Kindergarten Teacher

Faculty / Full-Time

Waldorf School of Lexington, Lexington, MA

Waldorf School of Lexington is currently accepting applications for a full-time Kindergarten Teacher for the 2024-25 school year. This position has a July 2024 start date and offers full benefits, including tuition remission for the teacher’s child(-ren), with a salary that is commensurate with experience.

Supported by an assistant teacher, the lead kindergarten teacher welcomes children ages 4.5-6 years (by September 1) into their warm, welcoming classroom. Teachers engage children in activities that promote social development, fine and gross motor skills, and the foundations for literacy and numeracy—preparing students for the structured, academic learning that begins in first grade. At WSL, self-directed, creative free play is the kindergarten student’s important work. Together students exercise their growing capacity to initiate, collaborate, solve problems, and delight in the wonder of learning. Children spend ample time outdoors in the Great Meadows Conservation Land and school gardens.

The lead kindergarten teacher is expected to provide ongoing parent education through parent evenings, regular written communication, and discussions on child development. They will also mentor and communicate effectively with the classroom assistant teacher. In this mentorship role, the lead teacher will collaborate with the assistant to bring the shared vision of Waldorf Early Childhood education to the children and their families.

Preferred qualifications include:

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • 2+ years of teaching experience

  • Waldorf teacher certification or actively on the path of certification (preferred)

  • Commitment and energy for working with early childhood-aged children

  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with colleagues

  • Interest in evolving the Waldorf curriculum for the 21st-century

  • Commitment to advancing the work of diversity, equity, inclusion, justice and belonging

To Apply:

Please email a cover letter, resume, and three references (written or provide contact information) in a single pdf to communications@thewaldorfschool.org.

Setting

WSL is situated 12 miles west of Boston in historic Lexington, Massachusetts—an area rich with culture, historical significance, and natural beauty. Abutting our campus is a 185-acre nature preserve that 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 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 170 students from preschool through grade 8. The school offers a challenging academic program, provided by faculty who understand students’ cognitive, emotional, and physical developmental stages. Our educational philosophy and culture instill in students respect for themselves, for each other, and the living world around them. WSL prepares students for a lifetime of engaged, self-directed learning.

Diversity

Waldorf School of Lexington is committed to an ongoing process of learning, listening and deepening our understanding of equity, inclusion, and justice. With reverence, we strive to create, embrace and support a diverse, equitable, inclusive, and just community where everyone is respected, connected and valued. We welcome students, families, faculty, and staff of all races, ethnicities, cultural and religious heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, geographic origins, gender identities, sexual orientations, and family structures. We reject discrimination in all forms and embrace the principles of common humanity expressed by the founder of Waldorf education, Rudolf Steiner. WSL has adopted the position statement of the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA).

Accreditation

The Waldorf School of Lexington is accredited by AWSNA and NEASC (the New England Association of Schools and Colleges), a member of AISNE (Association of Independent Schools of New England), and NAIS (National Association of Independent Schools).

Waldorf School of Lexington

Lexington, MA
Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School
Day
All Gender
Waldorf