Working at St. Luke's

The talent, dedication and enthusiasm of St. Luke's faculty and staff define the experiences of our students and reputation of the School. We attract the best and brightest by creating a vibrant learning community and fostering professional growth and fulfillment. St. Luke’s offers competitive compensation as well as a generous benefits package that includes:

  • Retirement benefits
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Short- and Long-term disability benefits
  • Vacation, personal and sick days
  • Maternity and paternity leave
  • Educational expenses reimbursement
  • Healthy lunches and snacks, daily, for free
  • Partial tuition remission

St. Luke’s offers an inclusive environment where differences in race, culture, and personal beliefs are embraced as assets that enhance education. St. Luke’s prides itself on being a forward-thinking school and is home to the Center For Leadership - where students hone their own distinct leadership skills by developing a Design mindset, an Inclusive ethos, a Global perspective, and a Service orientation. Please see our FAQ section below.
 

Teaching Opportunities

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  • Upper School English Teacher ('22-23 opening)

    St. Luke's School seeks an experienced high school English teacher to join a department known for its scholarship and wit. This is a team of creative teachers who care deeply about literature from across the globe and who are always eager to explore new ways to inspire student engagement with language and story. The St. Luke’s Literary and Art Magazine, The Pendulum, routinely wins gold medals from the Scholastic Awards, and St. Luke’s poets are celebrated at informal coffee-house events as well as seasonal poetry readings.  

    The English Department is asking the same questions as humanities teachers everywhere: how do we assert the centrality of reading, thinking, and writing in an age of bytes and tweets? Which texts and teaching methods are timeless, which are relevant, and which are we simply fond of? How do we craft a curriculum that not only includes but also celebrates multiple voices and perspectives? Determined to explore these questions in partnership with our students, we are looking for a highly collaborative colleague who revels in the discussion, is as engaged by the questions as by the answers, and brings expertise to share in student-led learning as described in the school’s new Strategic Plan. This is an exciting opportunity for a teacher who is eager to help shape the curricular direction for the Upper School English program.

    Click here to learn more about the position and submit your application. 
  • Upper/Middle School Spanish Teacher ('22-23 opening)

    St. Luke’s School seeks a full-time teacher of Spanish to join its award-winning World Language (WL) Department.  The St. Luke’s WL team is comprised of 6 Spanish teachers, 5 French teachers, 2 Classics teachers, and 2 Mandarin teachers.  The WL program is known regionally and nationally for its innovations, use of cutting-edge technology, and total immersion modern language classes.  Since 2015, the St. Luke’s French program has consistently been awarded the status of “AATF Exemplary French Program with Distinction” -- the highest rank of French programs nationally. 

    Click here to learn more about the position and to submit your application.
  • Upper School Math Teaching Fellow ('22-24 opening)

    2021-23 Opening

    St. Luke’s School, a secular, college-preparatory day school serving grades 5 through 12, seeks a full-time Teaching Fellow to join its Upper School Mathematics Department. A successful candidate will join a Department known for the extraordinary commitment of its teachers. Whether the content is Algebra I or Multivariable Calculus, our Math teachers put students first.  The team welcomes a range of instructional methods, including direct instruction, group work, inquiry-based, and flipped classrooms. It’s the culture of the Department that any teacher will meet individually with any student for extra help, even if they’re not teaching the student that year. This is also a Department that embraces what Seymour Papert has called “hard fun.” The St. Luke’s Math Team participates in all Fairfield County math meets and also has social outings like rock climbing. Joining this Department means joining an ongoing conversation about how best to teach math, and how to do it in a way that inspires more hard fun. 

    Click here to learn more, and to submit your application materials.

Staff & Administrative Opportunities

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  • Academic Technologist ('22-23 opening)

    St. Luke’s School seeks a talented Academic Technologist to join its dynamic, enterprising TE(A)CH Department, i.e. “Teach Tech.” The successful candidate will join a 7-person team comprised of 3 Academic Technologists, dedicated specialists in Network, Systems Support, and School Media, and led by the Director of Technology. We promote a thoughtful, collaborative environment, focusing not only on developing solutions for today’s challenges, but also on cultivating innovative ideas for the future.
     
    The primary role of the Academic Technologist is to collaborate with faculty to effectively integrate technology that enhances teaching and learning in the classroom. Our team adopts a teacher-driven model: to learn our teachers’ goals and pedagogy, raise awareness of exciting opportunities to meet those goals and enhance the student experience, and provide the training and support to succeed.  This is a full-time, full-year staff position with excellent benefits including medical, dental, and life insurance as well as an employer-matching retirement savings plan.

