As Marin County's only fully accredited Waldorf school, we are uniquely placed to provide the remarkable Waldorf curriculum that is rich in languages, healthy movement, expressive arts and music, mathematics and the sciences. At every developmental stage, our students encounter activities that engage the mind, fire the imagination and strengthen the will in order to foster each child's unique capacities.
The school community has a vibrant culture rich in diverse ethnicities, religious orientation and economic backgrounds. Bonded by the shared values inherent to Waldorf Education, parents, teachers and staff work together to support the growth of the students and the promise they hold for the future.
Nestled among the exquisite rolling hills of Lucas Valley, our families enjoy an expansive 10-acre campus with play fields, biodynamic gardens, beautiful heritage oaks and redwood groves. The children have fresh air and connection with nature that helps them thrive. Our proximity to thousands of acres of Marin County Open Space also provides an excellent outdoor classroom for our Environmental Education Program.
Our graduates are prepared to skillfully navigate an ever-changing world and to participate as thoughtful, resourceful and confident young men and women. They enter local and regional high schools equipped with intellectual curiosity and a love of learning. MWS graduates excel at schools such as Summerfield, San Francisco Waldorf, Marin Academy, Sonoma Academy, San Dominico as well as local public high schools.
"Waldorf places the development of the individual child in the focal point, convinced that the healthy individual is a prerequisite for a healthy society.” - The International Conference on Education of the United Nations Educational and Scientific Cultural Organization.
The relationship between the teacher and the child is a critical component to Waldorf Education. A distinction of Waldorf teachers is their passion for individuality and commitment to nurturing individual student’s mind. With a heavy focus on the importance of hands-on experience for their students, rather than standardized testing, Waldorf teachers help their students to explore curricula through diverse activities, with plenty of room to customize lesson plans. The fluidity of this approach provides extensive engagement that leads to lifelong connections with the material taught, the teachers involved and the bigger questions at the heart of each subject.
Lower Grades 1st - 4th
Upper Grades 5th - 8th
Marin Waldorf School's administration is lead by the Faculty and Business Administrators. Parents should contact the Faculty Administrator for any questions about the curriculum or teaching matters, and the Business Administrator for all questions about financial and operations for the school. The two work closely with the Board of Trustees and the College of Teachers.
While classrooms of Waldorf schools the world over will look nearly identical to one another, each school's administration and governance model is unique. At Marin Waldorf School we have two main governing bodies; the Board of Trustees and the College of Teachers. We also espouse a dual-administration team with Faculty Administrator and a Business Administrator.
The Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees is the governing body of the Marin Waldorf School that hold the legal and fiscal oversight. Our Trustees are a group of up to fourteen voting members including parents, teachers, and outside community members dedicated to the mission and values of Marin Waldorf School. Board members contribute a considerable amount of time, resources, energy and expertise toward the health and future development of our school.
Full Board of Trustees 2016-2017
Jennifer Dye, Parent Trustee and Board Chair
Justin Flake, Parent Trustee and Board Vice Chair
BG Weiss, Parent Trustee and Finance Committee Chair
Jordis Weaver, Parent Association Representative and Secretary
Carol Adee, Faculty Trustee
Kathy Darcy, Faculty Trustee
Gail Weger, Faculty Trustee and Chair of the College of Teachers
Stephanie Felton-Priestner, Faculty Trustee
Todd Seaver, Parent Trustee
Michael Robbins, Parent Trustee
Guido Quaroni, Parent Trustee
Susan Hurst, Parent Trustee
Nicole Grinsell, Community Trustee
Nancy Moody, Community Trustee
Will Stapp, Business Administrator (ex-officio member)
College of Teachers
The College of Teachers, together with the faculty, sets and carries out important policy directions affecting the school's educational programs, academic standards, and curriculum development. The College of Teachers ensures that the impulse and intention of Waldorf education is present in every aspect of the curriculum, grounds, and the festival life at Marin Waldorf School.
We value strong colleagueship and warm relationships with parents. Marin Waldorf occupies a beautiful eleven-acre campus with large classrooms, playing fields and a biodynamic garden. We have excellent teachers, an active parent association, and a strong board of trustees. MWS is a fully accredited member of AWSNA. Our school is located on a beautiful 11-acre campus in the heart of Marin County, California, just 30 minutes from the city of San Francisco. Our county is renowned for its beaches, countryside, and giant Redwood trees and Marin’s residents are dedicated to preserving the natural splendor of this region. Consequently, our unspoiled coastline is protected by thousands of acres of parkland and is one of the most desirable areas to live in the United States.
Our school serves approximately 250 students and encompasses a parent/toddler program, two preschools, three kindergartens, a first through fifth grade lower school, and a sixth through eighth grade middle school. Our campus provides our students with the use of a beautiful oak grove, a biodynamic garden, a large green playing field, three separate outdoor play areas for preschool, kindergarten and the grades, as well as a library and a woodwork room. We have large, well-supplied classrooms for all of our students as well as dedicated classrooms for music and handwork. Along with woodwork, handwork, and music (instrumental, orchestral & choir), our expanded curriculum includes physical education, gardening, eurythmy, and foreign language.
Thank you for your interest in employment with Marin Waldorf School. We are seeking the following applicant(s):
Marin Waldorf School is Marin County’s only accredited, independent Waldorf school serving a community of children from their young-toddler years in our Parent-Toddler Program through the eighth grade. We are a group of committed professionals looking for the right candidate to help us promote and grow our school and mission.
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