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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 9 am – 3 pm, and Tuesdays – Fridays 8:30 am – 4 pm

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
The pandemic has led to an increase in gardening, as we all look around for ways to stay happy and healthy. Pam Coco will help us nurture the joy in this lovely Gateways workshop:

Pam Coco
The garden can be a place of solace. While we are nourishing the plants and life of the soil, they are nourishing us with feelings of self-sufficiency, wonder, physical and mental well-being. Pam will share her knowledge and experiences gardening and answer your questions.

Waldorf Independent School of Edmonton
Waldorf Independent School of Edmonton
There are a host of great workshop sessions to choose from for Saturday morning, and this week we would like to feature a workshop unique to our times...
This workshop is designed to help us walk through some of the enormity of what we are all experiencing this past year. After all, which of us had 'world-wide pandemic' on our lifetime bingo card? Eoin will lead us through a process to unpack some of what we have experienced, or are experiencing, and help us prepare to move toward the future in a positive way.
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"Retreat from our unusual times on a journey of music, poetry and silence. Pack good headphones, paper & pen and a desire for quiet reflection. By journey’s end you will– hopefully–look back on your life in 2020 through clearer eyes."
Waldorf Independent School of Edmonton
Waldorf Independent School of Edmonton
In response to the publication of the draft K-6 Curriculum, WISE Faculty and the WESE Board would like to affirm our stance.



Junior High

Thank You

The Year of Our Castle