EBWS is a fully-accredited Waldorf school; self-managed and collaboratively led by three bodies: the faculty, the administration and the Board of Trustees. Our view is that governance is a framework that should be designed to free up human capacity—allowing a place where we can meet each other as equals, respecting individuality and each one’s higher inspiration—while providing a context for effective decision-making.
These groups work collaboratively to accomplish the full range of the school’s necessary functions in pursuit of our educational mission—from the day-to-day and year-to-year operations of a Parent-Child program to 8th grade Waldorf school to the conception and implementation of the school’s strategic plan. This collaborative organization is enabled by organizational design elements such as cross-membership of key groups, faculty committee work, participation in functional meetings and frequent communication.
Holds pedagogical leadership and actualization of the mission through:
- Teaching and curriculum development
- Teacher selection and development
- Student selection
- Strategic vision and mission renewal
Manages and develops resources in service to the school’s mission by:
- Implementing policies and plans
- Managing human resources
- Facilitating daily school operations
The Board of Trustees
Has four governance responsibilities:
- Supporting the school’s mission and ensuring long-term sustainability of the school in pursuit of that mission
- Providing financial oversight
- Ensuring compliance with all applicable laws and regulations, and
- Working in collaboration with the school leadership to support the pedagogical goals fo the school.