Capitol Hill Day School seeks a full-time First Grade Teacher for the 2024-2025 academic year.
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 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.
The elementary curriculum promotes inquiry and is rooted in progressive practice. Teachers create integrated thematic units of study that draw out children’s natural curiosity and sense of wonder while helping them to develop schema and skills to understand their world. More explicit instruction in areas of math, science, social studies, and language arts is balanced with project-based learning. This role is a co-teaching position with teachers collaborating in planning and implementing curriculum along with reflecting on their practice.
Master’s degree and/or extensive teaching experience at the elementary grade level; understanding of child development and experience working with a range of needs and abilities; interest in creating curriculum that balances socio-emotional, cognitive, and physical development; experience with Responsive Classroom, instructional methods aligned with the Science of Reading, math curriculum development and pedagogy along with project-based learning is a plus.
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.
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.