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

2015-16 Calendar
(Click to view full-size calendar!)



















Revised September 14, 2015

Upcoming Enrollment & Outreach Events

2015-16 Walks Through the Grades

















Experience Waldorf education in action, through discussion and observation of our Grades and Middle  School classes-in-session. Discover the our hands-on, whole-human, developmental approach to learning.


These morning events begin at 8:30 am and conclude by 10:00 am. Q & A may continue until 10:30 am, at which time you may go out onto the land where children will be in recess. 

     Thursday, November 5, 2015
     Friday, January 22, 2016 
     Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - coming up!
    Please RSVP to karina@wiws.org

2016-17 Open House Events

Grades & Middle School Open House 
Date to Be Announced!

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

Early Childhood Open House
Date to Be Announced!
















View our Sunflower Early Childhood room and Golden Forest outdoor Sunny Meadow. 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 2015!

Join us for our annual Michaelmas festival, celebrated this year on Friday, September 25th, 2015 beginning at 5:00p.m.
with optional

picnic time,
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.


Children's Holiday Fair
Saturday, December 5th, 2015
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 
           
Join us for this year's Holiday Fair extravaganza, including crafts for children of all ages, puppet shows, candle-dipping, music, food, holiday store and more. Enjoy this simple, time-honored day of holiday fun for the whole family!







MayFaire 2016!



Saturday, May 7th, 2016
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

Morning Lesson for Adults

Fall Session:  Thursdays, October 8-15-22
Needle Felting with Cordula Hetland


















Enchanted Halloween Wonderland!

























Dia de los Muertos

















Dollmaking Event with Victoria Baker!
Saturday, November 21st
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.



























Click HERE for printable version of the registration form!

Winter Festival Guild!











                                                                                             
Constancy & Change in the Path of Parenting
An Adult Enrichment Event with Holly Koteen-Soule






























Conflict Resolution with Young Children
with Vanessa Kolhaas

Tuesday, February 9
6:30pm
by Donation
register by email:
karina@wiws.org
















Rosebud Parent-Child Program
with Holly Koteen-Soule

4 Mondays, from Monday March 7 - Monday March 28
Tuition is $100. per family for the series

















Worthy Models and True Archetypes in Child Development
with Holly Koteen-Soule

Monday, March 7
6:30pm
by Donation
register by email: karina@wiws.org

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