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Halton Waldorf School
Halton Waldorf School
2193 Orchard Road, Burlington, Ontario, L7L 7J8
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Halton Waldorf School

2193 Orchard Road, Burlington, Ontario, L7L 7J8

Curriculum:
Waldorf
Grades (Gender):
Nursery/Toddler (3 months) to 8 (Coed)
Tuition:
$13,650 to 14,050/year
Main Language:
English
Avg. Class Size:
15 to 22
Enrolment:
Day: 150 (Gr. NS - 8)
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Lylli Anthon

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School Address
2193 Orchard Road, Burlington, Ontario, L7L 7J8

About this school:

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Waldorf schools offer a developmentally appropriate, experiential, and academically rigorous approach to education. We integrate the arts in all academic disciplines to enhance and enrich learning. Our curriculum respects the pace of childhood development, inspires life-long learning, and enables children to fully develop their unique capacities. We have been educating children since 1984 using abundant physical movement, outdoor activity and hands-on learning. Come for a tour and see how wonderful our school is!


The Our Kids review of Halton Waldorf School

our take

Any school is more than the buildings or the setting, though perhaps especially with Waldorf programs, setting is an important piece. Halton’s program is established and proven, having been founded in 1984, and the facilities are notable as well, providing, in many ways, the ideal environment for the Waldorf approach. The buildings aren’t small, though they really confer a nice sense of place, some that is beautifully extended by the school’s proximity to green space. Waldorf intends to set students apart a bit from the bustle of daily live, and all the distractions that might be found there, and refocus students’ attention, and awaken a perception and appreciation of children’s talents and their place in the world. You’d be hard pressed to find a learning environment that better expresses and supports those goals. It’s idyllic, and matches the strength of the academic program and the experience of the staff.



Principal's Message

principal

Lylli Anthon, Faculty Chair

My involvement with Halton Waldorf School began more than 30 years ago when my daughter was part of the grade one class. I was a teacher at the school for 25 years before taking on the role of Faculty Chair. In each of these roles, I have seen firsthand how the curriculum supports healthy and well-rounded childhood development that helps students to flourish and find fulfilment in life.

Our faculty recognize that true knowledge is best attained through experiences that engage children physically, intellectually and emotionally. With a passionate commitment and a multi-disciplinary approach, we identify each child’s learning profile and support the building of their full potential.

As members of a global community of Waldorf schools, we educate children within the context of their evolving awareness of the world. We foster intellectual flexibility, moral discernment, integrity and a love of learning that profoundly shapes their individual capacities.  

 

 


Academics


Curriculum Waldorf

Primary Curriculum: Waldorf

Often conflated with Montessori schools (incorrectly), Waldorf schools focus on developing the "whole child" -- emphasizing collaborative, hands-on learning, along with the arts and music, which are integrated into all areas of study. Waldorf schools are unmistakably "progressive". Their intellectual forefather is Rudolf Steiner, who believed the educator's first task should be to help students develop an aesthetic appreciation for life and learning. If you want to learn more about Waldorf education, check out our comprehensive guide.


What Halton Waldorf School says: How will your child benefit from a Waldorf education? Our students are not rushed through childhood by academic expectations that exceed their developmental stages. Instead, our teachers cultivate a life-long love of learning with an academic curriculum that is developmentally-appropriate and includes engaging, hands-on activities. Our children learn by doing, figuring out problems and finding opportunities while building respectful relationships in an environment that highly values individuality. What does this look like in a classroom? Our students are engaged both physically and cognitively with projects that strengthen the logical and creative sides of the brain. They do not sit still for long stretches of time or use screen technology that limits creativity and learning capacity by doing the work for them. Our students also spend a lot of time outdoors for projects, recess breaks, and on field trips. Our property includes over five acres of forest and provides unique opportunities to engage children in hands-on learning.

