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Interested applicants should contact School Administrator Kat Moser at (518) 963-7385, or e-mail To apply, applicants may submit a resumé, three references, letter of intent, and a brief personal bio. Background checks and fingerprinting are mandatory for all Lakeside School staff.



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Pre-K Lead Teacher Position

The pre-K lead teacher will be expected to have the skills and qualities necessary to run a Waldorf early-childhood program that takes place outdoors for a large portion of every day. The pre-K program is a transitional program that meets the needs of children that have outgrown the nursery, but are not yet ready for a full day of farm-and-forest kindergarten. The program runs from 8:15 to 2:15.

Salary range for this position is $32,000 - $42,000, commensurate with experience. Lakeside School offers paid sick leave, a paid monthly wellness day off and a professional development stipend. Tuition remission may be available after the first year of employment

Responsibilities include:

  • Creating a loving, child-centered learning experience based on Waldorf pedagogy 

  • Giving clear Instructions to the assistant teacher and substitutes

  • Taking children on outdoor adventures that are fun and safe

  • Leading children in farming activities (gardening, collecting eggs, foraging)

  • Planning and preparing food (snacks)

  • Communicating appropriately with parents

  • Hosting regularly-scheduled parent education gatherings

  • Collaborating with colleagues, particularly the early childhood faculty

  • Attending weekly faculty meetings

  • Participating in school events (work days, festivals, fundraising events)

  • Helping to maintain the common areas (kitchen, mudroom)


Ideal qualifications:

  • Waldorf training and/or experience working in a Waldorf school

  • Early childhood teaching experience, especially for preschool-aged children

  • Experience in working with children outdoors and enthusiasm for nature-based education

  • Experience and interest in working collaboratively

  • Excellent communication skills


To apply:

To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, a brief biographical sketch, and two professional phone references at or call (518) 963-7385. Position open until filled.

Assistant teachers - 4 positions 

We are seeking assistant teachers for our early childhood outdoor-based programs. Lakeside School offers three early childhood programs: Sprouts child care for children ages 1 to 3, Farm and Forest Pre-K for children ages 3 to 4.5, and Farm and Forest Kindergarten for children ages 4.5 to 6.

In our Pre-K and Kindergarten programs, every day is an outside day. The children hike to a different environment each day of the week and experience firsthand the wonders of the natural world and its many cycles. In their forest classroom, the children's imaginations are inspired by huge trees, fallen logs, mossy boulders, and winding creeks. While exploring, the children build outdoor skills and become comfortable outdoors in all seasons.


The Sprouts child care program provides a predictable and steady rhythm in a home-like environment. Children have ample opportunities to safely experience independence and movement through outdoor play, animal care, and farm activities. The dynamic and sometimes rugged terrain allows little ones to develop a strong and healthy will, problem-solving skills, spatial awareness, and a blooming sense of life. Connections with the teachers and children in the other classes creates a broad, caring community for the Sprouts children.

The assistant teachers work with our lead teachers and other assistants to provide a program using Waldorf early childhood methods. The assistants support the lead teachers in implementing curriculum, preparing snacks, cleaning up, and managing the care and safety of the children indoors and out.


We are looking for individuals who are experienced in caring for young children, comfortable with leading children in outdoor adventures, have a background or an interest in learning more about Waldorf education, and who are responsible and caring individuals.


Lakeside School offers a base rate of $17 per hour, paid sick leave, a paid monthly wellness day off and a professional development stipend. Tuition remission may be available after the first year of employment.


More About the Area

Lakeside School is located amidst the rolling farmlands of the Champlain Valley in the Adirondack Park of northern New York. This central location provides easy access to Lake Champlain and the High Peaks of the Adirondack Mountains. Essex County is home to a robust community of small family farms, artists cooperatives, theater groups, and a string orchestra. Lakeside faculty and staff generally live within a 45-minute driving range. Nearby cities include Burlington (VT), Plattsburgh (NY), Albany (NY), and Montreal (Canada). 


To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, a brief biographical sketch, and two professional phone references at or call (518) 963-7385. Positions open until filled.

Substitute Teachers

Lakeside School is always seeking individuals who love children to sub when our faculty is sick or away. No teaching credentials necessary but experience with children is a plus. Applicants must pass a fingerprinting background check.

We are a ferry ride away from the vibrant city of Burlington, VT and a short drive to the Adirondack High Peaks and Lake Placid.  There are ample opportunities for outdoor activities year round and a growing cultural scene.  There is a burgeoning local agriculture community with abundant opportunities for local and organic food.  


For more information, please call the School Administrator at 518.963.7385. 

Please email us with a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to Kat Moser at 

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