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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  • 5th Grade Science Teacher

    Description

    St. Luke’s School, a secular (non-religious), college-preparatory day school serving grades 5 through 12 in New Canaan, Connecticut, seeks a full-time Middle School Science teacher, to teach 5th grade science as well as an introductory 5th grade computer science and engineering class. A successful candidate will join a team of passionate teachers who bring scientific concepts alive for middle school students. Our Science Department faculty are enthusiastic people who love teaching and learning. We pride ourselves on professionalism, collegiality, and the supportive, innovative environment that is conducive to exceptional teacher development. 
     
    The 5th grade science curriculum sets the foundation for science in the Middle School with units covering physical, earth, and life sciences. The 5th grade computer science and engineering curriculum currently focuses on the iterative design engineering process and introduces students to Tinkercad, Scratch, and engineering tool safety in our state of the art designLab
     
    Primary Job Responsibilities:
    • Teach full-time course load of 4 classes (most likely 3 sections of 5th grade science and 1 section of introductory 5th grade computer science & engineering)
    • Participate in an after-school activity for three seasons (e.g., coaching or theater).
    • Serve as co-advisor for a group of 6 to 8 students.
    • Assist with supervisory duties, such as study hall proctoring, lunchroom supervision, and chaperoning events. 

    Interested candidates should apply here.
  • Athletic Operations Coordinator & Volleyball Program Director

    Description

    The Athletic Operations Coordinator & Volleyball Program Director would assist the Athletic Department in coaching, sports promotion and daily operations and logistics. In addition, it would serve as academic support as needed. 
     
    Primary Job Responsibilities
     
    Athletic Operations:
     
    • Enter and maintain school databases relating to athletic department needs
    • Update and ensure accuracy of the website to reflect schedule changes
    • Support additional athletic department administrative needs as assigned
    • Support the Assistant Director and department in setting up and organizing special events. 
    • Support the athletic department with the onboarding of new coaches
    • Van driving support as needed
    • Support the findings and project management of the athletic task force
    Sports Promotion:
     
    • St. Luke’s School athletic content creation & distribution
    • Social media management
    • SLS community engagement
    • Collaboration with MarCom ensuring alignment with SLS branding
    • Stay updated on competitor activities and trends in sports promotion, social media, and digital marketing to enhance strategies and tactics.
    Interested candidates should apply here
  • Head Debate Coach

    St. Luke’s School, a secular (non-religous), college-preparatory day school serving grades 5 through 12 in New Canaan, Connecticut, seeks a talented Head Debate Coach to direct our Upper and Middle School program. In this full-time faculty role, you will take the helm of a team whose climb in the state and national ranks over recent years has raised the bar on both skills and aspirations, and St. Luke’s is looking for an inspiring leader to continue that trajectory. Our program features older debaters who mentor and coach younger ones, a model that promotes the leadership skills we believe are fundamental to debate.
     
    The St. Luke’s Debate program currently includes about 20 Upper School students and 15 Middle School students. The School competes in several leagues, including the American Debate League (ADL), and the National Speech & Debate Association (NSDA). In recent years, the St. Luke’s Debate students at the Middle School and Upper School level qualified for the NSDA national tournament, and we have sent teams to the Tournament of Champions. 

    Interested candidates should apply here.
  • Leave Replacement Job Opening: Upper School Mandarin Teacher

    Leave Replacement Job Opening: Upper School Mandarin Teacher: mid-November 2024 to early March 2025 (approximate)

    St. Luke’s School, a secular (non-religious), college-preparatory day school serving grades 5 through 12 in New Canaan, Connecticut, seeks a Mandarin teacher to cover 5 Upper School classes. 
     
    Primary Job Responsibilities:
    • Teach 5 Upper School Mandarin classes (about 6-14 students per class).  
    1 section each of Mandarin 2, 2 honors, 3, 3 honors, and either 4/4 honors or level 1 (TBD soon).
    • Maintain an open online gradebook, attend faculty meetings, administer and grade assessments. 
    • Write 150-200 word report card comments for each student in January.
    • Participate in parent-teacher conferences via Zoom in November.
     
    Key Skills and Qualities:
    • Strong background in Mandarin
    • Inspiring, positive, flexible, collaborative teacher - equally with fellow teachers as with students
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Interest in working with adolescents
    Interested candidates should apply here
  • Leave Replacement Job Opening: Upper School Math Teacher

    August 27 - November 19, 2024 (approximate)
    St. Luke’s School, a secular (non-religious), college-preparatory day school serving grades 5 through 12 in New Canaan, Connecticut, seeks an Upper School math teacher to cover 4 Upper School classes. 
     
    Primary Job Responsibilities:
    • Teach 4 Upper School Math classes, most likely a mix of Algebra II with Trigonometry, Geometry, and/or Precalculus.
    • Maintain an open online gradebook, attend faculty meetings, and administer assessments.
    • Participate in parent-teacher conferences via Zoom in November.
     
