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1st Grade Class Teacher - 24-25 School Year

Golden Bridges School

San Francisco, CA, USA

Full time


First Grade


Nov 9

1st Grade Class Teacher - 24-25 School Year

Golden Bridges School

Golden Bridges Schooloffers an innovative, place-based education steeped in the urban outdoors of the southern neighborhoods of San Francisco. With a passionate commitment to the development of the whole human being, we strive to harmonize the physical, emotional, and intellectual life of each child. ​

​By bringing developmentally appropriate academic rigor through hands-on experience, nourishment of the imagination, care for the earth, and a commitment to social justice, we equip our students with the tools to become free-thinking, moral human beings.

Our program is delivered indoors and out, at our beautiful campus in the Portola Neighborhood of San Francisco, in McLaren Park, and at Hawk Creek Farm.

For the 2024-2025 school year we are looking for a first grade teacher to join our strong team. This teacher will work collaboratively with the other grades teachers while also having individual freedom within their classroom.

The type of teacher we are looking for:

  • Previous experience in a grades teaching environment, either as a lead or long-time assistant.
  • Confident in Waldorf curriculum and anthroposophy, enough to create a curriculum rather than simply following one from the past that may not serve the students’ needs for today.
  • Ability and desire to collaborate with other teachers.
  • Inspired to be part of a groundbreaking and developing school in an urban city. 
  • Strong cultural competency and confidence working with diverse family backgrounds striving to create a community that is socially just and equitable.
  • Inspired by teaching and learning outdoors.
  • Ready and able to teach on-site at our school farm once a week.
  • We are an evolving program that relies on change and adaptation, we therefore value flexibility in our teachers. Because we are outdoors so much we are also subject to the elements - fire, rain, wind - which ask us to change our schedule for the day at an hour's notice.
  • If new to Waldorf, then must come with a willingness to do continuing education in Waldorf curriculum.

A Grades Teacher’s responsibilities include:

  • Developing age-appropriate curriculum for both the indoors and outdoors
  • A commitment to each child’s growth through inner work and the practical art of teaching
  • Faculty meetings and school committees involvement
  • Teach 5 main lesson periods  and up to 5-7 practice periods a week - totalling18-20 contact hours with meal and recess duties distributed evenly between all full time grades and subject teachers
  • With parent support, lead and/or participate in class field trips. For the younger grades, this includes day-trips. For grades 3+, this includes multi-night trips.
  • Write end-of-year reports for classes taught.
  • Facilitate/hold  4-5 parent evenings for the parents/guardians of the class
  • Hold/support parent teacher conferences with each family in the fall and optional/additional conferences in the spring or as needed 
  • Provide consistent updates via an email/newsletter at least once per block
  • Attend all in-school provided professional development offerings
  • In partnership with the Pedagogical Director, develop a professional development plan for Waldorf education and Anti-racist training.  School will pay for all approved, required professional development courses approved within the professional development plan.

Reports to:

Pedagogical Director


Self-Evaluation Annually

Evaluation by Pedagogical Director or outside evaluator biannually


$67,000 Base + Add-ons

Benefits Eligibility:

This position is eligible for the full benefits package including:

Employer sponsored  medical, dental and vision coverage

Employer sponsored transportation stipend, if applicable

We look forward to hearing from all interested teachers from around the world.

Please send a letter of interest and resume to jobs@goldenbridgesschool.org.

Upon receipt of the cover letter, we may schedule a phone call with a member of our Hiring Committee. 

It shall be the operational policy of Golden Bridges School not to discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation or affectional preference, age, or handicap in any of its policies, procedures, or practices. This policy of non-discrimination covers school programs and activities, including but not limited to: academic, admissions, financial aid, educational services, and employment.


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