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Sacramento Waldorf School is an established early childhood through 12th grade independent private school located in Fair Oaks, just east of Sacramento, in Northern California. The school offers a full Waldorf program to more than 400 students. The beautiful twenty-two-acre site overlooks the American River and affords many opportunities for outdoor and environmental education.

Established in 1959, SWS is the oldest Waldorf School in Northern California. We are an accredited full member of AWSNA (Association of Waldorf Schools of North America) and have also been accredited by WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges) since 1983. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We offer a competitive salary contingent on experience and qualifications and an excellent benefit package. Employment is contingent on a post-offer, pre-employment, fingerprint-based background check.

To apply, please complete an application, and submit a resume and letter of interest to jobs@sacwaldorf.org.

Current Job Openings

Grade 1 Teacher 2021/2022

In its 61st year, Sacramento Waldorf School seeks a Waldorf-trained, experienced class teacher to join our dedicated faculty in the fall of 2021 as a grades teacher. The ideal candidate will wholeheartedly take up the work of a class teacher, work collaboratively with colleagues, participate in the rich experiences on our campus and readily engage with our parent community as we step into the next 100 years of Waldorf education.

Our school mission is authentically carried out through shared working and planning together for the future. “We provide an education that honors the developmental stages of childhood, builds confidence, connection and purpose, and prepares students to realize their full potential as free human beings.” We are committed to a diverse body of teachers, staff, and students.

Sacramento Waldorf School is an active collaboration of faculty, staff, Board of Trustees, and our school community, ensuring our campus environment is welcoming, inclusive, and increasingly diverse. Priority will be given to candidates with experience in diverse, multi-cultural, and inclusive settings, as we responsibly innovate our learning environment to prepare our students to be global citizens. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply, and we commit to interviewing candidates representing communities that have traditionally been underrepresented in private and public education.

Our class teachers are supported in their work by a full range of specialty classes and a robust school parent community that is dedicated to the longevity, health, and innovation of our school. Our faculty is talented, experienced, and inspiring. We provide to our faculty the guidance of an established College of Teachers, a full-time Lower School Administrator, a robust mentoring program, a lively collegial work environment, and an active professional development program. A window into the potential of Waldorf education is found throughout the span of our full faculty circle.

Sacramento Waldorf School is an established early childhood through 12th grade independent private school located in Fair Oaks (just east of Sacramento), in Northern California. The school offers a full Waldorf program to more than 400 students. The beautiful 22-acre site includes a 3.5 acre working farm that overlooks the American River. Our campus has ample opportunities for outdoor and environmental education. The surrounding anthroposophical community is rich and well established, offering frequent opportunities for participation.

Established in 1959, SWS is the oldest Waldorf School in Northern California. We are fully accredited by the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA) and by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, offering a competitive salary contingent on experience and qualifications, and an excellent benefit package.

Qualifications:

  • Certificate of Completion in Waldorf Teaching
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Previous Waldorf class teaching experience

To learn more about our school, please explore our website.

To apply, complete an application, and submit a resume and letter of interest to jobs@sacwaldorf.org.

Grades Teacher 2021/2022

In its 61st year, Sacramento Waldorf School seeks a Waldorf-trained, experienced class teacher to join our dedicated faculty in the fall of 2021 as a grades teacher. The ideal candidate will wholeheartedly take up the work of a class teacher, work collaboratively with colleagues, participate in the rich experiences on our campus and readily engage with our parent community as we step into the next 100 years of Waldorf education.

Our school mission is authentically carried out through shared working and planning together for the future. “We provide an education that honors the developmental stages of childhood, builds confidence, connection and purpose, and prepares students to realize their full potential as free human beings.” We are committed to a diverse body of teachers, staff, and students.

Sacramento Waldorf School is an active collaboration of faculty, staff, Board of Trustees, and our school community, ensuring our campus environment is welcoming, inclusive, and increasingly diverse. Priority will be given to candidates with experience in diverse, multi-cultural, and inclusive settings, as we responsibly innovate our learning environment to prepare our students to be global citizens. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply, and we commit to interviewing candidates representing communities that have traditionally been underrepresented in private and public education.

