Grace deBourcier and Oriah Sandhu-Ruhr help with the gardening at Cedar Bridge School

Grace deBourcier and Oriah Sandhu-Ruhr help with the gardening at Cedar Bridge School

Waldorf educator to speak in Vernon

Parents can learn about alternatives to education in the 21st century when Cedar Bridge School presents a talk by Karl David Johnson.

In today’s world of high tech and increasing changes, what values will help to inspire and sustain children as they become young adults?

These young adults will likely have several careers during their lives, and will need to be lifelong learners because many of the jobs and interests they will have don’t yet exist.

Life is changing at an accelerated pace – faster than ever before. How can we prepare a generation that will be comfortable with change, and that will have the tools and the willingness to confront — and solve — the many problems of our global society?

Many parents of today are looking for an alternative educational experience for their children.

An increasing number of parents are looking at the big picture and investigating Waldorf education, a worldwide approach to education for preschool through Grade 12 developed by Rudolf Steiner and thousands of teachers on five continents.

In the past 20 years, Waldorf has become the largest private-school movement in the world, and Waldorf methods are now being taken up by a growing number of homeschooling families and public charter and magnet schools throughout the world.

At a time when the public school system is embracing high tech, why is an approach to education that was developed in 1919 by an Austrian researcher and educator so relevant to today’s world?

Cedar Bridge School presents a talk by Karl David Johnson, Education for the 21st Century – The Role of Nature, Art and True Human Care in the Development of our Children, upstairs at the Bean Scene, 2923-30th Ave., Vernon, Aug. 22 at 6:45 p.m. Admission is free.

Johnson has been an educator and child developmentalist for more than 30 years.  He has given talks and presented workshops on education and child development in New Zealand, Canada, Mexico and the United States.

A parent of two children, Johnson is currently the educational support specialist at the Santa Fe Waldorf School in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Cedar Bridge School is a Waldorf initiative school that is run by The Bridge Educational Society, a non-profit organization. It is located in the Lumby valley at 730 Whitevale Rd.

For enrolment inquires and to learn about the school and its programs, check out or call (250) 547-9212.