Who We Are

Great Lakes Waldorf Institute is an independent, not-for-profit adult learning institution offering Waldorf teacher education programs and professional development and general interest courses and workshops on Waldorf teaching, Waldorf Education and the arts.

 We provide 

  • Part-time Waldorf grades & early childhood certificate programs

  • Fully-accredited Master of Arts Degree in Education with a Waldorf Emphasis from our partner Mount Mary University

  • Teacher Professional Development

  • Adult Enrichment

Our Commitment to Anti-Racism

We want to express our outrage and heartache over the recent deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Aubery and countless others in the black community. We at GLWI recognize the need to interrupt the longstanding cycle of systemic oppression that continues to occur.  We stand with those working to make the changes that will create the structural shift necessary to create a society where all people are truly considered equal. 


We recognize the need for greater diversity in the GLWI program  and are currently evaluating our curriculum, hiring practices, and admission policies.  Changing the script of our current structure will take time and is of utmost importance.  We understand that because we are training future educators, we have a profound opportunity to create change that will extend outside of the classroom.

GLWI wishes to support diversity in Waldorf Education and are providing a Diversity Scholarship to work towards this end.

Great Lakes Waldorf Institute, Inc  (GLWI) is committed to creating a welcoming environment for all students, faculty, administration, staff, board members, and others involved with GLWI. To that end, we actively seek to include, embrace, and celebrate people of diverse backgrounds at all levels of the program.  It is the policy of GLWI not to discriminate against any Individual or group for reasons of race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, culture, ethnicity, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation or identification, mental or physical disability or veteran status. GLWI actively works to incorporate its commitment to diversity into the curriculum and all aspects of our programming to be reflective of the society in which we live.

What We Do

Diversity Statement