Welcome to WISE
The WISE is excited to be accepting new registrations for Kindergarten, Elementary and Jr. High classes for the 2021-22 school year, as well as all of our Early Childhood programs; ages new-born to pre-Kindergarten for the Fall of 2021.
2021-22 Registration packages for all WISE programs will be available to download online on February 12, 2021. Completed registration packages will be accepted by mail or in-person starting March 1, 2021. Spring 2021 registrations for Early Childhood programs are currently open.
Please contact email@example.com 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 9 am – 3 pm, and Tuesdays – Fridays 8:30 am – 4 pm
Our in-person Open House will not be happening in March as we would usually host. Our Early childhood and Grades teachers have created videos to share some of the aspects of the Waldorf teaching philosophy that inspire them to teach here and some educational highlights offered here at the WISE (the grades video will be uploaded shortly).
We hope you enjoy watching the videos and that they answer some of your questions and get you thinking 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.