Ethical Culture Fieldston School is a progressive PreK-12 independent school that has been serving students from throughout New York City and the surrounding suburbs since 1878. ECFS offers a rich curriculum in the arts, sciences, and humanities. A co-ed, nonsectarian school, it serves a diverse community of about 1,700 students on two campuses -- one in the Riverdale section of the Bronx and the other in Manhattan. Ethical Culture School, located on the Upper West Side at 63rd Street and Central Park West, is comprised of approximately 450 students Pre-K through 5th Grade and 80 faculty members.
What is essential about working at our school?
The Ethical Culture Fieldston School has a long history of equity and inclusion deeply rooted in our mission and the educational philosophy of our founder, Felix Adler. We embrace diversity of ancestry, family, identity, culture, and beliefs and seek a student body and faculty that reflect the pluralism and socio-economic diversity of metropolitan New York. We affirm both our differences and commonalities, and strive to balance individuality and community. In keeping with our progressive tradition, we are dedicated to increasing our students’ cultural literacy to help them understand multiple perspectives, and see the world beyond the self.
We expect members of our community to engage in open dialogue about living and learning in a diverse environment inside and outside the classroom. We see this work, with its creative tensions, as a catalyst for individual and collective growth. On a daily basis, we are committed to making this vision of a democratic, pluralistic, and progressive school a reality.
What are we looking for?
We are seeking a dynamic and creative educator capable of inspiring and motivating students. The successful candidate will teach science to our 4th and 5th Grade classes for the first trimester of the year and then become a floating teacher in our 4th Grade.
Teach progressive science curriculum for children in the older grades
Deliver a science program that is student-centered and promotes activity based learning
Work with other members of the science department to ensure curricular goals are being met vertically throughout the grades
Meet and plan with classroom teachers and other specialists to integrate curriculum and promote STEAM initiatives
Communicate with parents regarding the development of their child in science in addition to delivering Open School Night presentation
Collaborate with 4th Grade colleagues to teach small groups in language arts, math, and social studies
Substitute for 4th Grade colleagues where necessary
·Bachelor’s degree in education; Master’s degree preferred
·Minimum 4 years of classroom teaching experience in elementary school
·Extensive knowledge of elementary science pedagogy and curriculum
·Ability to collaborate, compromise and be flexible
· Commitment to ongoing diversity, equity, inclusion (DEI), and social justice work
Contact: To be considered for the above-mentioned position, please send a letter of interest, a resume, and contact information for three references to Principal, Rob Cousins through the school’s website at Please generate all documents in MS Word or a converted .pdf file. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and the position will remain open until filled. To learn more about the school visit our website at www.ecfs.org
Thank you for your interest in Ethical Culture Fieldston School.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status. ECFS takes affirmative action in support of its policy to employ and advance in employment qualified people of color, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.
About Ethical Culture Fieldston School
Ethical Culture Fieldston School is a progressive PreK to 12 independent school serving students from throughout New York City and the surrounding suburbs.
Committed to academic excellence, ethical learning, and progressive education, ECFS offers a rich and challenging curriculum in the arts, sciences, and humanities.
A coed, nonsectarian school, it serves a diverse community of about 1,700 students from PreK to 12 on two campuses -- one in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, and the other in Manhattan.