NWS ranked #1 in Nelson and
66th out of 995 schools in BC for academics.
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The first Waldorf school was founded in Stuttgart in 1919. Today there are over 1,100 Waldorf schools and 1,700 Waldorf kindergartens in 80 countries around the globe. And more all the time. We are making our Centennial an occasion to further develop Waldorf education for contemporary times, and focus more consciously on its global dimensions. (read more)

Why Waldorf?

Waldorf education has its roots in the research of the Austrian scientist and thinker Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925). According to Steiner’s philosophy, a human is a threefold being of spirit, soul, and body whose capacities unfold in three developmental stages on the path to adulthood: early childhood, (read more)


Choosing independent education for your child and family is a decision that requires much consideration, on both philosophical and financial levels. In an ideal world we would choose the educational system we want for our children based on its relative merits and not by financial ability to pay. (read more)


Our Student Admission Process creates the opportunity for us to begin to know each other.  We learn about your family’s educational needs and expectations and you learn about what Waldorf education, at the Nelson Waldorf School, can offer your family. (read more)

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