Whistler Waldorf’s featured news and events for school updates, event details and information on what’s new at WWS.

Kindergarten enrolment extended to June 1

2020/2021 enrolment extended to June 1

Booking online tours and meetings now!

We are extending enrolment registration for Kindergarten and all grades to June 1, 2020.

Even though the school is currently suspended indefinitely, we can still host you and your family through a Zoom meeting or by Skype online Monday-Friday 9-5pm. We are here to answer any questions you may have for next year.

Questions about enrolment starting in September this year… email Admissions now for more details.

We are also offering a Scholarship for new students for the 2020/2021 school year, and Kindergarten students qualify.

Kindergarten is an important start for young children and Whistler Waldorf School offers more than you may know. Find out more!

Essential worker child care available at Spring Creek

EYC opens again for Sea to Sky Child care

UPDATE as of April 1: Closed until further notice due to a lack of demand. Contact admissions@whistlerwaldorf.com if you do require care. If we have enough interest, we will re-visit offering care to essential service workers.

In cooperation with Waldorf’s wonderful ECE teachers and assistants, we have decided to re-open the Early Years Centre in Spring Creek to serve the community-wide purpose of providing child care to essential service workers during the COVID-19 crisis.

Here are some details:

  • EYC will re-open Monday 30th March from 7:45am – 5pm
  • We provide service for up to 16 children a day, 30month – school age.
  • Little Cedars at the Spruce Grove School will remain closed for now.
  • You do not need to be currently enrolled in Waldorf to enroll in this community initiative.

If you are an essential worker who absolutely needs child care during this time, please email us as soon as possible.

If you have other options that would allow your children to stay home, we kindly request that you pursue every option first as there is limited spaces.

Please view more details and FAQs to determine whether you qualify as an essential worker and if this is what you require.

Announcing! New Student Scholarship Fund

Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020 – As the Whistler Waldorf School celebrates 100 years of Waldorf education and its 20th anniversary, we are excited to announce the WWS New Student Scholarship offered to selected students applying for the 2020/2021 school year.

Up to four scholarships will be awarded to newly enrolling students. Preference is given to incoming students in Kindergarten, Grade 1 and 2.

The scholarship provides $5,000 toward tuition and is renewable for two additional years provided the recipient continues to thrive at our school and demonstrate the qualities for which the scholarship is given.

Applications for the WWS New Student Scholarship will be accepted until April 30, 2020.

View more details about our accessible tuition and scholarship programs, as well as information on the Admissions process.

Email us to set up a tour of the school or meeting to discuss.

Kindergarten registration due March 31st

If you would like to book a personalized tour at the school view tour dates for January/February.

Any questions or to connect with the Admissions Manager, please email or call 604-932-1885.

Come Tour Whistler Waldorf School in 2020

Book a personalized school tour* and learn more about Whistler Waldorf School’s unique characteristics and educational programs for Playschool, Grade School and High School.

  • Small class sizes
  • Arts-based approach
  • Early French instruction (from Grade 1)
  • Non sectarian & Non Denominational
  • Outdoor Education specialization
  • Unique handwork & practical arts additions
  • Service work, community building & cultural exchanges.

Practical details about our Admissions Process & Financial Aid Program will also be addressed. The best way to make an informed decision is to see it in action yourself.

Tour Dates for January/February:

Tuesdays – January 28, February 4 and 11

Thursdays – January 30, February 6 and 13th

Book a tour today –  RSVP to Admissions or Call 604-932-1885. If you can not make any of the above dates, please connect and let us know when might work for you.

*Up to 3 families may attend 1 tour, but specific questions/programs can be addressed during the tour.

 

Art.Works! Coming Feb. 6th

The 2nd WWS celebration event for Waldorf 100…

In celebration of 100 years of Waldorf education this year, Whistler Waldorf is putting on a performance event called Art.Works! Join our students, faculty, and friends for an evening of artistic expression showcasing how creativity enhances academic learning and the sense of community at our school.

