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Full-Time Positions

Part-Time Positions

Substitute Teachers: From time to time we require an excellent substitute teacher. Responsibilities include managing classroom activities in keeping with the school's philosophy and day-of plans. K-8th-grade experience preferred.  If you are interested please submit your materials by emailing:


Are you earning your college degree and are you interested in a future career in education?

We welcome inquiries from those who wish to join The Children's School as student teachers and interns to experience progressive education in action in the classroom.

Read more in the article: Nurturing the Next Generation of Educators

Why Teach at TCS?

Establish a Strong Foundation: Salary & Benefits

  • Competitive salary with minimum 3% raise each year

  • Partially subsidized health care benefits through Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois

  • 403(b) savings plan

  • Flexible Spending Account

  • Paid Time Off

  • Family Medical Leave Policy

  • Employee tuition reduction



Nurture Your Own Growth: Professional Development

  • $1000 per year

  • Wide range of possible activities, including coursework, conferences, workshops, private lessons, and more

  • Institute Days planned according to teachers’ interests and needs

  • Strengths-based evaluation

  • Individual goal-setting and support

  • Shared Leadership opportunities

  • Teacher mentorship program matches new teachers with experienced faculty



Express Your Talent: Teaching Environment

  • Small class sizes

  • Collaborative, flexible, supportive faculty

  • Classroom discretionary budget of $1200 per year

  • Autonomy in developing routines and organization of classroom

  • Project-based emergent curriculum co-created by teacher and student

  • Ability to initiate classroom and school-wide events and activities

  • Support from full-time social worker and part-time learning specialist

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