Why WIWS?



At Whidbey Island  Waldorf School, we meet the children where they are, challenging them intellectually, inspiring them creatively, and gently guiding them socially.






One-Page Academic Calendar

View 2013-14 Calendar HERE

View 2014-15 Calendar
HERE

















Upcoming Enrollment & Outreach Events

2013-14 Walks Through the Grades


















Experience Waldorf education in action, through discussion and observation of our Grades and Middle  School classes-in-session. These morning events begin at 8:30 and conclude by around 10:00.


Tuesday, October 22, 2013 
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 
 
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 
Thursday, May 29th, 2014


Please RSVP to Sheila at enrollment@whidbey.com



2013-14 Open House Events

Early Childhood Parent/Child Social Event
Friday, August 23rd, 2013
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.


Experience a morning of activity, exploration and fun with your 

RSVP:  enrollment@whidbey.com


Grades & Middle School Open House 
Tuesday, February 25th, 2014
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Meet our teachers, view our classrooms and learn more about the embodied, arts-integrated and intentionally-developmental Waldorf curriculum!





















Early Childhood Open House
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.


View our Sunflower and Golden Forest Early Childhood rooms. Meet our EC teachers, and experience a bit of the wonder of early childhood in a Waldorf classroom through songs, movement, fairy tales and more! Discover how a Waldorf Kindergarten experience nourishes the senses, develops the body and brain, and prepares the student for a lifetime of learning.
























Community Festivals

Michaelmas!

Join us for our annual Michaelmas festival, celebrated this year on Friday, September 27th, 2013 beginning at 5:00p.m.
with dinner at 5:30, followed by the pageant play and bonfire.


This much beloved community festival features a pageant of shooting stars, gnomes, happy villagers and, of course, the Michaelmas Dragon! (Parents of very young children should be apprised that the dragon "eats" a villager, who is, later, fully restored...Please make your own decision about the appropriateness of your attendance and the sensitivities of your child to the dragon, the drums, etc.)

Michaelmas is, ultimately, a festival of Courage wherein we look to our own hearts and lives to face our own "dragons" and, with the aid of Archangel Michael, transform that which hinders to that which serves our own and humanity's highest good. There will be a community feast following the pageant.


Join us for our Michaelmas Adult Study
on Tuesday, September 24th, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m!



Enchanted Halloween Forest
Thursday, October 31st, 2013
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.


Come to the Enchanted forest, a wonder-filled celebration where music, cider & a roraing campfire greet guests as they set off on a guided, magical journey. Children & their parents meet amazing Storybook Characters in an enchanted kingdom that will touch your heart with m essages of wisdom, humor & light to take with you into the cold, dark season of the year.

No candy, no scares...just lots of magic!

Entrance fee $5/person or a suggested per family donation of $10-$20. An optional dinner of soup/bread & butter is available for $5.

Here on our campus.

View full flier HERE



Children's Holiday Workshop


Saturday, December 7th, 2013
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


Join us for this year's Holiday Workshop extravaganza! There will be crafts for children of all ages, music, food and more. Enjoy this simple, time-honored day of holiday fun for the whole family!


View/Print Full-Size Flier HERE





MayFaire!



Saturday, May 3rd, 2014
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Please come to our lovely woodland campus and celebrate Spring! MayFaire is a festival day of rebirth and renewal, a time for singing, festooning the world with flowers. There are crafts and activities for the whole family, songs, food and, of course, the MayPole!


Adult Enrichment & Special Events

Adult Festival Studies:
 
Michaelmas Adult Study
Tuesday, September 24th
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

in our Eurythmy Room, Forest Hall

View the documentary, M.C. Richards:  The Fire Within
A love poet's adventure into the source of our creativity--the life and art of inspired artist, teacher and author
M.C. Richards (1916 - 1999)














View film at 6:30; discussion to follow!
(Video Trailer HERE)

RSVP enrollment@whidbey.com


Dia de los Muertos
Adult Observance
Friday, November 1st,
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
at our lobby ofrenda















Ofrenda open & available to the public for personal observance also on Saturday, November 2nd from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.


Advent Study
Monday, December 16th
2:15 p.m.
Compassionate Response Advent Meditation













Eastertide Study (TBA)



Adult Enrichment Evenings

Noted author, teacher and father of Simplicity Parenting
Kim John Payne Presents
"The Soul of Discipline"


Tuesday, October 15th
7:30 p.m.
Whidbey Children's Theater Auditorium, Langley
Suggested donation $7
(For non-WIWS parents
)


Explore the three developmental discipline phases for toddlers to teenagers:  creative compliance for the young child, emotional skills for grade school children, and managing critical choices for teenagers.


View Flier HERE

Come be replenished with artist & psychologist
Lucianne Hackbert:
"Meeting the Season, Tending the Soul"


Saturday, November 16th
10:00 a.m. - Noon
Here in Forest Hall
RSVP enrollment@whidbey.com


Explore ways to honor
and nourish your inner Self in these dwindling days when the season bids us turn inward, but the calendar keeps us outward-focussed! Lucianne will share tools for awareness and facilitate discussion to deepen our Soul experience in the advent of the holiday season.


View Flier HERE










Anthroposophic Pediatrician & Educator
Johanna Steegmans Speaks on
"Understanding Adolescence:
Navigating the Middle School Years"



Tuesday, January 7th
6:30 p.m.
Here at our WIWS campus
RSVP enrollment@whidbey.com

View Flier HERE




The Challenge of Rudolf Steiner
A documentary film by Jonathan Stedall

Friday, February 28th
7:00 p.m.

Here on campus
RSVP enrollment@whidbey.com
(Bring popcorn to share!)














(View Film SYNOPSIS)


Student Music Concert Featuring Our
Grades 4 - 8 Eurythmy, Strings, Woodwinds and Choir Program

Friday, March 21st, 2014
6:30 p.m.
at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts
565 Camano Avenue,
Langley, WA

















Faculty & Friends Annual Benefit  Concert!


Join us for this annual classical music concert, performed by faculty and friends of WIWS.














Sunday, May 11th, 2014
3:00 p.m.
Langley United Methodist Church, 3rd & Anthes in
Langley, WA

Suggested Donation $15 Adults/$5 Youth


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