Inspiring Education for 50 Years

Welcome to Sunbridge Institute, an independent, not-for-profit adult learning community. Sunbridge offers world-renowned Waldorf teacher education programs, along with professional development and general interest courses and workshops on Waldorf Education, Waldorf teaching, organizational leadership, and the arts. The teachings of Rudolf Steiner, the founder of Waldorf Education, are at the heart of the Sunbridge mission, and we are dedicated to the support of Waldorf Education in North America.

Sunbridge is celebrating its fifty-year anniversary! Join us November 10-11 for inspiring keynote speeches, panel discussions, artistic workshops, and more at our 50th Anniversary Weekend Conference.


Early Childhood

Waldorf Early Childhood Teacher Education at Sunbridge Institute is a low-residency program that exceeds WECAN expectations for providing a philosophical, artistic, and practical foundation for Waldorf early childhood teaching, birth to school age.


Waldorf Elementary Teacher Education at Sunbridge Institute is a low-residency program providing appropriate credentials and practical, artistic, and philosophical foundations for successful Waldorf teaching in grades one through eight classrooms.


Waldorf Elementary Music Teacher Education at Sunbridge Institute is a 3-week intensive designed to provide Waldorf grades 1-8 music teachers with an informed understanding of the Waldorf curriculum and the anthroposophical view of child development.

World Language

Waldorf Grades 1-12 World Language Teacher Education at Sunbridge Institute is a 3-week intensive designed to provide Waldorf world language teachers with an informed understanding of the Waldorf curriculum and the anthroposophical view of child development.


Beginning Your Waldorf Teaching Journey

Sunbridge offers an array of Waldorf teacher education programs in low-residency formats that enable students from all geographic points to become part of our learning community.

Applications are available this October for our summer 2018 cohorts in Early Childhood, Elementary, and Elementary Music Teacher Education.

Financial aid is available, and Elementary and Early Childhood program students have the option to apply their Sunbridge education toward earning a fully-accredited MEd through our partnership with The State University of New York’s Empire State College. Learn more about our admissions process here.

A look into Sunbridge’s teacher education programs

Helpful advice for prospective Sunbridge students

Earn your fully-accredited MEd degree with Sunbridge

A quick guide to Sunbridge and Waldorf Education

Courses and Workshops

What We Offer

Each year Sunbridge presents a variety of courses and workshops designed for seasoned educators and administrators as well as for those who are brand new to Waldorf Education.

From our Summer Series to our Teachers Conference to our “Waldorf Weekends,” we have a professional development or introductory experience to meet all levels of interest and need.

Learn more here.

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Very very sad news about a fellow Waldorf teacher. Both Cynthia and her husband graduated from the Waldorf Institute of Mercy College (the progenitor of Sunbridge Institute). Our heartfelt condolences to the Chicago Waldorf School community. ... See MoreSee Less

Dear Chicago Waldorf School Community & Friends, It is with deep sadness that I write to share that our teacher, colleague and friend, Cynthia Trevillion was tragically killed on Friday evening. Cynthia and John were walking to meet friends for dinner when they were caught in the crossfire of a shooting. Cynthia was an innocent bystander of a senseless act of violence. Our thoughts and prayers are with John and Cynthia’s family. Cynthia has been a beloved Chicago Waldorf School teacher for the last 14 years and before joining us here she was a leading faculty member at the Ann Arbor and Detroit Waldorf Schools. Her Waldorf family reaches hundreds if not thousands of grieving friends. Faculty, staff and extended Waldorf friends have gathered at school this morning to remember Cynthia, support John and each other. The Chicago Waldorf School will be open on Tuesday morning after we meet with grief counselors on Monday and plan for working with our students in age appropriate ways. We believe that being together as community will best help us to process this event, support our families and friends, and prepare to move forward together. Please keep Cynthia, John and their families in your thoughts and prayers as we come together as a community to grieve and support one another. Sincerely, Luke Goodwin Administrative Director Chicago Waldorf School Addendum: The school is open today Saturday Oct 14 to receive any friends from the community who would like to find solace in coming together to honor Cynthia. Faculty, Staff, Alumni, Students and friends, neighbors are ALL are welcome.

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