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School Director

The Waldorf School of Lexington, located in the greater Boston area, is seeking an exceptional educational leader to succeed School Director Robert Schiappacasse, who has led the school since 2011. The new director will be the driving force in advancing the school’s mission and shaping its future direction. Start date could range from July 2018 to July 2019, depending on the successful candidate’s availability.

Part of a worldwide educational movement, WSL is one of the most established Waldorf schools in the country and is now in its 47th year. WSL provides a challenging, arts-integrated curriculum in a healthy, joyful, and media-free environment. Cultivating critical thinking, creativity, and perseverance in our students, the school strives to instill an enthusiasm for learning, skills in collaboration, and the confidence to engage in a changing world.

The next director of WSL will be:
  • A leader who cultivates collaborative, close-knit educational teams of the highest standard
  • A thoughtful, articulate community builder with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Able to capitalize on the school’s strong legacy to further elevate the institution with respect to academics, enrollment, development, strategic planning, and the school’s vibrant, well established culture

Qualifications
  • Demonstrated leadership and management experience
  • Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Professional verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong track record of interpersonal skills and a demonstrated enthusiasm for building collaborative relationships
  • Prior experience participating in and directing fundraising activities such as capital campaigns
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher
  • Knowledge of Waldorf education and familiarity with anthroposophy


  • Setting
    WSL is beautifully sited 20 minutes west of Boston in historic Lexington, Massachusetts—an area rich with culture, historic significance, and natural beauty. Our campus abuts 183 acres of conservation land and features a sports field, several playgrounds, a biodynamic vegetable garden, and beehives.

    Pedagogy and Program
    WSL is a vibrant, faculty-led independent school. Our pedagogy and curriculum, based on Rudolf Steiner’s understanding of human development, includes a full complement of offerings, including parent-child classes, a nursery program, two kindergartens, grades 1–8, aftercare and extended day, and summer programs.

    The elementary and middle school curriculum has a full academic program including English, math, science, social studies, history, and geography. In addition, all students study German and Spanish starting in grade 1. Subject specialists in reading, English, and math support students in grades 2–8. Our curriculum also includes handwork, woodwork, visual and performing arts, games and physical education, eurythmy, chorus, and string and woodwind ensembles.

    WSL enrolls over 200 students, with a faculty and staff of 50. First graders come primarily from within our early childhood program. Our 8th grade graduates may continue Waldorf education at the regional Waldorf High School close by, or attend local public or independent high schools in the area.

    Diversity
    We seek to attract a diverse student body and faculty, striving to reflect the socio-economic, cultural, and ethnic diversity of the greater Boston area.

    Accreditation
    We are 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).

    To Apply
    Interested applicants should submit a résumé and letter of inquiry to Russell Ayan, trustee and chair of the executive search committee at schooldirectorsearch@thewaldorfschool.org.

Assistant Nursery Teacher

Waldorf School of Lexington seeks a part-time Assistant Nursery Teacher starting September 2018. The ideal candidate will have experience working with young children in a school setting; demonstrated interest in Waldorf early childhood education; and the ability work closely under the direction of the lead Nursery Teacher. In addition to supporting the teacher and children, the assistant’s duties include room setup and cleanup, cooking, baking, and keeping the environment clean and beautiful. Priority will be given to applicants who are interested in Waldorf early childhood teacher training, or have completed training. This is an hourly, part-time, non-benefited position. The Assistant Nursery Teacher works from 7:45 a.m. until 1:15 p.m., Monday–Friday, 27½ hours per week, throughout the school year.

School Description
Waldorf School of Lexington, now in its 47th year, is a vibrant, faculty-led, independent school for 215 children in preschool through grade 8. It is beautifully sited 20 minutes west of Boston in historic Lexington, Massachusetts—an area rich with culture, historic significance, and natural beauty.

Our historic school building features sturdy brick exteriors, glowing wood floors, and oversized windows that saturate high-ceilinged classrooms with light. Our site features a playground with a large sports field, several smaller play areas, a biodynamic herb-vegetable-flower garden, beehives and a pond with wetlands. Abutting our campus is a 185-acre nature preserve which is visited regularly by our classes.

Programs and Curriculum
WSL offers parent-child classes, nursery and kindergarten, grades 1–8, and after-school programs. The school’s comprehensive, arts-integrated curriculum provides core academics, two foreign languages, choral and instrumental music, visual and performing arts, gardening, handwork, woodwork, games and physical education, and eurythmy.

Diversity
We seek to attract a diverse student body and faculty, striving to reflect the socio-economic, cultural, and ethnic diversity of the greater Boston area.

Accreditation
We are 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).

To Apply
Please email a cover letter, resume, and three references (written or phone references) in a single file to School Director Robert Schiappacasse.

