Charlotte Jacklein, Social Adventurer, Halton Waldorf School Alumnus

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Since university, Charlotte Jacklein’s social work with organizations like Outward Bound and the YMCA have taken her across land and sea, from the inner cities of Honduras to canoe trips in the Yukon. And with English, French, German and Spanish under her belt, she can easily cross cultures. Read more


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  • Toronto, Ontario
    Davenport Rd/Spadina Rd
  • PS to 8 Coed
  • $14,325 to $22,650

Small class sizes and our unique curriculum - infused with Arts, Movement, Outdoor Education - create deeper connections across subjects, at all child development stages. Parents describe us as “schooling with heart".

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Waldorf Academy 14325 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
  • Toronto, Ontario
    Bathurst St./Eglinton Ave. West
  • PS to 6 Coed
  • $15,500 to $17,500

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Alive Montessori & Private School 15500 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed
  • Guelph, Ontario
    Victoria Rd N/Woodlawn Rd E
  • K to 8 Coed
  • $5,936 to $13,941

Trillium provides a comprehensive, vibrant and academically vigorous Waldorf education. Students are welcomed into a warm environment with teachers who care deeply for them, and support their holistic development.

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Trillium Waldorf School 5936 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
  • Calgary, Alberta
  • PS to 9 Coed
  • $4,410 to $14,850

Calgary Waldorf School’s rich and challenging curriculum carefully balances academic, artistic and practical activities to stimulate intelligence and encourage creativity.

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Calgary Waldorf School 4410 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
  • Aurora, Ontario
    Wellington/Yonge
  • 1 to 8 Coed
  • $500 to $18,500

First school of its kind in the world. We are unique in everything we do. It is time for thinking outside of the box and raising a new generation of leaders, innovaters, inventors and entrepreneurs.

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Agora Prep 500 Elementary MiddleSchools Day Coed
  • Vaughan, Ontario
  • K to 1 Coed
  • $35,000

The only Kindergarten that will prepare your child with special needs to grade one,we are using the Miller Method and DIR/FloorTime.our ratio is 1:4 student.

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ACK-Autism Centre for kids 35000 Kindergarten Elementary Day Coed
  • Burlington, Ontario
    Appleby Line/Upper Middle Road
  • PS to 12 Coed
  • $10,500 to $17,600

Halton Waldorf School offers an education that fosters confidence, independence and intelligence. Located on five forested acres, the school has been uniquely designed to support the goals of Waldorf education. Est 1984

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Halton Waldorf School 10500 Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • JK to 12 Coed
  • $6,000 to $12,000

At Polaris artistic expression, practical skills & movement are interwoven into academic subjects. Learning becomes an engaging journey of discovery of the world and of oneself through hands-on and experiential learning.

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Polaris School and Centre 6000 Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Coed

“It’s important to have a positive impact on the world,” she says, remembering the square-dancing festival she helped organize this year in Nunavut that joined communities across three-hour distances by air. “I feel very alive when I do that sort of work. In the outdoors, the basics of life are clear—food, shelter, relationships, how people work together,” she says.

Not everyone has the creativity to adapt to such diverse societies, unpredictable wilderness and quick-tempered group dynamics, yet still maintain the passion to keep exploring. According to Jacklein, it’s the type of person that the Halton Waldorf School in Burlington, Ontario helped form.

"We were encouraged to follow different interests, to find common ground across cultures, periods in history and countries. Now I can build human connections with my students. Everyone is trying to find meaning and purpose."

This really puts Waldorf in context. The Waldorf style of tackling subjects like medieval history through music, food, dances, and games and letting the students find their own lessons “opened [Jacklein’s] eyes to a broader way of approaching the world. It was about promoting young people’s natural love of learning and curiosity.”

To learn about the difference between Waldorf and Montessori schools, read our comparison guide. You can also read our guide to Waldorf preschools.
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