Rio Grande School


Rio Grande School serves students from three years-old to grade six, with class sizes ranging from 14-21 students, a 6:1 student educator ratio, and a total school population of 165. Located at the base of the Sangre De Cristo Mountains on five acres of high desert, surrounded by arroyos and hiking trails, Rio Grande School is perfectly situated for students to engage with both the natural wonders of the outdoors and the academic rigors of the classroom.


Founded in 1978 with an interdisciplinary focus, Rio Grande School has always sought to provide an environment where students’ individuality and creativity are fostered, and the full spectrum of diversity is embraced. By nurturing this culture of thinking our students are taught to think critically -- to be both leaders and learners.


The school is seeking candidates for the following positions beginning in August 2021:


GRADE THREE EDUCATOR (40 hours per week)

GRADE FIVE EDUCATOR (40 hours per week)


The ideal candidate should enjoy learning as much as they do teaching; understand that the classroom extends to the families; believe that all students bring value and are capable of learning; thrive in an environment of collaboration; be able to articulate the mission of the school. Primary duties include leading the assigned classroom along with an experienced associate educator. Educators are expected to attend school wide faculty meetings, community events, professional development opportunities, and occasionally serve on committees with other educators in the school. 


Qualified individuals will have at a minimum a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a minimum of three years full time experience in the classroom. Candidates must have experience with and commitment to working with culturally diverse students, families, and colleagues and to contributing to building and maintaining an inclusive community.


Compensation for the above positions will be determined by years of teaching experience and highest degree earned. Full time positions come with full benefits including health insurance and a 403b retirement plan.


Interested candidates should send a letter of interest, resume, and a list of three to five professional references to careers@riograndeschool.org


Rio Grande School does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, sexual orientation, gender identify, religion, and national or ethnic origin in its hiring practices.