At Whistler Waldorf School, we provide an extensive education for curious, engaged and creative students who hope to be a positive force in their global community.

  • WWS is one of approximately 30 Waldorf Schools in Canada.
  • One of only three that specialize in Waldorf High School education
  • Our school provides an academic and specialized education for pre-k to Grade 12
  • We offer a depth of educational experiences including student exchanges, outdoor education and arts & music supported programming.
  • An established independent school in Whistler for over 20 years

Is WWS right for your child/youth?

There are various reasons families and students choose WWS for their schooling needs and quickly realize that there is no place else they would rather be.

On the outset many prospective families and students will notice the balanced, multi-disciplinary curriculum and supportive school environment.

However much of the difference is in how students, staff and parents feel when they are at school everyday – feeling welcomed and appreciated. It is a special atmosphere filled with deep respect and engaged members.

3-Step Easy Admissions Process

  • Tour The School

    Come see for yourself!

    Come visit our school so that you can experience first-hand the Waldorf approach to education in action and ask any questions about what you need to know most.

    Schedule a personalized tour with our Admissions Manager or by phone at 604-932-1885.

  • Submit Application for a Meeting

    Meet with the Teacher & Staff

    For all admissions requests, a completed application form & $100 non-refundable application fee is kindly requested for each applying child/youth. For Grade/High School students we also require copies of two most recent school reports. 

  • Visit The Class

    See what goes on in a day!

    Applying students in grades 3-12 participate in a 2-3-day class visit. Visits are only conducted after a completed application has been submitted, and an interview has been completed. These visits enable prospective students to participate in classes and meet WWS faculty and students.

WWS’ thorough admissions process will ensure a good fit for prospective students and their families. This includes a fair and inclusive process, as well as an acknowledgement of our non-profit, independent school environment and specialized curriculum programming.

The goal of our admissions process is to enable future students and families to make an informed decision, so students have the best possible opportunity to succeed at WWS.

  • Apply Now!

    Submit an application at any point during the year – we accept admissions on a rolling basis.

  • Enrollment Process

    Enrollment is based both on space and support availability  – WWS reviews student and family requirements and expectations based on personal one-on-one interviews, teacher recommendations, school visits, previous school reports and evaluations, etc.

  • Wait pool

    Prospective students can be placed in a wait pool temporarily if  no space is available.

“The end goal of the admissions process is to allow future students and families to make as an informed decision as possible, so they have the best possible opportunity to succeed and thrive at WWS.”

Notification of Enrollment Availability

An enrollment offer is communicated to parents in writing within a week following completion of the admissions process.

Enrollment decisions are determined by an Enrollment Team including the Director of Education, Faculty Chair, and specified teacher and support faculty, following a thorough, fair and inclusive process using WWS’ Admissions Policy.

Applicants are able to raise concerns by filing a formal written complaint as per the school’s Communication and Grievance Procedure to the Board of Trustees.

Please note: At the time of enrollment we will require an immunization record (or a signed form saying you have chosen not to immunize; signed proof of residency and a copy of the child’s birth certificate. For playschool we also require a photo of the child for emergency records.

Wait Pool Guidelines

After completing the admissions process, any child who has been granted enrollment after the class has reached maximum capacity will be placed in a waiting pool. The child’s name will remain in the waiting pool until he or she is enrolled, or the child’s removal from the list following refusal of an opening offered. Generally, the school utilizes the following criteria to determine the wait pool ranking:

First Priority: Students already enrolled in WWS are offered the opportunity to re-enrol and have first priority for the subsequent year. Re-enrollment agreements, tuition deposits, and an initial payment are typically due mid-March.

Second Priority: Siblings of currently enrolled students and faculty members wishing to newly enroll their child.

Third Priority: Students who have attended other Waldorf Schools or who have been enrolled in our Parent and Tot program for at least one term.

Financial Aid Programs

Making a Waldorf education a reality

We know that the education of your children is one of your top priorities and, even with the greatest commitment, families may find it challenging to finance a Waldorf education.

Choosing independent education for your child and family is a decision that requires much consideration, on both philosophical and financial levels. As an non-profit, independent school, we endeavor to keep our fees as low as possible.

We also  actively engage in providing assistance to those who may need financial support in order to attend our school. Every year WWS will award approximately $300,000 to around 35% of our students. This level of support is extraordinary and exceeds many Waldorf schools of our size.

Our Tuition Adjustment Opportunities are a key feature of the culture and overall success of our school community who highly values Waldorf education.

Tuition Adjustment

Approximately 20% of the WWS annual operating budget is devoted to financial aid and 36% of our students from Kindergarten – Grade 12 receive tuition adjustment on average/year. Financial aid decisions in no way impact student admissions decisions.

New Student Scholarships

The New Student Scholarship Program for selected newly enrolling students entitles recipients to $5000 annually or approx. 50% tuition support for three subsequent years. Siblings are also eligible for the Tuition Adjustment Program.

Sibling Discounts

For students in K-12 who share at least one parent in common, the oldest sibling will owe the 1st Student Tuition Rate at that student’s grade level. Then subsequent siblings (in birth order) will receive a 25% sibling discount and owe the 2nd Student Tuition Rate, etc.

Childcare Fee Reduction Programs

Playschool students (5 and under) may not eligible for sibling discounts or considered in calculations of sibling discounts, but may be eligible for Early Years financial discounts of up to $350 per month. 

Flexible Payment Options

We also offer a variety of payment options for families where you can choose a monthly payment program to spread out payments with no interest added. You can also choose to pay in full for the year using your credit card.

How To Apply?

You can conveniently apply online through our parent portal, BigSIS.  Upload your contact details once and you’re done. You will create an account in BigSIS so the application is online rather than over email.

Why we need a few necessary details… WWS adheres to strong school and online privacy policies and collects personal details in the strictest of confidence.  The information provided is used to determine the best fit and experience for your family at WWS.  A few question examples:

  • Why you would choose a Waldorf education for your child(ren)?
  • Your child’s prior experience in school?
  • Information pertaining to your child’s mental and physical well-being, etc.

Once you’ve completed your online application through BigSIS, you can pay the $100 application fee through PayPal using the button above.

The $100 application fee* (per child or youth)  includes:

  • Processing of all registration/school documents
  • 1 hour private interview (with teacher/chair)
  • A 2-3 day school visit  (applicable for Grade/High School students).

The immersive admissions process allows for both the families and the school to answer specific questions and provide focused time for the students at the school.

Please note that this fee is non-refundable.

For students applying for grade or high school (Grade 1-12), please forward:

  • Recent school reports (at least 2 reports)
  • Copies of an IEP or professional assessment reports (if applicable)
  • Recommendations or character reflections from caregivers or teachers

Email to, or they can be dropped off at Reception or mailed to: Whistler Waldorf School – P.O. Box 1501, 7324 Kirkpatrick Way, Whistler, BC V0N 1B0.

For International Applications ONLY: Along with their online application, please submit a letter of support from parents/guardians, a teacher reference letter and a copy of TOEFL test (or equivalent). No class visit is required.

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