The Waldorf School of Philadelphia is seeking an inclusive leader who fully embraces its mission and philosophy. The Head of School is appointed by the Board of Trustees to implement the school’s strategic plan, provide management and oversight of the school’s operations and staff, and ensure that the school is financially and operationally sustainable. The Head of School collaborates with pedagogical leadership in the development of school programs and pedagogical policies that will continue to meet the needs of our students now and in the future. The Head of School is an active member of the school community, our surrounding neighborhood, and both the larger Waldorf and local independent school movements.
There has never been a more exciting time to join the Philly Waldorf community. We are a diverse, energetic, and urban community with a strong commitment to a deep understanding of each student's needs. Our mission is to create a vibrant learning community based on a deep understanding of the child, integrating the intellectual with the artistic and the practical with the beautiful. We provide a decidedly independent form of education that creates decidedly independent thinkers.
Celebrating its 25th year in 2020, the Waldorf School of Philadelphia teaches students from ages 2 years through eighth grade. Total enrollment is approximately 250 students, comprising early childhood programs and 1st-8th grade. The Waldorf School of Philadelphia has 28 faculty members and 9 administrative staff members. Our strong commitment to increasing and supporting diversity in employment and our programs are expressed in our desire to hire candidates underrepresented in Waldorf Education.
The Waldorf School of Philadelphia is a modern, organic learning environment—based on Rudolf Steiner’s philosophy of education—in the heart of Germantown. Our mission is to create a vibrant learning community based on a deep understanding of the child, integrating the intellectual with the artistic and the practical with the beautiful. We provide a decidedly independent form of education that creates decidedly independent thinkers. Learning that inspires. Learning that endures. And learning that children will treasure forever.