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 a deep respect for their community and for diversity in all its forms.
Differences in religion, socio-economic status, racial and cultural heritage, sexual orientation, and gender identity and expression create the opportunity for people to learn from each other as they learn with each other. As such, Capitol Hill Day School provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, termination, compensation, and training.
For the 2021-2022 school year, Capitol Hill Day School has an opening for a 5th and 6th Grade Math teacher.
The Middle School Math program is a four-year sequence that thoughtfully and systematically helps students consolidate and deepen their learning of elementary math concepts while developing their understanding of algebraic principles, proportional reasoning, statistics, probability, and geometric thinking. Emphasis is placed on cooperative learning activities, inquiry-based lessons, and problem solving. The Math teacher collaborates with other middle school faculty to create and facilitate interdisciplinary and project-based learning opportunities. As one member of a team of four “cohort leaders,” the Math teacher serves as a student advisor and helps ensure the smooth functioning of the weekly schedule in 5th and 6th Grades.
Requirements: Master’s degree and/or experience teaching math at the middle school level; understanding of child development and progressive education pedagogy; experience using a range of strategies to differentiate instruction to meet individual student needs; commitment to working in close collaboration with professional colleagues.
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.