Why WIWS?



At Whidbey Island  Waldorf School, we meet the children where they are, challenging them intellectually, inspiring them creatively, and gently guiding them socially.






Walk Through the Grades!


2017-18 Walks Through the Grades
We will hold Walks in October, November, January, March and May. Please see Homepage for the upcoming Walk day and time.

October 19, 10:30am - 12noon
November TBA
January TBA
March TBA
MayFaire, Saturday May 5




Experience Waldorf education in action, through discussion and observation of our Grades and Middle  School classes-in-session. Discover our hands-on, whole-human, developmental approach to learning.


These morning events begin either at 8:30 am and conclude by 10:00 am, or begin at 10:30am and conclude by 12noon.

Please RSVP to Karina: enrollment@wiws.org

Outreach Events


2018 Grandparents & Special Friends Day
Friday, April 27, 2018
8:30am - 11:30am

On our campus, in our Common Room.

Come along for a morning to visit your grandchild's classroom(s), enjoy a yummy brunch, meet our Administrator and learn about Waldorf education from a Grades teacher.

Free to all Grandparents and Special Friends!!

Register with Karina, enrollment@wiws.org


Early Childhood Open House
Friday, April 27, 2018
8:30 am - 10:00 am

On our campus, inside the KG classroom and on the land.

Register to come with Karina, enrollment@wiws.org
















Visit our Sunflower Early Childhood classroom and Outdoor woodland play area and surrounds. WIWS sits on 100 acres of forest trust land! Nature abounds for the young in age, and those in heart and spirit as well.
Meet our EC teachers, and experience a bit of the wonder of early childhood in a Waldorf classroom through songs, movement, fairy tales and more.

Discover how a Waldorf Kindergarten experience nourishes the senses, develops the body and brain, and prepares the student for a lifetime of learning.



Community Festivals

Coming up in October!
Former WIWS teacher Kris Carlson is back the first week of October with two very unique art workshops.

Drawing in the Light
for Grades 3-8
Friday, October 6
3pm-4pm
Sliding Scale Fee
$25-$50
for more information and to register:
lightshineon@gmail.com



Lighting up the Dark
for Adults, beginners most welcome!
Saturday, October 7
1pm-3pm
Sliding Scale Fee
$50-$100
+ $15 for materials

for more information and to register:
lightshineon@gmail.com



Children's Holiday Faire
Saturday, December 2nd, 2017
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Please come to annual Children's Holiday Faire, a much beloved day of craft making, craft selling, music, delicious food and merryment by and for all!


MayFaire 2018!

Saturday, May 5th, 2018
11:00am - 3:00pm

Mayfaire girl

Please come to our lovely woodland campus and celebrate Spring! MayFaire is a festival day of rebirth and renewal, a time for singing and festooning the world with flowers. There are crafts, activities, and field games for the whole family; songs, food and, of course, the MayPole!

Parent-Child Programs & Adult Education

Rosebud Parent/Child Program

Fall Session
October 5 - November 2

Thursdays 9am - 11am

Winter Session
January 13- February 10

Saturdays 9am - 11am

Spring Session
April 19 - May 17
Thursdays 9am - 11am

Sessions consists of 5 weeks. $125/ session
Please register with Karina, at enrollment@wiws.org



Bringing Baby Home

The transition to parenting is full of anticipation, wonder and love but is also one of the most stressful events that can happen in a couple’s relationship. Bringing Baby Home was development by Drs. John and Julie Gottman out of their research on couples and parenting. It supports couples in preparing for this major life transition by teaching skills to strengthen their relationship and foster their baby’s development.


Weekend Retreat:

Saturday and Sunday, October 7th-8th


9:00am - 4:00pm


$200/ couple

(catered lunch available for an additional fee at the workshop)


Please register with Karina, at enrollment@wiws.org


Parent Education Series


Join us on the 2nd Thursday of each month from 6:30pm - 8:30pm for inspiration and support as we discuss issues that are at the heart of parenting.

Suggested donation of $15.00 - $30.00 per session.


Please register with Karina, at enrollment@wiws.org

No children except babes in arms only, please.


Simplicity Parenting: Rhythm and Scheduling with Vanessa Kohlhaas

October 12th 6:30 - 8:30pm


Celebrate the Season: Creating an Advent Ritual in your Home with Karen Benson

November 9th 6:30 - 8:30pm


Simplicity Parenting: Environment with Vanessa Kohlhaas

December 14th 6:30 - 8:30pm


Topic TBA

January 11th 6:30 - 8:30pm


Simplicity Parenting: “Soul Fever” with Vanessa Kohlhaas

February 8th 6:30 - 8:30pm


Topic TBA

March 8th 6:30 - 8:30pm


Simplicity Parenting: “Filtering Out the Adult World” with Vanessa Kohlhaas

April 12th 6:30 - 8:30pm


Topic TBA

May 10th 6:30 - 8:30pm


*Simplicity Parenting Series

These workshops guide parents through the book, Simplicity Parenting, by Kim John Payne. Participants will learn to simplify their homes and schedules, establish predictable rhythms and filter out concerns which children are not yet able to cope with in order to create a more peaceful home that aligns with their own family values. Workshops can be taken together during the year as a series or can be attended individually.


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