House Parent

Full-time position begins September 2019
About the Position
High Mowing School is a Preschool- grade 12 Waldorf School in Wilton, NH. Founded in 1942, HMS is the only international boarding Waldorf School in North America.
HMS is accepting applications for a House-Parent position in our English Immersion Program where students in grades 5 through 8 from China spend three months of study and experience of Waldorf education. We host a fall, winter, and spring session for 20 children in grades 5 through 8.

A key member of our English Immersion team, the House-Parent is responsible for providing a home-like environment before school (6:30-8:00 am), house cleaning (8:00 – 10:00 am), after school activities (3:30 – 6:00 pm), and evenings (6:00 – 9:00 pm) and one weekend day. (Friday 10:00 am through Saturday 8:30 pm off). S/he is responsible for guiding the children through their daily morning routine: waking-up, dressing, breakfast, after school activities supervision (sports, arts), dinner, evening and bedtime. The development of good habits, respectful behavior, participation in activities and daily chores is emphasized. Additionally, the position includes cooking breakfasts daily and cooking all meals for three weeks of school break when the dining hall is closed.

Our preferred candidate understands child development and the need for children to be held, and gently yet firmly guided. S/he takes pride in maintaining a clean and orderly home environment, and enjoys engaging with elementary and middle school age children. S/he takes initiative, loves to cook, collaborates effectively, and is resourceful.

  • Experience in managing a group of 20 children in a loving yet clear and firm manner 
  • Organized, able to follow instructions and able to take initiative, dependable, punctual
  • Experience with cooking home-style meals for group of up to 20.
The compensation for the position includes:
  • Competitive Salary
  • Health, dental, life, LTD
  • Up to 4% contribution to 403(b) retirement
  • Tuition remission 90%
  • 9 weeks paid vacation
  • Housing – all inclusive
  • Meals
About HMS
High Mowing School is home to over 250 Kindergarten-Grade 12 day and boarding students. HMS is committed to a caring, respectful and diverse community where academic success, personal growth, and social responsibility are highly valued and fostered.

To Apply
Interested candidates should respond by email to Geraldine Kline, Head of School at with a letter of intent and an Employment Application.