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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 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, please see our Nursery and Kindergarten information, under Education Programs in the headers above.
Thank you!

"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

View the short film below to learn more about 
Waldorf Early Childhood education.

A beautiful, wise and heart felt video produced, recorded and edited by a WIWS parent, featuring beloved WIWS Early Childhood and Sunflower KG teacher Dyanne Harshman. 

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View our Student Gallery for videos of student performances!

View our Gallery Page for videos, interviews, and articles of interest about Waldorf Education!    

"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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Whidbey Island Waldorf School
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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 karina@wiws.org
Enrollment and Outreach
Director to book a day and time.

Another reason to love Whidbey Island!
South Whidbey has fiber optics.
Welcome to quick internet on the island!

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Summer Fun!

Summer Program

Our Rosebud program creates a warm, nurturing, supportive environment for children (birth to three) and their parents or caregiver.
Children are invited to join in free and imaginative play, circle time for songs, verses and movement followed by a wholesome snack.

Our Summer 2017 Program runs four Wednesdays
From 9am - 11am.
Wednesday, July 26 - Wednesday August 16
Tuition is $90.

To enroll, please email Vanessa Kohlhaas

Summer Camp for littles
ages 3-7
With Early Childhood Teacher Cordula Hetland at her home
hetland_cordula@hotmail.com for more information


Seventh Grade Class Teacher in Northwest Island Setting
The Whidbey Island Waldorf School is seeking a seventh grade class teacher to join our faculty for the 2017-2018 school year, beginning August 2017. Candidates must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and have completed their Waldorf teacher training: our ideal candidate is committed to collegial work, self-development, parent work, and excellence in teaching. We seek a warm, inspiring and energetic candidate who can carry the class for the remainder of their eight-year journey. The rising seventh grade class is an academically strong, creative and cohesive group of students.

For more information, please see our EMPLOYMENT page

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

Address & Calendar

All Postal Mail:
(Please do not send mail to the WIWS street address, it will be returned to you. Please send all mail to our P.O. Box address here. Thank you!)
Whidbey Island
Waldorf School
P.O. Box 469
Clinton, WA

At Chinook:
Whidbey Island
Waldorf School
6335 Old Pietila Road
Clinton, WA

2017-18 School Year Calendar

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