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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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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.
Call the office at 360-341-5686

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Summer at Chinook Camp!

Monday, June 12 - Friday, June 16
Monday, June 19 - Friday, June 23
9am - 3pm

Nature focused, Field Games, Traditional Crafts, Storytelling
Woven together into a unique forest adventure camp
Grades 1-5 and Grades 6-8

Cost is $250 for one week/$450 for two weeks
Siblings 10% discount

EARLY BIRD! 10% discount
Enroll by Friday, May 5!

Registration ends on Friday, May 26

register with karina@wiws.org
or call 360-341-5686


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


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