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


Grade 1 Teacher for 2018-2019 School Year

Sanderling Waldorf School is seeking a First Grade class teacher for the 2018-19
school year.  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 will have a
Bachelor’s degree and Waldorf teacher training.

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

Our school is in its 21st year, and we are proud of our forward-thinking faculty, warm
community and joyful student body. We offer a generous compensation package for our
employees and are seeking engaged educators to bring their warmth, energy and
commitment to our dynamic Parent/Child through grade 8 school.  Qualified and Interested candidates should email a cover letter, updated resume and three professional references to our Hiring Committee Coordinator, Jodi Abelow 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.