Employment

Are you…
Interested in weaving Social Justice and Equity into education?
Curious about alternative pedagogies?
Excited to teach outdoors and use the outdoors as a teacher?
Longing to see more experiential education and hands-on learning in the curricula?

Are you looking for a pedagogy that…
Respects the whole child?
Builds on what students know through an experiential and embodied approach?
Centers and integrates the arts throughout an academically-informed and rigorous curriculum?

Engages students through place-based learning that promotes deep knowing and responsibility for oneself, each other, the community, and the Earth?

We seek to hire enthusiastic and dedicated individuals with diverse backgrounds, a deep commitment to furthering Waldorf education, and an interest in fostering inclusion, diversity, equity, social justice.  Please see our current job openings below!

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Employment

Job Openings

Building and Grounds Director

The Hartsbrook School is in search of an experienced and enthusiastic individual that enjoys being outdoors to serve as the Building and Grounds Director. 

The person hired for this position will plan, coordinate, or perform a variety of administrative and facility maintenance services–often in coordination with the Safety Committee or Campus Committee.The Building and Grounds Director is expected to act as liaison with the different departments of the school, evaluating organizational effectiveness and identifying methods of improvement with a focus on quality and aesthetics. 

The Hartsbrook School’s campus has a wide array of assets including school buildings and all the associated information systems, animal barns, playgrounds, fencing, parking lots, manicured fields, hayfields, culverts, and bridges. We are looking for someone who can maintain these assets while also understanding how they contribute to and support the mission of the school.

Qualifications of the right candidate will include:

  • 3-5 years demonstrated experience in facilities management and/or operations management 
  • Demonstrated experience managing staff and allocation of work 
  • Tasks
  • Great leadership and problem-solving skills 
  • Experience planning and maintaining facility budgets 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 
  • Professional leadership experience 
  • Contract handling experience 
  • Strong attention to detail 
  • Excellent organizational skills and interpersonal skills 
  • Broad technical knowledge of the various building systems with hands-on training in some building trades 
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively with colleagues, parents, and families

 

Requirements 

  • First Aid/CPR/AED Certification 
  • Allergy/Epi-Pen training 
  • Mandated Reporting 
  • Ability to pass CORI check and fingerprinting

 

Read the full job description.

Compensation and Benefits:

The salary range for this position is $44,166.00 – $59,466.00 commensurate with experience. Benefits include employer contributions to health and dental plans and 403(b) retirement plan, short-term and long-term disability insurance, sick time, personal time, and professional development funding. Generous tuition remission is available for eligible children enrolling at Hartsbrook. 

Please send your complete application to employment@hartsbrook.org which will include:

  • A cover letter explaining your interest and suitability;
  • Your most recent and up-to-date resume;
  • A completed Employment Application including the names of at least three (3) references;
  • All employees need to pass a background check, including fingerprinting, and must possess the legal right to work in the United States.

Please visit our website for application instructions and to learn more about Hartsbrook: https://www.hartsbrook.org/about/employment/

About The Hartsbrook School

The Hartsbrook School is a Waldorf school, originally founded in 1981 with five preschool students in a little farmhouse. We have grown to over 250 students with programming from Parent/Infant classes to Grade 12. Our 54-acre campus, with farmland, woodlands, streams, and spectacular views of the Seven Sisters hills of the Holyoke Range, enhances and deepens our students’ daily experiences. We are situated in the middle of the five-college area of the Connecticut River Valley, which offers world-class cultural events, restaurants, movies, galleries, boutiques, local farms, dance, music, and theater. Our faculty and staff are a multi-generational group who strive to support each other in our shared work.

The Hartsbrook School holds a vision in which our larger community is represented, reflected, and celebrated in our school – in race, economic situation, gender, sexuality, family composition, ability, nationality, religion, and more. Such a vision is rooted in and expands upon Hartsbrook’s mission to nurture the unique spirit of each child and to prepare students to meet the challenges of the future and to find purpose and meaning in their lives.

We have taken up the work of building a more equitable, diverse, and accessible school culture in a robust way and are proud of our accomplishments in this area. We are committed to continuing to deepen our community’s ability to connect people from diverse backgrounds, build mutual understanding and friendship, and enrich the collective life of the school and our individual lives. We believe such work is healing, restorative, and life-giving for everyone involved. As we learn to fully see and understand each other in our differences – and to celebrate those differences – we will move towards a more equitable, just, and welcoming school environment where everyone can feel a sense of belonging.

The Hartsbrook School is committed to enhancing diversity and equity in education and employment. To that end, the School welcomes candidates from all backgrounds and lived experiences, who will contribute to a culture of inclusion and respect. For more information about Hartsbrook’s position on diversity and inclusion, please visit our website at: hartsbrook.org/about/inclusion-equity-and-diversity

Spanish Teacher

The Hartsbrook School is seeking applicants for a Grades 1-6 Spanish teacher, who will also teach Spanish I in High School for the 2024–2025 school year. The Hartsbrook School Spanish Teacher creates an intentionally inclusive classroom culture grounded in the tenets of Waldorf philosophy providing instruction in speaking, reading, writing, and understanding the Spanish language, as well as lessons in Spanish literature and culture. Topics vary between grade levels and courses, focusing on grammar, pronunciation, composition, spelling, vocabulary, and dialogue.

Please see the full job description.

This teacher will participate in the life of the school, including attending faculty meetings, some parent meetings, student retreats, and other school functions as indicated and compensated for in the contract.

Qualifications

We seek candidates with: 

  • A strong commitment to issues of identity, diversity, equity and inclusion and demonstrated experience creating inclusive classroom experiences for a diverse student body
  • Fluency in Spanish is required and native speakers are preferred.
  • Teaching experience is essential 
  • Experience or an interest in Waldorf education.
  • Timeliness in meeting deadlines, organized record-keeping and reporting, able to hold confidentiality and to effectively collaborate with a diverse set of colleagues
  • Ability to work with children who present different needs in the classroom
  • A commitment to collegiality and collaboration
  • Preference given to candidates who bring an understanding of a developmental approach to their work, as well as to connecting the contents of the curriculum to our mission, including finding joy in learning, connection to nature, and working in community.

The Hartsbrook School is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, age, gender, or any protected class. We recognize that the range of ethnicities, nationalities, languages, socio-economic backgrounds, sexual orientation, learning differences, and life experiences within our community enhance the school’s learning environment, and we are committed to fostering equity and inclusion. People of color and others underrepresented in our community are encouraged to apply. The Hartsbrook School is dedicated to dismantling racism and oppression, to continuing to learn and grow and ask the difficult questions of ourselves, our communities, and the world.