  • Approach:
    Focus
    Academic


  • Pedagogies and subject courses:

  • Mathematics Equal Balance

      These math programs feature an equal balance of “Traditional” and “Discovery” methods.
      Learn about the different mathematics approaches  


    • What Halton Waldorf School says: As a core main lesson subject, the key concepts of mathematics are taught by the class teachers. To broaden children's knowledge, the main lesson concepts are repeated in different ways by subject teachers during their lessons in art, woodworking, handwork, French and German. In the early grades, students experience an inherent understanding of numbers, both qualitative and quantitative. The four mathematical operations are worked on with rigorous practice and through imaginative stories, drawing pictures, movement and song. This knowledge is deepened in the higher grades with increasing complexity, timetabled skills classes and regular assessment supporting ongoing skill development and preparedness for grade nine mathematics in public school.

    • Textbooks and supplementary materials: This information is not currently available.

    • Calculator policy: Our classrooms do not use screen technology because we believe it compromises a child's potential to learn for themselves and develop problem-solving skills.


    Early Reading Balanced Literacy

      Balanced reading programs are typically Whole Language programs with supplementary phonics training. This training might be incidental, or it might take the form of mini-lessons.
      Learn about the different early reading approaches  


    • What Halton Waldorf School says: Our curriculum is based on a fundamental belief that childhood should not be rushed and therefore we do expect children to read before they are developmentally ready. Our early childhood programs emphasize learning through play and provide a nurturing environment rich with stories, plays, songs and poetry to foster a love of language and the power of stories. Hearing advanced and complex language from teachers helps young children have an understanding of phonetics, rhythm, plot, setting, and story structure. These are all key to story comprehension so that children deeply understand language and love to read rather than memorizing patterns of letters. Grade one students work on clear speech with daily recitations of poems, tongue twisters and songs. Every day includes written and oral reviews of the previous day’s lessons. Some children will learn to read in grade one but for others this may happen in grades two or three.

    • DIBELS Testing: This school does not use DIBELS testing to assess reading progress.

    • What Halton Waldorf School says: This information is not currently available.


    Writing Equal balance

      Programs that balance systematic and process approaches equally likely have an emphasis on giving young students ample opportunities to write, while providing supplementary class-wide instruction in grammar, parts of sentences, and various writing strategies.
      Learn about the different writing approaches  


    • What Halton Waldorf School says: The Waldorf curriculum places a strong emphasis on hand-writing skills particularly on cursive writing which begins in grade three. Students fill their lesson books with handwriting and illustrations regarding their new knowledge about the focus subjects such as ancient cultures, botany, physiology or physics. This requires a deep understanding of each topic in order to summarize and illustrate what was learned. In grade one students are introduced to letters, and learn the vowels and consonants, often through story images. They also learn phonics and the writing of short sentences. In grade two, students compose abbreviated stories from folktales, begin learning grammar and punctuation, short and long vowel sounds, vowel and consonant blends, and word families.


    Science Inquiry

      Inquiry-based science emphasizes teaching science as a way of thinking or practice, and therefore tries to get students “doing” science as much as possible -- and not just “learning” it. Students still learn foundational scientific ideas and content (and build on this knowledge progressively); however, relative to expository science instruction, inquiry-based programs have students spend more time developing and executing their own experiments (empirical and theoretical). Students are frequently challenged to develop critical and scientific-thinking skills by developing their own well-reasoned hypothesis and finding ways to test those hypotheses. Projects and experiments are emphasized over textbook learning. Skills are emphasized over breadth of knowledge.
      Learn about the different science approaches  


    • Teaching approach: Waldorf emphasizes sense-based science. Awareness of the world depends on our capacity to sense and pay attention to the phenomena surrounding us. It also depends on the student being able to organize the world into an understandable experience. In grades one to five students develop an awareness of their environment and their relationship to it through the study of zoology, botany, gardening and farming. This is facilitated through hands-on activities and experiences and these important sensory experiences develop capacities for later observations and the development of scientific concepts. In later grades, the development of concepts calls for flexibility as well as rigour of thought at a time when students are trying to consciously make sense of their world. Building the foundation for these capacities is the goal of the sciences taught in grades six, seven and eight including physics, chemistry, geology, astronomy and meterology.

