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.

Latest News

Sunbridge is expanding its program offerings! Early Childhood teacher education is now open to pre-service teachers, and a new Elementary Program Completion Track is now available for qualified class teachers. Applications are currently being accepted for all summer 2020 cohorts.

Registration is filling up for our November 8-9 Teachers Conference, with keynote speaker Adam Blanning, MD, leading an exploration of sensory development in the school-age child as an essential teacher’s tool.

Mark your calendars for all our 2019-20 events, concluding with February’s Subject Teachers Conference, and come join us at Sunbridge this year!

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 being accepted for summer 2020 entering cohorts in our diploma programs in Early Childhood and Elementary teacher education and our 4-week certificate intensive in Elementary Music teaching.

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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Our very own Steve Sagarin on his own Waldorf Education😊Steve is co-founder and faculty chair at the Berkshire Waldorf High School, where he teaches history and art. He is also a former teacher and administrator at the Great Barrington Rudolf Steiner School and the Waldorf School of Garden City, the high school from which he graduated.

Steve has taught history of education at Teachers College, Columbia University, and human development at the City University of New York and is the former editor of the Research Bulletin of the Research Institute for Waldorf Education. #Waldorf100Faces
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