Compensation

Starting at $32,932 – $47,572 depending on experience

TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION: Please submit the following documents to employment@hartsbrook.org : a letter of introduction including a brief biography, a resume, and three professional references.
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La Escuela Hartsbrook está buscando solicitantes para un maestro de español de 1.° a 6.° grado, quien también enseñará Español I en la escuela secundaria para el año escolar 2024-2025. El maestro de español de la Escuela Hartsbrook crea una cultura de aula intencionalmente inclusiva basada en los principios de la filosofía Waldorf que brinda instrucción para hablar, leer, escribir y comprender el idioma español, así como lecciones de literatura y cultura españolas. Los temas varían entre los niveles de grado y los cursos, enfocándose en gramática, pronunciación, composición, ortografía, vocabulario y diálogo.

Consulte la descripción completa del trabajo.

Este maestro participará en la vida de la escuela, incluida la asistencia a reuniones de profesores, algunas reuniones de padres, retiros de estudiantes y otras funciones escolares según lo indicado y compensado en el contrato.

Calificaciones

Buscamos candidatos con:

  • Un fuerte compromiso con las cuestiones de identidad, diversidad, equidad e inclusión y experiencia demostrada en la creación de experiencias inclusivas en el aula para un alumnado diverso.
  • Se requiere fluidez en español y se prefieren hablantes nativos.
  • Imprescindible experiencia docente
  • Experiencia o interés en la educación Waldorf.
  • Puntualidad en el cumplimiento de los plazos, mantenimiento de registros e informes organizados, capacidad de mantener la confidencialidad y colaborar eficazmente con un conjunto diverso de colegas.
  • Capacidad para trabajar con niños que presentan diferentes necesidades en el aula.

Un compromiso de colegialidad y colaboración
Se da preferencia a los candidatos que aportan una comprensión de un enfoque de desarrollo a su trabajo, así como que conectan los contenidos del plan de estudios con nuestra misión, incluido el disfrute del aprendizaje, la conexión con la naturaleza y el trabajo en comunidad.

La Escuela Hartsbrook es un empleador que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades y no discrimina por motivos de raza, origen étnico, edad, género o cualquier clase protegida. Reconocemos que la variedad de etnias, nacionalidades, idiomas, orígenes socioeconómicos, orientación sexual, diferencias de aprendizaje y experiencias de vida dentro de nuestra comunidad mejoran el entorno de aprendizaje de la escuela y estamos comprometidos a fomentar la equidad y la inclusión. Se anima a las personas de color y otras personas subrepresentadas en nuestra comunidad a presentar su solicitud. La Escuela Hartsbrook se dedica a desmantelar el racismo y la opresión, a continuar aprendiendo, creciendo y planteando preguntas difíciles sobre nosotros mismos, nuestras comunidades y el mundo.

Compensación

Desde $32,932 – $47,572 dependiendo de la experiencia

PARA SOLICITAR ESTE PUESTO: Envíe los siguientes documentos a employee@hartsbrook.org: una carta de presentación que incluya una breve biografía, un currículum y tres referencias profesionales, así como una solicitud de sustitución completa que se encuentra aquí.

Early Childhood Lead Teacher for 2024-25 School Year

The Hartsbrook School is in search of an experienced and enthusiastic individual to serve as the Early Childhood Lead Teacher for the 2024-2025 school year. The ideal candidate would have a passion for working with a diverse group of young children aged 2 years 9 months to 6 years old, preferably with Waldorf early childhood training. The role involves leading an Early Childhood classroom, collaborating with colleagues on a daily basis, and participating in parent/caregiver, department, and faculty meetings, and contributing to an intentionally inclusive school culture, both within the classroom as well as the wider school community. Following the Waldorf education principles, the teacher will design daily and weekly activities, establish a healthy rhythm, and implement a yearly curriculum reflecting the seasons and festivals.

Each year the Hartsbrook School welcomes over 60 early childhood families who hold a variety of identities and backgrounds to our four mixed-age Farm and Forest early childhood programs. The Hartsbrook School offers children an immersive experience in the natural world. Here the turning of the seasons, the nurturing of the child’s senses, purposeful work, inclusion, music, and plenty of opportunity for creative play and movement form the foundation of our developmental curriculum. The fields and forests of Hartsbrook’s 54 acres offer incredible opportunities for exploration and wonder. Our days are woven through with song, story, artistic activity, and seasonal festivals. 

Qualifications for the position include a Bachelor’s degree, Waldorf early childhood training (with preference given to candidates with a WECAN-recognized Birth to Seven Waldorf Teacher Training certificate), and previous teaching experience in a WECAN-recognized Early Childhood Program.

Key competencies sought in candidates are:

  • Experience working in diverse classroom settings
  • Experience or interest in Waldorf education
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues
  • Experience in equity and inclusion work that supports a diverse community
  • Interest in making a positive impact on the lives of children

Read the full job description.

Compensation and Benefits:

The base salary for a full-time teacher is $44,166 commensurate with experience. Benefits include employer contributions to health and dental plans and 403(b) retirement plan, short-term and long-term disability insurance, sick time, personal time, and professional development funding. Generous tuition remission is available for eligible children enrolling at Hartsbrook. 

Please send your complete application to employment@hartsbrook.org which will include:

  • A cover letter explaining your interest and suitability;
  • Your most recent and up-to-date resume;
  • A completed Employment Application including the names of at least three (3) references;
  • All employees need to pass a background check, including fingerprinting, and must possess the legal right to work in the United States.

Please visit our website for application instructions and to learn more about Hartsbrook: https://www.hartsbrook.org/about/employment/

About The Hartsbrook School

The Hartsbrook School is a Waldorf school, originally founded in 1981 with five preschool students in a little farmhouse. We have grown to over 250 students with programming from Parent/Infant classes to Grade 12. Our 54-acre campus, with farmland, woodlands, streams, and spectacular views of the Seven Sisters hills of the Holyoke Range, enhances and deepens our students’ daily experiences. We are situated in the middle of the five-college area of the Connecticut River Valley, which offers world-class cultural events, restaurants, movies, galleries, boutiques, local farms, dance, music, and theater. Our faculty and staff are a multi-generational group who strive to support each other in our shared work.

The Hartsbrook School holds a vision in which our larger community is represented, reflected, and celebrated in our school – in race, economic situation, gender, sexuality, family composition, ability, nationality, religion, and more. Such a vision is rooted in and expands upon Hartsbrook’s mission to nurture the unique spirit of each child and to prepare students to meet the challenges of the future and to find purpose and meaning in their lives.

