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Awakening minds, enlivening hearts, and engaging hands

Olympia Waldorf School is seeking a joyful and warm teacher, with strong interpersonal and communication skills, effective classroom management, and enthusiasm for teaching and learning. It is our desire to hire a qualified individual committed to teaching our 3rd-grade class and joining our experienced faculty. A Bachelor’s degree and Waldorf Teaching Certificate (or commitment to obtain one) is required.

About the School: Olympia Waldorf School is a full-member AWSNA and WECAN school that serves students from preschool through eighth grade. Our faculty is comprised of three early childhood teachers and assistants, eight grades teachers, specialty teachers, and a full administrative staff.

Benefits of Working at OWS:

  • Collaborative Leadership Model with lots of opportunities to contribute
  • Pedagogical Chair to support teachers and curriculum
  • Fully Accredited AWSNA  and WECANN school
  • Small class sizes
  • Committed to growing in our understanding and contribution to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Campus and Community: Olympia Waldorf School was founded in 1985 and is situated on 5.6 acres of field, garden, and woodland in semi-rural East Olympia. Our campus includes Prairie Hall, a historic school building built in 1914 and opened in 1916, a modern Middle School building, and a charming Kinderhaus. Our community is warm, welcoming, and engaged in the life of the school.

Compensation: Our competitive faculty compensation package includes increments for teaching and educational experience, as well as partial tuition remission, medical, dental, and vision benefits, and professional development opportunities. Salary range: $33,330 to $55,328.

COVID-19 Impacts: Olympia Waldorf School is currently open and operating full-time for 2020-21. Outdoor classrooms are utilized daily for all grade classes with some indoor time. Class sizes currently range from 7 to 16 and fit in classrooms with 6-foot distancing followed.

Our Capital City: Olympia is nestled at the southern tip of Puget Sound and boasts access to a large network of saltwater bays, channels, inlets and coves, as well as the rain forests, mountains like Mt. Rainier, Cascades and the Olympics, coastal beaches, and parks of the nearby Olympia Peninsula.

How to Apply: Interested and qualified candidates are asked to submit a resume, three professional references, transcripts and a cover letter describing their education experience and why they want to work for Olympia Waldorf School via email to or by mail to Olympia Waldorf School, P.O. Box 130, East Olympia, WA, 98540. For more information, contact our Business Administrator, at 360-493-0906. We encourage you to visit our website to learn more about our school at


OWS is an Equal Opportunity Employer and maintains a strict policy prohibiting all forms of unlawful discrimination based on race, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identification, color, age, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal law in its hiring and employment practices.

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