Waldorf School expands

The Nelson Waldorf School is excited to announce the expansion of two programs. The early childhood program is now offering both full day and half day Kindergarten.

Bev Barcham, school administrator, commented, “It is fulfilling to see these programs growing in these economically challenging times.”

The second expansion is for a full Grade 5 program. Previously this age group had been part of combined classes, but now student numbers have increased and the community welcomes the establishment of a separate class.

Donna Switzer, this year’s Grade 8 teacher, said, “Several factors came together: There were more Grade 5 student applications and an experienced, dynamic Waldorf teacher moved back to Nelson.”

Debora Oese-Lloyd, the new Grade 5 teacher, has been a member of the International Waldorf School Community for over 25 years.

Her lifelong advocacy for Waldorf Education comes from a deep appreciation of the rich, well-rounded curriculum that supports the unfolding of children’s gifts.

We welcome inquiries regarding these new classes.  Call 250-352-6919 or email



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