The Lab School of Washington

4759 Reservoir Road, NW 20007 Washington, DC
Phone: 202-965-6600
The Lab School of Washington is situated in the Palisades neighborhood of Washington, D.C. Located minutes from historic Georgetown, the Potomac waterfront, and a short drive to the museums, monuments, and other local historic sites, The Lab School spans two campuses, just a half-mile apart. An athletic center includes a pool and gym.

The Lab School of Washington offers its faculty and staff the opportunity to work in a creative, collegial, and collaborative atmosphere. Each year, we have a few openings for experienced professionals. Take a look at The Lab School of Washington; we think you’ll agree: the difference is extraordinary.
-- Katherine Schantz, Head of School

Teaching at the Lab School enables me to be part of a creative group of colleagues who sees our students as individuals with a range of learning needs and gifts. -- Junior High English teacher
At Lab teachers and students are equal partners in learning. Personal experience and knowledge always create new learning.
-- High School Math teacher
The Lab School values its progressive philosophy of education that for 50 years has guided project-based learning for students with average and above intellectual abilities whose minds need to be nourished while they take the extra time they need to acquire proficient reading and writing skills. Through exposure to the arts, immersion in experiential learning opportunities, and engagement in hands-on science labs, Lab students discover the joy of learning and have practice in problem solving at an early age. Diversity is celebrated and cultural competency is a primary goal.

Our strong sense of a community with a common purpose is fundamental to our daily success with our students. Strengthened by their passion and faith in the school’s mission, our administrators are instrumental in building a community of professionals that are well prepared to take on the challenges of delivering a life-changing education. Our administrators are encouraged to engage in professional development in leadership, innovation, and instruction. In turn, our teachers thrive in an environment that is fueled by optimism and professional support. Working alongside their leaders, they are encouraged to develop inspired curricula and effective methodologies. Their efforts are supported by professional development in a wide range of topics including reading, arts, learning differences, health and wellness, mindfulness, inclusivity and equity.

The Lab School of Washington is an inclusive and welcoming school that celebrates diversity, including ability and learning differences, race, color, religion, national and ethnic origin, gender identity and sexual orientation. We welcome candidates representing the diversity of today’s global world in our educational programs, admission policies, financial aid program, hiring, and school-administered programs.

The Lab School of Washington Openings

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  • Director of Development

    The Office of Institutional Advancement seeks an individual to join our small dynamic office supporting the mission of Lab School. The Director of Development will report to and serve as a strategic partner with the Director of Institutional Advancement, designing and implementing the fundraising programs of The Lab School in annual giving, major and planned giving, and corporate and foundation philanthropy, implementing best practices in cultivation, solicitation, acknowledgement and stewardship of current and potential donors.

    The candidate should possess a commitment to The Lab School of Washington’s mission, thrive in an environment of self-direction and multiple tasks, have a sense of humor, and have the ability and talent to build relationships with colleagues, alumni, parents, board members, volunteers, and other members of The Lab School community.

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  • Elementary Reading/ Math Classroom Assistant

    Immediate Opening (beginning January 2019 through the end of the school year)
    Part- or Full-time

    The Lab School of Washington seeks a qualified candidate for the position of Elementary Reading/Math Classroom Assistant working in small groups with students. Candidate should have familiarity with directed, systematic, multi-sensory language instruction and remediation and a solid grasp of the development of math skills. Training in Orton-Gillingham or related reading programs is ideal. Experience working specifically with students with dyslexia and other reading related disorders also preferred. Strong written and oral communication skills, positive interpersonal skills, and the ability to work well with a multi-disciplinary team essential. Candidates should forward cover letter, resume, and three references, to​
  • Junior High Social Worker

    2019-2020 school year

    The Junior High Division is seeking a full-time School Social Worker with excellent clinical skills working with early adolescents and knowledge of the challenges faced by students with learning differences. Additionally, candidates should be experienced and comfortable working closely with both teachers and parents. Experience with and a preference for an interdisciplinary team model is desired. Primary tasks include: drop-in counseling of students; designing and teaching psychoeducational curricula; carrying small individual therapy caseload; consulting with staff; supporting the growth and success of existing school-wide social-emotional health initiatives; reviewing admissions files; presenting on mental health-related topics; and attending supervision and professional development trainings with the school’s Department of Psychological Services. Experience with Responsive Classroom, mindfulness practices, and social-emotional learning programs are a plus. MSW, LICSW preferred. 2+ years of clinical experience with youth preferred. Send cover letter, resume, and three references to with ‘Junior High Social Worker Position’ in the subject line.
The Difference is Extraordinary
The Lab School of Washington
4759 Reservoir Road, NW | Washington, DC 20007-1921 | 202-965-6600