Waldorf School of Princeton is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation that hires qualified candidates and does not discriminate on the basis of color, national and ethnic origin or sexual orientation. Job openings are posted throughout the year.
We offer a competitive salary, plus a health insurance plan and tuition remission for qualified employees.
Grades Class Teacher
The Waldorf School of Princeton is in search of a grade school teacher for next year. We are a 37 year old school located on 20 acres of fields, woods and stream only 4 miles from downtown Princeton. We are one hour away from NYC, Philadelphia, and the Jersey shore. Presently, during COVID, we are teaching on-campus with a tent for each class and a limited class size of 12 for this time period. Children are happy to be together learning and everyone on campus wears a mask.
We prefer a teacher with a Bachelor’s degree in a field that supports the education in grades 1-8 and a Waldorf teacher training. We can consider a teacher in the process of training because we have a number of very experienced teachers that can help to mentor.
A teacher at the Waldorf School of Princeton is part of the organization and decision making of the school to the extent that they wish to be on the College of Teachers and serve on the Board of Trustees or its committee work. A first year teacher is not required to do any extra duties.
The school is led by a Business Operations Administrator and a Leadership Chair with the support of a Leadership Team. We have a firm history of Anthroposophical study; the school began out of the Princeton Anthroposophical Society that met for 50 years in the Princeton area and continues today.
The responsibilities of a class teacher are to lead the class of students in their academic studies, their social dynamic, and in relationship to the group of class parents. A teacher will teach Main Lesson and two other classes a day, with two periods free for planning. There are recess duties, about 5 per week, and festivals to plan and facilitate. Teachers need to assess students and meet with parents at conferences twice a year and write reports at the end of the year. A teacher is expected to have about 4 class meetings per year that have pedagogical content and a space to discuss parent concerns. Waldorf School of Princeton offers summer training for each grade for every class teacher.
If you have an interest in working at our school, please send your resume, a cover letter, and 3 references to Leadership Chair Pamela Shafer at firstname.lastname@example.org.