What Our Parents Say

Our parents are from such diverse cultural and professional backgrounds. They are drawn to Alder Bridge for various reasons. This is what our parents have to say:

Bimal Dharsi


 “I did a lot of research about the schools in my area and was curious about the Steiner-Waldorf education philosophy. Most of the information that I had read was negative but there were some positive comments also. My wife (a private school teacher) and I explored many local schools, but none stood out for us nor shared the values we wanted. Two minutes into our tour of Alder Bridge changed everything. The beauty of the grounds, the classrooms, the sense of community. 

We now have all three of our children enrolled and it has to date been the best decision we could ever make. The curriculum allows for every child to develop at their pace. As Rudolf Steiner puts it himself, ‘Education is not a race but a journey’. Education should not be measured by IQ alone. Our World is changing and we have a care of duty that our children are nurtured in a way that they appreciate their environment, that they are empathetic, confident, curious and free-thinking individuals.”

Tobias Lilley

Senior Technologist,


“My children look forward to going to school every day, feeling excited to learn together with their friends. The unhurried approach allows them to truly understand and absorb each topic from many angles before moving onto something else.

Working as a Technologist, I deal with a constant churn of new technologies, but the skill that remains most important even in this industry is problem-solving. At Alder Bridge, the children have the unique opportunity to understand how they learn personally, so they can then build their confidence and intelligence by solving problems in a gentle and friendly environment. 

The children love spending time outside every day, rain or shine, and use a lot of this time developing their emotional intelligence. I’m really enjoying watching them grow into kind, loving and intelligent individuals.”