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
Front Office Manager & Receptionist
The Waldorf School of the Peninsula is seeking a Front Office Manager & Receptionist for the busy front office at our Mountain View campus. This position is a full-time, year-round position eligible for benefits.
The Front Office Manager is the direct interface between the school and parents, students, faculty and staff. Excellent, professional interpersonal skills are required as well as the ability to multitask and take ownership of a wide range of front office duties. Areas of responsibility include managing student attendance, student care and communications, a variety of clerical duties including data entry and database projects, managing office space and office supplies, assisting with administrative tasks, and providing support on special projects and school events.
The ideal candidate has excellent communication, judgment, organizational skills, and strong personal initiative. He or she will be highly self-directed and able to solve problems and manage multiple tasks while maintaining confidentiality of records and information. Additional requirements are computer proficiency (email, Microsoft Word, Excel and database entry and reporting). Experience managing phone and email systems, and working with children is a plus.
This position offers a supportive workplace, interactions with our wonderful parents, students and teachers, and an interesting variety of daily challenges. It is a wonderful position for someone who loves working with adolescents, yet has solid business and organization skills.
Interested candidates should submit their resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Part-Time Spanish Teacher
We are seeking a part time Spanish teacher for high school Beginning level class along with 4 more hours per week of assistance to other high school Spanish levels. Native Spanish speaker, a bachelor’s degree and successful experience teaching Spanish curriculum to some subset of students in grades 6-12 is required.
We particularly welcome inquiries from experienced high school 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.
Interested candidates should e-mail their resume, a letter of interest, and a brief biography with the subject line stating “Spanish Teacher” to email@example.com.
Third Grade Class Teacher
Waldorf School of the Peninsula is seeking to hire an experienced Grades Class Teacher who is excited to join a well-formed second grade class of 28 lively students in the fall of 2015. 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 “Second 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.