrates the whole child, body, mind and spirit.

Parzival Shield was all that I wanted for my children.  A safe, nurturing, opportunity to be a child in a place that honors and celebrates the whole child, body, mind and spirit.  Children enjoy an abundance of outdoor play, yummy organic foods, and engage in meaningful work.  Both of my children attended Parzival and thrive as students today, both academically and as citizens of the world.  ~~ Anonymous

Parzival Shield Waldorf was precious, magical and truly transformative

Our time at Parzival Shield Waldorf was precious, magical and truly transformative.  I feel lucky every day to have found this little gem; a haven for imagination and creativity in the bustle of a city obsessed with CSAP scores.  I am inspired by the love of learning my son gained there.  It was, without a doubt, the best decision I’ve ever made – certain to pay off in spades for a lifetime.  ~~ Kim A. Gorgens, Ph.D.

I knew my child would thrive in that wonderful, magical world

I was moved to tears when I first stepped into the Parzival classroom.  I knew my child would(and did) thrive in that wonderful, magical world that allows a child to be just that, a child. ~~ Colleen Burke

The perfect first away-from-home experience

My son attended Parzival Shield for just one year before we moved out of state.  It was an amazing experience for him and for me.  The other families we met were so kind.  The parents were so inclusive and warm. The teachers and staff were amazing.  Even though my son was only three and used to being with me all the time, I felt so good leaving him there, knowing that he would be loved and cared for.  Another remarkable thing was that they were so accomodating to my son’s allergies and health issues. He really enjoyed his time there each week.  It was the perfect first away-from-home experience.  I just can’t say enough good things about Parzival.  I wish we hadn’t moved away so my other children could have experienced it too. ~~ Sandy Marra

Strong developmental and social foundation

Our daughters’ experience at Parzival Shield Waldorf School gave them a strong developmental and social foundation for their elementary school years.  It is hard to find a more loving, caring and nurturing staff and environment. ~~ Lisa Sigler

A kinder, slower developmental process allowed my daughter to have a strong sense of herself

My daughter spent two magical years at Parzival Shield.  Each morning I left her with such a sense of peace knowing that Parzival staff would provide her with a safe and nurturing environment where she could learn and grow.  With the current push to get children reading and writing almost before they are out of diapers, Parzival’s gentle nurturing of a kinder, slower developmental process allowed my daughter to have a strong sense of herself and gave her the solid base to go on to academic success in public school.  My whole family misses the warm womb that is Parzival.  We still find faires around to remind us! ~~ Kelsey Eikermann

A magical place for the young child

Our three child family spent six amazing years at Parzival Shield.  It is truly a magical place for the young child.  I miss it greatly and am so appreciative of the time we had there. ~~ Wendy Mahoney