International Student Program

Why Waldorf

Whistler Waldorf School welcomes students from around the world. Our International Student Program offers the opportunity to increase fluency in English, gain a strong academic background and develop an understanding of Canadian culture.

  • Our curriculum is diverse and challenging.
  • Our faculty is generous and helpful.
  • Our small community is welcoming, homelike, and supportive.

*For Canadian out of province students not residing with a parent or guardian in British Columbia, international fees apply.

Requirements

Students in Grades 9, 10, 11 and 12** are eligible to apply to our International Student Program. Students must enroll for a minimum of one semester. If you are not coming from a Waldorf School, we request that you research the Waldorf Curriculum. Our teaching methods are different than other public or independent schools. It is important that you understand this difference before you apply.

English

A basic understanding of English is required in order to participate in classes.

Recommended Scores
GradeTOEFLIELTS
9605.5
10706
11806.5
12**806.5

**Students who have attended Grade 10 and 11 at WWS are eligible to attend Grade 12.

ELL tutoring will be required for students with lower than recommended scores. At the request of WWS faculty, students who are struggling in their class will be required to participate in tutoring. Tutoring is to be arranged privately, and is estimated at a cost of $35/hr. Tutoring is designed to help support students with English and integrate them into the school and community as quickly as possible. Tutoring fees are in addition to boarding and tuition fees.

International Student / BC Non-Resident Student Application Procedure:

International Student Program Application Package

  • A completed application form
  • Copies of two most recent school reports per applying student
  • Copy of child’s birth certificate
  • A signed legal residency form
  • A $250 application fee per student
  • A letter of support from parents or guardians
  • A letter of reference from a teacher
  • Copy of TOEFL test (or equivalent) if applicable

Reflections from International Students

“I came to Whistler Waldorf to meet new people and visit new places. I met some of the most amazing, inspiring people and went to some of the most beautiful places. Whistler expanded my view of the world and of myself and my capabilities. I discovered new foods, new names for things I already had, and new ways of looking at life. I know that this will forever be my second home and that the people will be my second family. My understanding of the world has been expanded so much and this was just a tiny glimpse of what is out there. This really has been the time of my life and this opportunity has helped me grow as a person more than I thought possible. I have so much gratitude to those who made it happen and to Whistler for having me.”

Amy GilbertHavelock North, New Zealand