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Working at The Common School

The Common School offers a unique and vibrant working community to individuals interested in the advancement of progressive education in a collaborative, supportive work environment.

The Common School is an equal opportunity employer. The Common School does not discriminate against any qualified individuals on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity and/or expression, age, sexual orientation, religion, national or ethnic origin, physical abilities, military or veteran status,  genetic information,  or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law in the administration of its admissions policies, employment practices, educational programs, financial aid, or other School administered programs.


Our faculty includes a Head Teacher and Associate Teacher in each classroom, and an additional Assistant Teacher in our Nursery classrooms. Head Teacher openings are usually announced in January for next school year; Associate and Assistant Teacher openings are posted later in the spring.

Additional positions may include specialists in music, physical education, Spanish language, library, and tutors.

Current Openings

As we move forward over the next few years, there will be an ever-increasing need to make progressive, learning and community participation projects accessible, meaningful and responsive to a broader range of families in our community, particularly families of color.  The person taking on this role will be charged with planning and coordinating initiatives that increase engagement inclusion within a diverse independent primary school environment.  Through a variety of strategies and activities combined with clear communications, the ultimate goal is to ensure the Common School’s ability to welcome, to teach and to learn from families across all racial, ethnic, and economic backgrounds.
A full description and application information >

The Common School’s Physical Education program consists of a mix of movement, fitness activities, cooperative games, group challenges and initiatives, outdoor activities, and competitive games/team sport skill development. Full job description here >
To apply, please email resume, letter and references to mainoffice@commonschool.org

We are accepting applications for Substitute Teachers to work with all ages. Substitutes should be available for work either for pre-planned absences or for last minute (early morning) calls. Email your resume to mainoffice@commonschool.org.

Applying to The Common School

Positions can be applied for by submitting a cover letter, resume, references and a statement of educational philosophy to mainoffice@commonschool.org. Additional required materials for specific positions are noted when an opening is posted.