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Like other Waldorf schools worldwide, Whatcom Hills Waldorf School educates children using Steiner's profound insights into the developmental phases of childhood.  For over 80 years, educators have demonstrated that Waldorf education is an "art of education."  Rather than merely imposing intellectual content on children, Waldorf teachers guide children through a culturally enriched program that is alive with music, movement, storytelling, and artistic activity which works to awaken each child's innate capacities. 

Out of strong confidence in the innate power unfolding in each child, teachers cultivate three fundamental qualities that are sure bases for lifelong learning: reverence toward all that lives, gratitude and respect for the efforts and accomplishment of others, and responsibility for the child's own free and self-disciplined action.  In this way, the Waldorf teacher strives to be a worthy guide to and guardian of the unfolding powers of the child. 

Parent & Child Programs

Playgroups: These playgroups are an opportunity for parents and their young child to come together once a week...

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Preschool Program

Waldorf preschool teachers strive to create a warm and lovingly simple environment that provides a gentle transition from home to the world of school.

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Kindergarten Program

A Waldorf Kindergarten is an extension of the family experience, an intermediary step for the child between home and formal schooling.

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Grades 1-8 Program

The curriculum provides a balanced experience in the Humanities, Sciences, and the Arts with the goal of engaging the child in an integrated educational activity...

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After School Program

The Whatcom Hills Waldorf School Aftercare Program is designed to parallel and reinforce the regular school day and provide a safe, nurturing environment...

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Music Program

Music is an important part of every classroom, festival, and holiday, and the overall fabric of the school.

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