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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

Thanks to everyone who contributed to our Annual Giving Campaign!

We reached our goal of $50,000!!

Thank you to our generous parents, alumni, faculty, staff, friends and families, and business partners who all helped make this a successful campaign. 

These funds provide tuition support, classroom supplies, transportation, trips, faculty development and salaries, as well as for the care of our buildings and beautiful 30 acre campus.

You can keep the legacy of philanthropy here at the Whidbey Island Waldorf School strong and make a gift any time of year.

~ Thanks for all you do ~

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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 – 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...

Rosebud Parent and Child

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

Walk Through the Grades
Monday, January 23
10:30am - 12noon
Adults welcome!
RSVP 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


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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