Raising children who will become happy, healthy, thriving adults is one of the most challenging and important roles anyone can have. In Waldorf education, our schools are designed to engage not only the student but their families as well. We believe in meaningful relationships, where our trained teachers work with families over multiple years to understand how to best support each child. Our in-depth narrative grading system, our ongoing adult education and volunteer opportunities, and our rich cultural and festival life all serve to create a welcoming community where families feel supported and engaged.
As parents, we all want the best for our children. We want them to be happy, healthy, and successful in life. One of the best ways to achieve this is by providing them with a supportive community that nurtures their growth and development. The Vancouver Waldorf School is such a community, one that not only supports the education of our children but also the education and growth of the whole family.
Recent research has shown the importance of parent education in the development of children. According to an article from Michigan State University, “Parent education programs have been found to improve child outcomes including academic achievement, behavior, and mental health.” At the Vancouver Waldorf School, we understand the importance of parent education and make it a priority in our community.
Our school offers a variety of programs and resources for parents, including parent-child classes, seminar series, grade-based parent evenings, social opportunities and groups. These programs provide parents with the tools and knowledge they need to support their children’s development at home and in school. They also provide opportunities for parents to connect with one another and build a supportive community.
In addition to parent education, the Vancouver Waldorf School offers a holistic education for children. Our curriculum is based on the principles of Waldorf education, which emphasizes the development of the whole child – academically, emotionally, and socially. We are more than just a school; the Vancouver Waldorf School is a community of families who are dedicated to the education and growth of their children. We provide a supportive environment for the whole family, one that nurtures the intellectual, emotional, and social development of our children.