Our class teachers are supported in their work by a full range of specialty classes and a robust school parent community that is dedicated to the longevity, health, and innovation of our school. Our faculty is talented, experienced, and inspiring. We provide to our faculty the guidance of an established College of Teachers, a full-time Lower School Administrator, a robust mentoring program, a lively collegial work environment, and an active professional development program. A window into the potential of Waldorf education is found throughout the span of our full faculty circle.

Sacramento Waldorf School is an established early childhood through 12th grade independent private school located in Fair Oaks (just east of Sacramento), in Northern California. The school offers a full Waldorf program to more than 400 students. The beautiful 22-acre site includes a 3.5 acre working farm that overlooks the American River. Our campus has ample opportunities for outdoor and environmental education. The surrounding anthroposophical community is rich and well established, offering frequent opportunities for participation.

Established in 1959, SWS is the oldest Waldorf School in Northern California. We are fully accredited by the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA) and by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, offering a competitive salary contingent on experience and qualifications, and an excellent benefit package.

Qualifications:

  • Certificate of Completion in Waldorf Teaching
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Previous Waldorf class teaching experience

To learn more about our school, please explore our website.

To apply, complete an application, and submit a resume and letter of interest to jobs@sacwaldorf.org.

Lead Outdoor Preschool Teacher

Sacramento Waldorf School is an established early childhood through 12th grade independent private school located in Fair Oaks (just east of Sacramento), in Northern California. The school offers a full Waldorf program to more than 400 students. The beautiful 22-acre site includes a 3.5 acre working farm that overlooks the American River. Our campus has ample opportunities for outdoor and environmental education. The surrounding anthroposophical community is rich and well established, offering frequent opportunities for participation.

Our faculty is talented, experienced, and inspiring. We enjoy a robust school parent community that is dedicated to the longevity, health, and innovation of our school. We provide to our faculty the guidance of an established College of Teachers, a full-time Lower School Administrator, a strong mentoring program, a lively collegial work environment, and an active professional development program. A window into the potential of Waldorf education is found throughout the span of our full faculty circle.

Sacramento Waldorf School is an active collaboration of faculty, staff, Board of Trustees, and our school community, ensuring our campus environment is welcoming, inclusive, and increasingly diverse. Priority will be given to candidates with experience in diverse, multi-cultural, and inclusive settings, as we responsibly innovate our learning environment to prepare our students to be global citizens. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply, and we commit to interviewing candidates representing communities that have traditionally been underrepresented in private and public education.

Established in 1959, SWS is the oldest Waldorf School in Northern California. We are fully accredited by the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA) and by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, offering a competitive salary contingent on experience and qualifications, and an excellent benefit package.

We seek an experienced, warm, creative, and nurturing individual to join our faculty in the fall of 2021 as a Lead Outdoor Preschool Teacher. Our ideal candidate will have an advanced degree in education, human development, or a related field, including 18 ECE units and certification and experience related to Waldorf Early Childhood Education. CPR/First Aid certification, including Infant/Child certification, or the ability to become certified by the start of the school year, is required. Enthusiasm for the outdoors and the ability to maintain focus and convey joy in all weather conditions is essential as we adapt our school environment to ensure everyone’s safety amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Sacramento Waldorf School is committed to following CDPH and CDC guidelines, as well as any additional recommendations from our Health and Safety Committee.

In addition to teaching, the Outdoor Preschool Teacher’s responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Preparing and maintaining the outdoor classroom and materials, including continual assessment and management of health and safety risks on-site (in collaboration with our facilities staff and Health and Safety Committee),
  • Observing and documenting student progress and identifying any areas of need,
  • Helping to support families who may be new to Waldorf education with communication and resource referrals,
  • Routine and formal (i.e., parent/teacher conferences) communication with parents/family members,
  • Leading and participating in festival-related activities,
  • Collaborating with faculty colleagues and staff on extracurricular events as needed.

To apply, complete an application, and submit a resume and letter of interest to jobs@sacwaldorf.org

High School Humanities Teacher

The Opportunity:

Sacramento Waldorf School is seeking an engaging, student-centered High School Humanities Teacher to begin in August 2021. We are searching for candidates that thrive in environments of innovation and change, that bring a record of success in the classroom in the humanities, and an interest in sharing their passions with adolescents. Ideal candidates will be creative, skilled in the art of explaining, and possess a willingness to engage in the life of our school community. Ultimately, we seek those that will inspire a love of learning and a passion for contribution in future generations of SWHS students.

