New Canaan Country School seeks an energetic, creative and experienced early elementary teacher in our Lower School (Grades 1-4). This candidate must be current in their understanding of elementary education and best practices that will support our mission of holding children to high standards, while respecting childhood as an integral part of life. Applicants should understand how to create an inclusive, nurturing, and supportive classroom environment where all children feel a sense of belonging. They should be committed to academic excellence and possess a thorough understanding of child development and how young children learn. The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to effectively differentiate a rich and varied curriculum based on best practices in reading, writing, math and social studies. A commitment to working collaboratively with colleagues and in partnership with parents is essential. Strong oral, written, and interpersonal skills are required. As our homerooms have a full-time Apprentice teacher, being a mentor to a beginning teacher is also an essential part of the role.
Qualified applicants should possess 3 to 5 years of experience and the minimum of a B.A. degree.
New Canaan Country School is a private, independent day school serving children from pre-Kindergarten through Grade 9. Located just west of the village of New Canaan, NCCS serves families from many surrounding towns. Founded in 1916, the school has combined a deep belief in tradition and the educational value of fundamental skills with an ongoing commitment to creative teaching and continuous self-evaluation. The result is a dynamic school environment in which elementary and middle school children from all over Fairfield and Westchester counties thrive. Throughout its history, NCCS has emphasized the value of childhood and the role of hands-on experience in learning. Teachers blend an outstanding academic program with an appreciation for patience, simplicity, and the power of imagination. The long-standing tradition of parent support and involvement continues to be a vital element of the School. The character and accomplishments of alumni provide powerful testimony to the success of the school’s approach. Country School is fully enrolled and fosters the socioeconomic diversity of its student body through a generous financial aid program. It has a well-earned reputation as an outst...anding day school, sending its graduates to many of the most selective secondary schools in the nation.
The mission of New Canaan Country School is to guide students to reach their intellectual, creative, moral, and physical potential. We value the imagination and curiosity of children and respect childhood as an integral part of life. Our teachers set high academic standards and challenge students to question, to think, to collaborate, and to act with integrity. The school works in partnership with families to teach personal, social, and environmental responsibility and to create a community that honors diversity and our common humanity. New Canaan Country School inspires students to be lifelong learners with the courage and confidence to make a positive contribution to the world.