Halloween Journey SOLD OUT!

Our beloved Halloween Journey sold out much quicker than anticipated – we’re sorry not everyone who wanted tickets was able to get them this year, and wish you all a very Happy Halloween no matter how you end up celebrating it. (And we look forward to greeting those who were able to get a ticket to this magical and mysterious journey here at the school – tours starting at 4:50p.m.).

TUITION – Update


  • May 15th – Kindergarten Registration deadline and 30% non-refundable deposit.
  • May 31st – To guarantee your child’s space in the class, supply fees & Society Dues are due and payable for School Year and 30% non-refundable deposit.
  • August 31st – Deadline for all tuitions are payable for the School Year and 30% non-refundable deposit.

2017-2018 School Year

Payment Rate 100% Reduced






Kindergarten & Classes 1-8 $3000 $2400 $1800 $1800

Tuition is supported by per student operating grants received from the BC Ministry of Education. This support is only available to the School for eligible families (eg: the international student is eligible if one of the parents have a valid Work Permit, or Full Student Visa). See foreign student/international student fees.

Click Here to view the Tuition Payment Options

Click Here to fill online your Application for Admission

Foreign Student Fee

$4,800 –In addition to tuition and supply fees if not recognized for B.C. Government Educational Operating Grant Funding.

Click here for International Homestay Student Program Details

Supply Fees (per child) (non-refundable)

Kindergarten: $300
Classes 1, 2, 3: $435
Classes 4, 5: $460
Classes 6, 7, 8: $560

NWS Administration Fee:

One time Fee/per Family: $100

Nelson & Area Waldorf School Association Society Dues:

Per household cost/year: $100

Read our Tuition and Supply Fee Guidelines

Tuition Modification

At Nelson Waldorf School we support Social Inclusion. In an effort to include a wide spectrum of families, we have developed a Tuition Modification Program. Each year applications can be filled out outlining the family’s financial situation.

Click here for more information about Tuition Modification.

Childcare Centre Spaces Available FULL & HALF DAY

Nelson Waldorf Childcare Centre has openings in our Full and Half Day programs. We offer a creative based play approach to learning and growing in an amazing natural environment. Inquiries to childcare@nelsonwaldorf.org or 250.352.6919

Movement Education Teacher

The Nelson Waldorf School is seeking a part time qualified Movement Ed teacher for the upcoming 2017-18 School year.  This position is for Class 6, 7 & 8 Movement Ed and will be four periods per week.  The successful candidate must hold a B.C. teaching certificate with a qualification in Physical Education.

Please send resume and letter of interest to school office Attention: Donna Switzer at administrator@nelsonwaldorf.org.

Kindergarten Teacher September 2017

The Nelson Waldorf School is seeking a Waldorf Trained and experienced teacher for a potential 3rd Kindergarten in September 2017.

This position is a full-time permanent position with responsibilities to include delivering the Waldorf Curriculum, student assessments, and goals, collegial faculty responsibilities, as well as parent communication and relationships. Teacher base salary is $42,500 with incremental consideration for work experience in Waldorf Schools. Benefits include medical, life insurance and long-term disability insurance. Tuition Benefit is available to all employees.

The Nelson Waldorf School is a flourishing school of 170 students from Kindergarten to Class Eight and we are committed to excellence in our education. Our eight class teachers are Waldorf trained and experienced. We offer a full Waldorf program for our students which includes Eurythmy, Music, French, Handwork, Woodwork and Movement Education. Our Middle School students engage in a wide variety of Outdoor Education experiences. We work strongly with Kim John Payne’s Social Inclusion approach and have an administrator for this work who also works closely with the academic needs of our students. Our Pedagogical Administrator has taught three class cycles at our school and mentors all of our teachers as well as supporting parent work throughout the school.

The Nelson Waldorf School is situated in a rural setting, on a beautiful mountainside 5 minutes from downtown Nelson. Nelson is a small city, located on the shores of Kootenay Lake and is a mecca for music and the arts.

Preference will be given to candidates with Waldorf Teacher Training and experience but we are open to speaking to teachers who have certification and are pursuing or are willing to pursue Waldorf Teacher training.

Please submit resume and three references to administrator@nelsonwaldorf.org



Due to severe weather conditions predicted for Friday, the Nelson Waldorf School and Childcare Centre will be closed tomorrow Friday February 10, 2017.  The school will reopen on Tuesday, February 14th.