    • Topics covered in curriculum:

      Subject = offered
      Biology
      Chemistry
      Ecology
      Geology
      Meteorology
      Physics
      Physiology
      Zoology
    • Treatment of evolution:

      Evolution as consensus theory
      Evolution as one of many equally viable theories
      Evolution is not taught

    Literature Equal Balance

      These literature programs draw in equal measure from “Traditional” and “Social Justice” programs.
      Learn about the different literature approaches  


    • What Halton Waldorf School says: Literature programs are rooted in the humanities and through experiential learning in multiple subject lessons. Our comprehensive approach discusses fundamental concepts, universal and cultural themes to encourage intellectual flexibility, creative thinking, independent judgement, and moral discernment. The cultural context of stories is further explored with practical work, field trips and theatrical productions. The chosen literature for each grade reflects the childrens' developmental stages and offers lessons to be learned that are directly related to their own evolving awareness of the world and their place within it.


    Social Studies Core Knowledge

      Usually focused on teaching history and geography at an early age, the core knowledge approach uses story, drama, reading, and discussion to teach about significant people, places, and events. Breadth of content and knowledge is emphasized. The curriculum is often organized according to the underlying logic of the content: history might be taught sequentially, for example (as students move through the grades).
      Learn about the different social studies approaches  


    • What Halton Waldorf School says: Our social studies are a balance of the Core Knowledge and the Expanding Communities approaches. In geography, we foster an understanding of the students' own surroundings and an awareness of different cultures and human conditions throughout the world. We give the picture of earth and civilization as being inseparable and sharing a need for sustainability. The school's diversity offers an opportunity for abundant first-hand knowledge of many cultures. The teaching of history lives strongly in story-telling, bringing vivid images and using biographies to illustrate specific eras and the role played by individuals in the context of geography, technological, economical and cultural developments. Students also experience historical eras through music, art, poetry and field trips.


    Humanities and Social Sciences Equal Balance

      These programs represent an equal balance between the perennialist and pragmatic approach to teaching the humanities and social sciences.
      Learn about the different humanities and social sciences approaches  


    • What Halton Waldorf School says: As students move into and adjust to early adolescence in grades seven and eight, teachers nurture their growing capacity for independent critical thought and encourage them to creatively express themselves. They are given biographies of striving individuals who made an impression on the world and took responsibility for their actions. The elements of reasoning and self-reflection are steadily emerging at this age and the curriculum supports this development. The history curriculum covers the Middle Ages, Renaissance, the Age of Discovery, and from the 17th century to modern times focusing on the profound social consequences of the revolutions of several eras. Studying world geography brings together physical, cultural, spiritual, and political conditions to create a vivid picture of the earth as a totality. Our membership in the global community of Waldorf schools supports this perspective.


    Foreign Languages Equal Balance

      These programs feature an equal blend of the audio-lingual and communicative styles of language instruction.
      Learn about the different foreign languages approaches  


    • What Halton Waldorf School says: Students experience a different view of the world and humanity through learning other languages. Differences are expressed in tenses, tonal elements, sounds of vowels and consonants, rhythm, vocabulary and sentence structure. Learning another language contributes to a more complete experience of civilization and the world. It complements individual development by practicing perseverance and strengthening the capacity of observation, flexibility in thinking, and interest in other cultures. German is studied from grades one to five. French begins in grade one and because public school students take French in grade nine, there is a stronger emphasis on French in grades seven and eight. Foreign language teachers work with class teachers to address pedagogical questions and to coordinate with the main lesson work.

