Teaching Assistant

Position Available: Teaching Assistant, full-time, immediate opening. 

Since 1964, Seattle Country Day School has been inspiring gifted children in grades K-8 to discover their potential through inquiry. Students are the center of a dynamic learning and discovery process. Experienced teachers focus on intellectual and character growth, attending to the social, ethical, and emotional needs of students. Small classes generate curiosity and innovation through inquiry learning, and provide opportunities for collaborative experiences with a curriculum rich in mathematics, science, technology, humanities, and the arts.

Seattle Country Day School affirms that attracting, supporting, and embracing a diverse community is critical to fulfilling its mission of educating gifted students, and seeks diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds in its faculty in order to reflect the diversity inherent in a multicultural city and society. The school is committed to diversity among students, faculty, staff, and Board of Trustees, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, age, or disability.


A bachelor’s degree and professional experience in an educational setting are required.


Specific responsibilities may include any of the following:

Instructional Support

  • Work with students both individually and in small groups under the supervision of the classroom teacher;
  • Substitute as needed and assigned by Division Head;
  • Accompany classes on field trips and other off-campus activities;
  • Assist teachers and office staff with school projects, both within and outside the classroom;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Student Supervision – Lunch and recess, may include before school (7:30-8:15 am), or after school (until 4 pm)

  • Supervise students during lunch and recess periods;
  • Provide a safe, caring, and challenging environment for students;
  • Maintain consistent expectations for behavior. Support students in problem-solving and conflict resolution;
  • Create, choose, and supervise projects and learning opportunities for students;
  • Assistance with drop-off in the morning and dismissal in the afternoon when necessary;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Salary and Benefits

Competitive compensation and benefits.

Application Process

Applicants should complete an employment application available on the school’s website at www.seattlecountryday.org. Submit this completed application along with a letter of interest and resumé to humanresources@seattlecountryday.org.