Riverdale is a Pre-K through grade 12 independent school in New York City committed to empowering lifelong learners by developing minds, building character, and creating community in order to change our world for the good. Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is imperative for providing the best learning environment for students as they navigate an increasingly complicated world. The school enrolls about 1,200 students and about 39% of our student body are students of color.
Head Teachers at Riverdale have classes of approximately 20 students to allow faculty to cultivate strong relationships with each child. In addition to teaching the core academic subjects, Head Teachers are responsible for supporting the holistic development of their students through effective instruction and the development a strong classroom community. Head Teachers are members of a grade level team that engages in frequent collaboration related to planning, instruction, and assessment directly connected to student learning.
Faculty members are expected to engage in all aspects of work with an open mind, a positive disposition, and a willingness to support the greater community. Additionally, Riverdale seeks candidates who are committed to work in the areas of equity, justice, and inclusion.
A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree is required for the position. Preference is given to those with a Master’s Degree in a related field of study and those with lead teaching experience.
Riverdale Country School is a Pre-K through grade 12 independent school in New York City committed to empowering lifelong learners by developing minds, building character, and creating community in order to change our world for the good. Riverdale seeks to reflect the diversity of the New York metropolitan area in its students, faculty, and staff. The school enrolls about 1,100 students who collectively reside in 104 different zip codes. Approximately 37% of our student body are students of color. The school spans two separate campuses that comprise 27.5 acres in the Riverdale section of the Bronx.