A Declaration of British Columbia Waldorf Schools and Institutions

British Columbia Waldorf Schools have, since their inception, espoused principles of respect for human rights and the diversity of humankind. Today, all British Columbia Waldorf schools continue to define diversity as a range of racial identifications, ancestries, nationalities, native languages, socioeconomic backgrounds, family structures, ages, belief systems, gender identity, gender expression, sexual identities, abilities, appearances, occupations, and political affiliations. Enhancing our diversity is a journey of both moral and educational importance and a learning and growth experience for our whole community. Our schools and institutions are committed to using these principles to promote an environment of safety, acceptance and respect for all students. (read more)

Social Inclusion

The Nelson Waldorf School is committed to healthy social interactions between students, teachers and all members of the school community. We acknowledge that conflict is a normal part of life that offers opportunities to learn about ourselves and each other. We value an environment of mutual respect, inclusion and safety. This value is implicit in the teaching curriculum and is further supported by our Social Inclusion Approach to conflict as developed by Kim John Payne, M.Ed. (read more)