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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

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Outdoor Education at Its Finest

Outdoor Forest Kindergarten

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, please see our Nursery and Kindergarten information, under Education Programs in the headers above.
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"Our highest endeavor must be to develop free human beings who are able of themselves to impart purpose and direction to their lives. The need for imagination, a sense of truth, and a feeling of responsibility - these three forces are the very nerve of education."
Rudolph Steiner

Celebrating 100 years of WALDORF education, around the world. Inspirational and educational - Prepare to be moved!


View the short WIWS film below to learn more about 
Waldorf Early Childhood education.
A beautiful, wise and heart felt video produced, recorded and edited by a current WIWS parent, featuring beloved WIWS Early Childhood and Sunflower KG teacher Dyanne Harshman. 

WIWS in Pictures - Potlatch on our Chinook Land

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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 – Parent –

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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 at 360-341-5686
or email enrollment@wiws.org
for the Enrollment and Outreach
Director Karina Bergen to book a day and time.

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Up Next...

Fall Events!

Coming up in October!

Calling all Qualified Substitute Teachers!
Substitute Teacher Training workshop
Monday, October 16
10am - 2:30pm
No cost for currently enrolled WIWS families
to register, email development@wiws.org

Walk Through the Grades
on Thursday, October 19
10:30am - 12noon
Join us as we visit three classrooms
and see Waldorf education in action.

RSVP enrollment@wiws.org


Art Explorations:An Afternoon Enrichment Program

At Whidbey Island Waldorf School

Explore new art forms and discover

more ways to be creative.

Learn to felt, paint, sew,

and create with wood and clay.

With WIWS teacher Cordula Hetland.

For: Grades 1-3

Where: Whidbey Island Waldorf School

6335 Old Pietila Rd, Clinton

Time: Monday-Wednesday 3:00-4:30 p.m.

Block II – October 30-December 13

Fee: $260 Block II

Sibling discount 10%

Register by Oct. 15 for Block II

To register or for more information,

call WIWS: 360-341-5686

or email enrollment@wiws.org

Rosebud Parent & Child program

Our Fall session runs five Thursdays

Thursday, October 5 - Thursday, November 2

9am - 11am

Tuition, $125

Questions, or to register,

email enrollment@wiws.org

WIWS Adult Education Series

Join us on the 2nd Thursday

of each month

from 6:30pm - 8:30pm

for support and inspiration

as we discuss issues at the heart of parenting.

1st workshop in a Simplicity Parenting Series:

Rhythm & Scheduling

Thursday, October 12

6:30pm - 8:30pm

No children except babes in arms, please.

Suggested donation $15 - $30

Questions, or to register, email


All evenings held at Whidbey Island Waldorf School

6335 Old Pietila Road, Clinton,