Aftercare Teacher

Waldorf School of Lexington, now in its 47th year, is seeking an Aftercare teacher for the 2018–19 school year. The Aftercare Teacher works with an assistant to create a home-like environment for nursery and kindergarten students from 12:30–3:00 p.m. The children enjoy outdoor play, followed by lunch and a story/rest time. This is a part-time, hourly, non-benefitted position paying $18–$25 per hour, depending upon experience. The Aftercare Teacher works five days a week from 11:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. throughout the school year. The Aftercare Teacher works with and reports to the Aftercare Program Director.

Qualifications
  • Experience with Waldorf education; Waldorf training is a plus
  • Teaching experience with groups of children between the ages of 3–6
  • Confident classroom presence, with strong social and communication skills
  • The ability to communicate effectively with colleagues and parents
  • The ability to work successfully with an assistant

Setting
WSL is beautifully sited 20 minutes 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 our site features a sports field, several play gardens, a biodynamic vegetable garden, and beehives.

Pedagogy and Program
WSL is a vibrant, faculty-led independent school with 200+ students in PreK–Grade 8. Our pedagogy and curriculum, based on Rudolf Steiner’s understanding of human development, includes parent-child classes, a nursery program, two kindergartens, grades 1–8, aftercare and extended day, and summer programs.

The elementary and middle school curriculum has a full academic program including English, math, science, social studies, history, and geography. In addition, all students study German and Spanish starting in grade 1. Subject specialists in reading, English, and math support students in grades 2–8. Our curriculum also includes handwork, woodwork, visual and performing arts, games and physical education, eurythmy, chorus, and string ensembles and orchestra.

Diversity
We seek to attract a diverse student body and faculty, striving to reflect the socio-economic, cultural, and ethnic diversity of the greater Boston area.

Accreditation
We are 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).

To Apply
Please email a cover letter, resume, and three references (in a single file) addressed to School Director Robert Schiappacasse to School Director Robert Schiappacasse.

Administrative Support Specialist

The Waldorf School of Lexington, a pre-K–8 independent school with 210 students, is seeking a part-time Administrative Support Specialist. This a 12-month, hourly, non-benefitted position for up to 20 hours per week, with duties performed across multiple departments based upon seasonal needs. This position is entry level, reporting to the Admissions Director, with an hourly salary of $17-18 per hour. Start date immediate.

Qualifications
BA or BS preferred. The candidate must be generally tech savvy, be proficient with Microsoft Office, and possess reliable data entry/organization skills. The candidate must also be able to communicate clearly, orally and in writing; be oriented towards collaboration and teamwork; and have a high degree of professionalism and attention to detail.

Responsibilities
A mix of standard weekly tasks, with other tasks determined by seasonality.

Front Office Support:
  • Cover main office when office staff is on break or in meetings
  • Tend to minor student medical issues
  • Dismissal duty

  • High School Placement Coordinator:

  • Point person for students and parents
  • Support the High School Placement Team
  • Monitor the progress of student applications
  • Communicate with area high school admissions offices

  • Admissions Assistant:

  • Correspond with prospective/current parents at the direction of the Admissions Director
  • Act as liaison between admissions and the business office
  • Work with the school database, RenWeb, to insure data integrity throughout the enrollment/reenrollment process
  • Cover the Admissions Office when the Admissions Director is unavailable
  • Assist the Admissions Director with tracking, ad hoc reports, and data entry

  • School Description
    Waldorf School of Lexington, now in its 47th year, is a vibrant, faculty-led, independent PreK–Grade 8 school. It is beautifully sited 20 minutes west of Boston in historic Lexington, Massachusetts—an area rich with culture, historic significance, and natural beauty.

    Our historic school building features sturdy brick exteriors, glowing wood floors, and oversized windows that saturate high-ceilinged classrooms with light. Our site features a playground with a large sports field, several smaller play areas, a biodynamic herb-vegetable-flower garden, beehives and a pond with wetlands. Abutting our campus is a 185-acre nature preserve which is visited regularly by our classes.

    Programs and Curriculum
    WSL offers parent-child classes, nursery and kindergarten, grades 1–8, and after-school programs. The school’s comprehensive, arts-integrated curriculum provides core academics, two foreign languages, choral and instrumental music, visual and performing arts, gardening, handwork, woodwork, games and physical education, and eurythmy.

    Diversity
    We seek to attract a diverse student body and faculty, striving to reflect the socio-economic, cultural, and ethnic diversity of the greater Boston area.

    Accreditation
    We are 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).

    To Apply
    Please email a cover letter, resume, and three references (written or phone references) in a single file to School Director Robert Schiappacasse.

Aftercare Assistant

The Waldorf School of Lexington, a pre-K–8 independent school with 210 students, is seeking a part-time Aftercare Assistant. This is a part-time, hourly, non-benefitted position, from 12:00–3:00 p.m. five days a week throughout the school year.

