Employment Opportunities

Spring Garden Waldorf School was founded in 1981 and is an accredited member of the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America. SGWS serves 188 students from Pre-K through Grade 8. Our expanding curriculum includes Spanish, Choral, Orchestra, Woodwork, Handwork, Physical Education, Gardening and Extra Lesson.

Spring Garden is located on 12 rural acres near Akron, Ohio and is approximately 30 minutes from Cleveland. An established school of more than 30 years, Spring Garden is proud to have healthy finances, strong enrollment and a Board of Trustees committed to consistently improving faculty benefits. We also have a strong mentoring program and a commitment to continuing education.

Come to the Great Lakes Region! Northeast Ohio is home to many features of interest such as Summit County Metroparks, which are contiguous with the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, two of the top library systems in the country, one of the best symphony orchestras in the world, one of the largest theater districts in the country, two renowned art museums, Crown Point Ecology Center, just to name a few!

Consider returning to your roots or trying the heartland for the first time. The changes of the season here are breathtaking. Share this wonder with the children at Spring Garden Waldorf School.

Statement of Non-Discrimination

Spring Garden Waldorf School recruits and admits students and personnel of any racial identifications, ancestries, nationalities, native languages, socioeconomic backgrounds, family structures, ages, belief systems, gender and sexual identities, appearances, occupations, and political affiliations, or any other protected class or group, to all the rights and privileges of all our programs and activities.  In addition, the school will not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, or ethnic origin or membership in any other protected class or group in the administration of our educational policies, scholarships, loans fee waivers, educational programs, and athletic or extracurricular activities.  All persons are encouraged to apply.

Come and join our growing school!  Spring Garden Waldorf School is now hiring for the following positions:


Early Childhood Assistant

SGWS has an opening for an Early Childhood Assistant. Duties include assisting the lead teacher, setting up the classroom, preparing snacks, and supporting the rhythm of the classroom. Bachelor’s degree required. Work hours are Monday through Wednesday from 11:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Please submit resumes and three reference letters to learn@sgws.org. We appreciate your help in sharing this opportunity with friends and family.



While the hours for substitutes vary, the earliest start time is 8:00 a.m. and the usual end time is 3:30 p.m.  However, substitutes in our Aftercare program work 3:00 – 6:00 p.m, and substitutes are needed both for full-day and half-day assignments.  Substitute teachers must have a bachelor’s degree, a current FBI/BCI check, and a Substitute Teacher’s License (though holders of a current Ohio Professional Teacher’s License or Non-Tax Certificate are exempt from having to obtain further licensing).

Submit resume to learn@sgws.org, and include the name of the position you are applying for in the subject line.