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The WISE is excited to be accepting new registrations for Kindergarten, Elementary and Jr. High classes for the 2022-23 school year, as well as all of our Early Childhood programs; ages new-born to pre-Kindergarten.


2022-23 Registration packages for all WISE programs are available to download. Completed registration packages will be accepted by e-mail, mail or in-person starting March 5, 2022. Application deadline is April 8, 2022.

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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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 1-9 students for our WISE Home Education Board.
Waldorf Independent School of Edmonton
Waldorf Independent School of Edmonton
30 Days of WISE: November 29th: Giving Tuesday!
We hope you have been enjoying our campaign, celebrating the many wonderful things about the WISE school. Today, we ask that you donate (if you are able) and share this post with your friends and family. With your help, we will emerge from the challenges of the pandemic.

https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/waldorf-independent-school-of-edmonton/campaign/30-days-of-wise-november-giving-campaign/
Waldorf Independent School of Edmonton
Waldorf Independent School of Edmonton
30 Days of WISE: November 28th: Ode to Community
With only a couple more days to go in our fundraising campaign, today we celebrate community; a vibrant group of people from all backgrounds and walks of life coming together to create an amazing community Waldorf school. Community members create and operate all of our Festivals, Fairs and Traditions which enrich all of our lives, and give their time to help create events like the Advent Spiral, the Winter Fair, the Pumpkin Walk, Mayfair, and everything in between.

A huge and heartfelt thank you to those who have given to this 30 day campaign in support of the WISE. Your help is so appreciated, and impactful! Thank you to Qianqiqn Li, Mirela Arruda, Shanna Winberg, Deize Goncalves, Rodrigo Essinger, Lorraine Weir, Julia Lynx, Keely Scott & Jeremy Rittwage, Netta & Andrew Johnson, Sydney and Charles Lee, Tim & Janelle Burnham, Natalie O’Toole & Eoin Murray.

https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/waldorf-independent-school-of-edmonton/campaign/30-days-of-wise-november-giving-campaign/
Waldorf Independent School of Edmonton
Waldorf Independent School of Edmonton
NOVEMBER 27th
30 Days of WISE: Days 27th: Indigenous culture. Today we look at how the WISE incorporates Indigenous teachings and also how Truth and Reconciliation is alive at the WISE. Stories from Indigenous cultures are used throughout the grades. Classes engage in healing circles from an early age for the purpose of collaborative problem solving where every voice matters. In Grade 3, during Language Arts, students compare the Hebrew creation stories to those of Turtle Island; in Grade 5 Botany unit, students learn about medicinal plants; throughout Grade 6, students strive to embody the 7 Sacred Teachings. The staff and board are actively engaged in ongoing study of the 94 Calls to Action, which are a part of every board meeting; teachers and staff engage in PD and book studies on Indigenous studies and on Truth and Reconciliation.

Leading up till the end of November and Giving Tuesday, we are celebrating the wonderful aspects of Waldorf, and the WISE school. Follow this link to donate, like and share this campaign with your friends and family. Like many other local organizations, we have experienced challenges as a result of the pandemic. Your support is much appreciated and very impactful.

https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/waldorf-independent-school-of-edmonton/campaign/30-days-of-wise-november-giving-campaign/

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