Founded in 1986, the Whatcom Hills Waldorf School (WHWS) in Bellingham is part of the largest independent, non-denominational educational movement in the world. WHWS integrates academics and the arts, inspiring life-long learning in each student and enabling them to fully develop their unique capacities and potential. Visit our beautiful campus in the Geneva neighborhood near Lake Whatcom.

Imagine your child excelling at a school where they enjoy a balanced and rigorous education in a beautiful setting.  Where they, along with their parents, develop close social connections as their class moves from our play-based early childhood program through the grades.  While many schools experiment with programs, our curriculum has stood the test of time.

Choosing a school for your child is a big decision.  We invite you to look through our opportunities to meet teachers, view students in their classes, and get a "feel" for our school's program and culture. Below are several ways to experience our school.

We look forward to meeting you!

Information Sessions

These morning, adults-only sessions include a school tour, visits to preschool and elementary classes and a Q&A session with our Enrollment Director.  Space is limited for these sessions as we enter classrooms while they are in session, please RSVP.

Information Sessions are held on Wednesdays from 9am - 10:30am unless otherwise noted.

  • November 10th
  • December 2nd
  • January 13th
  • February 3rd
  • March 9th
  • March 23rd
  • May 4th
  • May 25th

Open Houses

We meet together in Alia Hall for a short presentation on our curriculum and to meet faculty and staff and then we can stroll through the classrooms, talk to teachers and see exhibits of the children's work and art. For current and prospective families. Call 360.733.3164 for more information on the next Open House. 

  • October 22nd - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
  • February 6th - 11:00am to 12:30pm


Throughout the year by appointment. To schedule an appointment please email our Enrollment Coordinator, Patricia Thom This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Annual Wreath Sale

WHWS Annual Holiday Wreath Sale

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Educating Children For the Journey

Waldorf teacher, Jack Petrash gives us his valuable perspectives on educating children.

Preparing for Life  

A New Film from Paul Zehrer and the Waldorf School of the Peninsula

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