    Click here to learn more about the position and to submit your application materials.
  • designLab Technician ('22-23 fellowship)

    St. Luke’s School, a secular, college-preparatory day school serving grades 5 through 12 in New Canaan, Connecticut, seeks a talented Fabrication Lab Technician for a one-year Fellowship with its innovative designLab: a cross-divisional, interdisciplinary hub for experiential learning. 

    Through cutting edge technologies and project based learning, the designLab sets the example of a classroom experience driven by public purpose, real world problem solving, and the practical application of skills. Consisting of spaces for experimentation that include a brand new, state-of-the-art, 4000+ sq ft digital and physical fabrication lab; a computer science and engineering curriculum offering courses that include computer programming, robotics, and mechanical engineering; and signature student experiences such as the Maker’s Club, Father/Daughter Maker Nights, and an annual Middle & High School Hackathon, the designLab seeks to develop students’ creative problem solving abilities.

    With this Fellowship, the Fab Lab Tech will seize a rare opportunity to hone their skills in an innovative program and school community, with access to top-of-the-line resources and mentorship, and launch into a field that is exploding in popularity and impact on the educational landscape. This is a full-time, 12-month, exempt position with excellent benefits including medical, dental, and life insurance as well as an employer-matching retirement savings plan.

    Click here to learn more about the position and to submit your application materials.
  • Development Associate (immediate opening)

    St. Luke’s School seeks an energetic and collaborative professional to join our Development Team in the newly created position of Development Associate. A resource to the Director of Development and other frontline fundraisers, the Development Associate will lead our preparation for donor visits, assist with moves management and collaborate with our outsourced prospect researcher. The Development Associate will also manage donor files, department mailings, provide general administrative support to the Director of Development and take on special projects and other duties as assigned. The successful candidate will be one who enjoys learning, being part of a team, and takes pride in a job well done. The Development Associate will report to the Director of Development.

    Click here to learn more about the position, and submit your application materials.
  • Learning Specialist ('22-23 opening)

    St. Luke’s School seeks a full-time Learning Specialist. If you are an energetic, creative, and empathetic team player, a skilled communicator, and a joyful presence in the lives of adolescents, who is inspired by the St. Luke's mission, we look forward to meeting you.
    Your primary role at St Luke’s will be to support both middle and upper school students in the development of learning strategies, organization, and study skills; provide individual and/or group instruction as appropriate; and serve as a resource and liaison for faculty, families, and outside community partners. You will report to the Director of Counseling and Well-Being and also work closely with the Middle and Upper School Division Heads and colleagues such as deans, clinical psychologists, advisors, and Admissions officers.


    Click here to read the full position description and to submit your application materials.
  • Upper School Librarian

    St. Luke’s School seeks a dynamic, collaborative Upper School Librarian. The St. Luke's Library contains abundant resources including a carefully curated print collection, more than 200k e-books, a Discovery catalog and a robust suite of databases. The new Library includes 2 dedicated instructional classrooms, breakout space, and an adjacent cafe, with opportunities that abound for collaboration, creativity and camaraderie.

    Details of the position description are still in development, but in the meantime, application materials are welcomed here at our employment portal.

Coaching Opportunities

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  • Assistant Varsity Football Coach (Defensive Assistant)

    St. Luke’s School is searching for a defensive coordinator/coach for our varsity football program.

    St. Luke’s is a co-ed, secular day school of more than 500 students located in New Canaan, CT.  The school competes in the Evergreen League for football and regionally in the New England Prep School Athletic Conference (NEPSAC).

    We are looking for a candidate with the following qualifications:

    • Strong communicator with students, parents, and administration
    • Proper working knowledge and experience within the sport of football with a focus on defense
    • Defensive line experience preferred
    • Work in partnership with the head coach to achieve seasonal program goals
    • Work in partnership with the head coach to execute weekly and daily practice plans
    • Oversee training sessions
    • Assist with the management of all football equipment inventory for the team
    • Communicate clearly with student-athletes and families on expectations
    • Be a leader and mentor for young student-athletes
    • Attend all coaches’ meetings
    • Perform all other duties as assigned by Head Coach and Athletic Director
    Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter by email to Mike West, Director of Athletics, westm@stlukesct.org and Noel Thomas, Head Varsity Football Coach, thomasno@stlukesct.org.

