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Lower School Room Teacher (K-IV)

610 E 83rd St, New York, NY 10028, USA Req #74
Friday, January 19, 2024

The Brearley School, an independent girls’ school serving over 770 students K-XII, seeks candidates for Lower School Room Teachers in Classes K-IV starting August 2024. 


We invite interested candidates to apply by completing an application and uploading a cover letter and resume.


Responsibilities include:

  • leading a homeroom in Classes K-IV; overseeing the daily life of each girl at school
  • serving as the expert on each student; remaining alert to shifts in their mood, behavior, work habits, and friendships and remaining current in each girl’s academic progress
  • teaching English, social studies, and mathematics
  • supporting the social-emotional needs of students
  • collaborating with a team to write curriculum and develop the program
  • participating fully in the life of the classroom, the Lower School, and the school at large
  • mentoring an associate teacher
  • supporting and advancing the School’s commitment to anti-racism.


The ideal candidate will:

  • hold a bachelor’s degree, graduate degree preferred
  • have at least two years of head teaching experience in an elementary classroom
  • demonstrate  a genuine passion for and knowledge of elementary education
  • have competence in inclusive, anti-bias, anti-racist pedagogy
  • show a sincere interest in young people and an appreciation for the variety of ways in which they grow and learn
  • possess excellent communication skills;
  • have a record of fairness, consistency, and promptness in evaluating student work and in responding to students’ individual progress
  • demonstrate the desire to collaborate


About the School

Founded in 1884, the school is a center of intellectual exuberance, attracting students from across and beyond New York City. Our mission has long combined outstanding academics with an insistence on a larger purpose:  to cultivate in our students a commitment to the greater good. In pursuit of this goal, we actively strive to build, nurture, and sustain a diverse faculty and student body. We are committed to creating an inclusive, equitable, and antiracist school community, and we expect our faculty, staff, students, parents, and trustees to pursue meaningful change through deliberate and measurable actions.



In 2023-24, the total full-time salary for this position ranges from $79,600 to $147,000, depending on experience.



Benefits offered to eligible employees include a range of options for health insurance coverage with generous employer contributions across the plans; an HSA plan; pre-tax transit benefits; long-term disability insurance; a retirement plan that includes a school contribution starting at 10% of salary with no mandatory employee contribution after 12 months of employment; breakfast and lunch without charge; support for professional growth and development; and the opportunity to participate in a community based on collaboration, mutual care, and a commitment to the greater good.  Faculty may also apply for housing in a nearby Brearley-owned building at favorable rates.


The Brearley School is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to hiring exceptional, dedicated teachers of diverse backgrounds. We consider qualified individuals for employment with the School regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, or any other state or federally protected classification.

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  • 610 E 83rd St, New York, NY 10028, USA