Working at Laurence
Laurence School is a dynamic and cutting-edge independent elementary school, providing students in Kindergarten through 6th Grade with a well-rounded academic education, enhanced by strong STEAM, arts, and athletic programs. Grounded in our "Total Child" philosophy, we provide a personal and well-rounded education to our students, ensuring their academic, social, emotional, and physical growth and development.
The Laurence community is energetic, optimistic, inclusive, and passionate. We are committed to providing the best possible experience for our students. Our approximately 80 administrators, faculty, and staff are also lifelong learners, just like our 300+ students.
People choose to work at Laurence School because it offers academic freedom, creativity, and leadership opportunities. Here, employees have the opportunity to thrive in a stimulating and diverse environment, where new ideas, skills, and experiences are constantly being exchanged and shared. We also encourage growth through ongoing professional development opportunities, both on and off campus.
Laurence employees receive competitive salaries and excellent benefits, including the option for HMO or PPO insurance, including dental and vision care. The school also offers a 401(k) Plan, with matching employer contributions based upon years of service, as well as access to group plans for disability coverage, life insurance, and more. Laurence also pays for the costs of employee professional development.
In recruitment and hiring, Laurence School is committed to policies that will increase staff diversity, both to reflect the high value Laurence School places on cultural competency, and for the direct benefit of each student.
Hiring decisions at Laurence School are based on applicants’: professional experience and promise; their match with the core school values of culture, community, and diversity; and their commitment to grow in their practice. Teachers are additionally chosen based on their knowledge of best pedagogical and developmental practices. We generally seek teachers whose practice is student-centered and inquiry-based, as well as teachers who are excellent communicators and collaborators, and who can serve as compassionate, engaged guides for students.
The selection process includes interviews, school visits, reference checks, and sample teaching lessons or assignments if applicable. Interview committees generally include administrators and teachers.
We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate based on race, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability, sexual orientation, or any other category prohibited by law. (See our full EEO statement below.)
New Employee Onboarding
New employees are welcomed to the school through a dedicated orientation program, including being paired with a "mentor" employee and an opportunity to formally meet the employee community during our back to school prep week. We provide ample training opportunities for learning school technology platforms, practices, and policies. New teachers also have the additional support of our curriculum guide, and a community of experienced faculty members who are always happy to offer help and advice.
Laurence School is an equal opportunity employer. We continually strive to build an inclusive culture in our diverse community.
Laurence School prohibits discrimination against employees or applicants for employment on the basis of race, color, religion (including all aspects of religious beliefs, observance or practice, including religious dress or grooming practices), sex (including gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender, pregnancy and breastfeeding), national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, marital status or registered domestic partner status, uniformed service member or veteran status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic characteristics or information, or any other basis protected by law. The School will afford equal employment opportunity to all qualified employees and applicants as to all terms and conditions of employment, including, without limitation, compensation, hiring, training, promotion, transfer, discipline, and termination.