Walden is Hiring…

K-6 Music Teacher (Berkeley, CA)

We are seeking a dynamic, enthusiastic music teacher who has experience with whole-child education encompassing academic, social, emotional, and physical development, and who loves teaching children. If you have a vision of building a close-knit community, of working with kids, parents, and a small committed team of teachers, this may be the engaging, invigorating, satisfying job you are looking for. This position begins in August 2022.

Walden Center and School is a leader in progressive elementary education and collective administration. Our school has a rich history of teaching creative minds and alternative thinkers over the last 60 years, with a strong commitment to a fully-integrated arts curriculum. All of our students have Spanish, Music, Drama, and Visual Art with specialists twice weekly. Here you’ll find child-centered education at its best. Our approach to teaching makes learning a multisensory, joyful, and lasting experience. We cultivate a diverse community of learners, families, and teachers to create a secure and textured learning environment. Walden students love to go to school. We are a school run by a collective. Decision-making is consensus-based. We are a small school with big ideas and a big heart where children love to learn and teachers love to teach.

In addition to classroom teaching, the (music teacher) will become part of our teaching collective. This means helping to run our school by way of weekly staff meetings, committee work, and other administrative duties with a focus on process as well as performance. 

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Science Week

It’s Science Week!  April 18 – 22, 2022

Students can’t wait to show off their science boards, dress up as their favorite scientist, have zoom sessions with a science professor from USC, take part in science stations lead by UC Berkeley volunteers, and more!

Gala Happy Hour 2022


–Adults Only–
Saturday April 23rd, 2-6pm

Walden Center and School
2446 McKinley Avenue, Berkeley

Brush off your Garden Party attire and join us for an afternoon
of great music, food, cocktails, a hat contest, raffle and more.


Purchase Tickets


Tickets: Purchase at Walden or online at Brown Paper Tickets: https://bpt.me/5380205  
Early Bird: $45 (until April 15) 
Advance: $50 (April 16-22) 
Final Hours: $55 (at the door)All proceeds from this event support Walden’s financial aid program.


Walden’s Online Auction is now LIVE! 

Check out all the amazing items, from wine tastings and restaurant experiences to summer camps and classes, stunning art pieces, movies nights, food delivery, a thrifting outing, golf, theatre, and SO MUCH MORE! Place your bids TODAY! https://www.32auctions.com/Walden2022

COVID-19 Travel Policy

UPDATED 4.7.22

TRAVEL GUIDELINES:  
Below is our policy for international and domestic travel (including car). 

For unvaccinated students traveling internationally:
  • 7 day quarantine (7 days after travel- return trip is day 0) 
  • get PCR test on day 5, return to school day 7 if no symptoms and PCR test results are negative 
  • Will also accept 2 rapid tests 36 hours apart, day 5 and morning of day 7 

For unvaccinated students traveling domestically or for fully vaccinated students traveling internationally: 
  • 5 day quarantine (5 days after travel- return trip is day 0) 
  • Get PCR test on day 5 (or rapid test on days 3 and 5) and return to school once negative with no symptoms 

For fully vaccinated students traveling domestically;regardless of transmission levels, with appropriate precautions used during travel and at destination such as masking, avoiding large indoor crowds, limiting contact with unvaccinated individuals etc.): 
  • No quarantine required 
  • Return to school with typical precautions in place 
  • Rapid test at school and/or home 3-5 days after travel (return trip is day 0) 

For fully vaccinated students traveling domestically; regardless of transmission levels, if child/family engages in riskier activities such as unmasked in large indoor gatherings, and/or contact with unvaccinated individuals etc.: 
  • 5 day quarantine (5 days after travel- return trip is day 0) 
  • Get PCR test on day 5 (or rapid test on days 3 and 5) and return to school once negative with no symptoms 

Book Week 2022

Book Week is February 7-11: Zoom Author Visit with guest Joanna Ho, Workshops, Favorite Character Day, Read-a-thon, and more! Grab your blankets, pillows, and a favorite stuffy and let’s read!

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