The Hartsbrook School

Job Openings

Lead Early Childhood Teacher for 2017 – 2018

The Hartsbrook School seeks a lead Kindergarten Teacher for the 2017-18 school year for our growing school . The teacher will pioneer a fifth early childhood class in our mixed age kindergarten model. We are adding a class because of our burgeoning early childhood enrollment. The ideal candidate will be an experienced Waldorf Early Childhood educator who has completed a bachelor’s degree and a Waldorf Early Childhood Teacher certificate program. A love of children, a deep understanding of the Waldorf pedagogy, and a demonstrated capacity to work well with parents is required. The teacher must work collaboratively within the school as a whole, and within the Early Childhood program, which consists of Parent/Child and four other kindergarten classes.

The Hartsbrook School was founded in 1981 with five pre-school students in a little farmhouse.  We now have 250 students on our main campus with programming from Parent-Infant classes to Grade 12.

The main campus has twenty open rolling acres of land with a view of the Holyoke Mountains.  Two kindergartens are in the Homestead.  We have just built a second early childhood building to house additional kindergartens and our parent-child program.  The elementary school, along with the main office, is housed in Hartsbrook Hall.  The high school is housed in Piening Hall and several modular buildings. Our faculty numbers around 60, with 10 staff members and an active and supportive Board of Directors. In September of 2002 we started a high school with a ninth grade class, and we currently have 56 students in grades 9–12.

Our school has been a full member of AWSNA since 1988 and is accredited by AWSNA and the New England Association of School and Colleges. The First Class of the School of Spiritual Science meets regularly.

We are situated in the middle of the five-college area of the pastoral Pioneer Valley, which offers many world-class cultural events, restaurants, movies, galleries and boutiques, dancing, music and theatre. The rural town of Hadley is located between Amherst and Northampton (recently named the small town arts capitol of the United States).  We are a two-hour drive from Boston, a three-hour drive from New York City, and one hour from Vermont. For more information, please view our website: where you can also view a video about the school.

To apply, please send a letter of interest, your resume and the names of three references to

High School and Middle School Math and Science for 2017 – 2018

The Hartsbrook School is seeking a two-thirds time math and science teacher for the 2017 – 2018 school year, with the possibility of a full-time position in the future.

This position includes teaching math track classes and chemistry and math main lesson blocks to grades 7 – 10 in our emerging upper grades program.

Our ideal candidate will have Waldorf high school teacher training, a Bachelor’s degree, and teaching experience, Waldorf school experience, and/or be willing to invest in Waldorf teacher training.

Salary:   Our current range is $23,450 – $33,500 for a two-thirds position, commensurate with experience.

Benefits:We offer a generous pro-rated benefit package which includes health and dental insurance, short and long term disability insurance, a 403(b) plan, and tuition remission for enrolled children.

We encourage candidates to send a letter of interest, resume and the names of three references to as soon as possible. We accept applications on a rolling basis.

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About The Hartsbrook School

Today, the Hartsbrook School continues to thrive, enrolling over 260 students from early childhood through grade twelve at our campus in Hadley. Our 54-acre campus, with pastoral views of farmland, woodlands, streams, and the Seven Sisters hills of the Holyoke Range, enhances and deepens our students’ daily experiences. We integrate the vibrant cultural and intellectual life of the Five College area with a strong commitment to living sustainably and in community here in western Massachusetts. Our faculty and staff are a multi-generational group who strive to support each other in our shared work.

The inspiration of our founding teachers continues to guide the direction of our school today. We take our mission seriously – our faculty and staff are “dedicated to nurturing the unique spirit of each child. Our program from early childhood through the high school integrates academic, artistic and practical work to awaken clarity of thought, warmth of heart, and strength of purpose. Through joy in learning, kinship with nature, and working in community we prepare students to meet the challenges of the future and to find purpose and direction in their lives.” For more information about the school, visit our website at