Discover Waldorf Education
Interested in finding out more about the Calgary Waldorf School? Come & visit the school during one of our tours.
2018/2019 Tour Schedule
Summer Tour – Tuesday, August 28th, 2018 at Noon
Kindergarten/Preschool Tours: Mondays 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
2018: Sept. 10; Oct. 15; Nov. 12; Dec. 3;
2019: Jan. 7; Feb. 4; Mar. 4; Apr. 8; May 13; 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 – 11:00 am
The Grade School Tour for February has now been re-scheduled for 9:30 am on Tuesday, February 13th. Thanks for your understanding when we had to cancel the date originally scheduled for this Grade School Tour, due to very poor weather and road conditions. We look forward to welcoming you to our School on Tuesday the 13th at 9:30 am.
2018: Sept. 13; Oct. 11; Nov. 1; Nov. 29;
2019: Jan. 10; Feb. 7; Mar. 14; Apr. 11; May 2; May 23; June 13
We welcome Grade School students to attend our Grades 1 – 9 Tours with their parents.
Preschool, Kindergarten and Grades One to Nine Open House
Saturday, January 19, 2019 — 10 am – Noon
Come and explore our Preschool and Kindergarten classrooms with your child and meet our teachers in the “Kinderwing”. Families with children entering Grades One to Nine are invited to drop in and visit the main school where classrooms will be open with student work on display. Staff will be available to answer your questions about the programs and about admissions.
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
Calgary Waldorf School – 515 Cougar Ridge Drive S.W.
Community Resources That Support Waldorf Education
Websites of Interest
The Pixie Hut
Nestled in the Parent Room just inside the main front doors of our Calgary Waldorf School is The Pixie Hut.
Drop in for a visit and you will find many wonderful Waldorf-inspired treasures on display, including:
- Natural-fibre toys and dolls
- Wooden toys
- Natural-fibre craft materials
- Lyra and Stockmar art supplies
- Waldorf books
All profits from “the school store” help support our Tuition Assistance Fund. Everyone is welcome to visit and shop in The Pixie Hut (open during regular school hours).
Pixie Hut Books
Pixie Hut offers Waldorf children’s books and parenting books, as well as books on Waldorf Education and Anthroposophy.
Waldorf Children’s Books present gentle and magical prose, or classic fairy and folk tales illustrated with beautiful pictures. The pictures are appropriate and true pictures of life, not caricatures, and great attention is paid to their beauty. Books for older children are chapter books of imaginative tales, myths, legends or collections of stories, as well as fairy tales and classic children’s literature.
Waldorf Parenting Books include books that give guidance and advice (both generally and specifically for certain age groups), books on child development, and support books for parents. They are often written by Waldorf School teachers, but also embrace works by other more “mainstream” authors. There are also books about celebrating the festivals, storytelling, games, songbooks, crafts and activities that enrich family life.
Books on Waldorf Education describe the Waldorf school curriculum, in both introductory books as well as more comprehensive theory. There are also many teachers’ resources, books on remedial and curative education, administration, and specific school subjects.
There are books available on Anthroposophy, which describe the world view of the founder of Waldorf Education, Rudolf Steiner. In addition to material pertaining to education, there are also books on agriculture, health, social and economic questions, arts and architecture, science and nature, and many others.