Next session:

Sunday, July 1 – Saturday, July 28 2018

On the beautiful campus of the High Mowing School in Wilton in southern New Hampshire.

The Waldorf High School Teacher Education Program (WHiSTEP), held each summer in Wilton, New Hampshire, is a part-time low residency course spread over three consecutive Julys. In addition to the three summer intensives, students undertake two years of independent studies including a research project and internship in a Waldorf high school, leading to a certificate in high school teaching recognized at any Waldorf school around the world.

I will use for the rest of my life

I can now appreciate the patience it takes to form a perfect sphere, or egg, or even simply straight lines from clay. The relationships and fundamental polarities that we worked through I will use for the rest of my life. I loved the social atmosphere and focus that a clay working environment created. I am now more patient with the clay, in tune with not only my eyes and what they see, but with the “seeing” of the hands, and I am able to handle greater complexities in this new art form for me. Excited to expand more next summer!

Kyler Ruane, first year student in the Waldorf High School Teacher Education Program specializing in English

Adolescents instinctively turn to the teacher who can open a window on tomorrow. They yearn for the mentor who will inspire courage and confidence. With more than 160 Waldorf schools in North America –– at least 43 with their own high school –– the need for qualified Waldorf high school teachers has never been greater. The Center for Anthroposophy offers a graduate-level program designed for:

  • High school teachers wishing to enrich their preparation
  • Professionals seeking a career change
  • Practicing educators

Unlike Waldorf elementary grade teachers, who accompany their class from year to year, Waldorf high school teachers specialize in subject areas. Among the areas of concentration offered in our program are:

  • Arts/Art History
  • Sciences (including Biology, Chemistry, Physics)
  • Humanities (including English, History, Social Studies)
  • Mathematics
  • Eurythmy

Prerequisites

  • University degree or equivalent diploma
  • Preparatory foundation studies in anthroposophy and the arts
  • Experience in education and adolescent development

A brief video introduction to the Waldorf High School Teacher Education Program: