I have been working at Kimberton Waldorf School full-time (More than a year)
The Dean of School is a solid leader and is the right person for the job. The Board of Trustees really cares about the success and the sustainability of the school. There are no other schools that education children as well as Waldorf schools do, and KWS is the second-oldest Waldorf school in North America. It has a long history of graduating amazing people.
There is always more work that can be done, and that can feel overwhelming. The pay is low for the amount of work that is expected.
I worked at Kimberton Waldorf School as a contractor (More than 5 years)
Working with great teachers and being around children. Going on walks with the kids, being outside. Organic food.
No benefits, some days it rains or is snowing. Not a con in my book but for some it might be.
I worked at Kimberton Waldorf School part-time (More than 10 years)
Caring for children in a great environment and with a great curriculum preschool through elementary school. Varied curriculum for high school. Community support when members are in need.
Small private schools generally do not have the financial resources nor amenities of larger, public schools. Uncertainty of employment. Desire to keep teachers/employees not always possible because of financial concerns. Some long-term employees are reduced to part time employment, unfortunately.
Advice to Management
"Is it Waldorf or is it us?" Although, it has improved of late, staying with old ways of doing things is not necessarily the best way. Adherence to the Curriculum is important, but staying current for needs of community is important.
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philosophy of education to believe in
private school salary range low
Advice to Management
Management philosophy fluctuates with different years and different parents. Current management seems to be working the best way compared to past years of some poor management practices.
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