Nature Brings Out the Best in Children

Students who stay with the same teacher (looping) see both academic improvements as well as reductions in absences and behavioural issues.

How important is the environment that children play in for the quality of learning? A comprehensive study shows that children who play in unstructured outdoor environments with natural materials engage in a much wider variety of beneficial types of play, which leads to increased cognitive and developmental benefits. Researchers found that those children were more likely to be inspired to build with found materials, engage in imaginative play, and examine objects deeply through the senses. They also found that the children were more joyful and participated in more cooperative play. That’s why in Waldorf education, we prioritize giving children access to outdoor play spaces with natural materials that encourage creative and open-ended imaginative play.

We are currently accepting applications. We have a rolling admissions policy and accept students throughout the year when space is available. Join an information session or meet individually with our Admissions Coordinator to learn more about the Vancouver Waldorf School.

Choosing a school is a significant decision in a family’s life. Our admissions process is designed to give you as much information as you need to make an informed decision about enrolling your children. Whenever possible, we encourage all families to book a visit when considering the Vancouver Waldorf School. We want to meet you! It is just as important for us to know who you are and what you are looking for in a school as it is for you to know who we are and what Waldorf education is about.

Carman Ho
Admissions Coordinator
admissions@vws.ca | 604-985-7435 ext 200

Inquire about an information session or tour

Nature Brings Out the Best in Children

Students who stay with the same teacher (looping) see both academic improvements as well as reductions in absences and behavioural issues.

How important is the environment that children play in for the quality of learning? A comprehensive study shows that children who play in unstructured outdoor environments with natural materials engage in a much wider variety of beneficial types of play, which leads to increased cognitive and developmental benefits. Researchers found that those children were more likely to be inspired to build with found materials, engage in imaginative play, and examine objects deeply through the senses. They also found that the children were more joyful and participated in more cooperative play. That’s why in Waldorf education, we prioritize giving children access to outdoor play spaces with natural materials that encourage creative and open-ended imaginative play.

We are currently accepting applications. We have a rolling admissions policy and accept students throughout the year when space is available. Join an information session or meet individually with our Admissions Coordinator to learn more about the Vancouver Waldorf School.

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Inquire about an information session or tour

Choosing a school is a significant decision in a family’s life. Our admissions process is designed to give you as much information as you need to make an informed decision about enrolling your children. Whenever possible, we encourage all families to book a visit when considering the Vancouver Waldorf School. We want to meet you! It is just as important for us to know who you are and what you are looking for in a school as it is for you to know who we are and what Waldorf education is about.

Carman Ho
Admissions Coordinator
admissions@vws.ca | 604-985-7435 ext 200