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The mission of The Little School is to keep alive each child’s natural curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, to support balanced social and academic skill development, and to foster community minded, compassionate and intrinsically motivated students.

It is our strong desire to build a diverse community of students, families, and staff. The Little School does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, gender identity or family composition in the administration of its admissions, financial aid, hiring or any other school-administered programs.​​ The Little School admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin.

Thank you for your interest in The Little School. We currently do not have any openings, but if you are interested in being part of our sub-pool, please send your resume and a letter of interest to empl​oyment@thelittleschool.org.

Extended Day Teachers

Are you looking to gain professional teaching experience working in a dynamic school setting? The Little School is hiring Extended Day teachers. Located in Bellevue, WA, our school offers preschool through 5th grade students a safe environment to build upon their inherent strengths and to support them as they expand their knowledge, develop skills and deepen their empathy.

Primary Responsibilities

Extended Day Teachers must be available to work between the hours of 2:30-6 p.m., Monday-Friday. Additional hours, including teacher subbing and other work could arise, depending on experience and availability.

  • Co-lead daily, highly engaging afterschool activities indoors and outdoors with 3-10 year-olds.
  • Maintaining appropriate limits and boundaries.
  • Interact professionally with parents, guardians and other staff members.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of After School Programs.

Skills and Experience

  • Previous professional experience working with preschool and/or elementary school age children is preferred.
  • Proven experience in organization, lesson plan/implementation, conflict resolution and critical thinking.
  • Prefer Associates or bachelor’s degree in education or related field.

Candidates must have the following professional and personal attributes and commitments

  • An excitement for teaching and learning alongside young children.
  • A commitment to collaboration and building partnerships with children, colleagues and families.
  • A sense of humor and positive attitude.
  • Willingness to be flexible and adaptable.
  • Strong communication and relational skills. Positive performance in preparedness, attendance and punctuality.
  • Interest and curiosity about progressive education, child development, equity, inclusion and social justice.

To Apply: please submit the following to employment@thelittleschool.org:

  • Resume
  • Brief cover letter

Compensation: This is an hourly position (3.5 hours/day), $19.57/hr.

All staff must have:

  • Current First Aid/CPR and BBP/HIV training certification or be willing to obtain within 6 months of hire.
  • Current TB test results or be willing to obtain a test result within 2 months of hire.
  • 20 Hour STARS training or be willing to obtain within 1 year of hire
  • Successfully pass a background check

Get to know us more: https://www.thelittleschool.org/about-tls

 

Elementary Teacher

The Little School has a full-time elementary school teacher position open, beginning in August of 2020. This is an exciting opportunity for educators committed to progressive education in a school with a long history of progressive education ideals and practices that serve the whole child. The Little School serves approximately 165 children ages 3-11 on a 12.5-acre wooded campus in Bellevue filled with inspiring child-centered learning spaces in and outside. We are seeking candidates who are able to carry out powerful instruction that is driven by curiosity and inquiry, and that balances academic and social emotional learning. We hire teachers committed to collaborative teaching within a vibrant adult learning community.

Requirements: Elementary school experience (preferably 5 + years working with K-3rd grade), bachelor’s degree (BA or BS), and teaching certificate

Job Description:

  • Plan and implement integrated curriculum, rich learning tasks and activities, and authentic learning objectives in the areas of academic, emotional, social and physical growth.
  • Structure and lead the classroom to provide engaging instruction, nurture positive relationships and community, and establish a safe, warm, responsive environment for learning.
  • Work collaboratively and productively with teachers, teaching assistants and administrators.
  • Use observation skills and curricular frameworks to assess children's learning and behavior, maintain anecdotal records about their progress, write narrative reports and identify short-term and long-term learning goals.
  • Work directly with parents, providing verbal and written updates; conduct home visits and conferences with families.
  • Document, write and speak professionally about the program and children's work: write weekly newsletters; present at parent education events, actively participate in professional associations; provide tours for visitors and engage with prospective students and families.
  • Convey understanding of and commitment to progressive education ideals and practices, equity, inclusion and social justice; integrate these ideals in curriculum, teaching and communication with children, families and colleagues.

Physical requirements and working conditions:

  • Frequently twist/bend/stoop/squat; stand/walk, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 40 pounds.
  • Work outdoors on a regular basis, occasionally in inclement weather.
  • Work and attend various events that take place on evenings and weekends.

Compensation includes competitive faculty salary, health, vision, dental and retirement benefits.

Submit the following to employment@thelittleschool.org as soon as possible:

  • Resume
  • Letter of interest
  • Three references