The River School’s inclusive program challenges each child to work collaboratively, to think critically, and to develop the confidence to take risks, embrace their curiosity, and find their voice. Serving children from 18 months through 5th grade, The River School offers an inclusion program for children with hearing loss—15% of our students have a hearing loss—and the school’s philosophy is grounded in its ten pillars.
We are currently seeking a progressive, collaborative and visionary Art Teacher to teach students from preschool to 5th grade (approximately 2 to 11 years old). The Art Teacher will develop, implement and document classroom curriculum that engages all children as artists with innate skill and instinctive creativity. The Art Teacher will also lead and implement school-wide art projects and family showcases. The Art Teacher will join a professional community dedicated to maintaining an environment of experiential and collaborative learning through a thematic curriculum, which empowers children as they learn.
In 2000, The River School became the first school in the United States to include children with deafness in classrooms with their hearing peers. Located in Washington, DC, we are recognized nationally for developing research-based best practices in language and literacy and for innovative approaches in inclusive education. The River School’s unique educational model serves approximately 220 children 18 months to Grade 5 in an inclusive setting. Faculty, staff and administrators at River are energetic and dedicated to our mission and children.