The Lab School of Washington

4759 Reservoir Road, NW 20007 Washington, DC
Phone: 202-965-6600
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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

List of 5 items.

  • 5th/6th Grade Classroom Assistant

    7:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    The Lab School of Washington is a private independent school in Washington, DC for children with learning differences. We are currently seeking a part-time classroom assistant for the Intermediate program, serving fifth and sixth grades. Classroom assistants will work as part of a team under the supervision of a master teacher providing daily instruction in the areas of reading, writing, and math to a small group of students. Candidate must have at least a B.A., education degree preferred. Preferred candidate will have experience teaching students with learning differences. Strong interpersonal skills, organization and flexibility are desired. Send a resume, cover letter, and three references to intermediaterecruiting@labschool.org.
  • 6th Grade Teacher

    The Lab School of Washington, an independent school in NW for children with learning differences, is seeking a full-time teacher in the Intermediate program for students in the 5th and 6th grades. The teacher will be responsible for planning and teaching in math, written language, and literacy, as well as the supervision and management of students. A master's degree in Special Education is required and candidates must possess or be eligible for certification in the District of Columbia. Candidate must have enthusiasm, creativity and an exceptional ability to collaboratively plan and co-teach lessons with a teaching team. Please email cover letter, resume, and three references to intermediaterecruiting@labschool.org.
  • High School Reading Specialist

    Full-time

    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 lisa.mcmahon@labschool.org.
  • Middle School Social Studies Teacher

    Full-time

    The Lab School of Washington, an independent school in for children with language-based learning differences, is seeking a full-time 7th grade Social Studies teacher to teach a hands-on course in Global Citizenship encompassing geography, civics, and current events. Master’s Degree in Special Education preferred. Ideal candidate should possess 3-5 years of experience teaching students with language-based learning disabilities. Candidate must have enthusiasm, creativity, imagination, solid oral and written communication skills, and an exceptional ability to collaboratively plan and implement lessons with a teaching team in an arts-infused environment. Please email cover letter, resume, and three references to juniorhighrecruiting@labschool.org.
  • CLASSROOM ASSISTANT

    2018-2019
    7:45am – 1:00pm

    The Lab School is seeking classroom assistants for the 2018-2019 school year in both the Elementary Division (grades 1-4) and the Intermediate Division (grades 5 & 6). Classroom assistants will work as part of a team under the supervision of a master teacher providing daily instruction in the areas of reading and math to a small group of students. Candidate must have at least a B.A., education degree preferred. Ideal candidate will have experience teaching students with learning differences. Strong oral, written communication, and interpersonal skills, organization and flexibility are desired. Send a resume, cover letter, and three references to elementaryrecruiting@labschool.org.
The Difference is Extraordinary
The Lab School of Washington
4759 Reservoir Road, NW | Washington, DC 20007-1921 | 202-965-6600