Third Grade Class Teacher (2024-25)

Faculty / Full-Time

Waldorf School of Lexington, Lexington, MA

Third Grade Class Teacher (2024-25)

WSL is currently seeking a Third Grade Class Teacher for the 2024-25 school year. The class teacher will have the partnership of colleagues from our support program who have been in the classroom throughout the 2023-24 school year and thus are both familiar with the children and already a part of this thoughtful transition project. This teaching position offers full benefits, including tuition remission for the teacher’s child(-ren), with a salary that is commensurate with experience.

Consistent with Waldorf principles, the ideal teacher candidate will be expected to understand child development, observe each child with reverence, and craft lessons to guide each child toward their full potential. Class teachers are responsible for students’ overall academic and social development and traditionally stay with their class for several years, e.g. from 1st through 5th grade. They integrate the arts with history, science, geography, social studies, and mathematics. Waldorf class teachers are storytellers, musicians, artists, and dramatic coaches as they interpret the curriculum at each phase of development.

The work of class teachers is supplemented by subject specialists who teach Spanish, Mandarin, math, reading, English, music, movement, handwork, woodwork, and athletics. In addition, a Student Support Team works closely with the team of teachers to serve each student’s learning needs.

While Waldorf experience and training are ideal qualifications, they are not required. First and foremost, we seek talented teachers who know how to engage, inspire, and challenge students. WSL will help train and mentor a great candidate who lacks Waldorf experience.

Preferred qualifications include:

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • 2+ years of teaching experience

  • Commitment and energy for working with elementary-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 and justice

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 200 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