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Contact Us

If you would like to be considered for future opportunities at St. Luke’s, please email your resume and a thoughtful cover letter:

For teaching, administrative or staff positions:
Jim Foley, Assistant Head of School for Leadership and Innovation, at foleyj@stlukesct.org.

For Athletic Department positions:
Mike West, at westm@stlukesct.org
     

    FAQ

    List of 7 frequently asked questions.

    • How big is the typical class size at St. Luke’s?

      Most class sections are about 13-15 students. None are bigger than 18 except for ensemble classes like Band or Chorus, and it’s not unusual to have a class size of 10 or fewer.
    • What’s the daily schedule for a St. Luke's teacher?

      St. Luke’s uses a rotating 5-day schedule, as pictured below - you'll see that Upper School classes are 60 minutes long and meet three days out of every five. Middle School classes are 45 minutes long, meeting four days out of every five. In addition, there are designated times for community gatherings such as Advisory, Town Meetings, extra help, Meditations, and Clubs.

    • What’s a standard teaching load?

      A full-time teaching load at St. Luke’s is four courses. Teachers receive a stipend if they are asked to teach an overload.
    • What about time for collaboration?

      Our work day begins at 7:45am, but first period begins at 9:00am. That morning time in between is used for weekly faculty meetings, student extra help, and collaborative time with colleagues.
    • Is athletic coaching mandatory for teachers?

      No, but contribution to some form of the student-facing after-school co-curricular program each season is an expectation. Most often, this takes the form of athletic coaching, simply because that’s the program with the most number of student participants and thus our area of greatest need. A willing and able assistant coach, even in a sport you never played, is always appreciated!

      However, other forms of co-curricular work also contribute greatly to the life of the school - that could be with our thriving Theater program, the designLab, the Speech & Debate Team, The Sentinel (the student newspaper), community service, or even driving a van and working the score clock at a game.
    • What kind of support does St. Luke’s offer for Professional Development?

      Extensive! We believe that the quality of the classroom experience is paramount, so where better to invest our time and financial resources? Of course, our FGR program is, at its core, all about teacher growth (please see our video on this page to learn more). We also have a substantial budget for professional development (PD) to support faculty growth, which nearly every teacher takes advantage of every year. We have used that budget to fund both on- and-off-campus PD opportunities; we offer tuition assistance for graduate school studies; and we have even supported ambitious DIY opportunities that our colleagues have proposed and created themselves, such as an entire department traveling overseas to study a region featuring prominently in the curriculum, or a road trip through the American South along the U.S. Civil Rights Trail. In addition, we offer ongoing professional learning communities (PLCs) that meet on a monthly basis, such as S.E.E.D. (Seeking Equity and Educational Diversity), Social and Emotional Learning, Critical Friends Group, and Grading for Equity.
    • Do you offer housing? Where do faculty live?

      SLS does not offer faculty housing. This area has many different settings to offer, and faculty and staff tend to live in a wide variety of locations – just like our student body, which draws from 25-30 different towns in Fairfield County (CT) and Westchester County (NY). The map below shows the geographic distribution of faculty homes, and you’ll see that some employees prefer the big city metro experience of NYC or New Haven; others prefer smaller cities like Stamford, Norwalk, or Danbury; plenty of folks live in suburban towns like Katonah, Trumbull, Greenwich, or Ridgefield; and even rural communities with working farms like Redding and Shelton.

    Jim Foley, Assistant Head of School for Leadership & Innovation
    Liz Perry, Head of Upper School
    Amber Berry, Head of Middle School
    Sonia Bell, Director of College Counseling
    Jim Yavenditti, Director of Studies




    Equal Opportunity Employer

    St. Luke’s School is an equal opportunity employer. St. Luke’s School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, disability, veteran status or sexual orientation or any other basis prohibited by law with regard to hiring, terms and conditions of employment or educational programs. We strive to provide a welcoming educational environment where the value and dignity of each and every member is respected and valued.
    St. Luke’s School is a secular (non-religious), private school in New Canaan, CT for grades 5 through 12 serving 25 towns in Connecticut and New York. Our exceptional academics and diverse co-educational community foster students’ intellectual and ethical development and prepare them for top colleges. St. Luke’s Center for Leadership builds the commitment to serve and the confidence to lead.