    • Languages Offered: • French • German


    Fine Arts Equal Balance

      These programs have an equal emphasis on receptive and creative learning.
      Learn about the different fine arts approaches  


    • Program offers:

      Subject = offered
      Acting
      Dance
      Drama/Theatre
      Graphic Design
      Music
      Visual Arts
    • Visual studio philosophy:

      Expressive
      Disciplined
    • What Halton Waldorf School says: The aim of the visual arts program is to support the students’ physical and emotional development and to enrich their academic work through painting, drawing and modelling. Grades 1 to 5 have art lessons once a week reflecting the subject of the main lesson. Artistic work permeates all facets of the main lesson and many subject lessons. As students progress through grades 6 to 8 all artistic work becomes more refined and detailed reflecting the development of the students and the curriculum. By the end of their grade 8 year students have the opportunity to work with a variety of artistic material and gain a comfort level in the artistic realm.


    Computers and Technology Light integration

      Computers are used in the classroom from time to time, but integrating technology into everything students do is not a dominant focus. Digital literacy is understood to be a legitimate skill in the 21st century, but not one that should distract from teaching the subject at hand, or more fundamental skills and literacies. The idea is today’s students, being “digital natives”, are likely exposed to computers and new media enough outside the classroom: the role of the school, rather, should be to develop competencies that may otherwise get missed.
      Learn about the different computers and technology approaches  


    • What Halton Waldorf School says: For the age of our students, the transfer of knowledge and the development of capacities for learning are closely connected to the teacher, not technology. Working with an oral tradition, personal relationships and human interaction are enhanced and the subject becomes alive for the student through the interest, engagement and knowledge of the teacher. This approach allows for the emotional, intellectual and physical engagement of the student and the strengthening of their perseverance and will. For their ages, a computer is considered impersonal compared to the connection they feel to the material when it is experienced in music, poetry, science experiments, story-telling and creating their own main lesson books by hand. Students in the upper grades are given the opportunity to use the internet and other resources for research projects. Other media are occasionally used to provide a visual impression or illustration related to a main lesson.

    • Program covers:

      Subject = offered
      Computer science
      Robotics
      Web design

    Physical Education
    • What Halton Waldorf School says: Physical movement is closely tied to neurological development and forms a fundamental component of a Waldorf curriculum. In the early grades, stepping, rhythm, clapping and recitation are part of the daily routine during main and subject lessons. Movement classes include activities and games to strengthen individual balance, spatial awareness, gross motor muscles and fine motor movements. In the upper grades, students take part in skiing and snowboarding at a local ski hill and use a rented gym where team sports are taught. Grade 5 participates in the Greek Olympics in New York State and grade 8 students have swimming and springboard diving lessons. In grade 7 and 8 an annual basketball tournament is held in Toronto with neighbouring Waldorf Schools. Starting as early as preschool, our students spend abundant time outside in our natural playground which includes 5 acres of forest with trails.


    Sex and Health Education Doesn’t follow Ontario curriculum
    Topics covered in sex and health education:
    Topics We begin covering this topic at: Begins in Ontario
    Body parts Gr. 5 Gr. 1
    Nutrition K Gr. 1
    Human development Gr. 5 Gr. 1
    Puberty Gr. 5 Gr. 4
    Sexual health and hygiene Gr. 7 Gr. 4
    Reproduction Gr. 5 Gr. 5
    Pregnancy Gr. 7 Gr. 7
    Sexually transmitted infections Gr. 7 Gr. 7
    Sex and decision-making Gr. 7 Gr. 7
    Contraception Gr. 7 Gr. 8
    Consent Gr. 7 Gr. 9
    Sexual orientation Gr. 7 Gr. 8
    Gender identity Gr. 7 Gr. 8
    Misconceptions relating to sexuality Gr. 7 Gr. 10
    Relationships and intimacy Gr. 7 Gr. 8
    Bias and stereotyping about sex Gr. 7 Gr. 12
    Sexual harassment Gr. 7 Gr. 9
    Body image issues Gr. 7 Gr. 7
    Mental illness Gr. 7 Gr. 11
    Social justice and diversity Gr. 7

    What Halton Waldorf School says: Grade 5 is when conversations begin about body image and changes that are happening in the body.

