Website Seattle Country Day School


Seattle Country Day School Job Opening

Job Title: Intermediate and Middle School Physical Education Teacher

Reports To: Intermediate School Head and Middle School Head

Starting Date: August 2022

Seattle Country Day School (SCDS) is an independent school that serves more than 400 gifted students, grades K–8, on a 2.4-acre campus on the north slope of Queen Anne Hill in Seattle, Washington.

At SCDS, we know gifted children can be intense, verbal, and imaginative; we also know that gifted children come from every community, every race, and every socioeconomic class. At SCDS, our students find a warm, welcoming classroom, one based around the concept of inquiry, a method where teachers encourage students to explore, to ask questions, to experiment, and to create. The school also prioritizes social-emotional learning, which is informed by diversity, equity, and inclusion concepts. This attention to the whole child, and to the world they live in, stimulates children’s intellect and imagination and helps foster qualities such as flexibility, empathy, integrity, and compassion.

In our work and in our hiring processes, SCDS is guided by a multi-year strategic plan that focuses on two interconnected priorities: retaining and attracting excellent faculty, especially faculty of color, and increasing the racial and socioeconomic diversity and inclusivity of our school.

SCDS is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at SCDS are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, citizenship, veteran, military, or marital status, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender expression/identity, pregnancy (including childbirth and related medical conditions), or any other status protected by applicable law. SCDS will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.

We encourage everyone who is interested in this position to apply.

Qualifications for the Position

The successful candidate will have at least a bachelor’s degree in physical education or related field and 3 years of teaching experience. A master’s degree is preferred. Experience implementing physical education curriculum is required. Must have the ability to teach skill progression for different sports and activities to students with varying abilities. Academic or professional experience in gifted education, creative problem-solving, and inquiry-based education is preferred. Willingness to obtain a Commercial Driver’s License with Passenger Endorsement is preferred.


The physical education teacher will be a member of the Intermediate School and Middle School faculty and report to the Intermediate School Head and Middle 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

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and has experience designing and implementing physical education curriculum. The teacher will work collaboratively with other teachers and content area specialists. Responsibilities also include supervision of students during on and off-campus school activities, participation in class outings and grade-level trips, both domestic and international, as well as attendance at faculty and department/grade level meetings.

This position is full-time.

SCDS offers a very competitive salary and benefits package. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, life insurance and long-term disability, excellent retirement plan, and section 125 plan.

Application Process

Applicants should download an application from Submit this completed application, a letter of interest, and a resumé with references to

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