Kilkenny Steiner school and Ballyhall Kindergarten are situated in beautiful mature grounds in the heart of rural Kilkenny.


For over 25 years, the Steiner School in Camphill Community Ballytobin near Callan, although working primarily with special needs children, welcomed children of all abilities at primary level. This experiment of inclusion was very successful and of great benefit to both groups of children.

The establishment of the nearby Ballyhall Steiner Kindergarten in 1995 increased interest and added to the numbers attending the school. The beautiful rural setting surrounded by woods and garden, farm and orchard, together with the rich cultural life of the community also contributed to interest in the school.

Gradually, a committed group of past, present and future parents decided to establish an independent school in the area. Our vision of the school is constantly evolving, but our intention is to offer an alternative and holistic form of education to children in the South East