Welcome to WISE

Donate Now Through CanadaHelps.org!

Click here to get to know the WISE.

Sign up for a tour.

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.
Donate Now Through CanadaHelps.org!
Faire un don maintenant par CanadaHelps.org!


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 Edmonton1 day ago
Come to our Early Childhood Open House June 8 from 1-3 and find out what is so magical about Waldorf education.

*Limited Spots left in parented programs (0-4), Nursery (3.5-5) and kindergarten (5+).
Waldorf Independent School of Edmonton
Waldorf Independent School of Edmonton5 days ago
The pentathlon is an Olympic-style games celebrated by fifth grade in Waldorf schools across the continent. Students meet with other schools and divide into "city states" to compete in javelin, wrestling, discus, long jump and running. The students are judged and later their attributes are likened to that of the Greek gods while they partake in a Mediterranean feast shared with all the city states.

The class and families had a wonderful time hosted by @calgarywaldorfschool in this yearly event.
Waldorf Independent School of Edmonton
Waldorf Independent School of Edmonton2 weeks ago
Come find out what makes early childhood at Waldorf unique! June 8 from 1-3, we have an open house for our programs for children ages birth to 5. Looking forward to seeing you there!



Thank You