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20 Nelson Road
Ithaca, NY, 14850
United States





IWS is Hiring!

First Grade Teacher 2018-19

Beginning: August 1, 2018

The Ithaca Waldorf School ( is seeking an enthusiastic, dynamic Waldorf-trained Grades Teacher for our incoming First Grade class. Applicants should have successful Waldorf grades teaching experience, and must be Waldorf-trained with a bachelor’s degree or higher. In the Fall of 2018, the Ithaca Waldorf school will extend from Grade One through Seven, in addition to providing full day programs in three Early Childhood classrooms, all of which are filled to capacity.

The independent, not-for-profit Ithaca Waldorf School is authorized by the New York State Department of Education to provide instruction through Grade 8. A fully-accredited member of the Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America (WECAN), we are currently an Associate School with the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America. The Ithaca Waldorf School is nestled in the New York Finger Lakes on an 80-acre organic campus composed of field, forest and a biodynamic educational farm ( Our Faculty, Administration and Board enjoy a warm collegial relationship and work collaboratively to strengthen the school’s growth.



  • BA or BS required

  • Waldorf Teaching Certificate required

  • Waldorf teaching experience preferred

  • Experience teaching grade school age students

  • Teaching, interpersonal, and class management skills

  • Strong communication and organizational skills

Benefits include:

  • Joining a dynamic Faculty during an exciting time of school expansion

  • Salary commensurate with experience (base = $30,900 with $500 increments added for experience) up to $40,000

  • Health benefits

  • Tuition remission for enrolled children

  • Professional development funds


Ithaca is home to Cornell University and Ithaca College, which offer our community a rich cultural life. The city is situated at the foot of beautiful Cayuga Lake, and is a wonderful place to raise a family. (

Applicants should email a letter of interest, resume, three references including most recent school employer, and a brief biography by February 15, 2018, to the IWS Hiring Committee c/o Beth Myers (

The Ithaca Waldorf School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, political affiliation, or handicapping conditions in its educational programs or employment. No person shall be denied employment solely because of any impairment that is unrelated to the ability to engage in activities involved in the position or program to which application has been made.