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

Last chance! Don’t miss our highly popular conference on addressing racism in the Waldorf movement (online, January 21-22).

Summer Series 2022: Live From Home! Check out our line-up of summer courses and get your registration in!

Come join our program directors, graduates, and director of education for February 9’s virtual Open Day featuring presentations and discussions on our teacher education programs.

If you believe in what we do, please support usAll-sized gifts are appreciated. Thank you to our 2019-20 and 2020-21 donors and to those of you who have made gifts already this ’21-22 fiscal year.


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, artistic, and practical foundations for working with birth-to-school-age children.


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


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.


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).

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 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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