We have taken up the work of building a more equitable, diverse, and accessible school culture in a robust way and are proud of our accomplishments in this area. We are committed to continuing to deepen our community’s ability to connect people from diverse backgrounds, build mutual understanding and friendship, and enrich the collective life of the school and our individual lives. We believe such work is healing, restorative, and life-giving for everyone involved. As we learn to fully see and understand each other in our differences – and to celebrate those differences – we will move towards a more equitable, just, and welcoming school environment where everyone can feel a sense of belonging.

The Hartsbrook School is committed to enhancing diversity and equity in education and employment. To that end, the School welcomes candidates from all backgrounds and lived experiences, who will contribute to a culture of inclusion and respect. For more information about Hartsbrook’s position on diversity and inclusion, please visit our website at: hartsbrook.org/about/inclusion-equity-and-diversity

Early Childhood Teacher Assistants for 2024-25 School Year

The Hartsbrook School is seeking qualified applicants for an Early Childhood Teacher Assistant position for the 2024-2025 school year. 

A full day assistant position hours are M – Th 8.00 – 3.45, F 8.00 – 3.00. A part day assistant position hours are M – Th 10.00 – 3.45, F 10.00 – 3.00. 

Each year the Hartsbrook School welcomes over 60 early childhood families to our four mixed-age Farm and Forest early childhood programs. The Hartsbrook School offers children an immersive experience in the natural world. Here the turning of the seasons, the nurturing of the child’s senses, purposeful work, plenty of opportunity for creative play and movement form the foundation of our developmental curriculum. The fields and forests of Hartsbrook’s 54 acres offer incredible opportunities for exploration and wonder. Our days are woven through with song, story, artistic activity, and seasonal festivals.

The ideal candidate would have a passion for working with young children aged 2 years 9 months to 6 years old in this Waldorf early childhood setting. The role of the teacher assistant is to support and assist with the daily activities of the early childhood program. The responsibilities include providing a high quality of care for young children, cooking, gardening and creative activities, supervising play indoors and outdoors, and caring for children during rest time. Applicants will need to be able to be outdoors with children in varying weather conditions, walking, playing, and engaging in movement activities.

Qualifications:

  • Previous experience working with children, with teaching or childcare programs
  • An interest in Waldorf education
  • A commitment to social justice
  • A capacity to work well in a collaborative setting
  • Demonstrate strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience in equity and inclusion work that supports a diverse community
  • Interest in making a positive impact on the lives of children
  • Have a solid understanding of the needs of children of varied ages
  • Enjoy working outdoors

Requirements:

  • First Aid/CPR/AED Certification
  • Allergy/Epi-Pen training
  • Ability to pass CORI check and fingerprinting
  • Must be physically able to walk on uneven ground and varying terrain, and able to lift 50-lbs weight.

Please send your complete application to employment@hartsbrook.org which will include:

  • A cover letter explaining your interest and suitability;
  • Your most recent and up-to-date resume;
  • A completed Employment Application including the names of at least three (3) references;
  • All employees need to pass a background check, including fingerprinting, and must possess the legal right to work in the United States.

Please visit our website for application instructions and to learn more about Hartsbrook: https://www.hartsbrook.org/about/employment/

About The Hartsbrook School

The Hartsbrook School is a Waldorf school, originally founded in 1981 with five preschool students in a little farmhouse. We have grown to over 250 students with programming from Parent/Infant classes to Grade 12. Our 54-acre campus, with farmland, woodlands, streams, and spectacular views of the Seven Sisters hills of the Holyoke Range, enhances and deepens our students’ daily experiences. We are situated in the middle of the five-college area of the Connecticut River Valley, which offers world-class cultural events, restaurants, movies, galleries, boutiques, local farms, dance, music, and theater. Our faculty and staff are a multi-generational group who strive to support each other in our shared work.

The Hartsbrook School holds a vision in which our larger community is represented, reflected, and celebrated in our school – in race, economic situation, gender, sexuality, family composition, ability, nationality, religion, and more. Such a vision is rooted in and expands upon Hartsbrook’s mission to nurture the unique spirit of each child and to prepare students to meet the challenges of the future and to find purpose and meaning in their lives.

We have taken up the work of building a more equitable, diverse, and accessible school culture in a robust way and are proud of our accomplishments in this area. We are committed to continuing to deepen our community’s ability to connect people from diverse backgrounds, build mutual understanding and friendship, and enrich the collective life of the school and our individual lives. We believe such work is healing, restorative, and life-giving for everyone involved. As we learn to fully see and understand each other in our differences – and to celebrate those differences – we will move towards a more equitable, just, and welcoming school environment where everyone can feel a sense of belonging.

The Hartsbrook School is committed to enhancing diversity and equity in education and employment. To that end, the School welcomes candidates from all backgrounds and lived experiences, who will contribute to a culture of inclusion and respect. For more information about Hartsbrook’s position on diversity and inclusion, please visit our website at: hartsbrook.org/about/inclusion-equity-and-diversity

1st Grade Class Teacher for 2024-25 School Year

The Hartsbrook School is seeking is seeking an experienced, enthusiastic candidate with Waldorf teacher training and classroom experience for the 2024-2025 school year and beyond to teach first grade. The First Grade Class Teacher carries primary responsibility for teaching the Waldorf elementary school curriculum, collaborating with colleagues on a daily basis, and participating in parent/caregiver, department, and faculty meetings, and contributing to an intentionally inclusive school culture, both within the classroom as well as the wider school community. Following the Waldorf education principles, the teacher will design daily and weekly activities, establish a healthy rhythm, and implement a yearly curriculum reflecting the seasons and festivals.

Read the full job description.

Qualifications 

  • Experience working in classroom settings
  • Experience or interest in Waldorf education
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues
  • Experience in equity and inclusion work that supports a diverse community
  • Interest in making a positive impact on the lives of children

Compensation

The base salary for a full-time teacher starts at $44,166.

Benefits include employer contributions to health and dental plans and a 403(b) plan, short- term and long-term disability insurance, sick time, personal time, and professional development funding. Tuition remission is available for eligible children enrolling at Hartsbrook.

