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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.

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.
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