Inspiring a Genuine Love of Learning
Whistler Waldorf School is a non-profit fully accredited independent school with the B.C. Ministry of Education and is an Associate Member of the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America.
The school was launched in 2000, through the efforts of three founding families, and has grown exponentially thanks to the support and demand from the communities of Whistler and Pemberton for another choice in education in our region.
At the Whistler Waldorf School, students learn from an early age to engage in their own learning process. The imaginative play and grace of the early years evolves into an experience of meeting the beauty and complexity of the world with sensitivity and hope. This foundation leads to a rich academic experience that supports young men and women in realizing their full potential as students, as people, as members of the human community.
Our School’s Roadmap
3 families start a grassroots home school group with a Waldorf approach to learning
Alta Lake school opens its doors to 10 students
WWS joins the Assn. of Waldorf Schools of North America & officially changes name to Whistler Waldorf
School grows to 80 students in pre-k through Grade 8
WWS graduates its first Grade 12 class
Addition of Spring Creek Early Years Centre - a Satellite Pre-K Program
WWS serves over 215 students from Pre-K to Gr. 12
Preparation for Life
Offering Students More
- A non-secular, non-denominational, not-for-profit, Ministry of Ed. certified independent school
- Approximately 200 students from Playschool – Gr. 12
- An established independent school in Whistler for over 20 years
- An age-appropriate and academically rich curriculum
- One of three Waldorf High Schools in Canada
- Opportunities such as International Exchange, International Student, and International Service Learning programs for students
Success for Life
95% of WWS graduates attain provincial honours and go on to post-secondary including universities such as UBC, U.Vic., McGill, Berklee College of Music and many more.
By engaging in a broad based and rich muti-disciplinary curriculum including the humanities, math, science, arts, music, languages and practical arts.
By appreciating others in a nurtured and supported environment where teacher-student roles are well defined and based on trust, respect and collaboration.
By appreciating their school community and the wider field of the world they live in, while they work to develop themselves as engaged citizens of the future.
By appreciating their natural environment around them and being immersed in outdoor education activities daily, becoming future stewards of the planet.
By appreciating a thorough and robust curriculum which teaches students how to apply ‘real-world’ skills and solutions, bolstering academic resilience for their post-secondary education.