Waldorf School of the Peninsula (nursery – grade twelve) is celebrating its 30th year of bringing Waldorf education to Northern California. Our school has two beautiful campuses: Nursery through grade five, located in Los Altos and a few miles away in Mountain View are grades six – twelve. The San Francisco Peninsula offers the natural pleasures of redwood forests, mountain ranges, and seashores in a year-round mild climate. The area has a strong cultural emphasis, with internationally recognized colleges and universities, numerous museums, arts organizations, theatrical companies and symphonies.
We are one of five well-established Waldorf schools in the area. This network offers many opportunities along with a rich calendar of events, workshops, and speakers. Our school offers a community education program and serves as a teacher-training site for Rudolf Steiner College.
Our school is a full member of and accredited by the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America. The school is also fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
With a nursery, two kindergartens and grades one through twelve, we are a community of 70 full and part-time faculty and staff and 325 students. Our school is an increasingly international community, and our unique tuition adjustment program encourages economic diversity.
Current Job Openings
Part-Time High School Spanish Teacher and Spanish Assistant
We are seeking a part time hourly Spanish teacher to teach the 9th-11th grades. Qualified applicants will have at minimum a four year undergraduate degree, a determined interest in teaching adolescents, and enthusiasm for implementing a successful Spanish language program in our school, in collaboration with other members of the Spanish department.
Interested candidates should e-mail their resume, a letter of interest, and a brief biography to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line stating “Spanish Teacher”.
Extended Care Staff/Assistant
We are seeking an Extended Care staff person/assistant for our Los Altos campus. Extended Care staff work closely with the program director as a team, to provide a warm, playful and safe neighborhood-style experience for our students in grades 1-5 during after school hours. This position is an hourly, part-time school year position of 15-25 hours per week, with possible summer opportunities.
Excellent, professional interpersonal skills are required as well as the ability to multitask and take ownership of a wide range of children’s needs, indoor and outdoor activities, and housekeeping duties. Areas of responsibility include tracking student arrivals and departures, supervision and support of student activities and social interactions, communication with parents, and a variety of daily housekeeping duties including organization and management of materials and classroom space, food preparation, laundry and cleaning tasks.
The ideal candidate will have a loving and playful, yet authoritative presence with children. He or she will be fluid and flexible in an ever-changing landscape, yet able and willing to maintain the rhythms and routines that are in place to support this fluidity for the children. Experience working with elementary-age children is required, as is the ability to be in physical movement such as walking, bending, lifting approximately 25lbs, squatting, and play for the majority of the work day. Candidate will be safety conscious and able to solve problems with discernment while maintaining confidentiality of student, familial and organizational information.
This position offers a supportive workplace, interactions with our wonderful parents, students and teachers, and an interesting variety of daily challenges. It is an ideal position for someone with strong leadership capacities who has an interest in teaching and Waldorf Education.
Availability within the following hours is required:
M,T,W,F 1:30 – 6:00 pm
Th 11:30 am – 6:00 pm
Familiarity with and affinity for Waldorf schools is desirable. CPR and First Aid/emergency training a plus. Offers of employment will require submission of TB test results and Livescan fingerprinting/background check.
Interested candidates should submit their resume and cover letter to email@example.com with their name and EC Assistant in the subject line.
Early Childhood Faculty and Staff
We are seeking dedicated, energetic, creative and prepared professionals to join our teaching team working with nursery school through kindergarten aged children. Waldorf Education believes the key indicators to being successful in kindergarten, and in life, are strong social and emotional skills, a curiosity for learning, and strong supportive role models.
Roles and Responsibilities
WSP employees working with these young children must be an appropriate role model for the children and parents. Each employee is responsible for exhibiting good communication, problem-solving and priority-setting skills, as well as maintaining an overall positive attitude. The teachers and staff are responsible for the care and the development of up to ten children at one time, aged of 2.9 through 6 years old. Specific duties are based on positions.
We are currently seeking individuals who meet California Community Care Licensing requirements for a Fully Qualified Teacher. Qualifications include the general requirements above plus:
- Completed a total of 12 units of California required Early Childhood Education courses, including 3 in administration or staff relations and 4 years of teaching experience in a licensed center or comparable group child care program OR
- AA Degree with a major in child development and 2 years of experience OR
- A Child Development Master Teacher, Site Supervisor permit or Program Director permit issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.
Preferred Experience and Education
- Experience in a Waldorf classroom, or similar setting, with children toddler through kindergarten aged, successfully. Intercultural proficiency is a plus.
- Waldorf Education Teaching Certificate, AA or BA degree in early childhood education or LifeWays training.
*All Faculty and staff must have current CPR and First Aid certification or ability to obtain as required by state child care licensing.
Compensation commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Third Grade Class Teacher
We are to hire an experienced Grades Class Teacher who is excited to join a well-formed second grade class of approximately 28 lively students in the fall of 2016. We are looking for a dynamic individual who is interested in joining our well-established grades faculty within a growing and thriving Silicon Valley community.
Our ideal candidate:
- holds a Waldorf Teacher Training certificate.
- has Waldorf class teaching experience.
- holds a bachelor’s degree.
- has excellent written and verbal communications.
- is skilled in collaboration with parents and colleagues.
Interested candidates should email their resume, a letter of interest, and a brief biography with the subject line stating “Third Grade Class Teacher” to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We particularly welcome inquiries from experienced, Waldorf-trained teachers to help the school continue to develop in a responsible, forward-thinking way that meets the dynamic energy of our Silicon Valley constituency but slows its jangle and hyper-competitiveness.
Waldorf School of the Peninsula (Nursery – Grade 12) is celebrating its 31st year of bringing Waldorf education to Northern California. Our school has two beautiful campuses: nursery through grade 5 in Los Altos, and a few miles away in Mountain View are grades 6-12. Our school is a full member of and accredited by the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America. The school is also fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
Our Waldorf community is committed to salaries that allow enjoyment of this area’s outstanding access to museums, symphonies, and intellectually stimulating venues, as well as hundreds of square miles of open space, trails, and nature preserves accessible year round thanks to our mild climate.
Interested candidates should e-mail their resume, a letter of interest, and a brief biography to email@example.com with the subject line stating the position in which you are interested.