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Grade 5 Class Teacher in the Boston Area

Waldorf School of Lexington

Boston Area

Full time

Grades

May 20

Grade 5 Class Teacher

Waldorf School of Lexington, located in the Greater Boston area, is currently accepting applications for a full-time Waldorf-trained class teacher to lead the fifth grade class. This onsite position has an expected start date of July 2022 and offers full-benefits with a salary that is commensurate with experience.

As a Waldorf class teacher, the successful candidate will understand child development, observe each child with reverence, and craft lessons to guide these individuals toward their full potential. By integrating the arts with history, science, geography, social studies, and mathematics, the class teacher provides inspiration and synergy as skills are being developed. The class teacher will craft lessons to include projects which ignite a love of learning and exercise student initiative. Along with the team of teachers who serve this class, the class teacher will help students to grow into self-confident learners and empowered adults.

The class teacher is responsible for students’ overall academic and social development. Waldorf class teachers are storytellers, musicians, artists, and dramatic coaches as they interpret the curriculum at each phase of development. Subject specialists are part of the teaching team working toward the same goals. They teach Spanish, Mandarin, math, reading, English, music, movement, handwork, woodwork, and athletics. A Student Support Team works closely with the team of teachers to serve each student’s learning needs.

Preferred qualifications include:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 2+ years of teaching experience
  • Waldorf teacher training
  • Energy, commitment, and vitality for working with elementary aged children
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with colleagues
  • Interest in responsibly innovating the Waldorf curriculum for the 21st-century

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 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 instill 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.


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 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. 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), and are members of AISNE (Association of Independent Schools of New England), and NAIS (National Association of Independent Schools).


Benefits

We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including a competitive salary; tuition remission for dependent children accepted to the school; individual or family medical/dental, and retirement savings plan benefits. Please note that the costs associated to job relocations are not covered by WSL.

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