Founded in 1986, the Whatcom Hills Waldorf School (WHWS) in Bellingham is part of the largest independent, non-denominational educational movement in the world. WHWS integrates academics and the arts, inspiring life-long learning in each student and enabling them to fully develop their unique capacities and potential. Visit our beautiful campus in the Geneva neighborhood near Lake Whatcom.

Imagine your child excelling at a school where they enjoy a balanced and rigorous education in a beautiful setting.  Where they, along with their parents, develop close social connections as their class moves from our play-based early childhood program through the grades.  While many schools experiment with programs, our curriculum has stood the test of time.

Choosing a school for your child is a big decision.  We invite you to look through our opportunities to meet teachers, view students in their classes, and get a "feel" for our school's program and culture. Below are several ways to experience our school.

We look forward to meeting you!

Information Sessions

These morning, adults-only sessions include a school tour, visits to preschool and elementary classes and a Q&A session with our Enrollment Director.  Space is limited for these sessions as we enter classrooms while they are in session, please RSVP.

  • April 29th - Wednesday 9-10:30 am
  • May 20th - Wednesday 9-10:30 am
  • June 3rd - Wednesday 9-10:30 am

Open Houses

We meet together in Alia Hall for a short presentation on our curriculum and to meet faculty and staff and then we can stroll through the classrooms, talk to teachers and see exhibits of the children's work and art. For current and prospective families.

  • April 25th - Saturday 11-12:30pm

Windows into the Waldorf Early Childhood Classrooms

Experience a living introduction into our early childhood classrooms.  Reserve a space for this special opportunity for you and your child to participate in typical classroom activities in a preschool or kindergarten classroom. Same morning as our April Open House. Reservations needed.

  • April 25th Saturday 9:30-10:30 am


Throughout the year by appointment. To schedule an appointment please email our Enrollment Coordinator, Patricia Thom This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


9:30 - 10:00am
Arrival & Socializing in Alia Hall


Classroom visit

School Maypole Dance

Assembly in Alia Hall


Educating Children For the Journey

Waldorf teacher, Jack Petrash gives us his valuable perspectives on educating children.

Preparing for Life  

A New Film from Paul Zehrer and the Waldorf School of the Peninsula

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