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.

Looking to deepen your Waldorf teaching or leadership, or to learn more about Waldorf Education? Register for a course or workshop this June or July in our Summer Series 2018.

In the Sunbridge area on Friday, July 6? Please join us as we celebrate the Commencement of the Sunbridge Early Childhood Class of 2018 from 11:30-1 in Rose Hall of the Green Meadow Waldorf School Arts Building, 307 Hungry Hollow Road, Chestnut Ridge, NY.  All are welcome!

Programs

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.

Elementary

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.

Music

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.

Admissions

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.

We are currently accepting applications 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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