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 1.4 miles from the ocean in Carlsbad, about 20 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 Business Administrator Brian Wolff ( 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

Immediate Opening for Grade 3 Teacher

Sanderling Waldorf School is seeking a fully qualified grade 3 class teacher to begin in the fall of 2017. The ideal candidate will engage students in meaningful work, ignite each individual student’s passion for learning, and build supportive relationships within and beyond the classroom environment. We are looking for a candidate possessing strong interpersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and positively with parents, colleagues, and community members. The ideal candidate would have a BA, and be Waldorf Certified.

Sanderling Waldorf School is an amazing place to go to school and to work. A truly unique setting, situated north of San Diego along the Pacific coastline characterized by cliffs, sandy beaches, flat-topped coastal areas, rolling hills, steep mesa bluffs and near-perfect weather year-round.

Our 21 year old school serves 200 children from pre-school through 8 th grade. We are proud of our forward-thinking faculty, warm community and joyous student body. We offer a generous compensation package for our employees and are seeking engaged educators to bring their energy to our dynamic school.

To apply,please email a cover letter, resume and three professional references to Brian Ruel at

Middle School Math teacher

Sanderling Waldorf School is seeking a part-time math teacher for grades 6, 7 and 8 for the school year 2017-2018. The ideal candidate should be qualified to teach all areas and levels of math at the middle school level, have enthusiasm for the subject, and experience in managing a middle school classroom. This teacher will work closely with the three main classroom teachers, reinforcing concepts and skills that they bring during math block intensives given periodically throughout the year. Guidance is offered to integrate the Waldorf philosophy of development and appropriate pedagogical approaches.

Part-time, hourly.  9 classes a week.
For more detailed information please contact us, with your current resume, a letter of intention, and three letters of reference.

Shivani Burrows-Goodwill
Pedagogical Chair

EC Assistant Teacher

Sanderling Waldorf School is seeking a qualified assistant who can join our team working with children ages 3-6. Hours are Monday - Friday 7:45am to 1:15pm from late August to the end of June. Applicants need 12 ECE units, CPR and First Aid, and required immunizations as per CA law. Ideal candidate has experience working with young children and is enthusiastic to support the lead teacher in the daily tasks of the kindergarten. 

If interested, please send a letter of interest, three letters of reference, and a resume to Lori McGrath at

Experience the Waldorf Kindergarten at Sanderling

The Early Childhood Department is seeking qualified substitutes to assist in classes this year.  This is an opportunity to work with Sanderling's amazing Kindergarten Teachers and Staff.  These substitutes will need the following:

CPR&First Aid, Live Scan Fingerprints, 12 ECE Units (6 minimum to start when enrolled in classes), Proof of MMR and Tdap Immunity and Optional Flu Vaccine (per CA law SB-792).

If you feel drawn to this work but do not currently have the necessary qualifications, we encourage you to take steps to make this possible.  Please submit your applications and questions to Brian Wolff, Business Administrator by email to:  You may also contact our office at 760-635-3747.