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
Community Development Coordinator
This part-time position is available beginning immediately. It is paid hourly and with an average of 15 hours per week during the school year.
The Community Development Coordinator will serve as the key link between the community (parents, faculty/staff, alumni, and friends) and the school on all community related events. Working with the Administrative staff, faculty and the Parent Circle, the Community Development Coordinator helps foster adult connections and engagement in the school.
Required skills include strong organizational skills and results-oriented approach balanced with the ability to reach out and make connections with members of our community. Effective communications skills are essential to successfully balance detailed tasks and activities with the larger goals of the various groups within our community. A working knowledge of Microsoft Office, and ability to work with our on-line database are necessary. Understanding of Waldorf Education and the concerns and issues of parents is a plus.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line stating the position in which you are interested. Those interested in the School Administrator position, should apply as indicated in the document above.