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The Nelson Waldorf School is a flourishing school of almost 200 students from Childcare to Class Eight and we are committed to excellence in our education.   We offer a full Waldorf program for our students that 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 Education Director has taught three class cycles at our school and mentors all of our teachers as well as supporting parent work throughout the school. Please note that the application deadline is July 20th, 2016.

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About the School

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The Nelson Waldorf School is an established, full AWSNA/WECAN member school now in its 33rd year. We offer a comprehensive Waldorf curriculum including Eurythmy, Handwork, Woodwork, French, Movement Education, and Music. Our faculty is experienced and committed to working out of anthroposophy and the ideals of Waldorf education. We have a supportive and talented parent body representing a cross-section of economic and social life. A large percent of our families have moved to Nelson to attend the NWS.

Our school is situated on 35 acres of mountain splendour, which contributes to a healthy rural atmosphere, although we are located only a five-minute drive from Nelson. The city of Nelson is picturesque, perched on a mountainside overlooking Kootenay Lake, and full of beautiful older homes and turn of the century stone buildings. There is a rich cultural life for a town of this size (approximately 10,000 within the city limits), with a restored theatre offering many excellent and varied performances, an Art School, a school of Chinese Medicine, a full recreation facility, a library, a great number of artisans, and many cultural events. Nelson is considered an excellent place to raise a family. The area offers a wide variety of outdoor recreational and wilderness opportunities, as well as a comprehensive recreational facility in the city of Nelson.