Welcome to WISE

Growing WISE – Buying and Building the Future of WISE

“Receive the child in reverence, educate the child with love, let the child go forth in freedom.” ~ Rudolf Steiner

At the Waldorf Independent School of Edmonton, we strive to educate the Whole Child; Head, Heart and Hands. Our Early Childhood programs nurture the wonder-filled imaginative world of young children, building a strong base for future learning and development. Art, movement and culture are infused into all academic study. Nature and natural materials are integrated into the learning experience. Our goal is to explore the child’s full potential, while nurturing their self-esteem by encouraging the development of a whole range of additional skills. In this way, a lifelong love of learning is cultivated by nourishing the spirit of curiosity.


Waldorf Independent School of Edmonton

The Waldorf Independent School of Edmonton. We are currently registering for Parent-tot, Nursery, Kindergarten and Grade One to Eight for Fall 2017. We are also registering Grade 1-6 students for our WISE Home Education Board, and for our Homeschool Enrichment classes.
Waldorf Independent School of Edmonton
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It is getting so close to Summer! We are excited! We are also excited to be working on a community garden and our outdoor space this summer. The Garden Committee has been working with members of the Ottewell community and the Permaculture guild to plan upcoming work. We will be working on enhancing our entire outdoor space, including a revitalisation of the western part of the playground, transforming the portable quadrant to a more intentional space for older children. Our vision is to create paths, benches, picnic tables, shade, edible shrubs, planters and boxes, additional compost and water collection, and more. We are so grateful to the members of the Ottewell Community and the Permaculture Guild, who are lending their expertise, time and enthusiasm to helping us continue to transform our outdoor space! We will keep you posted about outdoor work-bees, but if you are especially passionate about outdoor work and would like to be a part or the outdoor work planning group, let us know, as there is a special facebook group for this first phase of the garden project. Check out these images for inspiration and planning ideas!