Outdoor Forest Kindergarten at WIWS! Outdoor Education at its Finest
Reverence for nature and honoring of her seasons and cycles are part and parcel of a Waldorf education. In keeping with this spirit of reverence and in accordance with our strong support of play-based Early Childhood education, our Kindergarten students enjoy significant time out-of-doors. Next year, our young students will spend the majority of their time outside, whether on our EC play yard or on the beautiful 100-acre forest preserve upon which our beautiful campus is situated. To read more about this, clickHERE.
"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"
Link to our Resource Gallery to read an article about 6th Grade Archery here at WIWS!
"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."
View our Gallery Page for videos, interviews, and articles of interest about Waldorf Education!
"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
Whidbey Island Waldorf School
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Welcome to our 30th year! Celebrating 30 years of Waldorf Education on Whidbey Island.
Tuesday, April 26 Walk Through the Grades 8:30 am - 10:30 am in our Main Bldg., on the WIWS campus No cost RSPV firstname.lastname@example.org
To see the full sized flier, click here. Friday, April 29
Grandparents' & Special Friends' Day 8:30 - 11:30 am in our Classrooms/Brunch in Lobby No cost RSVP email@example.com
Friday, April 29 Early Childhood Open House 8:30 - 10:00 am in our KG Classroom/Outside on Land Free Admission with Advance Reservation RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org
The Whidbey Island Waldorf School is seeking two class teachers to join our faculty for the 2016-17 school year, beginning August 2016. One position will take the 6th grade, and one the 8th grade. For more details, please see the Employment page under Our School.
We are now looking for someone who can volunteer a 1-2 hours a week in office with us to help with our website. Interested? Email email@example.com
We are always happy to welcome new parents and friends in our school community toVolunteer!