Vancouver Waldorf School | Community Life

Community Life

A Waldorf school differs from other educational institutions in significant ways. Parent involvement and understanding of our objectives are integral to the fulfillment of our school’s mission, and contribute to a vital and meaningful community life.

The Vancouver Waldorf School Community is unique and diverse, and is made up of families who bring a range of backgrounds, talents, inspiration, and goodwill to our campus. Our vibrant school is a magnet for creative, community-minded people and we are fortunate that our alumni, alumni families and friends play a vital role in the ongoing life of the school. Our population reflects a broad spectrum of cultural, ethnic, religious, and socio/economic diversity.

While many of our families commute from across the Lower Mainland, there are frequent opportunities to come together through class parent meetings, festivals, fairs, field trips, and parent learning evenings and workshops. One of the key goals of Waldorf education is to help develop creative, thoughtful, socially conscious and engaged citizens. In this regard, our community is active, engaged and thriving.

There are many ways for parents to become involved. Our Parent Council meets monthly to support the various functions in the school, parents serve on the Board of Trustees, and Volunteer Opportunities abound. We also ask that parents make necessary adjustments to certain lifestyle choices regarding our media policy and dress code, to honour the school’s values and to ensure that each child has a successful experience at our school.

Please refer to the information contained in our Parent Handbook (link) as situations arise, and do not hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to assist you in further understanding Waldorf education at the Vancouver Waldorf School.

It is aliveness that must be the guiding principle.
Joy and happiness in living, a love of all existence,
a power and energy for work, and imagination,
a sense of truth and a feeling of responsibility…
These are the forces which are the very nerve of education.”

~ Rudolf Steiner

Main Campus

2725 St Christophers Road
North Vancouver, BC
Phone: (604) 985-7435
Fax: (604) 985-4948 

High School

307-3255 Edgemont Boulevard
North Vancouver, BC
Phone: (604) 986-2922
Fax: (604) 986-2623
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Upcoming Events

12:00 am Pro-D Days
Pro-D Days
Aug 21 @ 12:00 am – Aug 23 @ 11:30 pm
Professional Development & Non-Instructional Days
12:00 am Labour Day
Labour Day
Sep 4 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
Stat Holiday
12:00 am Fall Term Begins
Fall Term Begins
Sep 5 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
First day of fall term.Partial day, GS dismissal at 12:20 pm.
7:00 pm RR/PC KG Class Meeting
RR/PC KG Class Meeting
Sep 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Class meeting for both Kindergarten classes