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As per the March 15th order from the Premier, all classes are cancelled indefinitely.  This includes Kindergarten to Grade 9, as well as our Early Childhood programs which include Preschool and Parent & Tot. 

Registrations are still being accepted during this period. Our office hours will be Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:30am – 12:30pm.  Emails (registrar@thewise.ca) will regularly be checked from Monday to Friday from 8:30 – 4:00pm. If you have any questions, our office staff will be happy to respond.  if you would prefer a phone conversation, this can be done during the above specified office hours. 

We appreciate your patience and hope your family remains healthy and safe.

Further to the announcement earlier today of the cancellation of classes at the WISE, the WESE Board has determined that all events and extra curricular activities will also be cancelled until further notice.  The only exception is the bulk food order that is already in progress and food pick-up is scheduled for this coming Friday afternoon.  This cancellation includes the Gateways Conference, Ottewell Farmers Market, the WESE Pub Night Fundraiser, internal committee meetings and all other activities and events.  Organizers of these events are being notified so that they can also communicate to all stakeholders effectively.  Events may be re-scheduled or allowed to continue to operate in coming weeks and this will be the subject of future announcements.
The WESE Board would like to acknowledge the importance of these activities to our community and the hard work of those involved in organizing them.  The temporary suspension decision has not been made lightly and is a necessary and prudent response to the current COVID 19 situation.

Please stay tuned for further updates. 

“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.

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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 Eight for Fall 2017. We are also registering Grade 1-6 students for our WISE Home Education Board, and for our Homeschool Enrichment classes.
Waldorf Independent School of Edmonton
Waldorf Independent School of Edmonton
We hope you are doing well amidst all the challenges and changes during this pandemic. Although classes are not in session, registrations are still being accepted. Drop-off, call in or email (office hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:30am – 12:30pm, and emails are being checked regularly in the weekdays at registrar@thewise.ca). If you have any questions, we are happy to help.

We appreciate your patience and hope your family remains healthy and safe.
Waldorf Independent School of Edmonton
Waldorf Independent School of Edmonton
A heartwarming note from our Class 5 teacher to her students. So many changes, but the love and dedication of teachers to their students remains the same.
Waldorf Independent School of Edmonton
Waldorf Independent School of Edmonton
Dear all WISE/WESE families,

As of 4:30pm today the Premier of Alberta, on the recommendation of the Chief Medical Officer, has declared all classes in Alberta canceled from Kindergarten to Grade 12. This includes out-of-school care & daycare centres; accredited dayhomes can remain open. Administration, teaching and support staff will continue working to deliver curriculum and program to students.

At this moment in time the WISE will be suspending all programming including:

Early Childhood programs- Parent and Child
Wondergarten Nursery program
Kindergarten Am and Pm
Grades 1-9
Homeschooling facilitation will continue. (Home visits may be suspended with details to follow).

At the WISE we will take the next 5 days for WISE staff with the support of the WESE board to meet and determine what the WISE education plan delivery will look like for the coming months.

Please look forward to more information in the coming days.

For ongoing information please reference Alberta Government Covid-19 info web page and on the WISE website- resources- Covid-19 information.

We realize this is a tremendous shift in day to day routines for all of our families and staff , and hope that the WISE/WESE can continue to support our community as we all navigate these uncharted territories together.

Keely Scott (Executive Administrator)
Melina Cartmell (Principal)
Tim Burnham (WESE President)



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