Rudolf Steiner College Canada is a charitable corporation dedicated to educating future generations of Waldorf teachers and making anthroposophy accessible to a wider public. The College is located in Thornhill, which is a northern suburb of Toronto, Canada’s largest city. We have been graduating classes of new Waldorf teachers from our one-year full-time program every year since the early 1980s.
Since then we have also started offering part-time Waldorf teacher education and professional development programs for both grades and early childhood Waldorf teachers. We also offer Foundation Studies in both in-person (Encounter) and remote mentored learning (Distance) formats. Foundation Studies is a prerequisite for the Waldorf teacher education program, but some people take it just to learn about anthroposophy and it’s many applications in the arts and in life.
The College also offers an annual Summer Festival of Arts and Education with grade intensives for class teachers and general interest courses in anthroposophy and related arts.
Rudolf Steiner College Canada also operates Star Seedlings Family and Childcare Centre in Guelph.
Over the next decade, the RSCC will strive to become an effective, national charity that provides anthroposophical vocational programs, cultural outreach programs, and anthroposophically-informed social services. For more about the College and it’s objectives in vocational training, cultural outreach and anthroposophical service work, see the RSCC’s Strategic Plan.
Bringing Spirit into Life
Rudolf Steiner Centre Toronto was founded in 1981 inspired by a question: “What can be done to answer the need for increased spiritual understanding in a world of escalating materialism?” Since then RSCT has become one of the leading Waldorf teacher education centres in Canada offering a wide variety of courses and services to support healthy adult learning and the development of the Waldorf school movement across Canada
RSCT is now RSCC – Rudolf Steiner College Canada
In June of 2021 there was a change of name, in part to highlight the school’s newly awarded Career College status (CC). We were formerly known as Rudolf Steiner Centre Toronto (RSCT). CC status means that students entering the full time Waldorf teacher education programs no longer need to have prior paid teaching experience.
RSCC is located at 9100 Bathurst St. #4, Thornhill, Ontario, L4J 8C7, in Canada.
Phone number is 905-764-7570
We share our campus with the Toronto Waldorf School, Arscura Art Therapy Training, Hesperus Village, the Anthroposophical Society Library, and a Christian Community Church and The Seminary of the Christian Community in North America. This allows for a rich community life and places us in daily contact with children and the rhythms of a fully-developed Waldorf school community.
RSCC is recognized as a full member teacher education institute of AWSNA (Association of Waldorf Schools North America) and WECAN (Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America).
Rudolf Steiner College Canada is part of the worldwide Waldorf school movement, which celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2019. See video below:
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