In 1995 Swallowtail Waldorf School was founded based on environmental education and Waldorf principles which have carried us to the dynamic learning institution that we are proud of today. The past few years have yielded significant growth in our community, with an average class size of 16. Our 6.5-acre main campus is located in northwest Oregon in the city of Cornelius.
Our farm campus is located fifteen minutes away on the western edge of Hilsboro on 26 acres with a farmhouse and barn, sweeping expanse of productive farmland, woodlands, bio-dynamic gardens, outbuildings and a meandering creek. The land provides an outdoor classroom for our students, and much of the curriculum is interwoven with farm activity involving anything from simple chores and harvesting, to erecting temporary shelters and caring for livestock. Swallowtail Farm is held deeply in the hearts of our community and most of our seasonal festivals are celebrated here.
Swallowtail Waldorf School and Farm is AWSNA and WECAN recognized.
In addition to the rural and suburban towns surrounding Swallowtail, a 30-minute drive will find you in the metropolis of downtown Portland. Head another hour east and the beautiful Cascade Mountains await with skiing, hiking, and other outdoor wonders. A short hour to the west, you will find the picturesque Oregon coast.
Summer Camp Director
Swallowtail is ready to launch a summer camp program for Summer of 2018! We are looking for someone who can dream up and manage summer camp at our Cornelius campus. Send your letter of interest and resume to Cher Levendosky, Administrator at Cher@SwallowtailSchool.org
Swallowtail is currently accepting applications for a grades teacher, who will begin carrying a class in September of 2018. Qualified candidates will have Waldorf teacher training, experience in a classroom setting, a love and enthusiasm for teaching, and a dedication to Waldorf education. Send a letter of interest and resume to Sacha Etzel, Hiring Chair, at Sacha@SwallowtailSchool.org.
Kindergarten Assistant Teacher
Applications are being accepted for an assistant teaching position in our Butterfly Kindergarten classroom. Qualified applicants will have experience working with children, familiarity with Waldorf education, the ability to support a seasoned lead teacher, and a love and enthusiasm for working with young children. Swallowtail Kindergarten classrooms are mixed-age, serving 3 to 6 year olds. Please send letter of interest and resume to Ms. Sacha, Hiring Committee Chair at Sacha@SwallowtailSchool.org.