Teachers and staff at Making Waves Academy receive a benefits and compensation package that is nearly unparalleled in the San Francisco Bay Area. Highlights include:

COLA Stipend – Making Waves Academy offers a significant COLA (Cost of Living Allowance) stipend (in addition to competitive base salaries) for all full-time employees, intended to help employees supplement income to address Bay Area housing costs, student debt, and/or child care.

Medical Benefits – Our medical benefits include full coverage (medical, dental, vision, and chiropractic & acupuncture) for you and a spouse/domestic partner OR you and any number of children/dependents.

Retirement Benefits – We offer retirement benefits (CalSTRS for instructional staff and an elective 403(b) matching program for non-instructional staff).

Tuition Assistance Program – MWA offers tuition assistance for employees taking college courses in pursuit of additional advanced degrees (employees are eligible after two years of service with MWA).

Tenure Bonuses – MWA employees are eligible to receive bonuses after 4, 8, 12, 16, and 20 years of service.

Employee Children Education: Children of eligible* full-time MWA faculty and staff will get priority during our application lottery for 5th-8th grades. 

To learn more about the priorities and eligibility criteria, please visit our Enroll Now page.