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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  • Associate Director of Annual Giving

    The Office of Institutional Advancement seeks an individual to join a dynamic office of development and communications, reporting to the Director of Development. The Associate Director of Annual Giving will manage all aspects of the annual giving program, including The Lab School Fund, personal solicitations, direct mail and email and volunteers, as well as telephone, text and social media outreach. This team player should appreciate The Lab School of Washington’s mission, enjoy multi-tasking, have a sense of humor, and have the ability, experience, demeanor and talent to successfully work with colleagues, parents, Trustees, parents of alumni, alumni, and other members of The Lab School community.
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  • High School Math Teacher


    The Lab School seeks a full-time math teacher for the 2019-2020 school year. Courses may range from pre-algebra through trigonometry/pre-calculus. The ideal candidate would have an advanced degree and experience teaching high school students with learning differences. Solid organizational and writing skills, strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to work collaboratively with a strong faculty are sought after attributes. The candidate must hold certification in secondary math or be certification-eligible in the District of Columbia.
    Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to Lisa McMahon, Head of High School at lisa.mcmahon@labschool.org.


    The Lab School of Washington, an independent school in NW for children with learning differences, is seeking a full-time Theater Technical Director/ teacher. The Technical Director will supervise and facilitate all technical aspects of activities in the school’s newly constructed theater and will teach 2 technical theater classes to high school students.
    The candidate should possess a creative and collaborative spirit, a commitment to The Lab School of Washington’s mission of arts-based education, 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 and students. A degree in Theatre Arts or Theatre Education preferred.

    The candidate must be competent in the areas of light, sound and scene design and enjoy working with young people.

    Candidates should forward cover letter, resume, and three references to shaun.miskell@labschool.org​.
  • Elementary Co-teacher

    Beginning August 2019

    The Lab School of Washington, an independent school in NW for children with learning differences, is seeking a full-time co-teacher in the Elementary program for students in the 2nd-4th grades. A master's degree in Special Education is required and candidates must possess or be eligible for certification in the District of Columbia. The co-teacher will be responsible for shared planning and teaching in math, written language, and literacy, as well as the supervision and management of students. Candidate must have enthusiasm, creativity and an exceptional ability to collaboratively plan and implement lessons with a teaching team. Please email cover letter, resume, and three references to elementaryrecruiting@labschool.org.
The Difference is Extraordinary
The Lab School of Washington
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