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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
Today, June 21, 2021 is the national 25th anniversary of celebrating the heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples.

Visit this website for National Indigenous Peoples Day educational resources for children and adults:
https://www.rcaanc-cirnac.gc.ca/eng/1100100013248/1534872397533

The Waldorf Independent School of Edmonton and Waldorf Education Society of Edmonton acknowledge that we are uninvited guests in ᐊᒥᐢᑿᒌᐚᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ (Amiskwacîwâskahikan) on Treaty 6/Métis territory, a traditional gathering place for diverse Indigenous peoples including the Cree, Blackfoot, Métis, Nakota Sioux, Iroquois, Dene, Ojibiway/Saulteaux/Anishinaabe, Inuit, and many others whose histories, languages and cultures continue to influence our vibrant communities.
Waldorf Independent School of Edmonton
Waldorf Independent School of Edmonton
At the WISE, students in all grades have the opportunity to plant and tend gardens in partnership with the Waldorf-Ottewell Community Garden.

Check out some of the benefits of involving children in gardening.
https://bcparent.ca/activities/10-benefits-of-gardening-with-kids/
Waldorf Independent School of Edmonton
Waldorf Independent School of Edmonton
It has been so wonderful to see our students in person again. Welcome back, WISE K-9 students!

Here is a peek into what one of our kindergarteners got up to while learning at home.
Waldorf Independent School of Edmonton

Upcoming

Videos

Junior High

Thank You

The Year of Our Castle