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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


Chief Medical Officer and the Minister of Education have cancelled classes indefinitely for all students in Alberta.  As a result, the Calgary Waldorf School is closed to students at this time.

We continue to accept Applications for the 2020-21 school year. Click HERE for Admission Information.


All events for the 2019-20 school year have been postponed.


School Tours have been cancelled until further notice. Please contact the school office at 403-287-1868 or with questions about our programs or with admission inquiries.

Preschool/Kindergarten Tours (cancelled)

Mondays – 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Apr. 6;   May 4;  June 1

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

Grades 1 to 9 Tours (cancelled)

Thursdays — 9:30 am to 10:30 am
Apr. 9;  May 7;  June 4

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

All enquiries welcome, call 403-287-1868

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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.

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)

Spots Available in Preschool and Kindergarten for the 2020-2021 School Year

Calgary Waldorf School is different than a traditional school. Our Preschool and Kindergarten programs invite children into imaginative discovery and immersive play. Simple, natural materials create a warm, magical world filled with wonder and beauty. Outdoor exploration and seasonal festivals cultivate a strong connection to the natural world. Through our unique approach to nurturing childhood, our programs develop creative and social skills that set the foundation for future academic success.

Our Early Childhood programs have multiple offerings that meet the needs of children and families. Half-day, full-day, and aftercare programs available. Apply Today!

An Education for the Future

On September 19, 2019, Waldorf education celebrated 100 years. Across the globe, Waldorf schools are engaging in creative, social and environmental actions. With these initiatives, Waldorf communities are seeding the future. 100 years is only the beginning. – AWSNA

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.

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.

Waldorf 100 – The Film

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

Waldorf Education for and By First Nations

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.