Our Mission: The Raleigh School is a cooperative community of children, parents and teachers that fosters a love of learning in an atmosphere of challenge, inquiry and respect.


Organization Overview

The Raleigh School is a nonprofit dedicated to educating young children. We seek to foster a love of learning in an atmosphere of challenge, inquiry, and respect. Our approach is child-centered and developmentally appropriate. Founded in 1952, The Raleigh School currently serves approximately 300 families and 425 students ages 18 months through 5th grade.

Available Positions

Lower Elementary Lead Teachers

The Raleigh School is seeking experienced lower elementary lead teachers who have a proven history and dedication to working with students in a creative, hands-on, integrated learning environment. Ideal candidates will be knowledgeable of Responsive Classroom, have experience with project-based learning, possess exceptional communication and organizational skills, and be technologically proficient.

Candidates must have a degree in Elementary Education and/or certification to teach in the elementary grades. A minimum of five years of lead teaching experience preferred.

Candidates must be willing to partner with parents and work collaboratively with colleagues. Enthusiasm about our school's mission is vital. EOE.

When children, teachers and parents come together, amazing things happen. That is The Raleigh School, a uniquely child-centered independent school serving the vibrant community of Raleigh, NC. For over 65 years the school has functioned as a village of play-based, hands-on, integrated learning for students 18 months of age through fifth grade, now serving over 400 children. The Raleigh School is truly mission-driven. It has never wavered from its philosophy and approach, and so its reputation in the community is well established and highly respected. The school’s graduates have a high rate of success in middle school and beyond. Faculty and staff are highly engaged and enjoy flexibility, autonomy, and creativity. TRS parents are highly supportive and involved in their children’s education, and they volunteer countless hours of service to the school.

The campus is comprised of 18 wooded acres, 18 classrooms, the Arts and Athletic Center, Media Center and extensive natural play areas, including a new elementary playscape. Outdoor learning, including exploration through field trips, is integral to the curriculum. Raleigh is located in the southeastern corner of the Research Triangle, a prospering area with three leading research universities, many high-tech companies and an impressive array of museums and cultural activities.

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to