The Hartsbrook School

Job Openings

Upper Grades Assistant

The Hartsbrook School is seeking an upper grades assistant to start in January, 2017. The ideal candidate will have experience working with students in grades 5 -8. Duties include assisting in the classroom, recess coverage, corrections, working with small groups of students, and possibly working with a student or students needing extra support. This is a five day/week position with hours from 9:00 – 3:00 for the remainder of the school year. The school calendar can be found elsewhere on our website.

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


We are seeking candidates with Waldorf teacher training, a Bachelor’s degree, and teaching experience for this full-time position.

The main campus has twenty open rolling acres of land with a view of the Holyoke Mountains with additional agricultural land preserved through the Massachusetts APR program.  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.

For more information, please view our website: where you can also view a video about the school.

Salary:             Our current range is $35,000 to $50,000, commensurate with experience.

Benefits:          We offer health and dental insurance, short and long term disability insurance, a 403(b) plan and tuition remission.

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


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.”