Welcome to Whidbey Island Waldorf School
"Balance is a key word in our education. A child is not some cerebral machine stuck behind a desk
to be stuffed with facts and information. A child is an awakening intellect, a burgeoning emotive being,
and a being of the will--the will to live, discover
and grow. Any education worthy of the name
must address itself to all three of these faculties
in the name of wholeness and health."
~Bill Bryant, from "Waldorf Education: The Art of Awakening the Child"
"I rejoice that my children are met each day by our outstanding and dedicated faculty, by the juicy
curriculum, and by the spirit of this education which,
at its heart, has true respect for the soul of the child
I am so grateful to have found
this fertile soil for their eager, budding selves."
~Sarah Walston, WIWS parent
2012-13 marks 27 years of
Waldorf education at WIWS!
Our Annual Giving Campaign is now underway for 2012-13. Please consider making your tax-deductible donation today!
"There's a lot of pressure from parents and policy makers to make preschools more like schools. This research suggests the opposite."
More support for the notion that "play" IS the work of early childhood, from the New York Times article, "Scientific Inquiry Among the Preschool Set," published October 1st, 2012.
Link HERE to Johann Steegmans' 3.13.12 lecture on the 9-Year Change, a significant milestone in every child's growth and development.
The Research institute for Waldorf Education offers a plethora of information and resources regarding our remarkable educational model. Link HERE to their website!
Read about our Rainbow Circus in this South Whidbey Record article from March 21st, 2012!
Link to article HERE
WIWS Enrollment Director Sheila Weidendorf was interviewed this past summer by Gabriele Bartholomew of KSER Radio for a segment on "Education for Peace. The spot aired on September 5th, 2011.
Listen to the interview HERE
The New York Times features Waldorf School of the Peninsula and our Waldorf pedagogy that eschews electronic technology in classroom in favor of direct learning. A "must-read" for all Waldorf parents!
"A Silicon Valley School That Doesn't Compute"
Waldorf School of the Peninsula makes the nightly news for its Waldorf-specific stance on technology in the classroom!
"The Waldorf Way: Silicon Valley School Eschews Technology"
In the Conway Daily Sun (New Hampshire), the Waldorf arts-integrated approach to embodied learning gets a headline:
"Waldorf School Offers Unique Approach to Teaching Physics & Mathematics Through Art"
A November, 2011 article in Scientific American highlights the importance of play-based early childhood education.
"The Death of Preschool"
WIWS on YouTube; an 8th Grade project of WIWS
alumnus Elijah Lindstrom
Ways to Support WIWS:
View our Annual Grant-A-Wish List Here. Keep abreast of our most-needed donations!WIWS is now registered with eScrip, an electronic fundraising program. To learn more or to register to participate, visit our Development Page.Follow WIWS on Facebook!
"It is aliveness that must be the guiding principle.
Joy and happiness in living, a love of all existence,
a power and energy for work, and imagination,
a sense of truth and a feeling of responsibility...
These are the forces which are the very nerve of education."
~ Rudolf Steiner
WIWS is now on Summer Vacation...
If you have an Enrollment inquiry, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Tours available by appointment.
Early Childhood Parent/Child Morning
Our Class of 2013!
Friday, August 23rd
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Join our Kindergarten teachers for a morning of art, play, food and fun for EC parents and children!
View Full Flier HERE
WIWS is hiring for the following positions:
~Interim Nursery & Parent-Tot Teacher for 2013-14
~Interim Foreign Language Teacher for 2013-14
~First Grade Teacher for 2013-14
Early Childhood Outreach Event
Back to School Work Day
& New Family Orientation
Kindergarten Start for Rising First Graders
Rest of Early Childhood Begins
View our Events Page HERE
View or Print our
2012-13 Calendar HERE
View or Print our
2013-14 Calendar HERE