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.

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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  • Head of School

    The Lab School is looking for a new Head of School with a start date of July 1, 2020.

    Triangle Associates and Heads Up Leadership are working with The Lab School Board to conduct the search. Please click here for more information.

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  • Assistant/Substitute Teacher

    Full-time position
    ​Beginning August 2019

    The Elementary Division is seeking an assistant/substitute teacher who will support the program in a variety of ways: substituting in classrooms as needed, assisting in STEAM classes in the afternoon, and other duties as assigned in an arts-infused program for students with language-based learning differences. The ideal candidate would have an undergraduate degree in education and experience working in the field of learning differences. Strong interpersonal and organizational skills, a warm personality, and a desire to join a collaborative team of colleagues are important attributes.

    Candidates should forward a cover letter, resume, and three references to elementaryrecruiting@labschool.org. ​
  • Interim Associate Head of Junior High

    This is an immediate vacancy for the 2019-20 school year. The appointed Interim Head will be considered for the permanent position during a search in the spring. Preferred Start Date: August 26, 2019

    The Associate Head of Junior High works closely with the Head of Junior High to oversee the education of approximately 100 students with diagnosed learning differences in a graded program and supervises, coaches, schedules for and inspires a staff of approximately 25 teachers and specialists (speech and language therapists, occupational therapists, social worker, reading tutors).

    Preferred credentials: Master’s degree in relevant field of study, 10 + years of experience in middle school education including teaching and administrating, and experience working with students with language based learning differences (dyslexia, dysgraphia, auditory processing, ADHD).

    Qualifications: Candidates will need to demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills, a deep appreciation for the value of the arts, a solid knowledge of reading and writing instruction for students with learning differences, a strength in organizational, interpersonal, and leadership skills, and a sense of humor. Creativity and a passion for the arts are considered highly valued traits.

    Deadline: Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to juniorhighrecruiting@labschool.org by August 20, 2019.
The Difference is Extraordinary
The Lab School of Washington
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