    Key Skills and Qualities:
    • Strong background in Math
    • Inspiring, positive, flexible, collaborative teacher - equally with fellow teachers as with students
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Interest in working with adolescents
    • Familiarity with Desmos and Delta Math is preferred 
    Interested candidates should apply here.
  • Leave Replacement Job Opening: Upper School Spanish Teacher

    Mid-September to mid-December, 2024 (approximate)
    St. Luke’s School, a secular (non-religious), college-preparatory day school serving grades 5 through 12 in New Canaan, Connecticut, seeks a Spanish teacher to cover 4 Upper School classes. 
     
    Primary Job Responsibilities:
    • Teach 4 Upper School Spanish classes (about 10-14 students per class), primarily Spanish 3 and Honors Spanish 3, which are mainly 10th graders.
    • Maintain an open online gradebook, attend faculty meetings, administer and grade assessments. 
    • Participate in parent-teacher conferences via Zoom in November.
     
    Key Skills and Qualities:
    • Strong background in Spanish
    • Inspiring, positive, flexible, collaborative teacher - equally with fellow teachers as with students
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Interest in working with adolescents
    Interested candidates should apply here

Staff & Administrative Opportunities

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  • Admission Operations Manager

    Description

    St. Luke’s School, a secular (non-religious), college-preparatory day school serving grades 5 through 12 in New Canaan, Connecticut, seeks a full-time, 12 month Admissions Operations Manager to join its fast-paced, high-energy team.
    The Admissions Team engages prospective families through digital and on-campus experiences that help tell the story of the School and guide interested candidates through the admissions process. Using a family-centered approach, each candidate’s experience is personalized. 
     

    Position Overview 

    The Admission Operations Manager will manage the operational aspects of the admissions processes, including digital communication, enrollment management and organizing on-campus events. This role engages with prospective families, providing timely, thorough, and persuasive communication about the people, programs, and opportunities at St. Luke’s School. The ideal candidate possesses a positive attitude, superior interpersonal and communication skills, attention to detail, and a deep commitment to the St. Luke’s mission.

    Interested candidates should apply here.
  • Part-Time Theater Teacher and Director

    St. Luke’s School, a secular (non-religious), college-preparatory day school serving grades 5 through 12 in New Canaan, Connecticut, seeks a talented Theater Teacher to direct our Middle School after-school shows. Opportunities to teach an Upper School acting elective are also available for consideration. This is an exciting opportunity for a creative individual to contribute to an award-winning Theater Arts program
     
    The person in this role will be responsible for directing 3 shows: a Middle School fall play, a Middle School winter musical, and a Middle School spring play. The spring play and musical are staged in the Seldin Performing Arts Center, our state-of-the-art, 480-seat proscenium theater with full sound and light capability and with the support of a robust technical crew composed of faculty, staff, and students. The fall play is staged in our second, more intimate fully-equipped performance space, the Wyckoff Family Black Box Theater. The Middle School shows include students in grades 5-8 and the titles for 2024-2025 have not yet been selected. 

    Interested candidates should apply here. 

Coaching Opportunities

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  • Head Coach- Girls Varsity Volleyball

    St. Luke’s School is searching for a Head Girls Varsity Volleyball Coach for the Fall 2024 season.
     
    St. Luke’s is a co-ed, secular day (non-religious) school of more than 550 students located in New Canaan, CT. The school competes locally in the Fairchester Athletic Association (FAA), and regionally in the New England Prep School Athletic Conference (NEPSAC).
    The St. Luke's volleyball team has grown into one of the best programs in both Connecticut and in New England. The team won their first NEPSAC Championship in school history in 2021, and in 2022 had a second consecutive trip to the FAA Tournament semifinals and a trip to the NEPSAC Class B semifinals.

    Click here for more details and/or to submit your application.

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 positions:
Elizabeth Perry, Assistant Head of School for Academics, at perrye@stlukesct.org.

For Administrative or staff positions:
Kelsey Clegg, Human Resources Director, at cleggk@stlukesct.org.

For Athletic Department positions:
Anna Knechtel, Director of Athletics, at knechtela@stlukesct.org

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    • Vision for Inclusive Excellence

      In May of 2017, St. Luke’s School’s Board of Trustees approved the Vision for Inclusive Excellence, pledging to focus the school’s resources—human and financial—around three key areas: Community, Culture, and Curriculum. The vision affirms that inclusive excellence allows diversity (experience, perspectives, race, ethnicity, religion, socioeconomic status, gender or gender expression, ability, etc.), equity, and inclusion to provide the foundation for educational and institutional excellence.
      Learn more

    Faculty Growth & Renewal Program

     

    Virtual Campus Tour: St. Luke’s School

     
     

    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.

    Hear from SLS Faculty & Staff

    Science teacher John Higgins elaborates on the opportunities to grow creatively as an educator.
    Librarian Jean Myles discusses the professional development opportunities at SLS.
    Math teacher Bella Santos talks about ways SLS stood out to her when deciding where to teach.

    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.

    Compliance

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    St. Luke’s School is a secular (non-religious), private school in New Canaan, CT for grades 5 through 12 serving over 35 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.