    Approach:
    Mostly value-neutral

    By and large, we teach sex education free of any particular moral or ethical standpoint. We try not to impose any particular values or value systems (such as social, political, or ideological values) on our students when teaching sex and related issues.


    Fairly value-based

    Sex education is sometimes taught from a particular moral or ethical standpoint. Sometimes particular values or value systems (such as social, political, or ideological values) are invoked when teaching sex and related issues.

    Traditional

    This includes a range of positions. A traditional approach might, for example, go as far as emphasizing the nuclear family and complete abstinence from sex before marriage. Alternatively, this approach might simply involve placing less emphasis on sex outside of the context of marriage and more emphasis on abstinence. Or finally, it might just involve focusing less on sex outside of the context of marriage.

    Progressive

    This might mean more emphasis is placed on the importance of such things as social equality, diversity, and choice in sex education.


    What Halton Waldorf School says: The sex education curriculum comes into the unit of physiology in grade 7 and 8 where all the systems of the body are studied. Topics as outlined in the previous sections are covered.



    Preschool/K Curriculum Waldorf

    • Play-based
    • Montessori
    • Waldorf
    • Reggio Emilia
    • Academic

    Highly group-oriented and with a strong emphasis on creative and imaginative play, Waldorf preschool and Kindergarten programs have very little to no emphasis on academics. A Waldorf environment will often feel more like a home than a traditional classroom -- the goal being to instill comfort and and a sense of predictability in students’ day. This emphasis on comfort and predictability also manifests through a heavy use of repetition: for example, teachers might read the same story multiple days in a row. Waldorf schools ask parents to refrain from offering children TV or computers at home, and aim to develop in children a connection to the natural world. If you want to learn more about Waldorf education, check out our comprehensive guide.

    If you want to learn more about preschool education, check out our comprehensive guide. You can also read our in-depth answers to important preschool questions: What is preschool? What are the main preschool programs? What are the main pros and cons of preschool? What do children learn in preschool? How much does preschool cost?  What makes for a great preschool?

    What Halton Waldorf School says: Children and parents make an immediate connection to the nurturing environment of our early childhood classrooms. Teachers and assistants enhance the deep sense of wonder, joy and imagination of young children with enriching stories and activities. We support cognitive engagement through play, the true ‘work’ of the child, to create a love of learning, problem-solving skills and creativity. Social skills are developed through group activities, often outdoors in our natural playground and forest trails. Our preschool is licensed by the provincial government and catered lunches are provided to full day kindergarten and preschool students.


    Curriculum Pace Standard-enriched

    • Standard-enriched
    • Accelerated
    • Student-paced

    Broadly-speaking, the main curriculum -- like that of most schools -- paces the provincially-outlined one. This pace is steady and set by the teachers and school. The curriculum might still be enriched in various ways: covering topics more in-depth and with more vigor than the provincial one, or covering a broader selection of topics.

    Flexible pacing:

    Flexible pacing style = offered
    Subject-streaming (tracking)
    Multi-age classrooms as standard
    Ability-grouping (in-class) as common
    Frequent use of cyber-learning (at-their-own-pace)
    Regular guided independent study opportunities
    Differentiated assessment

    What Halton Waldorf School says about flexible pacing: This information is not currently available.


    Academic Culture Supportive

    • Rigorous
    • Supportive

    A school with a “supportive” academic culture focuses more on process than short-term outcomes: academic performance is a welcomed side-benefit, but not the driving focus. This does not mean the school lacks standards, or has low expectations for its students: a school can have a supportive academic culture and still light the fire of ambition in its students. It does mean, however, the school provides a less intensive culture than schools with a “rigorous” academic classification, and is focused more simply on instilling a love of learning and life-long curiosity.