About The Hartsbrook School

The Hartsbrook School is a Waldorf school, originally founded in 1981 with five preschool students in a little farmhouse. We have grown to over 250 students with programming from Parent/Infant classes to Grade 12. Our 54-acre campus, with farmland, woodlands, streams, and spectacular views the Seven Sisters hills of the Holyoke Range, enhances and deepens our students’ daily experiences. We are situated in the middle of the five-college area of the Connecticut River Valley, which offers world-class cultural events, restaurants, movies, galleries, boutiques, local farms, dance, music, and theater. Our faculty and staff are a multi-generational group who strive to support each other in our shared work.

The Hartsbrook School holds a vision in which our larger community is represented, reflected, and celebrated in our school – in race, economic situation, gender, sexuality, family composition, ability, nationality, religion, and more. Such a vision is rooted in and expands upon Hartsbrook’s mission to nurture the unique spirit of each child and to prepare students to meet the challenges of the future and to find purpose and meaning in their lives.

We have taken up the work of building a more equitable, diverse, and accessible school culture in a robust way and are proud of our accomplishments in this area. We are committed to continuing to deepen our community’s ability to connect people from diverse backgrounds, build mutual understanding and friendship, and enrich the collective life of the school and our individual lives. We believe such work is healing, restorative, and life-giving for everyone involved. As we learn to fully see and understand each other in our differences – and to celebrate those differences – we will move towards a more equitable, just, and welcoming school environment where everyone can feel a sense of belonging.

Please send your complete application to employment@hartsbrook.org which will include:

  • A cover letter explaining your interest and suitability;
  • Your most recent and up-to-date resume;
  • A completed Employment Application including the names of at least three (3) references;
  • All employees need to pass a background check, including fingerprinting, and must possess the legal right to work in the United States.

Please visit our website for application instructions and to learn more about Hartsbrook: https://www.hartsbrook.org/about/employment/

The Hartsbrook School is committed to enhancing diversity and equity in education and employment. To that end, the School welcomes candidates from all backgrounds and lived experiences, who will contribute to a culture of inclusion and respect. For more information about Hartsbrook’s position on diversity and inclusion, please visit our website at: hartsbrook.org/about/inclusion-equity-and-diversity

Student Support Coordinator for 2024-25 School Year

The Hartsbrook School is in search of an experienced and enthusiastic individual to serve as the Student Support Coordinator for the 2024-2025 school year. The ideal candidate should have a passion for working with a diverse group of young children in grades 1-6 and, preferably, have Waldorf training. The role involves leading a team of student support members, collaborating with colleagues on a daily basis, participating in parent/caregiver, department, and faculty meetings, and contributing to an intentionally inclusive school culture, both within the classroom as well as in the wider school community.

The Student Support Coordinator is responsible for implementing and maintaining the appropriate academic and/or social-emotional services students require in order to fully participate in their education at Hartsbrook and in accordance with school policy as well as applicable state/federal laws.

The Student Support Coordinator will collaborate with the Student Support Team and follow up using Waldorf educational principles when planning, designing, and monitoring all services provided to students.

The Student Support Coordinator will work together with the Student Support Team to be a resource to students, faculty, staff and families.

Qualifications for the position include:

  • A knowledge of and experience with Waldorf pedagogy and learning supports specific to Waldorf schools, or an openness to professional development (additional training) in order to gain this knowledge and experience.

Preferred but not required:

  • Masters Degree in Education or other equivalent certification to work with students with disabilities, crisis intervention and family support. 

Please read the full job description here.

Compensation and Benefits

The base salary for this position is $44,166 commensurate with experience.

Benefits include employer contributions to health and dental plans and 403(b) retirement plan, short-term and long-term disability insurance, sick time, personal time, and professional development funding. Generous tuition remission is available for eligible children enrolling at Hartsbrook.

Please send your complete application to employment@hartsbrook.org which will include:

  • A cover letter explaining your interest and suitability;
  • Your most recent and up-to-date resume;
  • A completed Employment Application including the names of at least three (3) references;
  • All employees need to pass a background check, including fingerprinting, and must possess the legal right to work in the United States.

Please visit our website for application instructions and to learn more about Hartsbrook: https://www.hartsbrook.org/about/employment/

About The Hartsbrook School

The Hartsbrook School is a Waldorf school, originally founded in 1981 with five preschool students in a little farmhouse. We have grown to over 250 students with programming from Parent/Infant classes to Grade 12. Our 54-acre campus, with farmland, woodlands, streams, and spectacular views of the Seven Sisters hills of the Holyoke Range, enhances and deepens our students’ daily experiences. We are situated in the middle of the five-college area of the Connecticut River Valley, which offers world-class cultural events, restaurants, movies, galleries, boutiques, local farms, dance, music, and theater. Our faculty and staff are a multi-generational group who strive to support each other in our shared work.

The Hartsbrook School holds a vision in which our larger community is represented, reflected, and celebrated in our school – in race, economic situation, gender, sexuality, family composition, ability, nationality, religion, and more. Such a vision is rooted in and expands upon Hartsbrook’s mission to nurture the unique spirit of each child and to prepare students to meet the challenges of the future and to find purpose and meaning in their lives.

We have taken up the work of building a more equitable, diverse, and accessible school culture in a robust way and are proud of our accomplishments in this area. We are committed to continuing to deepen our community’s ability to connect people from diverse backgrounds, build mutual understanding and friendship, and enrich the collective life of the school and our individual lives. We believe such work is healing, restorative, and life-giving for everyone involved. As we learn to fully see and understand each other in our differences – and to celebrate those differences – we will move towards a more equitable, just, and welcoming school environment where everyone can feel a sense of belonging.

The Hartsbrook School is committed to enhancing diversity and equity in education and employment. To that end, the School welcomes candidates from all backgrounds and lived experiences, who will contribute to a culture of inclusion and respect. For more information about Hartsbrook’s position on diversity and inclusion, please visit our website at: hartsbrook.org/about/inclusion-equity-and-diversity

High School Theater Teacher & Community Drama Director for 2024-25 School Year

The Hartsbrook School is in search of an experienced and enthusiastic individual to serve as the High School Theater Teacher & Community Drama Director for the 2024-2025 school year and beyond. At Hartsbrook, we view drama as a tool towards an inclusive community, and we seek a candidate who will bring a comfort level with and ability to engage students in a wide variety of experiences that allow them to stretch their abilities and understandings in creative ways. The Hartsbrook Theater Teacher and Community Drama Director creates an intentionally inclusive classroom culture grounded in the tenets of Waldorf philosophy, providing instruction in theater and performance for students in grades 9-12. The Theater Teacher develops and delivers a comprehensive, outcomes based curriculum to a diverse group of students, facilitating innovative approaches grounded in the Waldorf tradition, and coordinates and directs the annual community-wide High School Drama. This teacher works with our high school faculty to consider the unique needs of each group of students in designing and delivering curriculum, and collaborates to connect it to other parts of the curriculum.

