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

Enrollment Director

The Sanderling Waldorf School has an immediate opening for a full-time Enrollment Director. The ideal candidate will have a good working knowledge of Waldorf education; excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills; and proficiency in Microsoft Office, database management, and email marketing. 

The Enrollment Director is responsible for maintaining healthy enrollment by developing and implementing professional recruitment strategies and enrollment procedures geared toward attaining or exceeding annual enrollment targets. She/he serves as the department leader and manages all enrollment and outreach functions of the school. This person oversees all outreach and marketing in conjunction with the Business Administrator and Board Marketing Committee; and cultivates, develops and manages parent volunteer activities associated with enrollment and outreach. The Enrollment Director represents the school at recruitment events on and off campus, and works to build a referral network among feeder schools and other organizations.  

Sanderling Waldorf School is nestled among the sun and surf of North Coastal San Diego County.  The school is 22 years old, with a current enrollment of around 200 students in grades 1- 8, three nursery/kindergartens, one nursery and four parent/child classes. This year the school will be completing its accreditation process with the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America.  Last year, Sanderling purchased 3.7 acres of land across from the San Diego Botanical Gardens in Encinitas, only a few minutes from the ocean.  The intention is to build on this site and to have our new school campus ready for the start of the 2019-2020 school year.

This is a full time, exempt position, reporting to the Business Administrator. 

Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, resume and three references to Brian Wolff, Business Administrator at  A job description is available upon request. 


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.