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

Early Years Centre Open House on Oct. 23

Please join us at for a Community Information Session about our new Spring Creek Early Years Centre opening in November 2019.

Date: Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Time: 6:30-7:30 pm
Location: Whistler Waldorf School – 7324 Kirkpatrick Drive

 

Our Early Years Program is offered for children 30 month-school age, 2-5 days a week throughout the year.

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!

The info session will include tea and snacks with a short presentation on our program highlights including:

  • Developmentally appropriate curriculum & focus on experiential learning
  • Thoughtfully designed learning environments
  • Strong sense of community & parent engagement
  • Focus on fostering of a love of nature and active care for the environment

We will also share practical details including:

  • Projected open dates & annual calendar
  • Admissions process & wait pool policy details
  • Tuition and Fee Schedule

There will also be an opportunity to ask questions and mingle with staff.

For more information please email our Admissions Manager or call 604.932.1885.

WWS Celebrates Waldorf 100

Celebrating 100 years of Waldorf Education

This year on September 19 – Waldorf education will be celebrated as officially 100 years old. Waldorf 100 was created to promote the 100 year celebrations and WWS is excited to participate, extending a warm invitation to you and your family to join us in several Waldorf 100 events at WWS over the course of this school year. As Waldorf strives to develop students’ intellectual, artistic, and practical skills in an integrated and holistic manner,  we look forward to celebrating each of these aspects at the events!

October 2019 

Bees to Trees Launch | Annual Festival of Courage  (Michaelmas)

Date:   October 4, 2019 

Time:  10:45-1:00 pm 

Waldorf schools around the world are aiming to have students of all ages participate intensively in the health of bees, from the lower to the upper grades, from harvesting honey to pursuing complex research projects. 

Join us at our Annual Festival of Courage where we will launch our Bees & Trees initiative by making pollinator seed cards and building a native pollinator hotel. 

January 2020

WWS Coffeehouse  

Date:    January 30, 2020 (Thursday) 

Time:   6-8pm  

The importance of art in our children’s education is undeniable. Join us for a social gathering showcasing the musical, spoken word, comedic, and kinesthetic talents of our community members including parents, students and faculty. 

Further details to come including how to sign up to perform! 

March 2020

Concepts out of Insight: Student Led Conferences 

High School Date: Wednesday, March 11

Times:  Session 1: 2-3pm & Session 2: 5-6pm 

Lower School Date & TimesVarious dates/times. Details TBD. 

Rudolf Steiner often told his students that they should not take his word for anything; he exhorted them to do their own research, find their own connections, and come to their own understanding. In a Waldorf school, we ask the same of our students. 

The world does not need adults who simply accept the conclusions of others. The world needs adults who have the imagination and the clarity of thought to conceive of creative solutions to problems that don’t yet exist. What could be more exciting and satisfying than leading your children to be those adults? 

Join us at this year’s student led conferences to celebrate our student’s research, connections and understanding.

Early Years Centre expansion to Spring Creek

The Whistler Waldorf School Society  is excited to announce the expansion of its Early Years programming to a new facility south of Whistler in Spring Creek! 

What:

16 new licensed group childcare spaces for children 30 months – school age 

Where:

Spring  Creek  Sea-to-Sky Services Building @ 1519 Spring Creek Drive

When:

Projected open date is late autumn 2019.

Details:

 

Days 2, 3, 4 & 5 day options may be available Monday-Friday (2 day minimum ongoing registration required.)

Times – 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Tuition & Fee Schedule Per day rate starts from $80; monthly rate is equal to min. 2 day/week total cost for approx. $600/month.

WWS offers lump sum or monthly payment options and has been accepted into B.C.’s Child Care Fee Reduction Initiative (CCFRI), as part of the 2019/20 Child Care Operating Funding Program, which may provide a reduction of up to $350 per month per child. 

 

Daily Schedule – Similar to our currently offered Waldorf playschool program, this program will reflect Waldorf  educational  principle and offer children abundant opportunity for free play and exploration of the world around them balanced by a healthy rhythm of group activities including singing, movement, stories, artistic and practical work.

Registration:

Whistler Waldorf School accepts applications on a rolling basis. Read more about our application process here. Contact our Admissions Manager to learn more about our rate structure and making a Waldorf education possible for your family. 

Please note: We encourage you to apply at any point during the year and will be happy to consider your application. Registration is based on space availability and the school’s ability to meet the needs of your child. Our goal in the admissions process is to ensure there is a good fit for children and their families, in support of Whistler Waldorf’s Mission, Vision and Values.

 

We  wish to thank the Province of British Columbia, the Whistler Blackcomb Foundation, the Resort Municipality of Whistler, Community Foundation of Whistler and the many donors who gave generously at our June Fundraising Gala in support of this important initiative.

New childcare spaces announced for Whistler

The Whistler Waldorf School would like to express a heartfelt thank you to the Province of BC, Resort Municipality of Whistler, the Whistler Blackcomb Foundation and the Community Foundation of Whistler for helping fund the creation of 16 new Whistler Waldorf Group Childcare spaces for children 30 months to school age.

Learn more about the new Early Years Program at Spring Creek and how to enroll your child.

 

Also, a few class spaces still remain in the elementary and high school for school age students for the 2019/20 school year.

We still have spaces for K, Gr. 1-3

We are currently accepting applications for the 2019-20 school year for KindergartenGrade 1-4, 8 and High School Grade 11 & 12

“I invite you to learn more about our unique educational approach. With small class sizes and an emphasis on strong student/teacher relationships, Whistler Waldorf fosters the development of creative thinking, self-confidence and an enthusiasm for academic learning.” 

Ms. Rubeena Sandhu – Director of Education

Offering an extensive tuition adjustment for qualified families. Learn more here.

Email Admissions to book a personal tour or find out more about our admissions process.