Squamish Waldorf School serves students from pre-K through grade eight, in a learning environment that is thoughtful and progressive. With a supportive community of faculty, staff and parents, we’re able to meet students where they are developmentally, intellectually and emotionally. While what we teach is critical to our goals, it is how we teach that truly sets us apart.

MISSION AND VISION

Squamish Waldorf School is a premier pre-K to Grade 8 Waldorf school providing a holistic education that addresses the intellectual, spiritual, emotional, and physical aspects of the child. The school develops confident, independent thinkers who have a strong social and environmental conscience and who respond to the world with compassion and creativity. The school community honours the child, fosters harmonious relationships and celebrates the wonder of life.

 

SCHOOL TOURS

See the Waldorf philosophy applied to various stages of child learning and development. Tours visit the preschool and kindergartens while children are outside, sit in on all the grades classes (1–6) and conclude with a Q&A. Kids can also visit! If you are interested in having your kindergarten or grade school-aged child try Waldorf, give our office a call. We are often able to accommodate students on public Pro-D days, as well as many other days throughout the year. Space is limited; please RSVP by emailing info@squamishwaldorf.com or calling 605-898-3287.

 

HISTORY

Squamish Waldorf School was started by an enthusiastic group of parents inspired to bring Waldorf education to Squamish, B.C. in 2000.

With its beginnings as a Waldorf-inspired parent and child group, the Morning Star Kindergarten was established in 2002 with 15 happy children. The following year the Rainbow Preschool was born and the grade school was created with a mixed age Grade 1 to 3. In 2004, the grades classes along with the kindergarten were recognized as an independent school by the Ministry of Education of BC. In 2008, the Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA) officially recognized the Squamish Waldorf School as a developing Waldorf School.

In the summer of 2008 we purchased a Mennonite church in Valleycliffe and transformed it into a beautiful school. We have grown quickly over the past few years and are currently looking for property – preferably five acres or more – on which to build a new school in the area.

The Squamish Waldorf School Association, a non-profit charitable organization, was established in 1999 and registered as a society in January 2000.