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.

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Latest News

December is for giving! We hope you will keep Sunbridge in mind as you plan your tax-deductible gifts this year and consider making a gift in support of our work. With your generosity, we can change the world!

Join us in January for our online DEI workshop (Jan. 20-21) and the long-awaited return of our in-person Waldorf Weekend on the 27th-28th. (Check out our line-up of other upcoming 2023 events.)

Like to work with warm, supportive colleagues on behalf of Waldorf education? Check out our opening for a part-time office assistant.

Now enrolling! Apply to a 2023 cohort and begin your Waldorf teacher education this summer. Read more here.

Programs

Early Childhood

Waldorf Early Childhood Teacher Education at Sunbridge Institute is a low-residency program that exceeds WECAN expectations for providing appropriate credentials and philosophical, practical, and artistic foundations for working with birth-to-school-age children.

Elementary

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

High School

Waldorf High School Teacher Education at Sunbridge Institute is a low-residency program providing appropriate credentials and philosophical, practical, and artistic foundations for successful Waldorf teaching in a wide variety of subjects in grades 9 through 12.

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 an 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 cohorts enrolling in summer 2022’s Elementary Teacher Education program (full and completion track) and our Early Childhood Teacher Education program (full track). Applications are available February 1 for our new High School Teacher Education program.

Financial aid is available, and eligible Elementary and Early Childhood program students can earn credits for their Sunbridge education toward earning a fully-accredited MEd or MALS 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 SUNY MEd or MALS degree through 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 weekend workshops on a range of topics, we have a professional development or introductory experience to meet all levels of interest and need. And with our new virtual formats, you can attend from anywhere!

Learn more here.

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