    What Halton Waldorf School says: We do not see school culture as needing to be exclusively either rigorous or supportive. Our culture is rigorous but also balanced with respect and support for the three stages of childhood development. This means our academic expectations revolve around the specific needs of each stage and do not require students to be rushed through childhood. Our children are engaged with activities of interest that are relevant to their current development needs. At each stage, our teachers aim to provide balance for the child's gifts and challenges, cultivating an enthusiasm for learning and an age-appropriate interest in the world.


    Developmental Priorities Balanced

    Primary Developmental Priority: Balanced
    Equal attention is paid to a balance of priorities: intellectual, emotional, social, and physical.

    What Halton Waldorf School says: The Waldorf curriculum and teaching methods are designed to nurture intellectual flexibility, creative thinking, independent judgement, moral discernment, refined written and oral communication skills, and the ability to collaborate effectively. Children will have the same teacher over several years, sometimes from grade one to grade eight, to allow a deeper support and understanding of each student's needs. It is the goal of a Waldorf teacher to cultivate a sense of wonder and to inspire children to embrace life with enthusiasm, initiative, and purpose.


    Special Needs Support Mild difficulties

    Mild difficulties

    Halton Waldorf School can provide support for mild disablities. Halton Waldorf School does NOT provide specialized support for moderate-to-severe learning disabilities, developmental disabililties, behavioural/emotional disorders, or physical disabilities.

    • Academic Support:
      Support Type = offered
      Learning strategy and study counselling; habit formation
      Extra support and minor accommodations for children experiencing subclinical difficulties
    • Mild but clinically diagnosed ADHD
      Support Type = offered
      Accommodations
      Modifications
      Extra support
    • What Halton Waldorf School says: Based on classroom observation, discussions with class teachers and initial assessment activities, our educational support teacher works one-on-one with students several times a week for areas of need or challenge. We also offer therapeutic classes, at extra cost, in art and eurythmy. Through a combination of physical movement and spoken verses, eurythmy focuses on individual needs to support emotional or physical imbalances. Art therapy can address physical, developmental or emotional challenges and may include water colour painting, drawing or sculpting. When a student needs both therapeutic eurythmy and art therapy the therapists communicate on a regular basis.


    Gifted Learner Support No Support

    No Support

    Halton Waldorf School does not offer any specialized programming for gifted learners.

    Gifted education: If you want to learn more about gifted education, check out our comprehensive guide. It’s the first of its kind: it covers different kinds of gifted schools and programs, and a whole host of issues parents face in finding the right option for their gifted child.

    Homework Policy

    In grade 8, Halton Waldorf School students perform an average of 1 hour of homework per night.

    Nightly Homework
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    Report Card Policy

    How assessments are delivered across the grades:

    Prose (narrative)-based feedback1 to 8
    Academic achievement reporting1 to 8
    Habits and behaviour reporting1 to 8
    Parent-teacher meetingsJK to 8

    Class Sizes Not available

    This information is not currently available.

    Recess Policy

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    Non-lunch recessFrequency 2/day 2/day 2/day 2/day 2/day 2/day 2/day 2/day 2/day 2/day
    Location Outside Outside Outside Outside Outside Outside Outside Outside Outside Outside
    Amount 0 90 60 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40
    Lunch recessAmount 0 90 90 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20

    What Halton Waldorf School says: Preschool and Kindergarten classes go outside in the morning and at the end of the day. All other grades go out for recess mid-morning and after lunch. Recess is always spent outside except during inclement weather such as thunderstorms and/or high winds. Halton Waldorf school is located on five forested acres giving children abundant opportunities for exploration, play and fun. Recess helps children learn important social skills and develops parts of the brain responsible for executive functioning, creative problem solving and self-control. Movement during recess helps children stay focused in class and helps them assimilate what they\'ve learned.

    Non-lunch recesses: All of this school’s non-lunch recesses take place between classes or academic periods.


