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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

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. 

Explore our website to learn more and then join us for a school tour.

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

Waldorf 100 – The Film 

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 pedagogy.

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More than just a school, we are a diverse, passionate, and engaged community bound by our shared commitment to doing good in the world. We know that creativity is the currency of the future, and that education is about more than the acquisition of information: it is about cultivating a sense of wonder.

Find out more on our August 25th School Tour.
See link in bio to Register to Attend.

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Specialist teachers are an integral part of Waldorf education, and work alongside Class Teachers to enrich classroom work. They are mentors and experts in a specific field: handwork, practical arts, movement, eurythmy, French and German, art, outdoor education, and music.


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Chalkboard drawings create mood and atmosphere in the classroom. They draw the children in through colour, becoming an artful aid to the students and encouraging them to enter their lessons imaginatively.

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Saturday, November 19, 2022, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
We offer new and local artisans the opportunity to showcase and sell their works of art during our annual Waldorf Faire. Each year we carefully accept artisans who meet our curation criteria. Please let all of your artist and maker friends know!
Waldorf faire & Artisan Link in bio.

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The Waldorf Class Teacher stays with their class for several consecutive years, acting as mentor, role model, and guardian. This begets a rich, shared experience, and a strong bond between the teacher and the students and their families.


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We continue to accept applications for the 2022-23 school year for Kindergarten to Grade 9.

Click HERE for Admission Information.


Waldorf Faire
Saturday, November 19, 2022


Summer 2022 School Tours
Tuesday, July 5th at 11:00am
Thursday, August 25th at Noon
Register HERE or call the office. 

Monthly Preschool / Kindergarten Tours
Mondays 12:30pm (1hr)
Register HERE or call the office. 

Monthly Grades 1 to 9 Tours
Thursdays 9:30am (1hr)
Register HERE or call the office. 

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.


Calgary Waldorf School acknowledges Treaty 7 territory – the ancestral and traditional territory of the Blackfoot Confederacy: Kainai, Pikani and Siksika as well as the Tsuu T’ina First Nation and Stoney Nakoda First Nation. We acknowledge the many First Nations, Métis and Inuit whose footsteps have marked these lands for generations. We are grateful for the traditional Knowledge Keepers and Elders who are still with us today and those who have gone before us. We recognize the land as an act of reconciliation and gratitude to those whose territory we reside on or are visiting.