Meshewa is the name of the Cincinnati Waldorf School’s early childhood satellite campus in Indian Hill. Minutes from the surrounding neighborhoods of Madeira, Kenwood, Terrace Park and Mariemont, the Meshewa campus is also easily accessed from the I-71 Montgomery Road exit. Meshewa serves as the home of our nature-based Parent & Child programs for toddlers and preschoolers, as well as our Woodland Preschool class for 3-4 year olds.
Meshewa itself is a former private estate consisting of historic facilities, gardens, meadows, creeks and acres of woodlands. With its beautiful tree-lined drive, the setting is quiet and peaceful – a unique pleasure in the busy heart of Cincinnati.
The facility has been renovated to support our expanding early childhood program and is specifically designed to meet the unique needs of young children and families. As is typical in a Waldorf preschool, the classrooms are inviting, beautiful and full of hand-crafted, developmentally appropriate toys and tools. The outdoor space is enhanced with play equipment constructed from natural materials, vegetable and flower gardens, and trails along the woodland border and bubbling streams.
With open meadows and acres of private woodlands, our Meshewa campus also provides space for preschool and grade school students who visit from our Main Campus in Mariemont. Field trips, curriculum-based activities, community gatherings, regional Waldorf events, fund raising events, workshops and cooking classes also take place at this Indian Hill campus.
Meshewa is adjacent to and supported by Turner Farm, a 150-acre farm specializing in the use of draft horses, community supported agriculture and organic farming. Turner Farm provides support for our programming with horse-drawn wagon rides, pumpkin patch visits, farm activities for our summer camp programs and curriculum-based activities supporting our grade school.