What: Student, faculty and parent lead live performances by open mic., poetry, and music.

When: Thurs. Feb. 6 from 5:00-7:30pm

Where: WWS @ Spruce Grove Fieldhouse

Full poster with details!

Early Years Centre Open House announced for March 11

Thinking ahead to spring & summer childcare needs?

Join us to learn more about the Whistler Waldorf School Early Years Program.

Our Early Years Program is offered for children 30 months-school age. Care is offered from 2-5 days/week in two locations – Spruce Grove & Spring Creek.

The info session will include tea and snacks with a short presentation on program details, rates, the admissions process & wait pool policy information. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions and mingle with staff. Please note that this is an adult oriented event.

Date & Time: Wed. March 11 from 6:30-7:30pm

Where: WWS’s Early Years Centre in the Sea to Sky Services Building at 1519 Spring Creek Drive

Whistler Waldorf features a caring, thoughtfully designed learning environment integrating arts, movement, music and storytelling into the curriculum daily. This allows children to learn the best way they know how – by doing!

Hope to welcome you on March 11th at our new centre!

Early Years Teacher required immediately

Early Years Teacher Posting – January 16, 2020

The Whistler Waldorf School is seeking an experienced Early Years Teacher to start immediately. Full time, part time positions and teachers on call are available.

The Early Years Teacher upholds a beautiful, warm environment where the children feel safe and nurtured, creating opportunities for children to experience the world around them through artistic activities, tasks of the household, oral storytelling, singing, movement, and organizing festivals following seasonal rhythms of nature.

In addition to the above, the perfect candidate will have:

• Training in Waldorf Early Childhood Education or a willingness to be trained as we offer free training for those who are interested in committing to becoming Waldorf ECE trained.
• An ability to foster professional relationships between teacher and parents as a mutual working together to support students’ best interest.
• A desire to work collaboratively with other Faculty and Administrative Staff colleagues.
• A commitment to self-development and a self-reflective practice to ensure personal development to meet the age of the children that are being taught.

Applicants must have or be eligible for a licence to practice ECE with B.C.’s Ministry of Children and Family Development and, ideally, also have a BC teaching Certificate with the teacher regulation branch.

Whistler Waldorf offers a:
• Full compensation package including medical and dental benefits, life and disability insurance and pension support.

• Competitive salary based on relevant education and years of relevant work experience.

• Professional development for ongoing teacher education experience.

• Partial tuition remission for those with children may attend the school.

Please submit your cover letter, resume and three reference letters to the Head of School 
Applications will be accepted until positions are filled.

Thank you for your interest! Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Posting timeframe: Jan. 16 – Jan 30, 2019

EYC Opens today! Thank you to the community!

Today the Whistler Waldorf School Early Years Centre in Spring Creek officially opened its doors! This opening marks the end of months of preparations and countless hours of work.  It also marks the beginning of more quality early childhood programming in our community.

We wish to once again gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia, the Whistler Blackcomb Foundation, the Resort Municipality of Whistler and the Community Foundation of Whistler. Many individual donors also supported this important initiative by giving generously at the Whistler Waldorf School fundraising gala held this past June. THANK YOU!

In addition, we’d like to acknowledge the ongoing support of MLA Jordon Sturdy, WCSS Director Jackie Dickinson and Roger Weetman of the RMOW. Their letters of support helped strengthen the Whistler Waldorf School’s provincial grant application allowing us the opportunity to operate the new childcare centre. Gratitude also goes out to the Sea to Sky Community Services Society for their patience and flexibility as the facility lease holder – we are excited to be sharing the building with other local not-for-profit organizations doing great work in our community including Zero Ceiling and Howe Sound Women’s Centre.

Through the generous efforts of all the above, the Whistler Waldorf School Early Years Centre is excited to open its doors and enthusiastically welcomes you to come and take a peek! 

For more information, explore the Early Years Centre and contact Admissions to book a personal tour.