“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

Our Community

More than an inspired school in a lovely setting, WIWS is also a community of students, their parents, teachers and friends joined together for the nurturing of the free and creative individual and for service to the greater good. Whidbey Island Waldorf School provides an incomparably beautiful and healthy place to raise and educate children to be prepared for the rapidly changing post-modern world.



Waldorf education is unique because your child is unique. Our teaching approach meets each child where they are—academically, socially and emotionally—to help your child become the best thinker, student, leader, and citizen of the world they can be. Come for a visit during one of our Walk Through the Grades or take a personal campus tour and you’ll begin to see what makes WIWS different from all other schools.


Whidbey Island

Just an hour north of Seattle, and ten minutes from Langley-by-the-Sea, Whidbey Island is a paradise of natural beauty and community living. Our Waldorf School offers the best of educational possibilities combined with the beauty and calm of island living. Nestled into 100 acres of deep forest, and neighbors to Whidbey Institute, WIWS’s holistic, enlivening curriculum thrives.


Our Mission

Whidbey Island Waldorf School is committed to supporting the evolution of human consciousness through the education of its students. Guided by love for each student and inspired by spiritual striving, WIWS teachers lead students through an educational journey that honors each stage of child development, fostering a life-long love of learning. Thus nurtured, enlivened and empowered, students build a foundation that supports their ultimate emergence as free and responsive adults.

“The children who grow up in this school are incredibly self-aware and self-expressed, with poise and charisma that is rare. The amazing fabric of interwoven community not only holds up the children, but also the parents and families – a testament to the commitment of faculty, administration and parent bodies.”
— Denis Zimmermann, WIWS Parent

Support Us

Help us to nurture, grow and support our inspired education. Support our school with a tax-deductible gift today! Whole Child, Whole World.

Waldorf 100

Waldorf 100

The film "Learn to Change the World" shows people from around the world who work on the big pedagogical tasks of our time based on Waldorf/Steiner pedagogy. It is the first of more to come which aim to show concrete approaches to these tasks.


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