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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.

TEACHING POSITIONS

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, library, and tutors.

Current Openings

PRIMARY TWO ASSOCIATE TEACHER
In the Primary Two (P2) program teachers use an in-depth integrated approach to curriculum. The full time P2 Associate Teacher collaborates with the Head Teacher to implement the multi-faceted program. Actively seeking diverse candidates who are committed to social justice and anti-bias education. Salary commensurate with experience. Please see the full job description by clicking here. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, stating the nature of their interest, resume indicating relevant experience, and three references to Deb Hanley at mainoffice@commonschool.org

NURSERY ASSISTANT TEACHER
In the Nursery program teachers use a co-constructed Reggio-inspired approach to curriculum. The half time (8:00-noon) Green Nursery Assistant Teacher supports the Head and Associate Nursery Teachers in implementing curriculum and classroom organization. There is potential to add hours as an afternoon substitute in the Early Childhood classrooms. Actively seeking candidates who are committed to social justice and anti-bias education. Salary commensurate with experience. Please see the full job description by clicking hereInterested candidates should submit a cover letter, stating the nature of their interest, resume indicating relevant experience, and three references to Deb Hanley at mainoffice@commonschool.org

YOUNGER AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM LEAD TEACHER
The Younger Afterschool Program Lead Teacher plays an important role in providing both indoor and outdoor play-based programming and care for students in the Nursery and Primary 1 classes. This individual takes leadership in all aspects of planning and implementation of the Younger Afterschool Program (students ages 3-6) with one additional support staff person. The ASP Lead Teacher is a .45 FTE position. Actively seeking candidates who are committed to social justice and anti-bias education. Salary commensurate with experience. See the full job description by clicking here. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, stating the nature of their interest, resume indicating relevant experience, and three references to Deb Hanley at mainoffice@commonschool.org. 

SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS
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.