Working at The College School

The College School engages children ages 3–14 in experiential curriculum that is both rigorous and reflective. From coding robots and analyzing ecosystems to conducting experiments in the woods and becoming investigative journalists in local neighborhoods, students do more than learn in a traditional classroom setting. They become collaborators, risk-takers, and problem-solvers who believe they can change the world. Our talented and caring faculty and staff are co-learners alongside our students, fostering an environment of challenge, independence, and a lifelong love of learning.

The College School has led the way in Experiential Education in St. Louis for 60 years. We learn everywhere, from our main campus in Webster Groves and our 28-acre outdoor campus in Pacific to our local neighborhoods and across the country to destinations like New Orleans, the Appalachian Mountains and beyond.

From small class sizes, engaged students, two-beautiful campuses, professional development and personal growth opportunities, chef-made lunches, tuition remission, an innovative and forward-thinking environment, and more — there are so many reasons to explore working at The College School.

Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of our team. Please see below for current employment opportunities.

Employment Opportunities

Preschool-8th Grade Drama Teacher
Full-time – Immediate Opening

The College School is an independent Preschool through Eighth Grade school in St. Louis, Missouri, with a focus on interdisciplinary, experiential, and outdoor education. We seek a highly skilled Drama/Theater Arts teacher who knows the importance of cultivating relationships with students in order to empower their academic and personal success. We seek someone who is passionate about both learning and life, who understands the power of experiential education, and can add to our unique learning environment. Broad knowledge of all aspects of performance arts and the ability to work in a collaborative environment is essential.

The position involves:

– Joyfully and wisely guiding children preschool through eighth grade through creative discovery;
– Collaborating with grade-level teachers and the specialist team on the design and implementation of an engaging, age-appropriate performance art/drama curriculum;
– A focus on games, storytelling, and creative movement for early learners;
– A focus on all aspects of theater production with upper elementary and middle school;
– Actively participating in and contributing to the school’s professional community and curricular goals through meetings, committees, and professional development;
– Salary that is commensurate with experience.

The ideal applicant should have:

– A desire to work hard, to learn new things, to be compassionate, and to spread joy;
– A four-year degree in a related field;
– Experience working with children of various ages;
– Strong communication skills for parent, student, and colleague communication;
– A positive energy and attitude, ready to tackle exciting challenges and opportunities.

Contact information:

– Interested candidates should email their resume to
careers@thecollegeschool.org  Please include a cover letter letting us know why you would be a fit for our school’s mission and sharing one specific story that illustrates that fit.

The College School is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability, or genetic information. Please visit www.thecollegeschool.org  to learn more about our school and culture.

Preschool – 8th Grade Spanish Teacher
Starting Fall 2024

The College School, www.thecollegeschool.org, is an independent Preschool through Eighth Grade school in St. Louis, Missouri, with a focus on interdisciplinary, experiential, and outdoor education. The College School engages children, ages three to fourteen, in joyful, meaningful and creative learning through adventurous, theme-based, experiential curriculum. Our diverse community works as a partnership, cultivating excellence in learning, service, and citizenship. Our students strive to be their best, and we expect the same excellence from the teachers who care for them. 

We are currently seeking a full-time Spanish teacher for the 2024-25 school year to share their passion for both the language and the Spanish culture to our students in grades Preschool through eight. Our ideal candidates are innovative and passionate advocates for children, skilled in teaching a range of grade levels. We are searching for candidates who are strong communicators, partners, and collaborators with students, families, and colleagues, and who are a good addition to our unique learning community and Specialist Team. 

Applicants should have:

– A passion for building relationships
– A deep belief in and experience with experiential, child-centered, and project-based education
– A demonstrated commitment to creating equitable, inclusive, and anti-racist spaces in their teaching
– A positive energy and attitude that is ready to tackle exciting challenges and opportunities

Preferred experience/qualifications:

– A degree in a related field
– Excitement for and experience with adventure/outdoor education
– Experience in Spanish language curriculum design and creation
– Training and experience in working with student support, such as individualized learning plans and differentiation
– Classroom teaching experience

Salary and Benefits:

– Salary commensurate with experience
– A robust benefit package, including insurance, tuition remission, and retirement funding

 Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume, and three references to careers@thecollegeschool.org

The College School is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability, or genetic information. Please visit www.thecollegeschool.org  to learn more about our school and culture.

The College School is seeking responsible, caring and motivated staff members to assist with our After School Program (ASP). Hours are 3:00PM to 6:00PM, Monday through Friday. Additional hours will be available during holiday breaks and other days when school is not in session.

The College School engages children, ages three to fourteen, in joyful, meaningful and creative learning through adventurous, theme-based, experiential curriculum. Our diverse community works as a partnership, cultivating excellence in learning, service and citizenship. Our students strive to be their best and we expect the same excellence from the staff members who care for them.

Extended-day staff offer a balanced variety of activities planned with care and attentiveness to the needs of students from preschool through middle school. We are seeking staff members that are creative, energetic, organized, professional, and willing to have fun.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS
– This position is ideal for adults or college students with the ability to commit to a full school year of service.
– Ability to assist students with homework.
– Ability to proactively provide for the safety of students.
– Ability to display a positive attitude and develop positive relationships with the children and with their parents.

SALARY: $15 per hour

APPLICATIONS SHOULD INCLUDE
– A detailed resume
– The names and contact information of at least two references

Please email all application materials to Max Bruch, Associate Director of Sustainability and Auxiliary Programs, at careers@thecollegeschool.org.

The College School is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability, or genetic information. Please visit www.thecollegeschool.org  to learn more about our school and culture.

Job Type: Part-time

The College School is seeking responsible, caring and motivated teachers to substitute teach during the school year. Hours on any given day would be 8:00AM to 3:30PM, Monday through Friday.

The College School engages children, ages three to fourteen, in joyful, meaningful and creative learning through adventurous, theme-based, experiential curriculum. Our diverse community works as a partnership, cultivating excellence in learning, service and citizenship. Our students strive to be their best, and we expect the same excellence from the teachers who care for them.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

– This position is ideal for retired teachers or individuals just starting their career in
education and who wish to experience an innovative program.
– Specific areas of interest include early childhood, math, science, music, and art.
– Ability to display a positive attitude and develop positive relationships with
students.

SALARY: $90 per day

APPLICATIONS SHOULD INCLUDE

– A detailed resume
– The names and contact information of at least two references

Please email all application materials to Joyce Vest, Administrative Assistant, at
careers@thecollegeschool.org

The College School is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability, or genetic information. Please visit www.thecollegeschool.org  to learn more about our school and culture.

The College School is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability, or genetic information. Please visit www.thecollegeschool.org to learn more about our school and culture.

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