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Waldorf School of Bend

2150 NE Studio Road
Bend, Oregon 97701

T. (541) 330-8841

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We welcome your visit to the Waldorf School of Bend! Experience our morning rhythm, and visit a main lesson in each grade. After your classroom visits, we are here to discuss Waldorf philosophy, answer questions, and explore whether the Waldorf approach is a fit for your child and your family. Because we visit classes in session, adults only please. There are other opportunities for your children to visit at our Open Houses.

Beginning in autumn, scheduled tours are held on each Tuesday morning beginning at 9:30. Tours alternate between our grades and early childhood programs. Call Sarah Rucker, Admissions Director, at 541-330-8841 to reserve your spot.

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At the Waldorf School of Bend, education is a powerful vehicle for social change. Thus, core academic subjects are taught to ignite the imagination of students and teachers in order to help foster pragmatic and inspired solutions to the ever-growing challenges of our time. The rigorous academic curriculum allows students to move forward with a sense of strong social consciousness, strong academic skills, and a vibrant individuality to create their own futures. A strong reverence for nature and the desire to nurture the earth are primary foundations on which school practices are based.

We are an AWSNA Associate school, who is experiencing energetic and healthy growth in beautiful Bend, Oregon. As a WECAN Associate member school, we operate an Early Childhood Program (PreK, Mixed-aged Kindergarten and Kindergarten classes) serving children ages 3-6, a stand-alone Grades program (1st – 6th) and Jr. High program (7th & 8th). We are unique in that we operate a Jr. High to help students prepare for high school outside of Waldorf as currently there are no Waldorf high school options in Central Oregon.  Salary plus benefits including tuition remission, robust mentoring program, and financial support for professional development.

We are seeking an energetic and experienced Early Childhood Lead Teacher for the 2018-2019 school year as we expand our program to add a third EC classroom.  Applicants should embody a creative, innovative, and collaborative demeanor, and be dedicated to fostering a diverse and dynamic school community.  Candidates should also possess the wisdom of a loving authority, strong parent communication skills, and the pioneering spirit to become a foundational member of our esteemed faculty.  Ideal candidates would have completed their Waldorf Early Childhood Teacher Certification, have 3 years’ classroom experience minimum, and possess a Bachelor degree in a related field.  The EC Program will encompass a Pre-Kindergarten class, Mixed-aged Kindergarten class, and 2-Year Kindergarten class. 

We are also seeking an Early Childhood Assistant for the 2018-2019 school year for our EC Program expansion.  Applicants must have a high school diploma and two years’ experience working with children ages 3-6 in a childcare facility is highly desired.  Individuals should embody a loving, creative and even-tempered demeanor.  They should also be committed to supporting the lead teacher in establishing a warm, inclusive, and safe environment for the children of the class.  The position requires the individual to be a stalwart team member, to be flexible in daily tasks and take instruction easily and clearly.  The person in this position must meet the qualifications of the Oregon Office of Child Care guidelines of a “teacher”, must hold current Oregon Food Handler’s Card, and be CPR and First Aid certified.

Finally, we are seeking an energetic and experienced ¾-time Grades Lead Teacher.  Based on enrollment, this position is envisioned to grow into a full-time position.  Applicants should embody a creative, innovative, and collaborative personality, and be dedicated to fostering a diverse and dynamic school community.  Candidates should also possess the wisdom of a loving authority and the pioneering spirit to become a foundational member of our esteemed faculty.  Applicants must also embody adept classroom management skills and an effective and engaging parent communication style.  Candidates must have completed their Waldorf Grades Teacher Certification, ideally have a minimum of 3 years’ classroom experience, and possess a Bachelor degree in a related educational field.

Cover letters, biographies and resumes are currently being accepted by 2 March 2018.  Chosen applicants will be contacted after 5 March 2018 to begin interview process.  Come explore life and community in beautiful Bend, Oregon!

Send documents to:

Waldorf School of Bend                                                      or e-mail to:

Attn:  Darren Hansen                                                

2150 NE Studio Rd., Ste 2                                                  Attn:  Darren Hansen

Bend, OR 97701

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Our highest endeavor must be to develop free human beings who are able of themselves to impart purpose and direction to their lives. The need for imagination, a sense of truth, and a feeling of responsibility - these three forces are the very nerve of education.
-Rudolf Steiner

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