Sanderling Waldorf School is a thriving educational community serving nearly 200 students from pre-school through eighth grade in the seaside town of Carlsbad, California. If you are looking to join a Waldorf school with a highly respected faculty and staff that enjoys the support of dedicated, loving families, please get to know us!

Sanderling is located a few miles from the ocean, and about 20-30 minutes north of San Diego. The average temperature is 72 ºF (22.2 ºC)  year-round. Our coastline offers 75 miles of beautiful beaches, hiking trails, botanical gardens, nearby mountains and deserts. The area offers a variety of natural foods markets, alternative healthcare practitioners, and organic farms, as well as a local branch of the Anthroposophical Society and the Waldorf Institute of Southern California (a Waldorf teacher training program).

We welcome a letter of intent addressing why you wish to be employed at Sanderling Waldorf School. In addition to your resumé, please include a short biography providing further insights about you, and three professional references. Email your references and documents to our Executive Director Doug Reiss and state the position you would like to be considered for in the subject line.

Sanderling Waldorf School is committed to increasing and supporting diversity in all of its forms in employment and in our programs.


Current Open Positions

Grade 7 Class Teacher - Vista, CA

Sanderling Waldorf School has an immediate opening for a Grade 7 Class Teacher


Sanderling Waldorf School is seeking a Seventh Grade Class Teacher to begin in September of 2019. Candidates should have Waldorf teaching experience. Effective classroom management, communication, and the ability to collaborate are priorities.

Our curriculum includes Spanish, German, Handwork, Woodwork, Strings, Movement, Eurythmy, and an educational support program. Festivals and celebrations are community-oriented. Our Board is active and well-established and our strong PA reflects a supportive and diverse parent body. The school is accredited and a  full member of AWSNA. We have a full time Pedagogical Administrator to assist the faculty in meeting the pedagogical needs of the school.

We are located near the beautiful beach town of Carlsbad, CA.

Salary for the position is commensurate with experience; benefits include health insurance, a 3% annual bonus after the second full year, and tuition remission. Please send a cover letter, resume and references to or call 760-452-0706.  A review of resumes will begin immediately.  Check us out at

Parent Child Educator - Carlsbad, CA

Sanderling Waldorf School is seeking a warm, caring, and experienced educator to be our Parent-Child Teacher for the 2019-2020 school years. We seek a kind individual who loves working with children, values colleagueship and wants to welcome and support new parents. 

We have a thriving Parent Child program which meets for five separate classes per week. We have approximately 30 families. The Parent-Child Program provides a nurturing group experience for young children and their parents. It supports our newest families during their parenting journey and their first entry into Waldorf Education.

The teacher will provide the optimum environment for children to engage in imaginative play and develop relationships through social interactions. The teacher will lead the parents in developing observational skills. He or she will facilitate informal conversations about parenting topics, and how to have a healthy early childhood rhythm. 

We are looking for a colleague who creates a community that welcomes many new families to the Sanderling Waldorf School. The teacher will provide ongoing opportunities for the Parent-Child families to learn about upcoming events and encourage their participation, so they feel a part of the life of our thriving school.


• Waldorf early childhood diploma 

• Experience as a Waldorf early childhood educator. 

• Bachelor’s degree

• RIE training a plus

• Capable of leading 5 Parent-Toddler classes a week with the potential to grow depending on enrollment. Attending children will be from birth through 4 years old.

• Ability to offer parent education meetings 

• CPR and First AID certified.

• Candidate must undergo Live Scan (fingerprinting) and a background check prior to being hired.

We are located near the beautiful beach town of Carlsbad, CA

We invite you to send a letter of introduction, your resume, and contact information for three references. 

Contact: Please send your letter, resume, and references to