To truly know the world, look deeply within your own being; to truly know yourself, take real interest in the world
Rudolf Steiner, Verses and Meditations
Mulberry Waldorf School, Kingston Ontario
Kingston Independent Private Elementary School
Mulberry Waldorf School is an independent private elementary school founded in 1996 and one of 2,500 Waldorf schools around the world. Housed in a wonderful red-brick school in downtown Kingston, our experienced Faculty offers Early Childhood programs (Parent and Infant, Parent and Child, Morning Garden Preschool, and two Kindergartens), and Grades One through Eight.
Our overriding philosophy is to balance the physical, emotional and intellectual needs of each student. Our comprehensive curriculum integrates the arts with mathematics, science, history, language arts, and geography.
We welcome you to discover more about our school.
A Brief History
Mulberry Waldorf School began as a Waldorf Initiative playgroup in 1993. In 1995, we were incorporated as a not-for-profit charitable organization, and in 1996 we moved to the former Glenburnie West School. A few years later, in 1999, we arranged to lease our current home - the former St. John’s Catholic School on Markland Street in downtown Kingston. Over the next 7 years, we grew and stabilized our pedagogical and administrative foundations and being downtown provided us the ability to expand enrolment as well as be part of a lively and culturally-supportive neighbourhood. Our lead class graduated in 2008 and in the same year, the school attained Developing School Status within AWSNA. After a five-year search to find a permanent home, the school negotiated the purchase of our present school building in 2009. Our present goals include Depaving our Yard, and expanding the Early Childhood Program to feed our Grade School.