Working at St. Luke's

The talent, dedication and enthusiasm of St. Luke's faculty and staff define the experiences of our students and reputation of the School. We attract the best and brightest by creating a vibrant learning community and fostering professional growth and fulfillment. St. Luke’s offers competitive compensation as well as a generous benefits package that includes:

  • Retirement benefits
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Short- and Long-term disability benefits
  • Vacation, personal and sick days
  • Maternity and paternity leave
  • Educational expenses reimbursement
  • Healthy lunches and snacks, daily, for free
  • Partial tuition remission

St. Luke’s offers an inclusive environment where differences in race, culture, and personal beliefs are embraced as assets that enhance education. St. Luke’s prides itself on being a forward-thinking school and is home to the Center For Leadership - where students hone their own distinct leadership skills by developing a Design mindset, an Inclusive ethos, a Global perspective, and a Service orientation. Please see our FAQ section below.
 

Teaching Opportunities

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  • Head Debate Coach

    St. Luke’s School, a secular (non-religous), college-preparatory day school serving grades 5 through 12 in New Canaan, Connecticut, seeks a talented Head Debate Coach to direct our Upper and Middle School program. In this full-time faculty role, you will take the helm of a team whose climb in the state and national ranks over recent years has raised the bar on both skills and aspirations, and St. Luke’s is looking for an inspiring leader to continue that trajectory. Our program features older debaters who mentor and coach younger ones, a model that promotes the leadership skills we believe are fundamental to debate.

    The St. Luke’s Debate program currently includes about 20 Upper School students and 15 Middle School students. The School competes in several leagues, including the American Debate League (ADL), and the National Speech & Debate Association (NSDA). In recent years, the St. Luke’s Debate students at the Middle School and Upper School level qualified for the NSDA national tournament, and we have sent teams to the Tournament of Champions. 

    Primary Job Responsibilities:
    • Run all Middle and Upper School debate practice sessions, Monday-Thursday, 3:00pm-4:30pm.
    • Coach and judge debaters at all Upper School and Middle School tournaments, approximately 2 weekends/month from September-June, including several overnight trips out of state.
    • Coordinate and communicate registration details for tournaments, travel logistics, and parent and faculty judges.
    • Work with the Leadership Studies Department Chair to manage the Debate Team budget for tournament entry and travel.
    • Hold a Class A endorsement on driver’s license and serve as the primary driver in SLS vehicles going to and from tournaments.
    • Work closely with and mentor assistant coaches with limited background in debate. 
    • Provide post-tournament photos and write-ups for SLS Communications.
    • Teach at least 1 course (Speech & Debate) in the Upper School. 
    • Teach 1 course in the English or History Department.
    • Serve as an advisor or co-advisor for a group of 6 to 8 students.

    Interested candidates should apply here.



  • Middle & Upper School Mandarin Teacher

    St. Luke’s School, a secular (non-religious), college-preparatory day school serving grades 5 through 12 in New Canaan, Connecticut, seeks a full-time Mandarin teacher, to join our World Language Department. A successful candidate will join a team of passionate teachers who bring language and culture to life for students.  Our World Language Department faculty are enthusiastic people who love teaching and learning.  We pride ourselves on professionalism, collegiality, and the supportive, innovative environment that is conducive to exceptional teacher development. 

    Primary Job Responsibilities:
    • Teach full-time course load of 4 classes (most likely 3 Middle School and 1 Upper School Mandarin classes)
    • Participate in an after-school activity for three seasons.
    • Serve as co-advisor for a group of 6 to 8 students.
    • Assist with supervisory duties, such as study hall proctoring, lunchroom supervision, and chaperoning events. 
    Interested candidates should apply here.
  • Middle School Computer Science & Engineering Teaching Fellow

    Description

    St. Luke’s School, a secular (non-religious), college-preparatory day school serving grades 5 through 12 in New Canaan, Connecticut, seeks to add a Middle School Computer Science & Engineering teacher to its Fellows Program. The St. Luke’s Fellows Program is an incredible opportunity to learn from experienced, master teachers at a school that leads the way in educating educators. Fellows have a two or three-class course load and are a part of a robust cohort of creative, flexible, and high-energy early career teachers.


    We are looking for individuals with excellent content knowledge, strong communication skills, an inherent drive to be engaged and involved, and a pronounced enjoyment of students, their lives, interests, and goals. Candidates with summer camp, coaching, or any experience in which authentic connections with students are forged, are encouraged to apply.
    Primary Job Responsibilities:
      • Teach two Middle School CS&E classes: 
        • 7th grade Computing & AI Ethics
        • 8th grade Electronics & Robotics
    Interested candidates should apply here.
  • Upper School Mathematics Teacher

    St. Luke’s School, a secular (non-religious), college-preparatory day school serving grades 5 through 12, seeks an exceptional educator to join its Upper School Math Department. A successful candidate will join a Mathematics Department known for the extraordinary commitment of its teachers. Whether the content is Algebra I or Multivariable Calculus, our Math teachers put students first. It’s the culture of the Department that any teacher will meet individually with any student for extra help, even if they’re not teaching the student that year. The Department uses a range of instructional methods, including direct instruction, group work, inquiry-based, and flipped classrooms; the practices in Building Thinking Classrooms inform the department’s approach. This is also a Department that embraces what Seymour Papert has called “hard fun.” The St. Luke’s Math Team participates in all Fairfield County math meets and also has social outings. Joining this Department means joining an ongoing conversation about how best to teach math, and how to do it in a way that inspires more hard fun. 

