Welcome to Halton Waldorf School!
An inspired approach to education for lifelong learning.
Halton Waldorf school offers an education that inspires a love of learning, and fosters in our students qualities of confidence, independence and intelligence. Founded in 1984, our school is located on five forested acres in north-east Burlington. Our goal is to provide an opportunity for students to engage in their learning and to fully develop their individual capacities. By integrating academics and the arts, the Waldorf curriculum responds to the developmental needs of the child, focusing not only on what children learn, but how they learn.
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I have had the privilege of experiencing HWS as a student during its humble early days, and now as a teacher as it blossoms. I treasure the years I spent in our little schoolhouse in Campbellville, and now I often marvel at this beautiful building which was designed by teachers and parents together. I know that the school will continue to evolve and grow, and I look forward to the day when my little son will become a second generation “Waldorfian”.
Being relatively new to Halton Waldorf, I dove right in and became a P.A. rep for my daughter’s kindergarten class. It was a tremendous opportunity to understand all the work, care, and consideration that goes into running the school. The best interests of the children are truly at heart.
My son is fortunate to spend his days with exceptional leaders as his teachers. To experience their love for teaching is a priceless gift that sparks within him the desire to learn.
Visiting gives parents an opportunity to share their values and discover whether our school system is the right one for their child’s education. A mutual exploration of perspectives on what fosters a healthy childhood helps us connect as human beings and brings us right into the heart of the school.
I have enjoyed being part of the Parent Association. It has given me the opportunity to get a deeper understanding of how our school works as well as getting to meet some fabulous people!
What I find wonderful about the Early Childhood program is that it nurtures the wonder-filled imaginative world of the young child. The toys in the classroom are simple, such as a wooden play stand, which can transform into a house, boat, doctor’s office or anything else the child imagines it to be!
The class teacher’s deep participation in every aspect of the children’s lives allows her to recognize how to nurture each child to unfold and shine individually within this dynamic, academic and artistic education. The result is that each student graduates with courage in their thoughts and deeds.
It is thanks to Waldorf that I keep a very open mind and am interested in all that goes on around me. I truly love what I do and am constantly learning and eager to learn more…
Autumn has been spectacular. This thought occurs to me each morning I pull into the school parking lot, usually stressed from a morning fraught with rushed bed making, dressing, feeding and getting the children into the car on time — yet all that melts away as I see the bright colours glowing in the morning sunlight of the school’s forested backdrop. First graders are learning skip rope and hop-scotch on the basketball court. Kindergarteners are watching the older grades practise their Micha…
As a class teacher that moves through the grades with his students, I am able to observe great changes that take place over time. I start to see my students using skills I have shown them and I can proudly witness each of them overcome obstacles and grow to become more confident and capable young people. It is inspiring to witness childhood unfolding in my students and I feel a real sense of pride that I am involved in the process.