515 Cougar Ridge Drive S.W.     
Calgary, Alberta, Canada T3H 5G9     
Phone: 403-287-1868  |  Fax: 403-287-3414     

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Accepting Applications for the 2018-19 School YearPlaces available for new students for September, 2018. Apply now.
Click HERE for Admission Information.
Parent and Tot Program – Fall 2018Fall sessions begin September 14. Registration opens Friday, June 1 at 8:30 a.m.
For more information click HERE

MAYFESTFriday, June 1st from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Our annual MayFest celebration is a festive occasion where our school community, family, and friends all come together in celebration of the splendor of Spring, seasonal traditions, and the soon to be school-year-end.

Preschool/Kindergarten Tours Mondays — 12:30 am to 1:30 pm
May 14; June 11

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 ToursThursdays — 9:30 am to 11:00 am
May 24; June 14

We welcome Grade School students to attend our Grades 1 – 9 Tours with their parents.
All enquiries welcome call 403-287-1868
or email info@calgarywaldorf.org
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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)

EDUCATION 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.

BALANCED 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.

NURTURING 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.

INTEGRATED 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.


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Our annual MayFest celebration will be taking place Friday, June 1st from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm. It is a festive occasion where our school community, family, and friends all come together in celebration of the splendor of Spring, seasonal traditions, and the soon to be school-year-end.

This year Ms. Sponholz’s Class Four will be performing the Maypole Dance to kick-off the festivities.

Calgary born, internationally renowned architect, Douglas Cardinal speaks about Waldorf Education Calgary born, internationally renowned architect, Douglas Cardinal was influenced by the founder of Waldorf Education. He was interviewed January 25th on CBC Radio’s “Homestretch” program. Hear what he has to say about Waldorf Education - @d_cardinal

CBC Homestretch Interview of Douglas Cardinal

Waldorf 100 - The Film

Alberta's Private Schools Serve the Public Good! Here is a short video that details how private education is funded, accountable and how it serves students!

Media Literacy or Media Addiction? Contours of Good Governance for Healthy Childhood in the Digital World
Presentation by Paula Bleckmann

Invited by the Alliance for Childhood network group in Brussels, Paula Bleckmann gave a talk on this theme in the European Parliament.

Click HERE to download a copy of the presentation.

Jack Petrash TED Talk
Educating Children For The Journey: Jack Petrash at TEDxRockCreekPark

PREPARING FOR LIFE The New York Times sparked national media coverage with its front page story on why Silicon Valley parents are turning to Waldorf education.

This film picks up where that story left off. Preparing for Life takes viewers inside the Waldorf School of the Peninsula where the focus is on developing the capacities for creativity, resilience, innovative thinking, and social and emotional intelligence over rote learning. Entrepreneurs, Stanford researchers, investment bankers, and parents who run some of the largest hi-tech companies in the world, weigh-in on what children need to navigate the challenges of the 21st Century in order to find success, purpose, and joy in their lives.

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