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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  • Middle School Band Director/Instrumental Music Teacher

    St. Luke’s School seeks a full-time Middle School Band Director. The successful candidate will be a creative, energetic musician who is eager to apply their strengths to a dynamic instrumental music program. You will have the opportunity to join an experienced, passionate music team who create a variety of unique musical opportunities that leverage both their own and their students’ musical interests. As a result, our music program is a huge draw for students, with approximately half of the student body electively participating in an inclusive and supportive musical environment. Our ideal candidate will be a skilled recruiter and motivator of students, a flexible and creative problem solver, and an eager collaborator.

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

  • Teaching Fellow: Mandarin Language

    St. Luke’s School seeks to add a Mandarin Language teacher to its Fellows Program. The Fellows Program is an incredible opportunity to learn from experienced, master teachers at a school that leads the way in educating educators. Fellows have a two or three class course load and are a part of a robust cohort of creative, flexible, and high-energy early career teachers.

    Click here to read the full position description and submit your application.
  • Teaching Fellow: Middle School English

    St. Luke’s School seeks to add a Middle School English teacher to its Fellows Program. The Fellows Program is an incredible opportunity to learn from experienced, master teachers at a school that leads the way in educating educators. Fellows have a two or three class course load and are a part of a robust cohort of creative, flexible, and high-energy early career teachers.

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

    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 read the full position description and to submit your application materials.
  • Upper School Physics Teacher

    St. Luke’s School seeks a full-time teacher, primarily in the discipline of physics, to join our Science Department.  A successful candidate will join a team of passionate teachers who bring science to life for students.  Our Science Department faculty are enthusiastic people who love teaching and learning, with two teachers each in the following disciplines: biology, chemistry, and physics. We hold advanced degrees but wear our intellectualism lightly. We pride ourselves on professionalism, collegiality, and the supportive, innovative environment that is conducive to exceptional teacher development. 

    Click here to read the full position description and to submit your application materials.

Staff & Administrative Opportunities

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  • Director of Athletics & Physical Education

    St. Luke’s School seeks a new Director of Athletics & Physical Education for July 1, 2023. Reporting directly to the Head of School, the Director is a senior Administrator (serving on the administrative leadership team) and serves as the public face of the St. Luke’s athletic community.  The Director is responsible for developing, managing and evaluating the School’s athletic and physical education programs, consistent with the St. Luke’s mission to offer “an exceptional education that inspires a deep love of learning, a strong moral compass, the commitment to serve, and the confidence to lead.”

    St. Luke’s is partnering with Carney, Sandoe & Associates to lead this retained search. A full position description is being developed and will be posted here shortly, but interested candidates should send their materials to Rice Bryan at Applications are open, and candidates will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
  • Director of Development

    St. Luke's School seeks a new Director of Development for July 1, 2023.

    This is a retained search led by RG175. To apply, please contact Jim Pattison at Applications are due no later than January 31st.

Coaching Opportunities

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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

For Athletic Department positions:
Matt Ward, Director of Athletics, at

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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.
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    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.


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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 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.