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Waldorf Schools




On this page we cover private schools in the area that offer Waldorf programs and support. We also touch on public schools for Waldorf kids.

For a more complete guide to Waldorf education, including a discussion of private vs. public options, start with our introductory guide.

Table of contents


  1. List of Waldorf schools

  2. Compare Waldorf schools


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Waldorf schools






 
  • The Element High School
  • Vancouver Waldorf School
  • Halton Waldorf School
  • London Waldorf School
  • Waldorf Academy
  • Toronto Waldorf School

There are many private Waldorf schools in Canada, including in Toronto, Ontario, and Vancouver, British Columbia. Most of these are schools are at the preschool or elementary (or lower school) level. There are also Waldorf middle and high schools, though. All of these schools have an individualized curriculum. They also focus on more than just academics. They aim to educate the whole child: the intellectual, practical, and artistic sides of students.

 
School NameTypePaceCost

The Element High School (est. 2003)

  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (100 students)
The Element nurtures focused, engaged and internally motivated students who strive to do their best. The Element High School provides conditions that will put youth ‘in their element,’ in school and beyond. [View profile]
  • Montessori
  • Waldorf
Student-paced$17,448

Vancouver Waldorf School (est. 1971)

  • North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (330 students)
Vancouver Waldorf School offers programs from pre-school through to grade 12 in North Vancouver, BC. Its average class size is 12 to 25 students. [View profile]
  • Waldorf
Standard-enriched$1,100 to $14,760

Halton Waldorf School (est. 1984)

  • Burlington, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (150 students)
Halton Waldorf School in Burlington, Ontario offers a licensed preschool, kindergarten and grades one to eight. It’s average class size is 15 to 21 students. [View profile]
  • Waldorf
Standard-enriched$13,650 to $14,050

London Waldorf School (est. 1980)

  • London, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (170 students)
London Waldorf School offers a vibrant learning experience where the curriculum is designed to meet each child at their stage of development, from preschool to Grade Eight, through varied and dynamic teaching techniques. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • Waldorf

Waldorf Academy (est. 1987)

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Preschool to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (240 students)
Waldorf Academy offers programs from pre-kindergarten to grade eight in Toronto. Its average class size is 18 students. [View profile]
  • Waldorf
Standard-enriched

Toronto Waldorf School (est. 1968)

  • Thornhill, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (280 students)
Toronto Waldorf School offers a curriculum that integrates academics,arts & movement, and addresses the intellectual, physical, emotional & social aspects of child development. Preschool to gr. 12. [View profile]
  • Waldorf
Standard-enriched$4,100 to $20,900




 
 Founding dateEndowmentAdmissions rateEnrollmentEnrollment
per grade
The Element High School2003100%3810
Vancouver Waldorf School197195%45629
Halton Waldorf School198490%17317
London Waldorf School1980
Waldorf Academy1987100%
Toronto Waldorf School1968




 
 
Primary curriculum
Secondary curriculum
Curriculum pace
Academic culture
Average class size
Language immersion
Special needs support
Tech integration
The Element High SchoolMontessoriWaldorfStudent-pacedSupportiveMild difficultiesHeavy integration
Vancouver Waldorf SchoolWaldorfStandard-enrichedSupportive16 to 26LimitedLight integration
Halton Waldorf SchoolWaldorfStandard-enrichedSupportive15 to 22Mild difficultiesLight integration
London Waldorf SchoolProgressiveWaldorfLimited
Waldorf AcademyWaldorfStandard-enrichedSupportive18HighLight integration
Toronto Waldorf SchoolWaldorfStandard-enrichedSupportive12 to 25LimitedLight integration





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 ADHD

Learning disorders:
 Dyslexia
 Auditory processing disorder
 Dyscalculia
 Dysgraphia
 Language processing disorder
 Non-verbal learning disorders
 Visual motor deficit
Development disorders:
 Autism
 Asperger's

Behavioural and emotional:
 Troubled teens
 Depression
 Suicidal
 Substance abuse
 Oppositional defiant disorder
Physical:
 Dyspraxia
 Blindness
 Deafness
 Cystic fibrosis
 Multiple physical
 




 
 Admission deadlineSSAT requiredInterview requiredAcceptance rateNext open house
The Element High SchoolDay: rolling7 - 9100%
Vancouver Waldorf SchoolDay: rollingNursery/Toddler - 1295%
Halton Waldorf SchoolDay: rollingPreschool - 890%
London Waldorf SchoolDay: Dec 31, 1969
Boarding: Dec 31, 1969
Homestay: Dec 31, 1969
Waldorf AcademyNursery/Toddler - 8100%Sep 23, 2017
Toronto Waldorf SchoolDay: rollingNursery/Toddler - 12




 
 
Nursery/Toddler
Preschool
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The Element High School
Vancouver Waldorf School
Halton Waldorf School90%90%90%90%90%90%90%90%
Waldorf Academy80%100%100%
Toronto Waldorf School




 
 
Nursery/Toddler
Preschool
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 MathScienceLiteratureHumanities Social SciencesForeign LanguagesFine Arts
The Element High SchoolEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalancePragmatismEqual BalanceEqual Balance
Vancouver Waldorf SchoolEqual BalanceInquiryTraditionalPerennialismCommunicativeCreative
Halton Waldorf SchoolEqual BalanceInquiryEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual Balance
London Waldorf School
Waldorf AcademyEqual Balance
Toronto Waldorf SchoolEqual BalanceInquiryEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual BalanceEqual Balance




 
 
Student council
School newspaper
Yearbook
Radio club
Photograph club
Art club
Choir
Band
Dance club
Yoga club
Drama club
Debate club
Chess club
Math club
Science club
Robotics club
Computer club
Environmental club
Outdoor club
Community service
The Element High School
Vancouver Waldorf School
Halton Waldorf School
Waldorf Academy
Toronto Waldorf School




 
 
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The Element High School
Vancouver Waldorf School
Halton Waldorf School
Waldorf Academy
Toronto Waldorf School