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

After-School Programs


Art Explorations:An Afternoon Enrichment Program

At Whidbey Island Waldorf School

Explore new art forms and discover

more ways to be creative.

Learn to felt, paint, sew,

and create with wood and clay.

With WIWS teacher Cordula Hetland.

For: Ages 6-11

Mondays  - Wednesdays each week

Block II - March 12 - May 16

Time: Monday-Wednesday 3:00-4:30 p.m.

Fee: $ 335 per Block

Sibling discount 10%

No class when WIWS is not in session

NEW in 2018!

Journey to Germany!

A language & cultural program at WIWS!

Explore a new language and learn about far away places.

We will cook German food, sing and dance, hear German faerie tales, play games and have lots of fun while we learn to speak German!

For: Ages 6-11

Fridays each week

Block II, March 12 - May 16
Register by Monday, February 26

Fee: $120 per Block
10 % Sibling discount

No class when WIWS is not in session

To register or for more information,

call WIWS: 360-341-5686

or email enrollment@wiws.org

All classes at WIWS, 6335 Old Pietila Road, Clinton

Walk Through the Grades! & Outreach Events

2017-18 Walks Through the Grades
We hold Walks in October, November, January, February and April.

Next Walk Through is:
Wednesday, April 18, 9am - 10:30noon

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.

Please RSVP to Karina: enrollment@wiws.org

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!!

RSVPwith 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.

Come see the best examples of Waldorf education in action - our students! A morning performance of music, poetry and so much more.
Children, adults, families - ALL are Welcome!
No registration necessary.

We will have a second Assembly on Saturday, March 17
Our annual Spring Concert will also be part of the morning - not to be missed!


Come one, Come all!
To the 7th Annual WIWS Rainbow Circus 2018!
Huckleberry Hall
Come for 1:15pm to get your seat, Circus Performance at 1:30pm
Bring a blanket for your chair!
There are 9 Acts - prepare to be dazzled with Peacock Balancing, Acrobatics, Tight Wire, Tumbling, Unicycle and much MORE!
Created & Directed by Karen Benson
Musical Direction by Franny Kenney

Community Festivals

Dia De Los Muertos
Public Observance
Wednesday, November 1st, 2017
WIWS opens our doors to the public every year on this special day of remembrance.
Children, adults; All are Welcome.

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 merriment 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

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 Nursery & Rosebud teacher Vanessa Kohlhaas

October 12th 6:30 - 8:30pm

Celebrate the Season: Creating an Advent Ritual

in your Home

with Movement & Games teacher Karen Benson

November 9th 6:30 - 8:30pm

Simplicity Parenting: Environment

with Nursery & Rosebud teacher Vanessa Kohlhaas

December 14th 6:30 - 8:30pm

Simplicity is not a simple change, it is a conscious one.  One that takes persistent consideration and active will in a society that wants us to want more.  As a teacher, I meet many parents who want to step out of the mainstream message of more, faster, and now and find a new path in their parenting — but don’t know the way.  Simplicity Parenting offers form, warmth and understanding to serve each individual family and also create lasting community in the process.

This gathering will focus on Environment. Imagine your home uncluttered, calm, orderly and with enough room for creative messiness. In this evening we will explore how your home environment affects you and your child and will practice a change process so you can transform your environment to reflect the needs and values of your family. Come join us for an evening on how to simplify your environment.

Simplicity Parenting: “Soul Fever”

with Nursery teacher Vanessa Kohlhaas

February 8th 6:30 - 8:30pm

Simplicity Parenting
Soul Fever

This gathering will focus on Soul Fever. Imagine how secure your child will feel knowing that when something is really "up," when they don't feel right, you will notice and respond. In this evening we will explore how to identify "soul fever" in our children and how to help them come back to equilibrium. Come join us and find out how soul fever is an opportunity for connection and more simplification.

Stories of Rites & Passages

SATURDAY, MARCH 10  10AM - 11:30AM
with Grades 5 & 6 teacher Angela Lindstrom



Media and Your Family

Reflections from 2-long time WIWS teachers Ashley Umlauf & Karen Benson

Wednesday, May 30

7pm - 8:30

*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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