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 identification, ancestry, nationality, native language, socioeconomic background, family structure, age, belief system gender, sexual identity, appearance, occupation, and political affiliation, or any other protected class or group, to all the rights and privileges of all of our programs and activities.  In addition, the school will not discriminate on the basis of any racial identification, ancestry, nationality, native language, socioeconomic background, family structure, age, belief system gender, sexual identity, appearance, occupation, and political affiliation or 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 are encouraged to apply.

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

Director of Development

SGWS is seeking a dynamic individual to join our administrative team as our Director of Development.  As a member of our administrative leadership team, this position supports and advances the valuable work and mission of our school.  Duties include planning and developing strategies, goal setting, coordination and evaluation of all key development efforts including philanthropic revenue generation, annual giving, fundraising events, alumni relations, communications materials, and grants.  This individual will work as chief fundraiser of the school, personally identify, cultivate and develop meaningful relationships with potential funding sources and community partnerships.
The successful candidate will demonstrate: proven success in setting and meeting fundraising goals; knowledge and experience identifying and cultivating prospects, and managing all aspects of donor stewardship including tracking, reporting and database development and management; excellent communication skills; and the ability to work and interact effectively with many different types of people.
This full-time, salaried position requires at least three years of experience in fundraising.  Bachelor’s Degree required with experience in Waldorf Education preferred.  Some evening and weekend work will be required.
Interested candidates should submit resume, cover letter, and three references to learn@sgws.org.


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.