Walden is hiring…Grade 2-3 Teacher-Administrator

Walden Center and School seeks a dynamic 2nd/3rd Grade teacher to join our teaching collective in the fall of 2024. If you have a vision of building a close-knit community, of working with kids, parents, and a small committed team of educators, this may be the engaging, invigorating, satisfying job you are looking for.

Walden Center and School has been a leader in progressive elementary education and collective administration for over 65 years. Walden is an independent K-6 school where drama, music, language, and art sit alongside traditional academic subjects as our core curriculum. At Walden, we believe that children learn best when their academic, emotional, physical, and social needs are addressed, and families are an integral part of our community. Teachers take an individualized approach in designing their curricula in order to meet each child where they are developmentally. We believe that tests and grades are not the best measure of a child’s learning. Instead, teachers are guided by informal assessments, and close observation. We do not give tests or grades.  Also, the teachers run the school as a teacher-led collective, which provides them with autonomy, and the right and responsibility to make decisions that affect both their own classrooms and the whole school. We are passionate about working with the diversity of our current community and strive to support an environment that feels inclusive and intentional.

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2024 Upper Group Play: Willy Wonka Jr. May 31 – June 1

We are proud to announce this year’s Spring Show will be Willy Wonka Jr! Roald Dahl’s timeless story of the world-famous candy man and his quest to find an heir is a golden ticket to adventure. Ticket and reservation info coming soon. 

LOCATION: Live Oak Park Theatre, 1301 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, CA 94709
PERFORMANCE DATES: 

May 31, 7:00 pm
June 1, 3:00 pm
June 1, 6:30 pm

TICKETS: $25 Purchase Tickets Here

*We will offer a half price ticket, or a comp to anyone in the community who gets in touch with us about financial hardship. skyler@waldencenterschool.org


Spring Fair 2024: When I’m 65! – Saturday May 18

Join us for everyone’s favorite annual event – the Walden Spring Fair! All are welcome at this community event! Proceeds benefit Walden’s tuition assistance program.

May 18, 2024 | 10am – 5pm  | Walden Center and School  | 2446 McKinley Ave, Berkeley


Games

Cafe

BBQ

Raffle

Cake Walk

Plant Sale

Entertainment

Cold Drinks

Book Room


Walden is hiring… Grade 2-3 Math/Science Teacher-Administrator (Berkeley, California)

Walden Center and School seeks a dynamic 2nd/3rd Grade Math/Science teacher to join our teaching collective in the fall of 2024. If you have a vision of building a close-knit community, of working with kids, parents, and a small committed team of educators, this may be the engaging, invigorating, satisfying job you are looking for.

Walden Center and School has been a leader in progressive elementary education and collective administration for over 65 years. Walden is an independent K-6 school where drama, music, language, and art sit alongside traditional academic subjects as our core curriculum. At Walden, we believe that children learn best when their academic, emotional, physical, and social needs are addressed, and families are an integral part of our community. Teachers take an individualized approach in designing their curricula in order to meet each child where they are developmentally. We believe that tests and grades are not the best measure of a child’s learning. Instead, teachers are guided by informal assessments, and close observation. We do not give tests or grades.  Also, the teachers run the school as a teacher-led collective, which provides them with autonomy, and the right and responsibility to make decisions that affect both their own classrooms and the whole school. We are passionate about working with the diversity of our current community and strive to support an environment that feels inclusive and intentional.

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