STUDY IN WHISTLER

Your opportunity awaits…

Whistler Waldorf School welcomes students from around the world and across Canada to come study abroad or inter-provincially (for a year or two) in beautiful Whistler, British Columbia.

Our International & Visiting Student Program offers the opportunity to increase fluency in English, gain a strong academic background and experience Canadian culture.

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

Whistler Waldorf School

New to WWS?

Students currently registered in Grades 9, 10, 11 and 12 (or minimum of 14 years of age) are eligible to apply to our International/Visiting 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.

Returning to WWS?

Visiting students who have already attended Grade 10 and/or 11 at WWS are eligible to re-enroll for Grade 12.

Attend a Virtual Tour

We regularly hold online zoom meetings and virtual tours for interested applicants.

Or you can schedule a personal online meeting or designated phone call for any questions you may have. General office hours are 9-5pm Monday-Friday (except during school holidays) and our phone number is 604-932-1885.

Introductory meetings discuss student requirements, a brief overview of Waldorf education and specifics about travelling to BC (including student visas, International documents and more.)

English as a second language?

For your student’s success, a basic understanding of English is required in order to participate. ELL tutoring may be required for students with lower than recommended scores or those struggling with language barriers in their class.

Tutoring is to be arranged privately, and is estimated at a cost of $35/Cdn dollars* per hour. Tutoring is designed to help support students with English and integrate them into the school and community as quickly as possible.

*Please note: Tutoring fees are in addition to boarding and tuition fees.

Recommended Scores
GradeTOEFLIELTS
9605.5
10706
11806.5
12806.5

International & Visiting Student Applications

FOR APPLICANTS OUTSIDE OF BC:

  1. Complete an application form online (through our BigSIS administration portal)
  2. Copies of two recent school reports (per applying student)
  3. Copy of child’s birth certificate
  4. A signed legal residency form
  5. A $250* non-refundable application fee (through PayPal) to help with notarized documents

LETTERS OF REFERENCE TO ACCOMPANY APPLICATION:

  • Parents or guardians – letter of support
  • Teacher – letter of reference

WE MAY REQUIRE:

  • Copy of TOEFL test (Test of English as a Foreign Language or equivalent) if required.

*Rates are from 2023 and quoted in Canadian dollars. 

How we use your information…

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 such as:

  • 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.

“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.”