See the full job description.

Compensation

The base salary for this position is $30,916 commensurate with experience.

About The Hartsbrook School

The Hartsbrook School is a Waldorf school, originally founded in 1981 with five preschool students in a little farmhouse. We have grown to over 250 students with programming from Parent/Infant classes to Grade 12. Our 54-acre campus, with farmland, woodlands, streams, and spectacular views the Seven Sisters hills of the Holyoke Range, enhances and deepens our students’ daily experiences. We are situated in the middle of the five-college area of the Connecticut River Valley, which offers world-class cultural events, restaurants, movies, galleries, boutiques, local farms, dance, music, and theater. Our faculty and staff are a multi-generational group who strive to support each other in our shared work.

The Hartsbrook School holds a vision in which our larger community is represented, reflected, and celebrated in our school – in race, economic situation, gender, sexuality, family composition, ability, nationality, religion, and more. Such a vision is rooted in and expands upon Hartsbrook’s mission to nurture the unique spirit of each child and to prepare students to meet the challenges of the future and to find purpose and meaning in their lives.

We have taken up the work of building a more equitable, diverse, and accessible school culture in a robust way and are proud of our accomplishments in this area. We are committed to continuing to deepen our community’s ability to connect people from diverse backgrounds, build mutual understanding and friendship, and enrich the collective life of the school and our individual lives. We believe such work is healing, restorative, and life-giving for everyone involved. As we learn to fully see and understand each other in our differences – and to celebrate those differences – we will move towards a more equitable, just, and welcoming school environment where everyone can feel a sense of belonging.

Please send your complete application to employment@hartsbrook.org which will include:

  • A cover letter explaining your interest and suitability;
  • Your most recent and up-to-date resume;
  • A completed Employment Application including the names of at least three (3) references;
  • All employees need to pass a background check, including fingerprinting, and must possess the legal right to work in the United States.

Please visit our website for application instructions and to learn more about Hartsbrook: https://www.hartsbrook.org/about/employment/

The Hartsbrook School is committed to enhancing diversity and equity in education and employment. To that end, the School welcomes candidates from all backgrounds and lived experiences, who will contribute to a culture of inclusion and respect. For more information about Hartsbrook’s position on diversity and inclusion, please visit our website at: hartsbrook.org/about/inclusion-equity-and-diversity

Adjunct Health & Wellness Teacher (Grades 9-11) for 2024-25 School Year

The Hartsbrook School is in search of an experienced and enthusiastic individual to serve as the Hartsbrook School Health & Wellness Teacher (Grades 9-11) for the 2024-2025 school year and beyond. The Hartsbrook School Health & Wellness Teacher creates an intentionally inclusive classroom culture grounded in the tenets of Waldorf philosophy providing instruction in health and wellness, for students in grades 9-11. The Health & Wellness Teacher creates a comprehensive, outcomes based 9-11 curriculum, teaching it to a diverse group of students facilitating innovative approaches to health and wellness. Topics to be covered over the years include sex education, substance use and abuse, media literacy, and making healthy choices, among others. This teacher works with our faculty to consider the unique needs of each group of students in designing and delivering curriculum, and collaborates with other teachers to connect it to other parts of the curriculum.

See the full job description.

This position may be expanded to be a half-time position and include grades 5-8, budget dependent. Please indicate in your cover letter whether you are interested only in the 9-11 adjunct position, or are interested in potentially expanding it to the 5-11 Health & Wellness Teacher position.

Compensation

The compensation for this position is $50 per 45-minute period.

About The Hartsbrook School

The Hartsbrook School is a Waldorf school, originally founded in 1981 with five preschool students in a little farmhouse. We have grown to over 250 students with programming from Parent/Infant classes to Grade 12. Our 54-acre campus, with farmland, woodlands, streams, and spectacular views the Seven Sisters hills of the Holyoke Range, enhances and deepens our students’ daily experiences. We are situated in the middle of the five-college area of the Connecticut River Valley, which offers world-class cultural events, restaurants, movies, galleries, boutiques, local farms, dance, music, and theater. Our faculty and staff are a multi-generational group who strive to support each other in our shared work.

The Hartsbrook School holds a vision in which our larger community is represented, reflected, and celebrated in our school – in race, economic situation, gender, sexuality, family composition, ability, nationality, religion, and more. Such a vision is rooted in and expands upon Hartsbrook’s mission to nurture the unique spirit of each child and to prepare students to meet the challenges of the future and to find purpose and meaning in their lives.

We have taken up the work of building a more equitable, diverse, and accessible school culture in a robust way and are proud of our accomplishments in this area. We are committed to continuing to deepen our community’s ability to connect people from diverse backgrounds, build mutual understanding and friendship, and enrich the collective life of the school and our individual lives. We believe such work is healing, restorative, and life-giving for everyone involved. As we learn to fully see and understand each other in our differences – and to celebrate those differences – we will move towards a more equitable, just, and welcoming school environment where everyone can feel a sense of belonging.

Please send your complete application to employment@hartsbrook.org which will include:

  • A cover letter explaining your interest and suitability;
  • Your most recent and up-to-date resume;
  • A completed Employment Application including the names of at least three (3) references;
  • All employees need to pass a background check, including fingerprinting, and must possess the legal right to work in the United States.

Please visit our website for application instructions and to learn more about Hartsbrook: https://www.hartsbrook.org/about/employment/

The Hartsbrook School is committed to enhancing diversity and equity in education and employment. To that end, the School welcomes candidates from all backgrounds and lived experiences, who will contribute to a culture of inclusion and respect. For more information about Hartsbrook’s position on diversity and inclusion, please visit our website at: hartsbrook.org/about/inclusion-equity-and-diversity

Jazz Ensemble Teacher for 2024-25 School Year

The Hartsbrook School is in search of an experienced and enthusiastic individual to serve as the Jazz Ensemble Teacher for the 2024-2025 school year and beyond. The Hartsbrook School Jazz Ensemble Teacher creates an intentionally inclusive classroom culture providing instruction in jazz music history, appreciation, and performance. The Jazz Ensemble Director teaches in our high school for three 45-minute periods each week as part of our music elective program, teaching a diverse group of students and a wide range of instrumentalists, and facilitating both traditional and innovative approaches to ensemble music making. Topics to be covered in the class include ensemble skills, historical context of jazz, jazz appreciation and critique, music theory and composition, and improvisation. This teacher works with our other music teachers to produce a minimum of two performances a year and may also choose to organize additional performance opportunities for their ensemble throughout the year. A possibility for augmenting this position may include teaching a middle school guitar class twice weekly.

