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 deep respect for their community and for diversity in all its forms.
The School’s library curriculum is designed to continue the development of literature appreciation and comprehension. The library program also works, in collaboration with classroom teachers, to engage students in the research process by teaching how to locate and use printed and digital resources, how to evaluate research materials, and how to use multiple ways of presenting research findings. The School is looking for an individual who has a love and knowledge of children’s literature, an understanding of reading and information literacy skills, and experience in promoting the best use of technology.
Masters degree in Library and Information Sciences, teaching experience in elementary school.
About Capitol Hill Day School
The mission of Capitol Hill Day School is to deeply engage a diverse community of students in connecting the classroom to the larger world, supporting each child in developing the confidence, compassion, and intellectual capacity to live a life of purpose and value.
Capitol Hill Day School is an independent, coeducational school for students in prekindergarten through eighth grade. Together, its academic day program and auxiliary programs in the late afternoon and summer reflect the School's commitment to create a community of students from varying backgrounds in which individual differences are respected and valued.