The Art of Administration and Leadership in Waldorf Schools and Collaborative Institutions

Our program is being hosted in three locations this summer. You may register to participate in one of this summer’s intensives or you may decide to register for the whole two-year program which includes ongoing professional mentoring, research projects and a certificate in Waldorf School Administration. Participants in the one-week summer intensive may still join the full program after the first week.

For the summer program only, please submit the application with a $50 application fee directly to Leading with Spirit, c/o Michael Soule, 130 5th St. A202, Langley, WA 98260

For the full two year program, please submit the application with a $100 application fee plus the following documents by mail to Leading with Spirit, c/o Michael Soule, 130 5th St. A202, Langley, WA 98260

All checks should be made out to SCC or Sound Circle.



City State Zip



Current School or organizational affiliation


Location you are applying for:

Alkion Center, Harlemville NY,  July 16 – 21 (starts the evening of 16th)

Whidbey Island Waldorf School, WA, July 7 – 12 (starts evening of the 7th)

For new students:

A brief one-page description of your experience with and relationship to Waldorf education and Anthroposophy

A short statement about why you would like to join this course

A resume

For returning students:

A brief description of the major successes and challenges of your year, along with burning questions you are holding.



8 thoughts on “Application

  1. Hello there,
    I just wanted to let you know my intention of applying for your Whidby Island course this summer. I have recently stepped into the Co Director position at Wise Academy, the school my 2 children attend. I have a background in education in that I have been working to open an alternative Waldorf Charter school for 2 years, got elected to the local school board where I have served for the last 3 and 1/2 years and now I am a co-director of an Independent study Waldorf inspired (publicly funded) site based program in Fairfax CA with 77 students and we are hoping to increase our students to 126 by September, K-5.
    I need training and your week long intensive sounds like a true leg up that could propel me to help our school succeed in these very early years of getting off the ground. My only issue is in attempting to apply to this course, I keep getting pulled away by my duties and more pressing matters!
    I am contacting you to let you know my intention to submit my application, I am working on it now, and hope to get it to you as soon as I can.
    Thank you,
    Kegan Stedwell

    • Dear Kegan,

      Thanks for your note and interest. We would be pleased to have you in the course. From what you shared, it could be a perfect experience for you to take a big leap in your Waldorf work. I would be happy to answer any questions you have.

      Michael Soule

      • Michael,
        Wonderful! I am interested to reserve a place to stay on Whidby island during your course, where are you located on the island so I might stay nearby? I am still intending to get you my application- but after school is over which will be after June 15th. I promise!
        I am very excited to join you there and look forward to getting to know you all.
        Thank you for getting back to me,

  2. My name is Lou Young and I began my educational career in 1974 at the Robert Louis Stevenson School in Pebble Beach, California – a ninth grade through twelfth grade independent boarding and day school. While at Stevenson, I had the pleasure of teaching math, psychology and computer science. I was also the head football coach and assistant lacrosse coach. In addition, I was the Director of Admissions.
    In 1982, I made the move to the Choate Rosemary Hall School – a ninth grade through post-graduate school, independent boarding and day school in Wallingford, Connecticut. While at Choate, I taught math and computer science and I was the head football coach, lacrosse coach, dorm master and a Dean.
    In 1991, I made the move to Woodstock Union High School – a sixth grade through twelfth grade public school in Woodstock, Vermont. While at Woodstock, I taught math and was the head lacrosse coach.
    In 2001, I made the move to Seabury Hall School, a sixth grade through twelfth grade independent day school in Makawao, Maui, Hawaii. While at Seabury I taught math and was the Upper School Head.
    In 2010, I made the move to the Academy of the Pacific, a sixth grade through twelfth grade independent day school in Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii. While at AOP I taught math and was the Head of School.
    In 2013, I made the move to Le Jardin Academy, a PK – 12th independent day school in Kailua, Oahu, Hawaii. I was hired to be the Interim Headmaster for these past two years.
    I have just been hired as the Chair of School at the Haleakela Waldorf School in Makawao, Maui, Hawaii to begin working for the school in July. HWS is a K- 12 independent day school.
    As you can see, I do not have any actual Waldorf experience although I have had the pleasure of working with Waldorf School graduates as they came from HWS to Seabury Hall School (at that time HWS only went through the 8th grade) and they were all wonderful.
    My hope and goal for attending this one week conference this summer is to begin to learn about (1) the Waldorf philosophy and the Waldorf way and (2) to learn about how administration works in a Waldorf School.
    Thank you for this chance to be able to do that.

    • Hi Gina,

      We would love to have you join us. WE are extending the deadline for you. Let us know how we can help.


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