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What’s unique about a Waldorf education?
Waldorf education was “holistic” and “student-centred” long before these terms entered public consciousness. In this system, the child is addressed as a developing individual and encouraged to learn actively through experience, self-directed inquiry, and opportunities to create.
How do we establish within each child his or her own high level of academic excellence?
How do we call forth enthusiasm for learning and work, a healthy self-awareness, interest and concern for fellow human beings, and a respect for the world?
How can we help pupils find meaning in their lives?
Association of Waldorf Schools of North America
How much do you charge in tuition?
The 2019-2020 tuition fee for students in the pre-school, kindergarten, and grades 1 through 8 is $15,200. Tuition generally increases by 4% annually.
Sibling discounts are applied and fees differ for children attending kindergarten on a part-time basis or joining the school part way through the year.
High school tuition fees are 2019-2020: $14,000 and 2020-2021: $16,000.
Is there any way to get assistance in paying tuition?
Why do Waldorf schools recommend limiting the use of television and electronic devices for young children?
Is it true that you don’t use computers at your school?
Is it possible for a child who has attended a public school to transfer to a Waldorf school?
Yes. New children enter into Waldorf schools at every grade level and can be fully integrated into the learning and life of the classroom and school community. HWS conducts interviews and evaluations with you and your child to assess what is needed for a good transition.
How do Waldorf graduates fare after graduation?
89% are highly satisfied in their choice of occupation
96% highly value interpersonal friendships
90% highly value tolerance of other viewpoints
82% care most about ethical principles in their working life
82% value helping others
Are Waldorf schools religious?
Is student transportation available?
Although most of our students arrive by their own transportation, we have two school buses that pick up students in our region. The routes are reviewed each school year.