Inspiring Education for Over 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 stands in support of our communities of color and sends comfort to those who have been affected by COVID19. If you are visiting the Threefold campus, please refer to these latest safety guidelines.

Latest News

IT’S GIVING TUESDAY!  ALL GIFTS MADE TO OUR DIVERSITY FUND THROUGH MIDNIGHT TONIGHT WILL BE MATCHED, UP TO $2,000! Please become a Sunbridge donor and help us attract more qualified, eligible people of color to our teacher education programs and our Waldorf classrooms.

SAVE THE DATES! Stay tuned for details and registration on our two new winter workshops: A Focus on Middle School Science: A Phenomenological Approach to Teaching Science in Grades 6-8 with Gary Banks on February 19-21 and Exploring the World of Birth to Three And Why It’s So Important with Anna Ruth Myers and Meggan Gill on March 5-6.

Sunbridge is hiring: We’re looking to find a wonderful new registrar and database assistant to join our staff.

Application season for the 2021-22 academic year is open! Apply now to join an Elementary, Elementary Completion Track, Early Childhood Completion Track, or Elementary Music Teacher Education cohort enrolling this summer.

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 4-week certificate program 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 World Language Teacher Education at Sunbridge Institute is a 4-week certificate program 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.

Applications are now available for summer 2021’s entering cohorts in our Elementary teacher education diploma program (full and completion track), the completion track of our Early Childhood diploma program, and our 4-week certificate intensive in Elementary Music teaching.

Financial aid is available, and eligible Elementary and Early Childhood program students can apply their Sunbridge education toward earning a fully-accredited MEd in Waldorf Education 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

Learn about scholarships and our diversity programming

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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Sending out a huge THANK YOU to our wonderful Sunbridge community, whose great generosity around our #GivingTuesday appeal raised much-needed financial support for our Diversity Fund Scholarships, as well as for other Sunbridge programs.

Through your generosity, and our students' hard work, together we will create a Waldorf movement that truly embraces and celebrates all its members.

Much love and gratitude to everyone!💓
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