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, three 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
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, ages 2 years, 9 months through 6 years of age. Specific duties are based on positions.
We are currently seeking individuals who qualify as a childcare center director. Qualifications include the general requirements above plus:
— Completed a total of 15 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 Site Supervisor Permit or Child Development Program Director permit issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.
Preferred Experience and Education
— Experience in a Waldorf classroom or similar setting, working as a director or assistant director in a child care program and working with toddlers through pre-kindergarten aged children 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.
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.
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