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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  • Elementary Co-Teacher, January-June 2019

    The Lab School of Washington, an independent school for students with language-based learning differences, is seeking to hire a co-teacher for its Elementary program (grades 1-4). This individual will joing a dynamic, collaborative team of educators in an arts-infused curriculum with small classes. Responsibilities may include reading, math, and science instruction. Experience in an elementary setting required. Experience working with students with learning differences preferred. Candidate must have excellent interpersonal skills, solid oral and written communication skills, and a desire to collaborate with other teachers.​

    Submit cover letter, resume, and three references to
  • On-call Substitute Teachers: 1st – 12th grades

    Immediate Openings

    The Lab School of Washington, an independent school for students with language-based learning differences, is seeking individuals available for on-call substitute teachers. Lab’s dynamic program offers an arts-based curriculum with small classes. Areas include 1st-8th grade reading instruction, written language, math, social studies, and science. High School courses include science, history, English, and all levels of math. Candidates must have at least a bachelor’s degree and experience teaching students with learning differences.

    Submit cover letter, resume, and three references to Diana Meltzer, Associate Head of School, at Please specify for which grade level(s) you are applying.​
The Difference is Extraordinary
The Lab School of Washington
4759 Reservoir Road, NW | Washington, DC 20007-1921 | 202-965-6600