Whistler Waldorf School adheres to established policies and procedures for student recruitment and enrollment. Admission into WWS includes a fair and inclusive process that acknowledges WWS’ non-profit, independent school environment and specialized Waldorf curriculum. The goal of the admissions process is to assist prospective students and families in making informed decisions, so students have the best possible opportunity to succeed.
Birthdate & Class Placement:
A child who will be five years old on or before December 31 is able to enter kindergarten for that school year. This date is commensurate with the cut-off date for entry in most schools across Canada. There are a variety of factors that are considered when a student enrolls. Determinations will be based on the criteria outlined in our Combined Class and Birthdate Admissions Policy with final approval from the Head of School.
Diversity & Equity in Waldorf Schools:
British Columbia Waldorf Schools have, since their inception, espoused principles of respect for human rights and the diversity of humankind. Today, all British Columbia Waldorf schools continue to define diversity as a range of racial identifications, ancestries, nationalities, native languages, socioeconomic backgrounds, family structures, ages, belief systems, gender and sexual identities, abilities, appearances, occupations, and political affiliations.
See also: Special Education FAQ
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