Artwork by WIWS student Chanse Cheyne

"Waldof education addresses the child as no other education does. Learning, whether in chemistry, mathematics, history or geography, is imbued with life and so with joy, which is the only basis for later study. The textures and colors of nature, the accomplishments and struggles of humankind fill the Waldorf students' imaginations and the pages of their beautiful [main lesson] books. Education grows into a union with life that serves them for decades.

By the time they reach us at the college and university level, these students are grounded broadly and deeply and have a remarkable enthusiasm for learning. Such students possess the eye of the discoverer, and the compassionate heart of the reformer, which, when joined to a task, can change the world."

~Arthur Zajonc, PhD, Associate Professor of Physics, Amherst  College

Artwork by WIWS student Jessie Smith

Resource Gallery

Waldorf Education Foster Multiple Intelligences

Enjoy this Spring Garden Waldorf School blog exploration of how our Waldorf curriculum and classroom pedagogy nurtures and develops the whole human through its multiplicity of inroads to the learning process.

Whidbey Life magazine online!
Special thanks to writer Kate Poss and Whidbey Life Magazine online for the beautiful articles below.
The first one here is a review of our much beloved annual Potlatch.

The second article is about Mayfaire and Waldorf education at our school, "Celebrate Spring with Mayfaire Festival".

WIWS 6th Grade Archers Featured in Article

The October/November 2013 issue of Primitive Archer, Volume 1, Issue 5 ran an article (pp 32-34) on Karol White's 6th grade class (2013-2013). The article covers the making of their own bows in preparation for the spring Puget Sound area Waldorf schools' annual Medieval Games

CNN Report on Waldorf Education

View this interesting report on Waldorf Education as found on the Cape Anne Waldorf School's blog.

Johanna Steegmans on the Nine-Year Change

Enjoy this lecture delivered here at Whidbey Island Waldorf School regarding that all-important stage of child development, the 9-Year Change!

An Education for Peace

Enjoy this interview with former WIWS Enrollment Director, Sheila Weidendorf, about the history, scope and efficacy of Waldorf education.

WIWS Through a Student's Eyes

Now alumnus--then student--Elijah Lindstrom created this extraordinary video about WIWS and Waldorf education for his 8th Grade Independent Project!

WIWS Rainbow Circus in the News!

Our inaugural year of the Rainbow Circus made new in the local South Whidbey Record!

Play-Based Education in the News

Read this important article "The Death of Pre-School," from the Scientific American journal on the importance of play in Early Childhood.

Waldorf Pedagogy in the News

Read this New York Times article about the Waldorf use of immediate materials--not electronic technology--in the class room:  "A Silicon Valley School That Doesn't Compute."

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