2014-2015 Co-Teacher Program
Greenwich Country Day School is an independent, co-educational day school with 908 students in grades nursery - 9 with a faculty of 135. The curriculum stresses basic preparation in English, mathematics, history, world languages and physical sciences. Electives include choral music, band, instrumental and piano lessons, studio arts, printing, graphic arts, electronic music, carpentry, sewing, photography and drama. Daily physical education for all students, including interscholastic teams in grades 6-9, is an integral part of the school program.
The school is situated on 92 acres in central Greenwich, Connecticut, and is divided into three divisions: Upper, Middle, and Lower School, each with its own building and Division Head. Together they contain 54 classrooms, 5 science labs, 2 libraries, 3 auditoriums, 3 art studios, 8 tutoring rooms, 3 computer labs, 2 audiovisual rooms, and facilities equipped for teaching choral music, sewing, printing and carpentry. Other buildings include a dining hall with seating for 450, and 4 gymnasiums. The campus includes 54 faculty apartments and houses, 2 swimming pools, an ice hockey rink, 9 playing fields and 4 new tennis courts. Greenwich Country Day was founded in 1926 and has, for many years, defined itself as a family school fostering academic excellence. Creative teaching is encouraged and used to motivate young students and foster a love of learning. The school’s emphasis on developing the whole child results in attention to developing strong academic skills, character, values, creativity, and sportsmanship. Many faculty serve as coaches and advisors in addition to teaching.
The co-teacher program employs 27 college graduates participating in a one or two year experience fostering exploration of the elementary and early childhood teaching profession. Participants explore all aspects of an elementary classroom. Additional responsibilities include either coaching athletic teams in grades 6-9 or working in the “Afters” program in grades 1-3. These after-school activities give co-teachers a chance to work with children of different ages and to broaden their professional experience. A one hour seminar series meets twice a month to supplement the classroom experience.
Compensation includes housing, an annual stipend of $25,000, generous medical and dental benefits, and tuition assistance for graduate school. Greenwich, Connecticut is located approximately 30 miles east of New York City. Greenwich is within easy commuting distance to numerous graduate programs.
GCDS has an institutional commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion. GCDS does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, ethnic background, sexual orientation, age, physical challenge, gender, or any other characteristic.
Please send a current resume and cover letter to:Human Resourceshr@gcds.net