Governance

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.

 

The Faculty

Holds pedagogical leadership and actualization of the mission through:

  • Teaching and curriculum development
  • Teacher selection and development
  • Student selection
  • Strategic vision and mission renewal

 

The Administration

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.