Please read the full job description here.

Compensation and Benefits

The compensation for this position is $50 per 45-minute period

Please send your complete application to employment@hartsbrook.org which will include:

  • A cover letter explaining your interest and suitability;
  • Your most recent and up-to-date resume;
  • A completed Employment Application including the names of at least three (3) references;
  • All employees need to pass a background check, including fingerprinting, and must possess the legal right to work in the United States.

Please visit our website for application instructions and to learn more about Hartsbrook: https://www.hartsbrook.org/about/employment/

About The Hartsbrook School

The Hartsbrook School is a Waldorf school, originally founded in 1981 with five preschool students in a little farmhouse. We have grown to over 250 students with programming from Parent/Infant classes to Grade 12. Our 54-acre campus, with farmland, woodlands, streams, and spectacular views of the Seven Sisters hills of the Holyoke Range, enhances and deepens our students’ daily experiences. We are situated in the middle of the five-college area of the Connecticut River Valley, which offers world-class cultural events, restaurants, movies, galleries, boutiques, local farms, dance, music, and theater. Our faculty and staff are a multi-generational group who strive to support each other in our shared work.

The Hartsbrook School holds a vision in which our larger community is represented, reflected, and celebrated in our school – in race, economic situation, gender, sexuality, family composition, ability, nationality, religion, and more. Such a vision is rooted in and expands upon Hartsbrook’s mission to nurture the unique spirit of each child and to prepare students to meet the challenges of the future and to find purpose and meaning in their lives.

We have taken up the work of building a more equitable, diverse, and accessible school culture in a robust way and are proud of our accomplishments in this area. We are committed to continuing to deepen our community’s ability to connect people from diverse backgrounds, build mutual understanding and friendship, and enrich the collective life of the school and our individual lives. We believe such work is healing, restorative, and life-giving for everyone involved. As we learn to fully see and understand each other in our differences – and to celebrate those differences – we will move towards a more equitable, just, and welcoming school environment where everyone can feel a sense of belonging.

The Hartsbrook School is committed to enhancing diversity and equity in education and employment. To that end, the School welcomes candidates from all backgrounds and lived experiences, who will contribute to a culture of inclusion and respect. For more information about Hartsbrook’s position on diversity and inclusion, please visit our website at: hartsbrook.org/about/inclusion-equity-and-diversity

Camp Counselor - Summer 2024

The Hartsbrook School is looking for warm, caring individuals to help guide and implement our camp programs for the summer of 2024. These camps provide 5 weekly sessions of fun, creative, hands-on opportunities on 54 acres of farm and forest land for students of all ages to explore.

Our Camps programs include:

  • All Ages: Early Bird (early arrival add-on program starting at 7:30am)
  • Pre-K – Rising 1st Grade: Sprouts Farm Camp
  • Rising 1st Grade – 6th Grade: Young Farmers Farm Camp
  • Rising 2nd – 8th Grade: Creativity Camp
  • Rising 3rd – 6th Grade: Teatrito de papel 
  • Rising 4th – 9th Grade: Fiddle Camp
  • Rising 6th – 9th Grade: CIT (Counselor in Training) 

Hours and Compensation

  • Approx. 210 hours from 6/17/24 – 8/6/24
  • Base pay starts at $16.50/hour. Increments added for years of experience.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Supervises a group of campers for each weekly session
  • Meets daily with the Camp Director
  • Advises and informs the Director regarding any needs or issues such as health, safety, or conflict-related to organizing or managing the campers.
  • Participates in the employee orientation and training (online and in-person) required.
  • Participants in an orientation for Camp Counselors.
  • Together with the Director reviews the program at the end of the summer.
  • Supports the Director in all aspects of the daily operation of the program.
  • Punctual and reliable
  • Openness and enthusiasm for play based learning 
  • Appreciation for the creative process (over the final result)
  • Comfortable leading small groups of campers
  • Comfortable getting hands messy
  • Able to follow detailed instructions and also think on your feet as needed
  • Flexible to shift as needed based on camper, group and project needs
  • Ability to help prep and clean up quickly and efficiently
  • Comfortable working as part of a team 
  • Committed to keeping camper health/family information confidential

Requirements

  • Experience with camp programs and working with children
  • Supervisory skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively with colleagues
  • Understanding of the needs of children of varied ages

Training, Health, and Safety Requirement

  • First Aid/CPR/AED Certification
  • Ability to pass CORI check and fingerprinting

Please send your complete application to employment@hartsbrook.org which will include:

  • A cover letter explaining your interest and suitability;
  • Your most recent and up-to-date resume;
  • A completed Employment Application including the names of at least three (3) references;
  • All employees need to pass a background check, including fingerprinting, and must possess the legal right to work in the United States.

Please visit our website for application instructions and to learn more about Hartsbrook: https://www.hartsbrook.org/about/employment/

About The Hartsbrook School

The Hartsbrook School is a Waldorf school, originally founded in 1981 with five preschool students in a little farmhouse. We have grown to over 250 students with programming from Parent/Infant classes to Grade 12. Our 54-acre campus, with farmland, woodlands, streams, and spectacular views of the Seven Sisters hills of the Holyoke Range, enhances and deepens our students’ daily experiences. We are situated in the middle of the five-college area of the Connecticut River Valley, which offers world-class cultural events, restaurants, movies, galleries, boutiques, local farms, dance, music, and theater. Our faculty and staff are a multi-generational group who strive to support each other in our shared work.

The Hartsbrook School holds a vision in which our larger community is represented, reflected, and celebrated in our school – in race, economic situation, gender, sexuality, family composition, ability, nationality, religion, and more. Such a vision is rooted in and expands upon Hartsbrook’s mission to nurture the unique spirit of each child and to prepare students to meet the challenges of the future and to find purpose and meaning in their lives.

We have taken up the work of building a more equitable, diverse, and accessible school culture in a robust way and are proud of our accomplishments in this area. We are committed to continuing to deepen our community’s ability to connect people from diverse backgrounds, build mutual understanding and friendship, and enrich the collective life of the school and our individual lives. We believe such work is healing, restorative, and life-giving for everyone involved. As we learn to fully see and understand each other in our differences – and to celebrate those differences – we will move towards a more equitable, just, and welcoming school environment where everyone can feel a sense of belonging.

