Membership & Affiliation
The Association of Waldorf Schools of North America is a collaboration of Waldorf schools and institutes, as well as teachers, administrators, families, alumni and others dedicated to the advancement of Waldorf education.
“Waldorf”, “Waldorf-Inspired”, “Steiner” and “Rudolf Steiner” are internationally registered service marks in the field of Education. In the United States, the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA) holds the rights to these service marks through the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. In Canada, AWSNA is the owner of the WALDORF and RUDOLF STEINER registered marks. Through engagement in the path to membership, members of AWSNA are granted permission to use these service marks.
For members of AWSNA, both schools and institutes, our membership process serves as a pathway to more deeply engage with the AWSNA Principles for Waldorf Schools and AWSNA Principles for Waldorf Institutes through responsible innovation. AWSNA members initially receive annual support visits and then eventually engage in a cyclical self-study/peer review process to strengthen how their organization lives these principles. Schools and institutes who engage with this responsible innovation pathway are representing Waldorf education in North America.
In addition to the many affiliated Waldorf schools and initiatives, there are over 250 early childhood programs working out of the pedagogical insights of Rudolf Steiner. For further information about these Waldorf preschools and kindergartens, please contact:
Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America
285 Hungry Hollow Road
Spring Valley, NY 10977