Friday, June 1, 2012

Whatcom Hills Waldorf School Reviews by Parents

Posted January 10, 2014
I've been a parent at this school for four years and I've noticed a clear deterioration of the school in general and the teaching in particular. Constant talk of financial difficulties and reduced programs combined with low teacher morale show signs of rapidly deteriorating organization. There seems to be no clear future and extremely low morals. This will be my last year.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted December 4, 2013

I noticed that several of the positive reviews are the EXACT SAME review as the Seattle Waldorf school. Is it possible that theses positive reviews are actually seeded. Could a school stoop that low? 
—Submitted by a parent
Posted November 11, 2011
This should be a fantastic school, but it is not. The Waldorf style of teaching should be a magical experience, but this particular school is run in a small minded way. Enrollment is falling and funding is an issue here, as so many families have their tuition subsidised, and families keep leaving. Many children have left this school in recent years due to parent disatisfaction at the way this school is run, and how some children are treated by teachers. Recruitment of teachers is an insular activity. Qualifications and experience take second place to being friends with the current teachers. In the last few years, the following subjects have been cancelled: Woodwork, German, Eurythmy. Is this actually a Waldorf school anymore? I think Rudolf Steiner would be shocked and ashamed to see this school operated as it is.The sign of a good school is a waiting list. No waiting list here! If you want a Waldorf education for your child, look elsewhere. You have been warned.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted May 10, 2010
I only give it one star because there doesn't seem to be an option for zero stars. This school is not for me, nor if I had a choice, would I allow any of my children to go here again. The school has no written policies or substance. Consequently, their discipline is sparratic at beast. They also claim to want to teach the children openmindedness, tolerance and acceptance. They do a great job of that as long as you subscribe to thier viewpoints, but if you don't subscribe to their viewpoints, don't look like they do, they you will be left out, pushed aside, not even acknowleged at functions. They make extremely poor decisions as a whole.
—Submitted by a parent

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You may ask, "where are all the 5=Star reviews?" Well, the problem with those reviews is that many tend not to be too honest. I have included 4-star reviews that appear honest. Often, gushing reviews are placed by teachers and administrators - as some comments here indicate. "This school educates the whole child!!!" - 5 stars - by Anonymous... I say baloney! Notice, many of the reviewers have been misled by Waldorf and are still buying the PR, even after having been disappointed. Feel free to comment but understand the intent of this blog. Comments are no longer moderated.