Whatcom Hills Waldorf School

941 Austin St,
Bellingham, WA, 98229-0982
Tel: (360)733-3164
Grades: PK - 8 | 165 students
The Whatcom Hills Waldorf School was established in 1986 and is approved by the State of Washington as well as is a full member of the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA).
While many schools experiment with programs, Whatcom Hills Waldorf School's curriculum has stood the test of time.
The Waldorf curriculum educates the whole child: head, heart, and hand.
Our faculty are specially trained and certified.
Waldorf education strives to retain the same class teacher from the first through the eighth grade.
As teachers progress with the children through the grades, their understanding of each child's developing individuality grows.
Parent involvement at Whatcom Hills Waldorf School is an integral part of the life of the school.
There is an active Parent Council, and parents participate in festival celebrations, study groups and parent/teacher meetings, as well as fundraising and promotional events.

School Overview

School Type School with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Association of Waldorf Schools of North America
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 8

Student Body

Total Students 165 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 15%
State avg.: 24%
Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 16 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 11:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 16 students

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $6,900
Tuition Notes Preschool: 2 Day $2165, 3 Day $3250, 5 Day $4975 Kindergarten: 3 Day $3540, 5 Day $4975 Grades: $8500
Admissions Director Holly Roger

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Explorations Academy (3.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Catch The Son Preschool And Ki (1.9 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Catch The Son Preschool And Ki (1.9 miles away)
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  • Bellingham Catch The Son Preschool And Ki
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    2600 Lakeway Drive
    Bellingham , WA , 98229
    (360)715-8471
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    1.9  mi  |  95  students  |  Gr.  PK-K
  • Bellingham
    Bellingham KinderCare
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    2320 Yew Street
    Bellingham , WA , 98226
    (360)671-2457
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    2.3  mi  |   students  |  Gr.  NS-PK
  • Bellingham
    Bellingham Christian School
    (Christian)
    1600 E Sunset Dr
    Bellingham , WA , 98226
    (360)733-7303
    (Christian)
    3.3  mi  |  184  students  |  Gr.  K-9
  • Bellingham
    Explorations Academy
    Alternative School
    1701 Ellis St. #215 | PO Box 3014
    Bellingham , WA , 98227
    (360)671-8085
    Alternative School
    3.4  mi  |  39  students  |  Gr.  8-12
  • Bellingham
    Montessori at Samish Woods
    Montessori School
    1027 Samish Way
    Bellingham , WA , 98229
    (360)650-9465
    Montessori School
    3.6  mi  |  101  students  |  Gr.  PK-6

School Reviews

  • Recommended February 09, 2014 - As a retired NYS teacher (cert. K thru 12) and a grandparent I am amazed at the dedication and quality of this school. - Posted by Teacher
  • Recommended December 11, 2012 - Our three daughters attend this amazing school. We have watched them blossom, grow and learn in incredible ways. Reading, comprehension and language are at extraordinary levels. Math is fully engaging and fun using physical games and story telling as teaching methods in early grades. Artwork, music, language (spanish) and rich academics make this school a truly integrative learning experience. - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended May 01, 2012 - WHWS provides an organic approach to educating the whole child. Every aspect of the child is nurtured while learning takes place in a caring and encouraging environment that promotes independent thinking within a rich social context. I am a public school teacher and I wouldn't want my children to be anywhere else! - Posted by Parent

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