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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  • High School Reading Specialist


    The Lab School of Washington seeks a qualified candidate for the position of High School Reading Specialist working 1:1 with students. Candidate should have solid training and experience in directed, systematic, multi-sensory language instruction and remediation. Training in Orton-Gillingham or related reading programs required.Experience working specifically with students with dyslexia and other reading related disorders also required. Strong written and oral communication skills, positive interpersonal skills, and the ability to work well with a multi-disciplinary team essential. Master's degree preferred in the areas of reading, speech and language, and/or special education. Candidates should forward cover letter, resume, and three references, to

    The Lab School has an immediate opening for a long term substitute math teacher for the fall semester of the 2018-2019 school year. Courses range from basic math to pre-algebra. The ideal candidate would have an advanced degree and experience teaching math to middle 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.

    Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to Jessica Lux, Head of Junior High School at​
  • Finance Assistant

    Reports to: Associate Head of School for Finance and Operations
    This is a 40 hour a week, year-round, position.
    Responsibilities Include:
    Supporting the Business Office as Administrative Assistant
    • Being the welcoming face of the Lab School Business Office - greeting visitors with warmth,
    • Collecting, sorting and distributing mail for department,
    • Responding to parent, employee and community inquiries,
    • Managing Business Office calendar and conference room,
    • Backup to receive and log packages delivered to the school,
    • Other duties as requested and as needs are observed.
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The Difference is Extraordinary
The Lab School of Washington
4759 Reservoir Road, NW | Washington, DC 20007-1921 | 202-965-6600