Website Seattle Country Day School

Seattle Country Day School

Job Description

Language Arts Teacher (4th and 5th Grade)


Since 1964, Seattle Country Day School has been inspiring gifted children in grades K-8 to discover their potential through inquiry. Students are the center of a dynamic learning and discovery process. Experienced teachers focus on intellectual and character growth, attending to the social, ethical, and emotional needs of students. Small classes generate curiosity and innovation through inquiry learning, and provide opportunities for collaborative experiences with a curriculum rich in mathematics, science, technology, humanities, and the arts.


Seattle Country Day School affirms that attracting, supporting, and embracing a diverse community is critical to fulfilling its mission of educating gifted students, and seeks diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds in its faculty in order to reflect the diversity inherent in a multicultural city and society. The school is committed to diversity among students, faculty, staff, and Board of Trustees, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, national origin, citizenship, veteran, military, or marital status, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation (including gender expression/identity), and all other bases protected by applicable law.



The successful candidate will have at least a bachelor’s degree and 3 years of teaching experience. A master’s degree is preferred. Experience implementing curriculum for 4th and 5th grade through inquiry-based teaching and creative problem-solving is required as is the demonstrated ability and understanding of constructivist approaches to teaching. Proficiency in language arts, expository writing, literature, and writing mechanics are also required. Academic or professional experience in gifted education is desirable.



The fourth and fifth grade language arts teacher will be a member of the Intermediate School faculty and report to the Intermediate School Head. This position is ideal for the dynamic and knowledgeable teacher who is excited by the opportunity to provide an active learning environment in a departmentalized structure and has experience designing and implementing language arts curriculum for fourth and fifth grade. The teacher will teach every fourth and fifth grade student and provide continuity and focus for their 6-period school day. The teacher will work collaboratively with other teachers, administrators, and staff to develop a powerful course of study for students who are academically high-performing and intellectually gifted. Responsibilities also include supervision of students on off-campus school activities and overnight camps and trips.


Salary and Benefits

This position is full-time. Salary is negotiable, depending on qualifications. Benefits include Medical, Dental, Life/LTD, Retirement (TIAA-Employer Matched), Section 125 Plan.

Application Process

Applicants should complete an employment application available on the school’s website at Submit this completed application along with a letter of interest and resumé to

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