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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 are available to download. 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 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 9:30am – 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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Waldorf Independent School of Edmonton

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 1-6 students for our WISE Home Education Board.
Waldorf Independent School of Edmonton
Waldorf Independent School of Edmonton
Our Gateways package is coming together! A few more things and then they will be ready Thursday/Friday at WISE in Edmonton and CWS in Calgary. Details to come!

https://wisegateways2021.eventbrite.ca
Waldorf Independent School of Edmonton
Waldorf Independent School of Edmonton
4 Days till Gateways! We would like to feature another amazing workshop:
PANDEMIC REFLECTIONS, with Eoin Murray
Got Stress?
Take some time to process and reflect. In this workshop, attendees will be invited to retreat from our unusual times on a journey of music, poetry and silence. (As with the other workshops, attendees would be able to participate in Betty Staley's Keynote talk Friday night, Follow-up talk Saturday morning and then join the 'Pandemic Reflections' workshop for the remainder of the morning.)

https://wisegateways2021.eventbrite.ca
Waldorf Independent School of Edmonton
Waldorf Independent School of Edmonton
We have two incredible hands-on workshops at Gateways in less than two weeks! Learn to make Tissue paper stars, or weave your own baskets from the comfort of your home. Hear Betty Staley on Friday night and Saturday morning, and then a hands-on workshop to help develop a new skill for the rest of the morning.

(For these workshops we ask you register ahead of time, so we can get the special paper and willow-weaving branches to you in time).

TISSUE PAPER STARS, with Kellie Menard
Windows stars come in a great many patterns and colours, and they are easier than you think! Kellie will guide you through the basics and show you how to make window stars of your very own.

BASKET-WEAVING, with Mia Coco
Learn to create beautiful woven baskets, as Mia Coco introduces you to the peaceful art of basket-weaving. Experience the beauty of creating a practical piece of art with your own hands.

https://wisegateways2021.eventbrite.ca

Upcoming

Videos

Junior High

Thank You

The Year of Our Castle