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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.

Please email to register to attend a school summer 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

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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With lots of time being spent outdoors and exploring, here is a fun and creative project the whole family will enjoy making. Supplies needed: paper, crayon, glue, string, and a collection of found materials for the leaf rubbings and border. Happy summer!

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With lots of time being spent outdoors and exploring, here is a fun and creative project the whole family will enjoy making. Supplies needed: paper, crayon, glue, string, and a collection of found materials for the leaf rubbings and border. Happy summer!

#waldorfschool #outdooreducation #waldorfeducation #yyckids #yycnature

With lots of time being spent outdoors and exploring, here is fun and creative project the whole family will enjoy making. Supplies needed: paper, crayon, glue, string, and a collection of found materials for the leaf rubbings and border. Happy summer!

#waldorfschool #outdooreducation #waldorfeducation #yyckids #yycnature

Calgary Waldorf School tours provide an in-depth opportunity to experience and learn about what sets Waldorf education apart. Our summer tours are for preschool, kindergarten, and grades 1 to 9. Register to attend by emailing us at We cannot wait to welcome you to CWS!

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One of the primary foundations of Waldorf pedagogy is the strength of rhythm and routine in both the school day and over the course of the year. At the heart of this is the Main Lesson. In Waldorf schools around the world, elementary and middle school classes begin their day with a dedicated two-hour span of focused and intensive learning.
To study one topic deeply and richly, taken up through narrative, artistry and age-appropriate academics allows for a truly meaningful and soulful connection to learning.
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The Waldorf Faire & Artisan Market is set to make its magical return on Saturday, November 20, 2021. We cannot wait to welcome new and returning artisans, and to celebrate the season with festive activities and the joy of excited children. But first, let us revel in the many gifts of summer!

Now accepting Artisan Applications: see link in bio

Parent and Tot Program Registration for Fall Session is ongoing – join us!

We are now accepting Applications for the 2021-22 School Year.

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.

Summer 2021 School Tours
Tuesday, August 24th at Noon
Thursday, August 26th at Noon

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.