A Curriculum Designed to Meet Each Stage of Adolescence
A Waldorf high school student is encouraged to embrace the discipline that each subject in the rich curriculum demands and appreciate the insights and broader perspective of an interdisciplinary approach.
Grade 8: students are experiencing an increased awareness of the world around them, and of themselves as they transition from grade school to high school.
Grade 9: students feel a strong connection to the present and want to be part of the modern world but do not yet have a true understanding of it . . . they are seeking the “what” things are all about. Students are observing and discovering the world.
Grade 10: students are interested in the process, in the development of the world…they want to know “how” the world is connected. Students are drawn to motion, to comparing new and old developments.
Grade 11: students question the development of the world, civilizations and customs…they ask the “why” and analyze reasons for progress in science, events, and cultures.
Grade 12: students begin to both analyze and synthesize thoughts – they ask “who” is behind this doctrine, “who” was the real catalyst for change.
By fully engaging, challenging, and inspiring students in their high school experience, the Waldorf high school curriculum aims to provide excellence in academics as well as a platform for students to fully develop their sense of self with a clear purpose for the future.
Graduation and Certification
Upon successful completion of the Whistler Waldorf High School program, students will be awarded a Waldorf High School Certificate and Dogwood Diploma (BC School Completion Certificate and entry requirement for post-secondary institutions and employers).
Learn More about Our Curriculum
Geography (1.69M PDF)
History and Outdoor Education (1.29M PDF)
Life Sciences and Environmental Studies (1.12M PDF)
Literature and Drama (1.24M PDF)
Math and Science (1.22M PDF)
Physical & Outdoor Education (1.34M PDF)
Sources: 1. Waldorf Education – a Family Guide, Michaelmas Press; 2. whywaldorfworks.org