The Hartsbrook School is committed to enhancing diversity and equity in education and employment. To that end, the School welcomes candidates from all backgrounds and lived experiences, who will contribute to a culture of inclusion and respect. For more information about Hartsbrook’s position on diversity and inclusion, please visit our website at: hartsbrook.org/about/inclusion-equity-and-diversity

Substitute Teacher

The Hartsbrook Waldorf School is seeking substitute teachers to work with students Grades 1-12 (in-person classes).
We are seeking candidates who have experience working with children in classroom settings and or camp, who are comfortable working outdoors, enthusiastic and interested in the company of students and able to successfully complete the state mandated CORI, as well as SORI, and a fingerprint based criminal background check. No benefits are offered for the temporary position.
TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION: Please submit the following documents to employment@hartsbrook.org : a letter of introduction including a brief biography, a resume, and three professional references, as well as a completed substitute application found here.

Anticipated Openings

These positions are conditional on budget approval which will occur later this spring. We encourage all interested candidates to apply ASAP, as our search will conclude either slightly before or just as the budget process concludes. If you have any questions about our process or timeline, please email employment@hartsbrook.org.

Biology & Chemistry Teacher for 2024-25 School Year

The Hartsbrook School is in search of an experienced and enthusiastic individual to serve as the Biology & Chemistry Teacher for the 2024-2025 school year and beyond. The Hartsbrook School is seeking a Biology & Chemistry Teacher for the 2024-25 School Year. The Hartsbrook School Biology & Chemistry Teacher creates an intentionally inclusive classroom culture grounded in the tenets of Waldorf philosophy, providing instruction in biology and chemistry for students in grades 9-12. The Biology & Chemistry Teacher develops and delivers a comprehensive, outcomes-based science curriculum to a diverse group of students, facilitating innovative approaches grounded in the Waldorf tradition. Most courses are taught in main lesson blocks of 80 minutes, with a few 45-minute long track classes as well. This teacher works with our science team and high school faculty to consider the unique needs of each group of students in designing and delivering curriculum, and collaborates with other teachers to connect it to other parts of the curriculum.

See the full job description.

Compensation

The base salary for this position is $33,125 commensurate with experience.

About The Hartsbrook School

The Hartsbrook School is a Waldorf school, originally founded in 1981 with five preschool students in a little farmhouse. We have grown to over 250 students with programming from Parent/Infant classes to Grade 12. Our 54-acre campus, with farmland, woodlands, streams, and spectacular views the Seven Sisters hills of the Holyoke Range, enhances and deepens our students’ daily experiences. We are situated in the middle of the five-college area of the Connecticut River Valley, which offers world-class cultural events, restaurants, movies, galleries, boutiques, local farms, dance, music, and theater. Our faculty and staff are a multi-generational group who strive to support each other in our shared work.

The Hartsbrook School holds a vision in which our larger community is represented, reflected, and celebrated in our school – in race, economic situation, gender, sexuality, family composition, ability, nationality, religion, and more. Such a vision is rooted in and expands upon Hartsbrook’s mission to nurture the unique spirit of each child and to prepare students to meet the challenges of the future and to find purpose and meaning in their lives.

We have taken up the work of building a more equitable, diverse, and accessible school culture in a robust way and are proud of our accomplishments in this area. We are committed to continuing to deepen our community’s ability to connect people from diverse backgrounds, build mutual understanding and friendship, and enrich the collective life of the school and our individual lives. We believe such work is healing, restorative, and life-giving for everyone involved. As we learn to fully see and understand each other in our differences – and to celebrate those differences – we will move towards a more equitable, just, and welcoming school environment where everyone can feel a sense of belonging.

Please send your complete application to employment@hartsbrook.org which will include:

  • A cover letter explaining your interest and suitability;
  • Your most recent and up-to-date resume;
  • A completed Employment Application including the names of at least three (3) references;
  • All employees need to pass a background check, including fingerprinting, and must possess the legal right to work in the United States.

Please visit our website for application instructions and to learn more about Hartsbrook: https://www.hartsbrook.org/about/employment/

The Hartsbrook School is committed to enhancing diversity and equity in education and employment. To that end, the School welcomes candidates from all backgrounds and lived experiences, who will contribute to a culture of inclusion and respect. For more information about Hartsbrook’s position on diversity and inclusion, please visit our website at: hartsbrook.org/about/inclusion-equity-and-diversity

Health & Wellness Teacher (Grades 5-11) for 2024-25 School Year

The Hartsbrook School is in search of an experienced and enthusiastic individual to serve as the Health & Wellness Teacher (Grades 5-11) for the 2024-2025 school year and beyond. The Hartsbrook School Health & Wellness Teacher creates an intentionally inclusive classroom culture grounded in the tenets of Waldorf philosophy providing instruction in health and wellness, for students in grades 9-11. The Health & Wellness Teacher creates a comprehensive, outcomes based 9-11 curriculum, teaching it to a diverse group of students facilitating innovative approaches to health and wellness. Topics to be covered over the years include sex education, substance use and abuse, media literacy, and making healthy choices, among others. This teacher works with our faculty to consider the unique needs of each group of students in designing and delivering curriculum, and collaborates with other teachers to connect it to other parts of the curriculum.

See the full job description.

Compensation

The starting base salary for this position is $22,083 commensurate with experience.

About The Hartsbrook School

The Hartsbrook School is a Waldorf school, originally founded in 1981 with five preschool students in a little farmhouse. We have grown to over 250 students with programming from Parent/Infant classes to Grade 12. Our 54-acre campus, with farmland, woodlands, streams, and spectacular views the Seven Sisters hills of the Holyoke Range, enhances and deepens our students’ daily experiences. We are situated in the middle of the five-college area of the Connecticut River Valley, which offers world-class cultural events, restaurants, movies, galleries, boutiques, local farms, dance, music, and theater. Our faculty and staff are a multi-generational group who strive to support each other in our shared work.

The Hartsbrook School holds a vision in which our larger community is represented, reflected, and celebrated in our school – in race, economic situation, gender, sexuality, family composition, ability, nationality, religion, and more. Such a vision is rooted in and expands upon Hartsbrook’s mission to nurture the unique spirit of each child and to prepare students to meet the challenges of the future and to find purpose and meaning in their lives.

We have taken up the work of building a more equitable, diverse, and accessible school culture in a robust way and are proud of our accomplishments in this area. We are committed to continuing to deepen our community’s ability to connect people from diverse backgrounds, build mutual understanding and friendship, and enrich the collective life of the school and our individual lives. We believe such work is healing, restorative, and life-giving for everyone involved. As we learn to fully see and understand each other in our differences – and to celebrate those differences – we will move towards a more equitable, just, and welcoming school environment where everyone can feel a sense of belonging.

