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August 2019

Free Intro Sessions for Foundation Studies in Anthroposophy Encounter Program in Thornhill


Foundation Studies Starts Again in September 2019

If you've ever considered taking the RSCT's Foundation Studies in Anthroposophy course in Thornhill, you might be interested in learning about a couple of opportunities to attend free introductory information sessions where you can get an overview of the course and have your questions answered.

The Foundation Studies in Anthroposophy Encounter program has been running for many years at the Rudolf Steiner Centre Toronto and will be offered again this year both on Wednesday mornings 8:45-12:30 (for parents especially) and on Saturday mornings from 9-1. As has been the case for the past several years, both courses in Thornhill will be taught by Paul Hodgkins. 

Paul is a former Waldorf teacher, who has been teaching in both the Foundation Studies and the Waldorf Teacher Professional Development programs at RSCT for many years. This past summer, Paul even taught Foundation Studies for an RSCT program in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Some people take Foundation Studies because they want to learn about anthroposophy, or to understand more about what underlies Waldorf education. And some take it because it is a pre-requisite for Waldorf Teacher Professional Development and Early Childhood programs at the RSCT and other such Waldorf teacher education programs.

Free Introductory Sessions in Thornhill

Foundation Studies begins with free introductory talks, by Paul Hodgkins, on Wednesday morning, Sept 18th at 8:45 am in the TWS Community Room just downstairs from the lobby, and in the evening of the same day, Wednesday Sept. 18th at 7:30 pm at the RSCT Thornhill. 

Regular weekly sessions on Wednesday and Saturday mornings — these are two groups, choose the one that best suits your schedule — commence shortly after on Wed. Sept. 25th and Saturday Sept. 28th and run for 30 weeks over the school year with breaks for Christmas and Easter. See full schedule here.

Both course are accredited by the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA) as a prerequisite for Waldorf Teacher Education studies at the RSCT or elsewhere.

Foundation Studies in Downtown Toronto

If Thornhill doesn’t suit you as a location, there are couple of other options this year. The downtown Toronto course will be taught by Grant Davis at the Waldorf Academy. The free introductory talk for that will be on Sat. Sept. 21st at 10 am at the Waldorf Academy, 250 Madison Avenue, Toronto. That group will meet on Saturday mornings from 9-1.

Foundation Studies at the Halton Waldorf School

Another option for those living in the west end of the GTA is the Foundation Studies Encounter program taking place at the Halton Waldorf School. The free introductory talk for that program will be on Tuesday October 8th at the Halton Waldorf School at 7 pm. The course will take place on Saturday mornings from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm beginning Saturday October 12th.

Next Steps

Register now, or come out to one of the free introductory talks in September to learn more about the Foundation Studies Encounter program.

For more details on the Foundation Studies Encounter program (ie in-classroom) courses, see the FS Encounter page on the RSCT website.

For those who live far away but who still want to do an Foundation Studies course, the RSCT offers a Foundation Studies Distance option.

This post was last updated Sept 4th, 2019

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