WIWS nurtures children to become world citizens who think independently, serve others and take action for the common good. We seek to cultivate in students a life-long love of learning and nurture their capacities for clear thinking, compassion and moral strength.
The school is housed in a purposely designed building surrounded by 100 acres of preserved land and trails. The classes have access to outdoor play spaces and the trails in the surrounding forest for walks and study. Our school’s depth of relationship to the seasonal festivals, high caliber teachers, engaged parent body and beautiful island location all combine to make us a “destination” school. Founded in 1985, the Whidbey Island Waldorf School is located on the south end of Whidbey Island in the Puget Sound within the rain shadow of the Olympic Mountains.
Whidbey Island is a unique and idyllic place to live, especially for people with young children or people looking to semi-retire. It’s a peaceful, family-oriented atmosphere with farmers markets, beaches, trails, art galleries, music and restaurants. Even though the island offers a rural setting, bustling cultural life and opportunities in downtown Seattle are just an hour away via the nearby ferry. One of the restaurants has a tagline: So magical, a ferry takes you there.