Sunbridge Institute

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Sunbridge Institute (formerly Sunbridge College), is an adult learning center located in Chestnut Ridge, New York. The institute specializes in teacher training for Waldorf education,[1] inspired by anthroposophy. It is a recognized affiliate of the Association of Waldorf Schools of North American (AWSNA).

Offerings include:

  • Waldorf Early Childhood Teacher Education (13-week, low-residency part-time program over the course of 25 months)
  • Waldorf Elementary Teacher Education (15-week, low-residency part-time program over the course of 33 months)
  • Summer Series weekong courses and weekend workshops on Waldorf Education and non-profit leadership


Sunbridge College was founded in 1967 as The Waldorf Institute in Detroit, Michigan.[2] In 1986 The Waldorf Institute moved to Chestnut Ridge; it was chartered and accredited by the State of New York under the name Sunbridge College in 1991. In 2010, Sunbridge ceased offering master's degrees and became licensed as Sunbridge Institute.


Sunbridge Institute is located in suburban New York State, about 40 minutes from New York City. It is housed on the campus of the Threefold Educational Foundation, sharing a community with many other organizations including Green Meadow Waldorf School, Eurythmy Spring Valley, and the Pfeiffer Center for biodynamic agriculture also working out of the philosophies and teachings of Rudolf Steiner.


  1. ^ NYSED Directory
  2. ^ Goldman, Caren. "Alternative teaching", East West April 1991: 68(3).

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