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Sunrise Waldorf School is a full AWSNA member school and a Group One independent school under the BC Ministry of Education with a mission to educate and inspire students to reach their full potential through a rich and artistic Waldorf curriculum. We offer a comprehensive Waldorf curriculum from Preschool through Grade Eight. Special subjects include French, Handwork, Woodwork, PE, and Strings.


Established in 1980, our 7-acre rural campus is located in the Cowichan Valley, 45 minutes north of Victoria on Vancouver Island. SWS is part of a vibrant island community, abundant with arts, surrounded by organic farms and endless outdoor adventures. Most of the families at SWS have moved to the Cowichan Valley from all over the world to attend SWS.


Our teacher’s salary is based on the level of education and years of experience and ranges from $42,550 to $59,560 for grades teachers and from $32,825 to $48,005 for handwork.


Benefits include dental and extended health options, plus tuition remission to begin Waldorf Teacher Training, if required.

Sunrise Waldorf School is currently accepting applications the following Teachers:

Sunrise Waldorf School is accepting applications for a full-time Handwork Teacher for the 2021/22 school year. The successful candidate will introduce and execute handwork lessons for Grades 1-8 following Waldorf curriculum guidelines. The ideal candidate will have strong classroom management skills, teaching skills that nurture and develop the capacities in children, and a love for working with children.

Applicants must possess or qualify for a BC teaching certificate or be able to receive a Letter of Permission to teach while obtaining certification, with preference give to those with Waldorf training.  Only applications from Canadian citizens or residents can be considered.

Please submit your cover letter and resume to


Sunrise Waldorf School is accepting applications for a part-time Handwork Assistant in various Grade 1-8 classes that will be determined when enrollment numbers and schedules are finalized. Teacher certification for this position is not required. The ideal candidate will have strong handwork skills in knitting, cross-stitching, sewing, etc. and the ability and desire to be supportive of the lead handwork teacher.  
Please submit your cover letter and resume to

Sunrise Waldorf School is in need of additional substitute teachers.  If you are interested in teaching at Sunrise Waldorf School as a substitute, please submit your resume with a letter indicating your interest in and knowledge of Waldorf education. Qualifications: For Kindergarten and the Grade School: Waldorf experience and/or training is preferred, an interest in Waldorf methods is valued, a valid BC teaching certificate and teaching experience are necessary. For Preschool: an ECE or ECEA certificate is required. Please submit your cover letter, resume and references to