Sacramento Waldorf High School is at an exciting point in its 30-year history. Faculty, staff, Board of Trustees, and our school community are in active collaboration and engaged in anti-bias education to ensure our campus environment is welcoming, inclusive, and increasingly diverse. Priority will be given to candidates with experience in diverse, multi-cultural, and inclusive settings, as we responsibly innovate our learning environment for our students and staff. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply, and we commit to interviewing candidates representing communities that have traditionally been underrepresented in private and public education administration.


Sacramento Waldorf School

Sacramento Waldorf School provides more than just education to the students in Kindergarten through 12th grade who enroll here. Our 22-acre Fair Oaks campus provides a safe place to discover the self, build courage to communicate articulately and confidently, and develop a true love of learning that carries students through life with wonder and curiosity.

Established in 1959, Sacramento Waldorf School is one of the oldest and largest Waldorf schools in North America and the only AWSNA-accredited high school locally, with a rich tradition of deep learning and connection to the environment, on a unique and historic campus bordering the American River that includes a 3.5-acre farm embedded in the curriculum. We annually host a slow food festival and are immeasurably grateful to hold a space that is imbedded in the Central Valley’s Farm to Fork capital.

At Sacramento Waldorf High School, education always takes place within the context of relationship – whether it is in the classroom, in the lab, on the playing field, on the working farm, in the studio, on stage, or in any of our many campus venues. The smaller size of our school allows students to develop meaningful relationships with both peers and teachers. Young people are challenged to consider the ethical components of their studies in life and in our school community.


Job Title: High School Humanities Teacher
Program: High School
Reports to: High School Administrator
Date: May 2021


Position Summary:

This fully benefitted position includes instruction in a variety of English and literature blocks, history blocks, tracks, and electives. Additionally, the position includes responsibilities such as advising students, leading clubs, chaperoning field trips, participating in faculty committees, and engaging positively in the life of the school. Sacramento Waldorf High School encourages strong relationships, inclusivity, input, and innovation within the teaching and student community.

Education and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s Degree in education or specified subject area preferred.
  • A minimum of four years of teaching experience.
  • Waldorf teaching and and/or training; or willingness to join our in-house Waldorf teacher training.
  • Enjoy working with adolescents.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with students and colleagues, and an interest in active community engagement.
  • A strong commitment to equity and inclusion. A strong plus is professional experience implementing practices specifically related to racial, gender, or neurodiversity equity.
  • Demonstrated teaching capacity in experiential and project-based learning.
  • A personal commitment to continued learning, related both to humanities content as well as educational innovations within Waldorf and general educational trends, research-based learning models, educational technology, curriculum development, learning standards, multicultural education, and current best practices.
  • Organizational and computer skills essential.


To apply, please complete an application, and submit a resume and letter of interest via the online application or to jobs@sacwaldorf.org

Extended Care Teacher

The Sacramento Waldorf School is seeking an Extended Care teacher. The position requires the teacher to have variable and flexible hours Monday-Friday between 12-5PM. An ideal candidate is dedicated, positive, energetic, and able to connect meaningfully with the young child; they love crafts and outdoor activities, and they work well with a team of other teachers who are committed to creating a strong curriculum of age-appropriate activities for students after school. We prefer that there be a basic knowledge of Waldorf Education or previous work experience in a Waldorf School or similar setting.

Our 22-acre school is located on our unique and historic land on the banks of the American River in Fair Oaks, CA. It encompasses a 2.5-acre farm, lower school facilities, high school classrooms, several community spaces, athletic fields, and sprawling grounds. Outdoor structures and robust distance learning technology have been installed to enable learning during COVID, and to provide this means of education for years to come.

The mission of Sacramento Waldorf School is to provide education that honors the developmental stages of childhood, builds confidence, connection and purpose, and prepares students to realize their full potential as free human beings.

Sacramento Waldorf School does not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, age, gender, or any protected class. We recognize that the range of ethnicities, nationalities, languages, socio-economic backgrounds, sexual orientation, learning differences, and life experiences within our community enhance the school’s learning environment, and we are committed to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion.

To apply, complete an application, and submit a resume and letter of interest to jobs@sacwaldorf.org.