Our Mission

“We offer Waldorf teacher development and anthroposophical adult enrichment opportunities to cultivate the capacities in the individual that can lead to personal and cultural renewal.”

We Value

  • Waldorf education and its mission of social renewal
  • The work and vision of Rudolf Steiner
  • Warm and respectful interactions
  • Excellence and integrity
  • Community
  • The inherent value of each individual
  • Creativity
  • Meditative work and spiritual guidance
  • Growth and development toward responsible freedom

What We Do

GLWI is a vital, well-managed, influential organization that is regarded as a premier center for anthroposophical education and personal development. It catalyzes positive social change, including the growth and strengthening of the Waldorf school movement.

Our Affiliations

AWSNA Membership

Great Lakes Waldorf Institute (GLWI) is an Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA) “Candidate for Full Member” and a Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America (WECAN) “Developing Institute.

Mount Mary University Partnership

Great Lakes Waldorf Institute has been partnering with Mount Mary University since its inception to offer students the opportunity to earn a fully-accredited Master of Arts Degree in Education with a Waldorf Emphasis. This MA degree requires an additional 9 credits of Mount Mary coursework beyond the GLWI Certificate requirements.