World Language Teacher
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The Waldorf School of Lexington, Lexington, MA

Accredited by NEASC and AWSNA 

The Waldorf School of Lexington, now in its 50th year, is currently accepting applications for a full-time Waldorf-trained world language teacher. This onsite position has an expected start date of July 2021 and offers full-benefits with a salary that is commensurate with experience. World languages are integral to the Waldorf curriculum. Our world language teachers work to create a love for a foreign language and culture as well as develop language skills throughout grades one through eight.

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • Solid knowledge of a foreign language—native or near native fluency
  • Exemplary classroom management and discipline
  • Ability to collaborate with world language and other faculty on curriculum
  • Ability to communicate effectively with students, colleagues, and parents/guardians
  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral

Education and training requirements for this position include:

  • Bachelor’s degree (advanced degree preferred);
  • Teaching experience in classroom and group settings
  • Waldorf training and/or at least two years of teaching experience in a Waldorf school

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 over 150 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 instills 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

The Waldorf School of Lexington is committed to an ongoing process of learning, listening and deepening our understanding of equity and inclusion. With reverence, we strive to create, embrace and support a diverse, equitable and inclusive 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. 

 

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; individual or family medical/dental, and retirement savings plan benefits.   Please note that WSL does not cover costs associated to job relocations.

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