Please send your complete application to employment@hartsbrook.org which will include:

  • A cover letter explaining your interest and suitability;
  • Your most recent and up-to-date resume;
  • A completed Employment Application including the names of at least three (3) references;
  • All employees need to pass a background check, including fingerprinting, and must possess the legal right to work in the United States.

Please visit our website for application instructions and to learn more about Hartsbrook: https://www.hartsbrook.org/about/employment/

The Hartsbrook School is committed to enhancing diversity and equity in education and employment. To that end, the School welcomes candidates from all backgrounds and lived experiences, who will contribute to a culture of inclusion and respect. For more information about Hartsbrook’s position on diversity and inclusion, please visit our website at: hartsbrook.org/about/inclusion-equity-and-diversity

Part Time Spanish Teacher and Exchange Coordinator for 2024-25 School Year

The Hartsbrook School is in search of an experienced and enthusiastic individual to serve as the Part Time Spanish Teacher and Exchange Coordinator for the 2024-2025 school year and beyond. 

The Hartsbrook School Spanish Teacher creates an intentionally inclusive classroom culture grounded in the tenets of Waldorf philosophy providing instruction in speaking, reading, writing, and understanding the Spanish language, as well as lessons in Spanish literature and culture. Topics vary between grade levels and courses, focusing on grammar, pronunciation, comprehension, composition, spelling, vocabulary, dialogue, reading and writing. The Exchange Coordinator supports students and their parents/caregivers in grades 9, 10 and 11 as they search for, prepare for, travel to, and debrief from study away experiences.

See the full job description.

Compensation

This position may stand alone as a 50% time Spanish teacher, or as a 70% time Spanish Teacher + Exchange Coordinator. Please indicate in your cover letter which you would prefer.

The base salary for the Spanish Teacher position is $22,083 commensurate with experience.

The base salary for the Spanish Teacher + Exchange Coordinator position is $30,912 commensurate with experience.

About The Hartsbrook School

The Hartsbrook School is a Waldorf school, originally founded in 1981 with five preschool students in a little farmhouse. We have grown to over 250 students with programming from Parent/Infant classes to Grade 12. Our 54-acre campus, with farmland, woodlands, streams, and spectacular views the Seven Sisters hills of the Holyoke Range, enhances and deepens our students’ daily experiences. We are situated in the middle of the five-college area of the Connecticut River Valley, which offers world-class cultural events, restaurants, movies, galleries, boutiques, local farms, dance, music, and theater. Our faculty and staff are a multi-generational group who strive to support each other in our shared work.

The Hartsbrook School holds a vision in which our larger community is represented, reflected, and celebrated in our school – in race, economic situation, gender, sexuality, family composition, ability, nationality, religion, and more. Such a vision is rooted in and expands upon Hartsbrook’s mission to nurture the unique spirit of each child and to prepare students to meet the challenges of the future and to find purpose and meaning in their lives.

We have taken up the work of building a more equitable, diverse, and accessible school culture in a robust way and are proud of our accomplishments in this area. We are committed to continuing to deepen our community’s ability to connect people from diverse backgrounds, build mutual understanding and friendship, and enrich the collective life of the school and our individual lives. We believe such work is healing, restorative, and life-giving for everyone involved. As we learn to fully see and understand each other in our differences – and to celebrate those differences – we will move towards a more equitable, just, and welcoming school environment where everyone can feel a sense of belonging.

Please send your complete application to employment@hartsbrook.org which will include:

  • A cover letter explaining your interest and suitability;
  • Your most recent and up-to-date resume;
  • A completed Employment Application including the names of at least three (3) references;
  • All employees need to pass a background check, including fingerprinting, and must possess the legal right to work in the United States.

Please visit our website for application instructions and to learn more about Hartsbrook: https://www.hartsbrook.org/about/employment/

The Hartsbrook School is committed to enhancing diversity and equity in education and employment. To that end, the School welcomes candidates from all backgrounds and lived experiences, who will contribute to a culture of inclusion and respect. For more information about Hartsbrook’s position on diversity and inclusion, please visit our website at: hartsbrook.org/about/inclusion-equity-and-diversity

Application Instructions

Please send your complete application for the above openings to employment@hartsbrook.org which will include:

  • A cover letter explaining your interest and suitability;
  • Your most recent and up-to-date resume;
  • A completed Employment Application including the names of at least three (3) references;
  • All employees need to pass a background check, including fingerprinting, and must possess the legal right to work in the United States.

The Hartsbrook School is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, age, gender, or any protected class. People of color and others underrepresented in our community are encouraged to apply. We recognize that the range of ethnicities, nationalities, languages, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientation, learning differences, and life experiences within our community enhance the school’s learning environment, and we are committed to fostering equity and inclusion. The Hartsbrook School is dedicated to dismantling racism and oppression, to continuing to learn and grow and ask the difficult questions of ourselves, our communities, and the world.

About The Hartsbrook School

EmploymentThe Hartsbrook School was founded in 1981 with five preschool students in a little farmhouse. We now have over 250 students with programming from Parent/Infant classes to Grade 12. Our faculty numbers around 60, with 10 staff members and an active and supportive Board of Directors. Our 54-acre campus, with views of farmland, woodlands, streams, and the Seven Sisters hills of the Holyoke Range, enhances and deepens our students’ daily experiences. We are situated in the middle of the five-college area of the beautiful Pioneer Valley, which offers many world-class cultural events, restaurants, movies, galleries and boutiques, dance, music, and theater. Our faculty and staff are a multi-generational group who strive to support each other in our shared work.

The Hartsbrook School holds a vision in which our larger community is represented, reflected, and celebrated in our school – in race, economic situation, gender, sexuality, family composition, ability, nationality, religion, and more. Such a vision is rooted in and expands upon Hartsbrook’s mission to nurture the unique spirit of each child and to prepare students to meet the challenges of the future and to find purpose and meaning in their lives.

We have taken up the work of building a more equitable, diverse, and accessible school culture. We are committed to continuing to deepen our community’s ability to connect people from diverse backgrounds, build mutual understanding and friendship, and enrich the collective life of the school and our individual lives. We believe such work is healing, restorative, and life-giving for everyone involved. As we learn to fully see and understand each other in our differences – and to celebrate those differences – we will move towards a more equitable, just, and welcoming school environment where everyone can feel a sense of belonging.