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Calgary Waldorf School
515 Cougar Ridge Drive S.W., Calgary, Alberta, Canada T3H 5G9
Phone: 403-287-1868 | Fax: 403-287-3414

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Welcome to Calgary Waldorf School

Education is more than the acquisition of information, rigid academic curricula, and high-stakes testing. It is clear that intellectual flexibility, creative thinking, independent judgement, moral discernment, refined written and oral communication skills, and the ability to collaborate effectively will be essential to success in today’s ever-changing global community. The Waldorf curriculum, pedagogy, and teaching methods are designed to nurture these capacities.

In preschool and Kindergarten, Waldorf takes a holistic approach to education. The classrooms are designed to mimic the home where rhythm and routine are key. Children play with toys that are made from natural materials and are designed to spark imagination. Learning is done through imitation as the teacher leads the children in song, movement, and story.

In grade school, music, movement, science, history, literature, geography, and legends are not simply subjects to be read about and tested, they are experienced. Through these experiences, Waldorf students cultivate their intellectual, emotional, physical, and spiritual capacities to be individuals certain of their paths and to be of service to the world.

It is the goal of a Waldorf teacher to cultivate a sense of wonder and to inspire children to view the world, even in its most basic form, as magnificent – prompting each student to embrace life with enthusiasm, initiative, and purpose. These aims are met through an education that is rich with meaningful sense experiences, classical academics, and artistic beauty in all subject matters.

I wanted to thank you for all of your support over the last few months. You have really made this an easy transition given the circumstances. It is clear how much effort you have put in personally to ensure the children continue to have a Waldorf experience. I have so appreciated learning some of how Waldorf teaches our children. Thank you for keeping us so organized and making it easy for us to follow the schedule and the work needing to be done every week. Who knew you were a Youtuber! I have always appreciated teachers from a far, however. having him tell us continually “Ms. Loree doesn’t do it that way” has been very humbling. I realize how connected he is to you and the structure you have provided. We are so lucky to have a teacher who is so loving and truly loves what she does. We are so blessed that you teach our son every day.

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.

I hope you are now able to spend quality time with your family. Enjoy your summer!

Tanya & Mark, CWS Parents

New Waldorf 100 Film – “Becoming…”

“Becoming…” is the third in a series of short films directed by award-winning documentary filmmaker Paul Zehrer which provide an insight into Waldorf Education in the most diverse cultural, social, religious and economic conditions around the globe.

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Students have begun drafting their first project of the year.
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One more sleep until we welcome students and their families, both new and returning, to the new school year! The classrooms are looking beautiful and we cannot wait to see everyone in the morning. ...

Central to Waldorf education is a deep respect for childhood. Our enriched curriculum is designed to meet the child’s specific developmental needs. Movement and time in nature is built into every student’s daily rhythm. The Waldorf learning experience is hands-on, with unwired and low-tech classrooms. The arts — music, story, drawing, painting, and drama — are interwoven through all subjects. Students learn two second languages, French and German. Join an upcoming school tour to learn more!

Preschool & Kindergarten Tour: Tuesday, August 24th
Grades One to Nine Tour: Thursday, August 26th

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In grade four, students work on their animal projects which include a diorama and research book. Fun fact: A black bears keenest sense is their sense of smell, which is about seven times more sensitive than a domestic dog's.
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Parent and Tot Program Registration for Fall Session is ongoing – join us!

Space available in all grades, Preschool – Grade 9. Apply now for September 2021 admission.

Click HERE for Admission Information.


Wishing our upcoming Class 9 Graduates an amazing journey ahead!

The Waldorf Faire & Artisan Market set to make its return Saturday, November 20, 2021.


Preschool / Kindergarten Tours
Mondays 12:30pm (1hr)
Sept 13; Oct 4; Nov 1 & 29; Jan 10; Feb 7; Mar 7; Apr 11; May 9; June 13
Register to attend by calling the office. Adults-only.

Grades 1 to 9 Tours
Thursdays 9:30am (1hr)
Sept 16; Oct 7; Nov 4; Dec 2; Jan 13; Feb 10; Mar 3; Apr 14; May 12; June 9
Register to attend by calling the office. Adults-only.

Calgary Waldorf School Virtual Tour



Waldorf® Education addresses the learning needs of the whole child, developing: clarity in thought, balance in feeling and conscience and initiative in action.

The Waldorf approach recognizes that children have distinct, age-related educational and emotional needs that unfold through stages of their development.


To meet these needs, the Calgary Waldorf School’s rich and challenging curriculum carefully balances academic, artistic and practical activities to stimulate intelligence and encourage creativity.


Our nurturing social environment helps children develop exceptional interpersonal skills, self-confidence and self-reliance, fostering their own personal integrity and sense of social and environmental responsibility.


The Calgary Waldorf School is an independent private school founded in 1985. It offers Parent and Tot programs, Preschool and Kindergarten and Grades One through Nine.

Have a look around our website to explore the unique world of Waldorf Education and discover the advantages it can bring for the growth and development of your child.

Waldorf® is a registered service mark of the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA) and is used by agreement of membership in AWSNA.