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The WISE is excited to be accepting new registrations for Kindergarten, Elementary and Jr. High classes for the 2022-23 school year, as well as all of our Early Childhood programs; ages new-born to pre-Kindergarten.

2023-24 Registration packages for all WISE programs are available to download. Completed registration packages will be accepted by e-mail, mail or in-person starting March 4, 2023. Application deadline is March 31, 2023.

Please contact registrar@thewise.ca or call 780-466-3312 (during office hours) for more information. If you have any questions, our helpful office staff will be happy to respond. We look forward to connecting with you.

WISE Office hours: Mondays – Fridays 8:15am – 3:30pm

Please enjoy the videos our teachers have created to share some of the aspects of the Waldorf teaching philosophy that inspire them here along with educational highlights offered at the WISE.  We hope you enjoy watching the videos and that they answer some of your questions about why this school might be the right choice in education for your family.

“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.

The Waldorf Education Society of Edmonton respectfully acknowledges that we are located in Amiskwacîwâskahikan, or Edmonton, on Treaty 6 territory. The land that the Waldorf Independent School of Edmonton sits on was once Métis scrip land. Scrip was given to Métis people in exchange for their land rights. The land of Treaty 6 territory was once a gathering place for diverse Indigenous peoples, including the Cree, Blackfoot, Metis, Nakota Sioux, Iroquois, Dene, Ojibway/ Saulteaux/Anishinaabe, Inuit, and many others whose histories, languages, and cultures continue to influence our vibrant communities. Our faculty, staff, board and school community commits to working toward reconciliation and decolonization.
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The Waldorf Independent School of Edmonton. We are currently registering for Parent-tot, Nursery, Kindergarten and Grade One to Nine. We are also registering Grade 1-9 students for our WISE Home Education Board.
Waldorf Independent School of Edmonton
Waldorf Independent School of Edmonton3 weeks ago
The classrooms are all ready and we are excited about starting the upcoming school year. Thank you to all the folks that made this happen; staff, parents, volunteers, and all the other unseen hands that create the WISE. Welcome students and families to the 2023-2024 school year!
Waldorf Independent School of Edmonton
Waldorf Independent School of Edmonton4 months ago
Pentathlon is a class 5 Waldorf tradition. Students meet in May as a celebration of fifth grade grace, skill, and determination. It is a crowning salute to the fifth grade curriculum which has a focus on ancient civilizations. Our school was hosted by the Calgary Waldorf School in May for an incredible experience.
Waldorf Independent School of Edmonton
Waldorf Independent School of Edmonton4 months ago
The annual class 3 market was a wonderful success and students from all grades enjoyed seeing and purchasing their handmade goods.

In grade 3, the curriculum meets the child where they are at with the '9 year change'. With an interest in learning how to take care of themselves in the world, the curriculum provides them with opportunities to grow and prepare food, take care of farm animals, learn about and build shelters and make goods that they can sell.



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