Welcome to Calgary Waldorf School
Education is more than the acquisition of information, rigid academic curricula, and high-stakes testing. In fact, the world is changing so rapidly that no one can truly predict what information our children will need to know in the future. 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!
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
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.
Holiday Pixie Hut & Books open until December 18th by appointment.
Online Parent Talk with Jamie York – Math should be an adventure!
Thur, Dec 3rd, 7:00 pm
Preschool / Kindergarten Tours
Mondays 12:30pm (1hr)
Feb 8, Mar 8, Apr 12, May 10, June 14
Pre-registration required. Adults-only.
Grades 1 to 9 Tours
Thursdays 9:30am (1hr)
Feb 11, Mar 4, Apr 15, May 13, June 10
Pre-registration required. Adults-only.
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)