Employment at St. Patrick's
Thank you for your interest in St. Patrick's Episcopal Day School. At St. Patrick's, we are a destination posting for exceptional teachers. We know that great schools are only as good as the people who teach and learn in them. We welcome resumes from individuals interested in employment at St. Patrick's, even when no available positions are posted on our website. Our hiring policies and program support our commitment to diversity. We firmly believe that our community is strengthened by the presence of different voices, viewpoints, and backgrounds.
For teaching positions, we require a bachelor's degree in a relevant field and, except for assistant teachers in Nursery and PK, prefer candidates with a master's degree and teaching experience. Candidates must display a genuine commitment to children, excellence in teaching, continued professional growth, and active participation in a diverse learning community. All appointments are contingent upon the successful completion of a required background check.
Salary & Benefits
Salaries – St. Patrick’s offers among the highest starting salaries for independent schools in the area (based on a comparison of 25 peer schools) and remains competitive at every experience level.
Retirement – The school contributes 7.5% of an employee’s base salary to the TIAA/CREF Retirement Annuity program and the employee contributes 2.5% of his/her base salary.
Health Insurance – Health insurance is provided through Care First Blue Choice. The premium is split between the school and the employee with each paying 50%. Employees can select between an HMO and a Point of Service (POS) plan.
Child Care: St. Patrick’s employees may enroll children too young for the Nursery School in the school’s Infant-Toddler Center at a below-market rate. Participation is space-dependent. All faculty and staff children may participate in the Extended Day program free of charge. The school provides coverage for faculty and staff children on other days when school is not in session.
Professional Development – The school seeks to provide financial and administrative support for faculty professional development. This includes a Master's Degree Program in which the school covers up to 75% of a graduate degree course to a maximum of $1200 per course for employees seeking degrees in a field related to their work. The Parents Association provides generous Faculty Summer Grants for travel and study, which are awarded to several individuals each year. Throughout the year, St. Patrick's faculty and staff members participate in workshops, conferences, and in-school professional development.
St. Patrick's relies on a cadre of regular substitute teachers. If you are interested in being considered for a substitute position at St. Patrick's, please email Trissy McHenry or call 202-342-2830 for more information.