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:
Early Childhood Assistant (am) and Extended Care Lead Teacher (pm): This combined position will work closely with an experienced teacher to deliver a Waldorf Early Childhood experience to a small group of students. Our early childhood program will be held mostly outdoors this school year. Morning responsibilities include assisting the lead teacher, setting up the classroom (indoor and/or outdoors), preparing snacks, and supporting the rhythm of the classroom. Afternoon responsibilities include leading the class through lunch, rest, snack, and outdoor play. Bachelor’s degree required, Waldorf Teacher/Lifeways certification preferred. Work hours: Monday through Friday and from 8:00 am-4:30 pm.
Grades Assistant: Duties include assisting the lead teachers with class one activities during main lesson and subject classes to include reinforcement of lead teacher direction, working with students that need additional assistance, and guiding the class during transitions. Assistant will also supervise snack and recess periods for the first grade and other classes as needed. If distance learning is in place, assistant duties will shift to support teachers during live lessons or helping individual students as needed. Bachelor’s degree and experience working with children required, experience with Waldorf education preferred. Work hours: Monday through Friday from 8:15 am-3:15 pm.
Aftercare Specialist: Duties include providing after school care to students from Pre-K through Class 8. Applicants should have direct experience working with children, an education background and an understanding of Waldorf education. Work hours: Monday through Friday from 3:00-6:00 pm.
If you would like to join our faculty, please send a resume, cover letter, and three letters of recommendation to firstname.lastname@example.org. Attn: Hiring Committee or mail to SGWS, 1791 S. Jacoby Rd., Copley, Ohio 44321.