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Our highest endeavor must be to develop free human beings who are able out of their own initiative to impart purpose and direction to their lives.
Rudolf Steiner, founder of Waldorf Education

Welcome to Whidbey Island Waldorf School

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, click HERE.

"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."

   ~Sarah Walston, WIWS parent

2015-16 marks 30 years of 

Waldorf education at WIWS!

View our Student Gallery for videos of student performances!

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

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Whidbey Island Waldorf School
Help us to nurture, grow and support our inspired education.
Thank you!

Welcome to our 30th year!
Call or email us to come for a tour!
Tours every Thursday at 11:30 am or by request.
By request starting the week of Thursday June 2nd - Thursday September 8, thankyou!

Celebrating 30 years of Waldorf Education on Whidbey Island.

Up Next...

on our campus
for children 7-13 years of age
Monday - Friday, for one week or two
June 20 - June 24
June 26 - July 1st
20% discount for siblings ($180 week)
Please call Robin, our Administrative Assistant,
for information and to register:

off our campus
for children 3-6
taught by Cordula Hetland, WIWS Early Childhood teacher
Tuesdays & Thursdays
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
(or as otherwise arranged)
$7.00 per child/hour
At Cordula's home in the Sunlight Beach Community, Freeland
Registration by email or phone

Featuring Gidon Shikler, one of the brightest new starts on the international reggae circuit. See gidonmusic.com/bio for more information
with bass guitarist Kevin Voigt
Saturday, June 18
Bayview Hall
Doors open at 6:00 pm, SHOW starts at 7:00 pm
Tickets available now
$20 now
$25 at the door

Click here to buy tickets


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 karina@wiws.org

We are always happy to welcome new parents and friends in our school community to Volunteer!


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