Kindergarten Assistant Teacher
Waldorf School of Lexington, Lexington, MA
Waldorf School of Lexington (WSL), now in its 51st year, is currently accepting applications for a Kindergarten Assistant Teacher. In addition to supporting the teacher and children, the assistant’s duties include room setup and cleanup, cooking, baking, and keeping the environment clean and beautiful. This is an hourly, part-time, non-benefited position with an immediate start date. The schedule for this position is 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have experience working with young children in a school setting; demonstrated interest in Waldorf early childhood education; and the ability to work closely under the direction of the lead teacher. Priority will be given to applicants who are interested in Waldorf early childhood teacher training, or have completed training.
To Apply: Please email a cover letter, resume, and three references (written or provide contact information) in a single pdf to email@example.com.
WSL is sited 12 miles west of Boston in historic Lexington, Massachusetts—an area rich with culture, historic significance, and natural beauty. Abutting our campus is a 185-acre nature preserve and features a sports field, several play gardens, a vegetable garden, and beehives.
Pedagogy and Program
WSL provides an arts-integrated academic education. We offer a curriculum rich in the humanities and sciences as well as practical and fine arts, grounded in the pedagogical principles and methods of Austrian philosopher and educator Rudolf Steiner. Cultivating critical thinking, creativity, and perseverance in our students, we strive to instill an enthusiasm for learning, skills in collaboration, and the confidence to engage in a changing world.
WSL serves nearly 180 students from preschool through grade 8. The school offers a challenging academic program, provided by faculty educated in the understanding of students’ cognitive, emotional, and physical developmental stages. Our educational philosophy and culture instills in students respect for themselves, for each other, and for the living world around them. WSL prepares students for a lifetime of engaged, self-directed learning.
The Waldorf School of Lexington is committed to an ongoing process of learning, listening and deepening our understanding of equity and inclusion. With reverence, we strive to create, embrace and support a diverse, equitable and inclusive community where everyone feels respected, connected and valued. We welcome students, families, faculty, and staff of all races, ethnicities, cultural and religious heritages, socio-economic backgrounds, geographic origins, gender identities, sexual orientations, and family structures. We reject discrimination in all its forms, and embrace the principles of common humanity expressed by the founder of Waldorf education, Rudolf Steiner.
The Waldorf School of Lexington is accredited by AWSNA and NEASC (the New England Association of Schools and Colleges), and are members of AISNE (Association of Independent Schools of New England), and NAIS (National Association of Independent Schools).