2016 Winter Fair

The Waldorf Education Society of Edmonton is excited to invite you to their 11th Annual Waldorf Winter Fair. A wonderful family event that can be enjoyed by all.

Vendor Village – Great hand-crafted and homemade items from Local Vendors!
Wooden and felt toys
Natural craft items
Waldorf/parenting books
Hand-crafted Jewelry
and so much more!

Children’s Activities, include:
Fishing Hole
Cookie Cave
Children’s Secret Store
Storytelling Woodland
Maple-Taffy Making

Gateways 2016

Gateways tickets are on sale now! 

Our Keynote Speaker this year: JACK PETRASH

Before April 15th, Single – $100, Couple – $160
After April 15th, Single – $115, Couple – $190

Please register online here (Payment via credit-card or cheque)

Lunch and snacks are provided.


Parenting: The Long and Surprising Journey Through Childhood

Parenting presents us with a variety of assignments. We are called on to care for our children physically, emotionally, academically, spiritually… and still have time for ourselves. How do we do this and what does it ask of us?


The Challenge of Educating the Adolescent in a Rapidly Changing World.

Educating children in our rapidly changing world is daunting. What can we offer our students that will prepare them for tomorrow and at the same time satisfy them today?

2015 Pumpkin Walk

Its that time of the year again everyone!  The 2015 WISE Pumpkin Walk will be held at Ritchie Park ( 98 St and 77 Ave ) on Saturday, October 24th from 5:00-8:30pm!   Tickets are available online for WESE Members starting Oct 14th, and non WESE Members Oct 19th.

Eventbrite Tickets: https://wisepumpkinwalk2015.eventbrite.ca

Volunteers and Esteemed Performers:  Sign up now !

For the curious and for those participating in the story, download the script!


The Waldorf Independent School of Edmonton is happy to announce that it has been accepted as a developing Waldorf School by AWSNA this year! For teachers, parents and community members who may be interested in the Association, why it is important and other valuable literature surrounding Waldorf Education, please enjoy the first of many monthly newsletters.

Thank You


Elevate WISE

Educating Head, Heart and Hands, so that together,
we learn to change the world.

This year Edmonton’s only Waldorf school – the WISE – celebrates our 7th birthday.

We have just lost our baby teeth! Soon our first Class 9 students will graduate and we will complete the purchase of our own school building.

All this progress is thanks to our wonderful, supportive community.

The WISE remains one of the very few community accessible Waldorf schools in all of North America. We can maintain this because of three factors:

  • funding from the provincial government (equivalent of 70% of a Public or Catholic school);
  • ongoing fees paid by parents (less than $5.50 per day, per child);
  • enormous volunteering efforts made by parents (equivalent to around 10 full-time staff positions).

The 7 year change in a child is a new phase of turning out to the world. For our school it is a new chance to build the head, heart and hands required for a sustainable future. We want to join with you to take our school to the next level. We want to Elevate WISE.

Many parents have already generously donated towards the purchase of the school and towards other ongoing activities. We have received gifts from $20 to $43,000. Others have worked hard to introduce to their colleagues, friends and family members who have joined the co-creation efforts.

Today, we want to renew our focus on friend-raising, fund-raising and community building. Please complete the Elevate Pledge Form. The Pledge form asks you to make an annual financial commitment to one of three funds and/or to introduce us to a friend or family member who would love to grow closer to our school through volunteering or enrolment.

If you have any questions please do get in touch.

With gratitude,
Netta Johnson & Eoin Murray Co-chairs,
WESE/WISE Fundraising Committee

*A receipt for tax purposes will be issued for your donation.

Thank-you so much for helping reach our goal!

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

Homeschool Arts Enrichment Teacher

The Waldorf Education Society of Edmonton (WESE) is seeking a Homeschool Arts Enrichment Teacher

Part time, 10 week Maternity Leave

Fridays 10:00 – 3:10 PM
Position Starts January 25 – April 12, 2013
Wage: Dependant on experience and qualifications

A once weekly program for families looking to enrich their child’s home-learning education with artistic activity. For one day a week , the teacher will guide the children through a comfortable, art-filled daily rhythm, imbued with rich story-telling, song, handwork and a healthy snack.
Children will work on artistic projects ranging from knitting, sculpture, painting, drawing or woodwork. Together they will learn stories and songs that reflect the changing seasons. At the end of the session they will be able to share their final project with their parents.

Applicant should be familiar with Waldorf philosophy and be comfortable leading groups of school-age children. Experience with knitting, crocheting, weaving, painting, felting and other handworks is an asset.
Bachelor of Education is preferred.

Closing Date: Dec 21, 2012

Please send letters of interest to lana.gilday@gmail.com