The Lab School of Washington, a progressive, arts-based independent school, seeks an innovative and talented educator to teach history and culture of the Italian Renaissance period to 5th and 6th graders following Lab’s cornerstone program, the Academic Club Methodology. This approach combines hands-on, experiential learning in a theme-based, highly interactive, and multi-sensory learning experience. A wide array of visual arts and performing arts are woven into the rigorous curriculum.
The Lab School values its progressive philosophy of education that for 50 years has guided project-based learning for students with average and above intellectual abilities whose minds need to be nourished while they take the extra time they need to acquire proficient reading and writing skills. Through exposure to the arts, immersion in experiential learning opportunities, and engagement in hands-on science labs, Lab students discover the joy of learning and have practice in problem solving at an early age. Diversity is celebrated and cultural competency is a primary goal.
Our strong sense of a community with a common purpose is fundamental to our daily success with our students. Strengthened by their passion and faith in the school’s mission, our administrators are instrumental in building a community of professionals that are well prepared to take on the challenges of delivering a life-changing education. Our administrators are encouraged to engage in professional development in leadership, innovation, and instruction. In turn, our teachers thrive in an environment that is fueled by optimism and professional support. Working alongside their leaders, they are encouraged to develop inspired curricula and effective methodologies. Their efforts are supported by professional development in a wide range of topics including reading, arts, learning differences, health and wellness, mindfulness, inclusivity and equity.
The Lab School of Washington is an inclusive and welcoming school that celebrates diversity, including ability and learning differences, race, color, religion, national and ethnic origin, gender identity and sexual orientation. We welcome candidates representing the diversity of today’s global world in our educational programs, admission policies, financial aid program, hiring, and school-administered programs.
Candidates must have at least a BA in education or history, experience teaching elementary/ middle school students, and expertise in the visual arts and hold (or be eligible for) a teaching certificate in the District of Columbia. A graduate degree and/or experience teaching students with learning differences is ideal.
For over 50 years, The Lab School has been providing an exceptional academic experience for students (grades 1-12) with learning differences. The first school of its type in the nation, The Lab School enjoys a worldwide reputation for transforming lives and guiding students on the path toward success.
The Lab School of Washington is an innovative learning community fostering scholarship and creativity in students with different learning styles. In an environment of inquiry and hands-on exploration, Lab School students learn to advocate for themselves as they become engaged and compassionate members of a global society. The goals of the institution are to:
provide a rigorous, best in class, college-preparatory education;
prepare students for a lifetime of learning;
provide intensive remediation and teach useful learning strategies;
use visual and performing arts to facilitate the education process;
bring multi-sensory and experiential learning methods into the classroom;
support and educate parents;
pioneer research and design new methodologies to remain on the cutting edge of the field;
incorporate the latest technology into all Lab School programs;
provide a challen...ging yet collaborative environment for staff and invest in professional development;
disseminate the results of our programs to public and private schools that serve students who learn in both traditional and non-traditional ways.