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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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  • Science Teacher

    The Country School is seeking a part-time or full-time science teacher for the 2024-2025 academic year. The position involves teaching at least two classes between 4th-7th Grade, with the potential for expansion the following year as our new Makerspace and STEAM building is completed. The ideal candidate will have the range to teach General Science, Earth and Space Science, Life Science and Design Engineering with a focus on project-based learning. We are looking for an enthusiastic educator committed to fostering a love of learning and scientific inquiry in our students.
     
    Ideal candidates for this position will:
    • demonstrate confidence in teaching young learners
    • have experience designing, teaching, and coordinating cross-disciplinary STEAM units of study or be willing to learn
    • be comfortable using technology in the classroom
    • support the organizational, academic, and emotional needs of students
    • commit to their own professional growth and reflection
    • have a commitment to equity and diversity, with a focus on meeting the needs of all learners
    Responsibilities
    • Plan and deliver high-quality science lessons
    • Foster a supportive and inclusive classroom environment where all students feel valued and empowered to participate
    • Utilize a variety of instructional strategies and resources to accommodate diverse learning styles and abilities
    • Incorporate hands-on experiments, demonstrations, and technology to enhance student learning and engagement
     
    The Country School 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. The Country School is a community where all types of diversity are celebrated and people of Color are welcomed, valued, and supported.
     
    Please send your resume and letter of interest to Stephanie Johnson, Director of Middle School.
  • Kindergarten-4th Grade Elementary School Teachers

    Thanks to our growing enrollment, The Country School is seeking Elementary School Teachers for potential openings in our K-4 Lower and Intermediate School Divisions.

    Ideal candidates for these positions will:
    • demonstrate mastery of instructional skills and assessment and teaching young learners language arts and mathematics
    • engage in cross-disciplinary STEAM units
    • support the organizational, academic, and emotional needs of students
    • show a commitment to the issues of diversity, inclusion, and equity
    • be comfortable with appropriate technology in the classroom
    • work collaboratively with other faculty members
    • commit to their own professional growth and reflection
    We seek teachers who have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree; although, a master’s degree is preferred.
     
    Please send your resume and letter of interest to Mrs. Jennifer Hornyak, Lower School Director,
  • Extended-Day "Owl's Nest" Program Teacher

    The Country School is hiring a teacher 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 Karen Cunningham.
  • 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.
341 Opening Hill Road, Madison, CT 06443
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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.