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Our highest endeavor must be to develop free human beings who are able out of their own initiative to impart purpose and direction to their lives.
Rudolf Steiner, founder of Waldorf Education

Annual Giving Campaign
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Now Through Thanksgiving!

Every year, our generous community engages in fundraising to keep tuition affordable for all families. About 15% of our annual budget comes from tax-deductible contributions , which allows for people to contribute at their own level, and to receive a tax deduction for their gift.

Our generous parents, alumni, faculty, staff, friends and families, and business partners provide funds for tuition support, classroom supplies, transportation, trips, faculty development and salaries, as well as for the care of our buildings and beautiful 30 acre campus.

Please help us maintain and grow the strong legacy of philanthropy here at the Whidbey Island Waldorf School and make a gift for our students today.

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"I rejoice that my children are met each day by our outstanding and dedicated faculty, by the juicy curriculum, and by the spirit of this education which, at its heart, has true respect for the soul of the child I am so grateful to have found this fertile soil for their eager, budding selves."
Sarah Walston – WIWS Parent –

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Outdoor Education At Its Finest

Outdoor Forest Kindergarten at WIWS!
Reverence for nature and honoring of her seasons and cycles are part and parcel of a Waldorf education. In keeping with this spirit of reverence and in accordance with our strong support of play-based Early Childhood education, our Kindergarten students enjoy significant time out-of-doors.
Our young students in the Sunflower Kindergarten begin their days inside with an art or craft, and then go outside for walks and play on the beautiful 100-acre forest preserve upon which our beautiful campus is situated.
Students in the Golden Forest Kindergarten spend all their time outside on the land, playing, singing, moving, walking and at least one day a week, roasting potatoes!
To read more about Forest/Outdoor Kindergartens, click

The Assocation of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA) is pleased to announce a new education blog: "Essentials In Education."

Here's an excerpt from the first post: Outdoor Education - Beyond Environmentalism. 

"Unstructured play outdoors brings challenges and experiences so beneficial that they cannot be replaced by any other activity. Whether for play, observation, appreciation, scientific exploration or purposeful activity-time outdoors is absolutely essential to learning and child development."

You can read the entire post on the new blog site here.

"Balance is a key word in our education. A child is not some cerebral machine stuck behind a desk to be stuffed with facts and information. A child is an awakening intellect, a burgeoning emotive being, and a being of the will--the will to live, discover and grow. Any education worthy of the name must address itself to all three of these faculties in the name of wholeness and health."
Bill Bryant – Waldorf Education: The Art of Awakening the Child –

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Tours every Thursday at 11:30 am during the school year. Please call the office ahead of time to let us know you're coming.

Tours available at other times too, please call the office or email Enrollment and Outreach director karina@wiws.org to book a day and time.

Up Next...

Children's Holiday Fair

Welcome to our Annual Holiday Fair!

Saturday, December 3rd, from 10am - 3pm.
Come along for a day of craftmaking, music, good food, friends and so much more.
A great holiday day of fun for the whole family!
Free Admission, ALL are WELCOME!!!

Bringing Baby Home

A weekend Retreat for expecting couples 

December 10-11, 9am - 4pm 
$200/couple (with a catered lunch available for an additional fee at the workshop) 
Bringing Baby Home was developed by Drs. John and Julie Gottman out of their research on couples and parenting. This weekend retreat will be led by Waldorf Early Childhood Teacher Vanessa Kohlhaas. 
 To register, please email karina@wiws.org

Rosebud Parent and Child Program
Our Winter 2017 session runs five Saturdays.
Saturday, January 14 - Saturday February 11
9am - 11am
Tuition is $125
To enroll, please email karina@wiws.org

Simplicity Parenting Group

Introduction Evening
, February 2, 2017
6:30pm - 8:30pm
by donation
Simplicity Parenting Course
Four Thursdays from 6:00pm - 9:00pm
February 16, March 2, March 16, March 30
$150/person or $200/couple

To register, email karina@wiws.org


Whidbey Island Waldorf School is seeking a Finance Manager, starting immediately.

Substitute teachers for Early Childhood and Grades are welcome to apply.

Please see our Employment page for more details, thank you!


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