The Assistant works under the supervision of the Lead Teacher to create a home-like environment for nursery and kindergarten students enrolled in our afternoon programs. In the Aftercare program, from 12:30–3:00 p.m., the children enjoy outdoor play, followed by lunch and a story/rest time. The Assistant will be familiar with, or willing to learn about and work in accordance with, the Waldorf perspective of child development. Waldorf teacher training and/or experience is preferred.

Responsibilities
  • Assist and support the Lead Teacher with all afternoon activities (play, lunch, nap/rest, projects, dismissal, etc.)
  • Supervise children
  • Provide room set-up, clean-up, and general maintenance such as washing dishes, vacuuming, and sweeping
  • Meet with the Lead Teacher for planning and review as needed
  • Provide leadership for the group as a substitute if the Lead Teacher is absent
  • Refer any serious infractions or injuries to the Lead Teacher
  • Refer any parental questions or concerns to the Lead Teacher
  • Work and attend mandatory meetings during the last week in August

Setting
WSL is beautifully sited 20 minutes 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 our site features a sports field, several play gardens, a biodynamic vegetable garden, and beehives.

Pedagogy and Program
WSL is a vibrant, faculty-led independent school for children in preschool through grade 8. Our pedagogy and curriculum, based on Rudolf Steiner’s understanding of human development, includes a full complement of offerings, including parent-child classes, a nursery program, two kindergartens, grades 1–8, aftercare and extended day, and summer camp and storytime programs.

The elementary and middle school curriculum has a full academic program including English, math, science, social studies, history, and geography. In addition, all students study German and Spanish starting in grade 1. Subject specialists in reading, English, and math support students in grades 2–8. Our curriculum also includes handwork, woodwork, visual and performing arts, games and physical education, eurythmy, chorus, and string ensembles and orchestra.

WSL enrolls over 200 students, with a faculty and staff of 50. First graders come primarily from within our early childhood program. Our 8th grade graduates may continue Waldorf education at the regional Waldorf High School close by, or attend local public or independent high schools in the area.

Diversity
We seek to attract a diverse student body and faculty, striving to reflect the socio-economic, cultural, and ethnic diversity of the greater Boston area.

Accreditation
We are 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).

To Apply
We look forward to receiving your application! Please email a cover letter, resume, and three references (in a single file) addressed to School Director Robert Schiappacasse to resume@thewaldorfschool.org.

Development Associate

The Waldorf School of Lexington (WSL), now in its 47th year, is seeking a part-time Development Associate, reporting to the Development Director. The Associate will be responsible for administrative operations, including gift processing, donor acknowledgment, and primary oversight of the Raiser’s Edge database. The Associate will also support special events and alumni relations.

This non-benefited position is part-time from late August through June. A limited number of hours will be required in July (these may be flexibly scheduled). The position is an average of 20 hours per week, with additional hours required from January–April. Occasional evening and weekend work is required for special events. Compensation is $20–$25 per hour depending on experience.

Qualifications
  • B.A. plus 1–3 years of direct or related experience
  • Proficiency with Raiser’s Edge and Microsoft Office
  • Experience working at a school or nonprofit preferred
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to establish priorities, demonstrate initiative, and achieve stated goals
  • High attention to detail, excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to work comfortably in a collaborative environment with a variety of people, including teachers, volunteers, and alumni
  • Must be able to sit, stand, bend, stoop, and lift up to 20 lbs.

Setting
WSL is beautifully sited 20 minutes 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 our site features a sports field, several play gardens, a biodynamic vegetable garden, and beehives.

Pedagogy and Program
WSL is a vibrant, faculty-led independent school for children in preschool through grade 8. Our pedagogy and curriculum, based on Rudolf Steiner’s understanding of human development, includes a full complement of offerings, including parent-child classes, a nursery program, two kindergartens, grades 1–8, aftercare and extended day, and summer camp and storytime programs.

The elementary and middle school curriculum has a full academic program including English, math, science, social studies, history, and geography. In addition, all students study German and Spanish starting in grade 1. Subject specialists in reading, English, and math support students in grades 2–8. Our curriculum also includes handwork, woodwork, visual and performing arts, games and physical education, eurythmy, chorus, and string ensembles and orchestra.

WSL enrolls over 200 students, with a faculty and staff of 50. First graders come primarily from within our early childhood program. Our 8th grade graduates may continue Waldorf education at the regional Waldorf High School close by, or attend local public or independent high schools in the area.

Diversity
We seek to attract a diverse student body and faculty, striving to reflect the socio-economic, cultural, and ethnic diversity of the greater Boston area.

Accreditation
We are 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).

To Apply
Please email a cover letter, resume, and three references (in a single file) addressed to School Director Robert Schiappacasse to resume@thewaldorfschool.org.
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