    Extracurriculars

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    What Halton Waldorf School says:

    This information is not currently available.


    • Sports OfferedCompetitiveRecreational
      Baseball
      Basketball
      Ice Hockey
      Lacrosse
      Rowing
      Soccer
      Softball
      Swimming
      Tennis
      Track & Field
      Volleyball
      Badminton
      Canoeing/Kayaking
      Downhill skiing
      Gymnastics
      Ice Skating
      Snowboarding
    • Clubs Offered
      Community Service
      Outdoor Education

    Tuition & Financial Aid

    Tuition

     
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    Day$13,650$14,050
    What Halton Waldorf School says: Our preschool tuition ranges from $3,300.00 for two mornings to $13,650.00 for five full days. Kindergarten classes range from $8,270.00 for five mornings to $13,650.00 for five full days. Preschool and kindergarten children who attend full days receive a catered lunch. After care is available until 6:00 PM for preschool to grade eight for an additional cost.

    Discounts

    Discount TypeEnrollment TypeAmount
    2nd child (sibling)Day$11,180
    3rd child (sibling)Day$8,700
    4th child (sibling)Day$6,300


    Need-based financial aid

    Grade range that need-based aid is offered: K to 8
    Percentage of grade-eligible students receiving financial aid0%
    Average aid package size$0
    Percentage of total enrollment on financial aid0%
    Total aid available$0

    Application Deadline:
    Rolling deadline

    More information:
    www.haltonwaldorf.com/admissions/tuition-information

    Application Details:

    This school works with other. for processing financial applications
    Please contact the administrator at 905-331-4387.



    Merit based Scholarships

    This information is not currently available.


    Enrollment

    Total enrollment 150
    Average enrollment per grade12
    Average class size15 to 22
    Grades (gender)Nursery/Toddler (3 months) to 8 (Coed)
    Boarding offeredNo

    Student distribution:

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    Day Enrollment16351518161617121810

    Admission

    Application

    Admissions Assessments:

    Assessment = requiredGrades
    InterviewPS - 8
    SSAT
    SSAT (out of province)
    Entrance Exam(s)
    Entrance Essay
    Application Fee

    Application Deadlines:

    Day students:
    Rolling


    What Halton Waldorf School says:

    Refer to our website for application forms.



    Acceptance

    Acceptance Rate:

    90%

    Type of student Halton Waldorf School is looking for: This information is not currently available.



    Student Entry Points

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    (Acceptance rate)
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    Stories & Testimonials

    News

    Parent

    Being relatively new to Halton Waldorf, I dove right in and became a Parent Association representative for my daughter’s kindergarten class. It was a tremendous opportunity to understand all the work, care, and consideration that goes into running the school. The best interests of the children are truly at heart.

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    Parent

    Having experienced multi-disciplinary preschools and traditional kindergarten classrooms I am truly amazed to see how Waldorf teachers manage their preschool students (3 & 4 years) and kindergarteners (4, 5 & 6 years)! It is pure magic how they create a calm and welcoming environment for each child, that is sustained throughout the morning of creative free play, circle time, lessons, snack and clean up. While quietly maintaining control, they help the children feel loved and respected and free to experience all the joyful and turbulent moments that social interaction with other children provide, for learning and growth. I truly appreciate what the teachers do for our children and that they share their knowledge with parents want to recreate the magic at home.

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    Parent

    My son left the public elementary school system in his grade six year and we enrolled him at the Halton Waldorf School. The results have been transformative. He is so happy now at school and has re-discovered his love of learning. He is eager to get to school in the mornings and comes home and completes his homework without reminders. His classroom teacher not only challenges and engages him academically, but supports all the students’ success by understanding their individual temperaments and supporting their emotional needs. As a secondary school teacher I am also completely confident that the knowledge and skills he is acquiring at Halton Waldorf will provide a strong foundation for his success at the secondary level.

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    Associations
    • The Associated Waldorf School (AWSNA) Associations


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