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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


Now Accepting Applications for the upcoming 2019-20 School Year.

Click HERE for Admission Information.

Accepting Applications for the current 2018-19 School Year

Available places in Preschool, Kindergarten, Grades 1, 3, 6, 7, 8 and 9.  Apply now.
Click HERE for Admission Information.

Calgary Waldorf School Employment Opportunities Available

Visit our Employment Opportunities HERE for full details


Ten Ways to Support Your Child to Become a Healthy and Capable Adult

Parent & Public Talk
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Suitable for parents with children of all ages. Please note this is a parent-only event.
To be held in the Languages Room at the Calgary Waldorf School. No registration required.

Waldorf Through the Grades ~ Talk and Tour

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 ~ 7:30 pm
Join us for a talk on “The Waldorf Curriculum from Grade One through Grade Nine”.
A School Tour of Grades One to Nine will be offered following the talk.

Kim John Payne – Public Lecture & Workshop

Friday, April 26, 2019 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm Public Lecture
Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm Public Workshop
Renowned speaker and author of Simplicity Parenting© and The Soul of Discipline. Kim John Payne offers do-able ways to realize the hopes and values we all have for ourselves, and build deep connections with our children that gives families resiliency and simple joy.

Ticket Information will be available in February HERE.

Preschool/Kindergarten Tours

2018/2019 Schedule

Mondays – 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Feb. 4; Mar. 4; Apr. 8; May 13 and June 3

Our Kindergarten/Preschool Tours are structured to be an adult orientation/information session. We request that children do not attend these Early Childhood Program Tours.

Grades 1 to 9 Tours

Thursdays — 9:30 am to 11:00 am
Feb. 7; Mar. 14; Apr. 11; May 2; May 23 and June 13

We welcome Grade School students to attend our Grades 1 – 9 Tours with their parents.

Waldorf Through the Grades ~ Talk and Tour

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 ~ 7:30 pm
Join us for a talk on “The Waldorf Curriculum from Grade One through Grade Nine”.
A School Tour of Grades One to Nine will be offered following the talk.

All enquiries welcome call 403-287-1868
or email

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Founded in 1985, the Calgary Waldorf School is an Accredited, Full Member School of AWSNA (Association of Waldorf Schools of North America)

and a Full Member School of WECAN (Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America)


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.

“We shouldn’t ask: what does a person need to know or be able to do in order to fit into the existing social order? Instead we should ask: what lives in each human being and what can be developed in him or her? Only then will it be possible to direct the new qualities of each emerging generation into society. The society will become what young people, as whole human beings, make out of the existing social conditions. The new generation should not just be made to be what the present society wants it to become.”

Steiner, R. (1985). The Renewal of the Social Organism. Spring Valley, NY: Anthroposophic Press. p. 8.

Waldorf 100 – The Film (Part 2) – New Release!

The theme of this new film is “Encounter, Engagement, Inclusion” and it features schools from around the globe. The particular emphasis of the film is on schools that are working in very important ways to advance the social mission of Waldorf education, such as the Community School for Creative Education in Oakland, schools in Jaffe Israel that serve both Arab and Israeli students, and the Parzival-Zentrum school in Germany which serves a high population of refugee students.

Calgary born, internationally renowned architect, Douglas Cardinal speaks about Waldorf Education

Calgary born, internationally renowned architect, Douglas Cardinal was influenced by the founder of Waldorf Education. He was interviewed January 25th on CBC Radio’s “Homestretch” program. Hear what he has to say about Waldorf Education – @d_cardinal

CBC Homestretch Interview of Douglas Cardinal

Alberta’s Private Schools Serve the Public Good!

Here is a short video that details how private education is funded, accountable and how it serves students!

Jack Petrash TED Talk

Educating Children For The Journey: Jack Petrash at TEDx Rock Creek Park


The New York Times sparked national media coverage with its front page story on why Silicon Valley parents are turning to Waldorf education.

This film picks up where that story left off. Preparing for Life takes viewers inside the Waldorf School of the Peninsula where the focus is on developing the capacities for creativity, resilience, innovative thinking, and social and emotional intelligence over rote learning. Entrepreneurs, Stanford researchers, investment bankers, and parents who run some of the largest hi-tech companies in the world, weigh-in on what children need to navigate the challenges of the 21st Century in order to find success, purpose, and joy in their lives.

Media Literacy or Media Addiction?

Contours of Good Governance for Healthy Childhood in the Digital World
Presentation by Paula Bleckmann

Invited by the Alliance for Childhood network group in Brussels, Paula Bleckmann gave a talk on this theme in the European Parliament.

Click HERE to download a copy of the presentation.