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Summer Intensive 2023

July 3 - July 21, 2023

2023 Summer Intensive Schedule

This three week intensive will be July 3 - 21. Classes are held Monday through Friday during the three week period and will require 8+ hours per day of time spent in class and completing assignments. Course sessions will begin daily (M-F) at 9:00 AM Central Time and end at 5:00 PM Central Time, with occasional evening sessions.

  • July 3-14: ONLINE - During the first two weeks, classes will be held virtually with Zoom sessions throughout the day.

  • July 17-21: IN PERSON* - During the third week, classes will be held in person in Pewaukee, WI.

In-Person Location

Prairie Hill Waldorf School, Pewaukee, WI

GLWI 2023 Graduation

Graduation will be held on July 21 at 3:00 PM Central Time at Prairie Hill Waldorf School in Pewaukee, WI. The graduation will also be streamed for remote attendance.


Travel and Lodging

Summer intensive participants are responsible for arranging their own lodging and transportation. 


Some lodging options are:

  • Campus housing in Caroline Hall Residence Hall at our affiliate Mount Mary University. This option is only open to students registered in the courses--no spouses, children, friends, or pets. Mount Mary University is 20 minutes away by car from Prairie Hill Waldorf School. Campus housing details:

    • Second floor room

    • Single occupancy in double rooms with private baths

    • Includes bedding

    • Not air-conditioned, but students may bring fans

    • $60 per night 

  • Airbnb/Hotel

  • Homestays - we will send details if/when these become available

  • Camping


Childcare Options

  • Prairie Hill Waldorf School offers two summer camp options: Summer Garden Camp for Ages 3-6 and Summer Forest Camp for grades 1-4.

  • The Waukesha YMCA offers specialty (i.e. dance, archery, etc.) as well as general activity day camps.

  • The Boys & Girls Club of Milwaukee also has a weekly summer day camp.

*We strive to cultivate an inclusive experience for all, if you need to participate differently or need accommodations during periods of in-person instruction, please let us know as soon as possible and we will do our best to work through different options.

Summer Intensive Courses

Both Cohorts (EC and Grades)

EDU 630 Human Development Birth to 21

EDU 632 Artistic Work in Waldorf Schools I

Early Childhood Track

EDU 645 Essentials of a Waldorf Kindergarten


Grades 1-8 Track

EDU 631 Essentials of the Waldorf Grades 1-8 Class Teacher

In order to register, you must already have applied and been accepted into the GLWI program. If you have not already done so, please go to our admissions page to learn how to apply. If you wish to take a course from our program a la carte, see here. Further questions regarding admission and registration can be sent to our Admissions Coordinator, Kira Chard, at

If you would like to learn more about Waldorf teaching, teacher education at Great Lakes Waldorf Institute, or our application process, we invite you to fill out our Inquiry Formsign up for a meeting with our Director of Teacher Education, Monika Sutherland; or email or call Kira Chard, our admissions coordinator, at or

(414) 299-3820.

Non-Discrimination Statement: Great Lakes Waldorf Institute, Inc., shall encourage broad public support and participation in its management and activities, and shall not discriminate in any manner whatsoever against any person on the basis of race, nationality, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, or mental or physical handicap or disability in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship programs, and any other programs. The corporation is committed to reflecting the diversity of our society, and creating space for historically excluded and underrepresented groups to participate in all aspects of the corporation's management and activities.

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