City and Country School is a coeducational independent, progressive school for children ages 2-13 in Greenwich Village. Children at City and Country develop responsibility and a strong sense of community through group experiences such as block building and work with other open-ended materials in the Lower School, and group jobs in the Middle and Upper School. Through trips, books, and opportunities for other first-hand experiences, children learn to ask questions and conduct meaningful research. We believe the teacher's place is alongside the child, posing questions that elicit imaginative thinking, problem-solving and decision-making in pursuit of a deeper perspective. An underlying respect for children, the group process, and a social-studies driven, interdisciplinary approach are among the hallmarks of our program.

City and Country School is an Equal Opportunity Employer with interest in developing diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. City and Country School does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, age, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital or familial status, national origin, citizenship, or disability.

Director of Communication

City and Country seeks a full-time Director of Communication for the 2019-2020 school year, beginning in July 2019.  

Overall Responsibilities:
The Director of Communications is tasked with developing, coordinating, and executing a comprehensive communications program. The Director enhances the School’s image and visibility as a leader in progressive education and delivers the School’s messages to its constituencies (parents, alumni and alumni parents, Trustees, students, faculty, and friends) across online and print publications and social media. The Director manages the voice of the School to ensure that communications are accurate in content, style, and tone to reflect the School’s unique approach to learning.

A full job description can be found here.

Candidates can apply here.

Seventh Grade (XIIs) Group Teacher

City and Country seeks a Seventh Grade (XIIs) Group Teacher.

These are the key elements for this position:
  • Experience with the age range
  • Experience with the teaching of Social Studies or Language Arts
  • Experience developing a Social Studies program that integrates other disciplines such as art, music, drama, science and Spanish
  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Willingness to work in close collaboration with colleagues and children
  • Ability to articulate C&C’s philosophy and practice
  • Experience with progressive teaching approach
  • Preferred background in ancient civilizations
  • Master’s Degree required

Candidates may apply here.

Upper Elementary/Middle School Psychologist

City and Country School seeks a part-time Upper Elementary/Middle School Psychologist.

The Part-Time Middle/Upper School Psychologist works to support children in grades 3-8 and their families, in addition to supporting teachers in their work. This is currently a three day a week position, though there is some potential flexibility, and potential to expand in the future.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Collaborate with the Student Support Teams, Group Teachers and Specials Teachers about children's development and progress
  • Observe children in a variety of in-school setting in order to advise teaches and the Student Support Teams, teachers and parents
  • Conduct classroom Community Meetings as appropriate
  • Guide social emotional development curriculum at each age level as appropriate
  • Consult and advise regarding Health and Wellness curriculum throughout Middle and Upper Schools
  • Lead Coffee and Conversation series (developmental and topical discussions) for Middle and Upper School families
  • Coordinate with outside service providers on behalf of children and families
  • Communicate with Board of Education as necessary
  • Facilitate bi-weekly Banana Splits groups for children who have experienced parental divorce or death
  • Co-lead Parent Support Group with Lower School Psychologist, one time per month

Key elements for candidates include:
  • Experience with the age range
  • Strong communication skills
  • Flexible approach  
  • Experience administering neuropsychological testing and skilled at discussing findings
  • Experience with progressive teaching approaches
  • Interest in working within a progressive teaching environment

  • Doctoral degree in psychology

Candidates may apply here.

Lower School Associate Teachers

City and Country School seeks Associate Teachers to work with children between the ages of 2-7 for the 2019-20 academic year, beginning in late August 2019.  
Associate teachers work closely to support the curriculum goals for any given age group within the Lower School. Working in committed partnership with lead teachers, associates actively participate in all classroom responsibilities including materials preparation, curriculum planning and parent-teacher conferences.
Desired qualities include:
  • Interest in a progressive approach to educating young children
  • Ability to collaborate
  • Actively committed to a Social Studies based core curriculum
  • For first and second grade: experience preferred in the teaching of reading and writing
  • Interest in supporting a school-wide commitment to issues of Social Justice, both for students, Faculty and the wider adult community
Applicants should have an undergraduate degree and experience with specific age groups of children is preferred
Part-time and full time opportunities for associates working with 3 year olds
Full-time opportunities, 8:15-3:15, available for Pre-K through second grade
Candidates may apply here.

Middle School Shared Associates

City and Country School seeks three Middle School Shared Associates for the 2019-20 academic year, beginning in late August 2019.

The Shared Associate primarily works with either 3rd, 4th or 5th graders. With two groups at each age level, the Associate will be shared by two cooperating teachers. Each group has approximately 16 students.

The job of the Shared Associate is two-fold:
  • Four days a week the Shared Associate works with their cooperating teachers, supporting individual students, working within a small group setting and facilitating large group lessons.
  • One day a week the Shared Associate "floats," (or acts as a substitute) as needed, within the Middle and Upper School (3rd- 8th grade). If no coverage is needed on an Associate's "Float Day,” they remain in the classroom.  

A Shared Associate responsibilities include:
  • Assists students and teachers with classroom instruction
  • Confers with students in Library each day
  • Facilitates a literature circle two or three times a week with a group of 6-7 students
  • Accompanies Groups on field trips
  • Meets regularly with teachers to confer and plan
  • Assists in Play process
  • Helps draft student reports and participates in Parent Conferences
  • Covers Lunch/Yard at least once a week
  • Attends weekly Staff Meetings (Wednesdays, 3:30-5:30)
  • Substitutes for cooperating teachers as needed

In addition to the classroom responsibilities the Middle/Upper School Associates share Morning Yard duties (M-F 8-8:30 am) for additional compensation. The specific schedule is to be determined in August 2019.

Candidates may apply here.

Middle/Upper School Substitute Teachers

City and Country School seeks Middle/Upper School Substitute Teachers for the 2018-19 academic year.

Middle/Upper School Substitute Teachers work with grades 3-8.

Responsibilities may include:
  • Enacting lesson plans left by Group Teacher/Specials Teacher
    • Work may include Social Studies, Language Arts, Math, Spanish, Technology, Art, Shop, Science, Music and Physical Education
  • Supporting students in the work of the classroom
  • Managing classrooms of children
  • Providing feedback to Group Teacher/Specials teacher with regard to the lesson and the group
  • Accompanying and overseeing children during Lunch, in the Library and in the Yard
  • Joining groups on trips
  • Overseeing Morning Yard
  • Supervising Afterschool Homework/Library

Key elements for candidates include:
  • Flexible approach  
  • Experience with the age range
  • Strong communication skills
  • Experience with progressive teaching approaches
  • Interest in working within a progressive teaching environment

Candidates may apply here.

City and Country School

146 W 13th Street New York, NY 10011
Phone: 212.242.7802