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Imagine your child in a Waldorf school nestled in a forested valley in southeast British Columbia, just outside of a small, vibrant city that has been cited by Mothering Magazine as one of the best places in Canada to raise a child. On the shore of pristine Kootenay Lake, Nelson is home to an eclectic population, enjoys four seasons of outdoor recreation opportunity, and demonstrates a very real sense of community. One of only a few rural Waldorf schools in North America, the Nelson Waldorf School enjoys phenomenal support from the people of Nelson and has also attracted families from all over the world. Typically, these are people who have chosen to make a significant lifestyle change—leaving larger urban centres, slowing down, living more simply, and giving something very special to their children.Since 1983, the Nelson Waldorf School has been providing Waldorf education to children of the West Kootenay area. As a full Kindergarten to Grade Eight school, it offers a comprehensive curriculum of academic rigour, artistic excellence, and ethical development. The curriculum integrates subjects so that they build on each other in a meaningful and lively way. Children stay with their age group to allow the curriculum to meet their developmental needs on an emotional, intellectual, physical, and spiritual level. All grades are taught specialty subjects, such as French language, music, handwork, woodwork, and eurythmy by teachers who specialize in these subjects.



  • April 16 & 17 – Class 8 Play "Oliver Twist" 6:30 p.m.
  • April 18 – Good Friday NO SCHOOL
  • April 21 – Easter Monday NO SCHOOL
  • April 22 Class 5 Parent Meeting 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • April 24 – Class 3 Play "Joseph, The Dreamer" 11 a.m. in the Eurythmy Hall
  • April 25 - Class 6, 7 & 8 Student Led Conferences
  • April 29 – Class 7 Parent Meeting 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • April 30 – Class 1 Parent Meeting 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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clayThe Nelson Waldorf School is a full member school of the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA) and is provincially recognized and funded as a Class One Independent School. The curriculum meets the British Columbia Education Ministry guidelines, and all teachers are Waldorf Trained and provincially certified.

Nelson Waldorf School, Box 165, Nelson, BC, V1L 5P9, Canada
(250) 352-6919, info@nelsonwaldorf.org

Hear Nelson Waldorf School students singing “Our Hero”

(With thanks to Jude Davison; additional songs are available here.)

May my soul bloom in love for all existence.

Rudolf Steiner

Materialism has cast man into such depths that a mighty concentration of forces is necessary to raise him again. He is subject to illnesses of the nervous system which are veritable epidemics of the life of the soul.

Rudolf Steiner