Why Sunrise Waldorf School?
Sunrise Waldorf School is a full member school of the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA) and of the Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America (WECAN) . Full membership indicates that a school has matured to stand in the world as an example of Waldorf Education. After fulfilling the requirements of the Associations as outlined in the Association's Path to Membership Handbook, a school takes part in delegates' meetings for discussion of common goals.
Association of Waldorf Schools of North America
Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America
Sunrise Waldorf School offers a developmentally appropriate, balanced approach to education that integrates the arts and academics for children from preschool through eighth grade. It encourages the development of each child's sense of truth, beauty, and goodness, and provides an antidote to violence, alienation, and cynicism. The aim of the education is to inspire in each student a lifelong love of learning, and to enable them to fully develop their unique capacities.
Waldorf education is one of the largest and fastest growing non-sectarian educational movements in the world. Austrian scientist and philosopher Rudolph Steiner founded the first Waldorf school in Europe in 1919. There are currently over 1000 Waldorf Schools and over 1600 Waldorf preschools on six continents. Waldorf education works in New York and Nairobi, in Buenos Aires and Canberra, in London and Tokyo. And it works here, in the Cowichan Valley, at Sunrise Waldorf School.