Capitol Hill Day School is a progressive, coeducational day school in Washington DC, for approximately 225 students in grades PK-8. The School strives to nurture children’s academic, social, emotional, physical, and creative growth. Capitol Hill Day School teachers understand child development, recognize the value of play, and create learning communities where children form healthy relationships and take risks. True to its progressive roots, Capitol Hill Day School is a forward-thinking community, preparing students for the future.
At Capitol Hill Day School, learning is challenging, engaging, playful, and relevant to the real world. Students learn across subjects with an experiential curriculum that integrates not only academic subjects, but the arts, physical education, service learning, and technology. Through an extensive field education program, students take part in experiences beyond the classroom related to topics of study. Teachers collaborate with each other in developing, planning, and implementing curriculum; school-wide, they create a spirit of camaraderie through their interactions with students, parents, and other members of the staff. Also essential to the School’s program is its commitment to diversity, ensuring that students from varying backgrounds, cultures, and learning styles learn from and with each other. Emphasis is placed on building a classroom community that respects the needs and gifts of each individual while teaching children how to become caring, engaged members of the group.
Capitol Hill Day School students graduate with a love of learning, strong critical thinking abilities, an understanding of important ideas, and a healthy sense of self. Students develop a deep respect for their community and for diversity in all its forms.
Capitol Hill Day School is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.
The Middle School English program encourages students to read and write critically, thoughtfully, and with pleasure. The course is influenced by the Reading and Writing Workshop approach and features extensive and carefully-scaffolded opportunities for discussion, notetaking, and both creative and analytical writing. The content of the course supports the School’s emphasis on developing students’ global competence and commitment to social justice. The English teacher collaborates with other middle school faculty to create and facilitate interdisciplinary and project-based learning opportunities. Of particular importance, the English teacher works closely with the Social Studies teacher to unite their respective curricula under the umbrella of “Humanities.” In addition to classroom teaching, the position encompasses responsibilities including but not limited to homeroom teaching and student advising.
Capitol Hill Day School anticipates two English Teacher openings for the 2020-2021 school year, one teaching 5th and 6th Grades and a second teaching 7th and 8th Grades.
Requirement: Undergraduate degree, plus masters or extensive experience teaching at the middle school level.