Careers at St. Patrick's
Thank you for your interest in St. Patrick's Episcopal Day School, a destination posting for exceptional educators.
Recognizing that great schools are only as good as the people who teach and learn in them, we devote significant resources to the recruitment, competitive compensation, ongoing professional growth, and retention of talented faculty and staff. We are proud that approximately 45% of our current employees have been at St. Patrick’s for 10 or more years.
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 backgrounds, voices, and viewpoints.
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, a determination to continue growing as professionals, and the depth of understanding necessary for effective participation in a diverse learning community.
All appointments are contingent upon the successful completion of a required background check.
St. Patrick’s provides funding in support of a wide range of professional development opportunities for members of the faculty and staff in addition to the Master’s Degree Program. This funding is consistent with the expectation that faculty and staff will use various means during the school year and summer to grow, enhance and broaden skills, and strengthen talents. Participation ranges from a morning or one-day workshop, to institutes or workshops of longer duration, to professional conferences locally, regionally, and nationally.
Recent professional development activities have included:
- Responsive Classroom Training
- Teachers College Reading/Writing Workshop Institutes
- National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) Annual Conference
- NAIS People of Color Conference
- NAIS School Leadership Institute
- National Association of Episcopal Schools Biennial Conference
- FIRST Lego Robotics Coordinator Orientation and Training
- AIMS Talking About Race Workshop (conducted by St. Patrick’s Faculty)
- IMSE Orton Gillingham Training
Job Fairs we attend:
In addition to our website, St. Patrick's lists job openings with several additional organizations and agencies, including:
head teachers hold advanced degrees
Living in the DMV
Although St. Patrick’s is located in Washington, D.C., faculty and staff and students live in what is known as the DMV (D.C., Maryland, and Virginia).
DC is not only the capital of the nation but also the capital of free things to do, including a cadre of Smithsonian Museums. Some of our favorites to visit are the National Zoo, National Museum of African American History and Culture, The Portrait Gallery, and the Air and Space Museum.
Sports enthusiasts can follow hometown teams in professional basketball, baseball, football, hockey, and soccer; as well as collegiate teams. Georgetown, George Washington, American, and Howard University offer opportunities for continuing education.
Great neighborhoods like Adams Morgan, Old Town, VA, Downtown Bethesda, Petworth,Georgetown, U Street, The Wharf, and The National Harbor, offer unique living, dining, and cultural experiences.
Performing arts venues abound, including the Kennedy Center, historic Lincoln Theatre, and the Atlas Performing Arts Center just to name a few.