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GRADES (Kindergarten – 9): Applications for the 2024-25 school year will begin to be accepted Saturday March 2, 2024 at our Open House.

EARLY CHILDHOOD & PRESCHOOL: We continue to accept new registrations for our Early Childhood programs; ages new-born to pre-Kindergarten. Registration Packages will be accepted by e-mail, mail or in-person.

HOMESCHOOL: Our homeschool program is full for the 2023-24 school year. Registrations for the 2024-25 school year will begin to be accepted Saturday March 2, 2024 at our Open House.

INTERNATIONAL & EXCHANGE: We are not currently accepting international students or running exchange programs.

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 days ago
Today is the last day to receive the Early Bird Pricing for our Gateways conference May 3&4

Come participate in interesting workshops such as pastel drawing, homeopathy for common childhood behavioural problems, leather working, perma-culture, the four temperaments, and making hand sewn pocket babies.

Saturday lunch and snacks will be provided.

We are particularly pleased to host and hear our keynote speaker, Nancy Blanning, talk about companioning our children. Nancy Blanning has been active in Waldorf early childhood education for over 25 years, most recently as the therapeutic support teacher at the Denver Waldorf School. She is also a teacher trainer, mentor, and remedial consultant to other Waldorf schools. She serves as the editor of Gateways, the newsletter of the Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America, and is a WECAN board member.

Tickets are $75 per single, $115 per couple until April 15th ($90 per single, $130 per couple after then) and are available here. Interested in coming with a friend? Save money by purchasing a ‘couple’ ticket together!

Waldorf Independent School of Edmonton
Waldorf Independent School of Edmonton2 months ago
Come find out all the unique aspects of Waldorf Education at our Open House this Saturday from 1-3pm.
Waldorf Independent School of Edmonton
Waldorf Independent School of Edmonton2 months ago
🎭 Dive into the magic of Class Plays at WISE! Our annual class play tradition, where Waldorf students delve into the world of dramatic arts, is in full swing. It's not just about entertainment; it's a journey of self-discovery and growth. From meticulously crafted scripts to thoughtful casting and costumes, every detail is tailored to meet our students where they are in their development. The Dramatic Arts in Waldorf schools isn't just about memorizing lines; it's a transformative experience that fosters collaboration, empathy, and self-confidence. Step into history's tapestry and see yourself in a new light. 🌟 #waldorf #Awsna #drama



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