Careers at TCS

Since it was founded in 1955, The Country School has prided itself on attracting and retaining excellent educators who, in the words of our Mission Statement, "expect much from our students, because we believe they have much to give." 

Available Positions

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  • Part-Time Teacher for After-School Homework Haven Program

    The Country School is hiring an After School Teacher for our extended day Homework Haven program. Homework Haven is an opt-in study hall for students in 5th-8th Grade from 3:30-5 p.m.

    The successful candidate will enjoy working with Middle School children, be organized, and have good references. Compensation is a competitive hourly rate.

    The teacher will assume the following responsibilities:
    • 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. Mondays throughout the academic year
    • assume other duties at the request of the Head of School and/or Director of The Country School’s after care program.
    Please send CV and cover letter to John Fixx, Head of School, and Beth Coyne, Assistant Head of School, at beth.coyne@thecountryschool.org
  • Part-Time Visual Arts Teacher - STEAM Collaborator

    The Country School seeks an innovative and collaborative art educator to work with talented students and teachers at the elementary and middle school level. The Visual Arts Teacher is responsible for delivering developmentally-appropriate, engaging instruction while developing meaningful relationships with students. The Visual Arts Teacher will represent the “A” in STEAM and collaborate with other teachers on interdisciplinary units, allowing students to engage more deeply in varied content. Please send CV and cover letter to John Fixx, Head of School, and Beth Coyne, Assistant Head of School, at beth.coyne@thecountryschool.org

    Also valued in a candidate:
    • Provide a structured, positive classroom that encourages students to think critically throughout the learning process and is appropriate to the maturity and interests of students.
    • Employ a variety of instructional techniques and instructional media, consistent with the capabilities of the student groups involved.
    • Encourage students to set and maintain standards of classroom behavior.
    • Participate in school-wide and divisional teams and Professional Learning Communities to share best practices to improve overall school and student performance.
    • Experience in portfolio management as a means of assessment and to communicate with families about what is happening in the art room. 
    • Technological capabilities to meet professional responsibilities in a school community.
  • PreKindergarten Assistant Teacher

    PreKindergarten Assistant Teacher: With growth in enrollment, The Country School seeks a collaborative Assistant Teacher to begin in September 2022, working with talented students in our PreKindergarten program. Successful finalists will enjoy working in an early childhood environment in partnership with parents and other teachers, will be effective communicators, and will thrive on professional growth and innovation. Experience working with young children is preferred. The Country School is a PreSchool-Grade 8, coeducational day school serving 17 towns and some 230 students in southern Connecticut. Please send CV and cover letter to Mrs. Beth Coyne, Assistant Head of School, beth.coyne@thecountryschool.org.
  • Extended-Day "Owl's Nest" Program Aide

    The Country School is hiring an aide for our extended day “Owl’s Nest” and school vacation programs. The aide will
    • report to the Owl's Nest Director, 2:30 - 6:00 p.m. Monday-Friday
    • work with children ages 3 - 14
    • collaborate with the other aftercare workers
    • be a creative self-starter
    Send cover letter, resume and references to Beth Coyne, Assistant Head of School.
  • After-School Instrumental Music Teachers

    The Country School, Madison, CT, is hiring after-school instrumental music teachers for individual lessons as part of our Young Musicians Program.  Primary instruments are piano and violin, but other instruments are welcomed as well depending on community interest.

    The teachers will have scheduled lessons on days and at time available between 3:15 - 6:00 p.m. Monday-Friday as needed.

    The successful candidate will enjoy working with children ages 3 - 14, be a self-starter, have good references, and have the ability to communicate well via email. Compensation is a competitive rate per lesson. 
    Please send your resume and letter of interest to Keith Smith.
  • Substitute Teachers

    The Country School seeks Guest Teachers for PreSchool - 8th Grade classes. The Country School is an independent day school with small class sizes and a supportive community. Responsibilities beyond the classroom may include lunch and recess duty and/or study hall. Make a difference in children’s lives while earning competitive pay. EOE

    We encourage our substitute teachers to review our Guest Teacher Handbook prior to entering the classroom.

    Please send your resume and letter of interest to  Karen Cunningham.
The Country School, founded in 1955, offers an unparalleled educational experience to PreSchool through 8th Grade students. Beyond traditional academic disciplines, The Country School’s Signature Programs: Elmore Leadership, STEAM, Public Speaking, Outdoor Education, and Global Citizenship speak to the school’s commitment to provide students with lessons that will last a lifetime.

Salaries and benefits are competitive.

The Country School is a community where diversity is celebrated and people of Color are welcomed, valued and supported. 

We do not discriminate - nor do we tolerate discrimination - based upon age, gender, race, color, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic predisposition, ancestry, social and economic status, or other categories protected by Connecticut or federal law.

The Country School employs without regard to gender, race, color, national or ethnic origin, and sexual orientation to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities made available to its community. The Country School is an EOE Employer.
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Founded in 1955, The Country School is a coeducational, independent school serving students in PreSchool-Grade 8. The Country School is committed to active, hands-on learning and a vigorous curriculum that engages the whole child.