    Primary Job Responsibilities:
    • Teach full-time course load of four Upper School mathematics classes, including PreCalculus and Calculus.
    • Participate in an after-school activity for three seasons (athletic coaching preferred).
    • Participate and engage in our Math Lab helping students from all math courses.
    • Serve as co-advisor for a group of 6 to 8 students.
    • Assist with supervisory duties such as lunchroom supervision and chaperoning events.


      Interested Candidates should apply here.

Staff & Administrative Opportunities

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  • Director of Annual Giving

    Position Overview

    The Director of Annual Giving reports to the Director of Development and is responsible for the organization, planning, and management of The St. Luke’s Fund. In addition to managing the Fund, the Director of Annual Giving, as a member of the Development Team, shares in the creation of comprehensive strategies to excel at achieving strength in total voluntary support for St. Luke’s School. 

    Primary Job Responsibilities
    • Develop and implement a comprehensive plan for growing the St. Luke’s Fund; including implementing strategy for annual giving appeals, donor communications, and cultivation efforts for community engagement and stewardship.
    • Meet and exceed annual fundraising and participation goals.
    • Strong organizational skills in developing and managing best practice fundraising strategies. 
    • Identify, recruit, train, solicit, and manage a team of dedicated parent volunteers.
    • Develop and maintain relationships with donors and potential donors.
    Interested candidates should apply here
  • Executive Assistant to the Assistant Head of School for Academics

    St. Luke’s School, a secular (non-religious), college-preparatory day school serving grades 5 through 12 in New Canaan, Connecticut, seeks a creative and talented Executive Assistant to join its administrative staff. This is an exciting opportunity to extend your professional contributions to the life of a school in unique ways - reporting to and working closely with the Assistant Head of School for Academics, the Executive Assistant manages all workflow related to overseeing the faculty. The Executive Assistant plays a key role in coordinating the hiring process and will work closely with Human Resources. The Executive Assistant also supports other key administrators on specific projects.
     
    The Executive Assistant should be highly organized, collaborative, and professional in handling sensitive and confidential matters, proactive in anticipating and planning for future challenges and opportunities, and eager to learn and grow. A successful candidate will be someone who is able to pivot quickly yet thoughtfully, responding and thinking on their feet as needs evolve. The Executive Assistant should have strong interpersonal skills and cultural competence, with demonstrated experience working in a diverse setting, and set a tone of genuine affection for people, especially school-aged children but also adult colleagues, alumni, parents, and professionals outside of the School.  

    This position begins July 1, 2024.

    Interested candidates should apply here.
  • Learning Specialist

    St. Luke’s School, a secular (non-religious), college-preparatory day school serving grades 5 through 12 in New Canaan, Connecticut, seeks a full-time Learning Specialist. If you are an energetic, creative, and empathetic team player, a skilled communicator, and a joyful presence in the lives of adolescents, we look forward to meeting you.

    Your primary role at St Luke’s will be to support both middle and upper school students in the development of learning strategies, organization, and study skills; provide individual and/or group instruction as appropriate; and serve as a resource and liaison for faculty, families, and outside community partners. You will report to the Director of Well-Being and Academic Support and also work closely with the Middle and Upper School Division Heads and colleagues such as deans, clinical psychologists, advisors, and members of the admissions office.

    A successful candidate will join an exceptionally capable and caring department that includes School Counselors and Learning Specialists. We are crafting a comprehensive program that is preventative in design, developmental in implementation, and supports our students in the areas of academic, personal, and social-emotional development. 

    This is a full-time, school-year (i.e., summers off) staff position with excellent benefits including medical, dental, and life insurance as well as an employer-matching retirement savings plan. The position requires at minimum a bachelor’s degree and/or certification in Special Education, School Psychology, or comparable fields. An ideal candidate will also have prior full-time

    Interested candidates should apply here.

Coaching Opportunities

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  • Head Coach- Girls Varsity Volleyball

    St. Luke’s School is searching for a Head Girls Varsity Volleyball Coach for the Fall 2024 season.
     
    St. Luke’s is a co-ed, secular day (non-religious) school of more than 550 students located in New Canaan, CT. The school competes locally in the Fairchester Athletic Association (FAA), and regionally in the New England Prep School Athletic Conference (NEPSAC).
    The St. Luke's volleyball team has grown into one of the best programs in both Connecticut and in New England. The team won their first NEPSAC Championship in school history in 2021, and in 2022 had a second consecutive trip to the FAA Tournament semifinals and a trip to the NEPSAC Class B semifinals.

    Click here for more details and/or to submit your application.

Contact Us

If you would like to be considered for future opportunities at St. Luke’s, please email your resume and a thoughtful cover letter:

For teaching positions:
Elizabeth Perry, Assistant Head of School for Academics, at perrye@lilyrenohomes.com.

For Administrative or staff positions:
Kelsey Clegg, Human Resources Director, at cleggk@lilyrenohomes.com.

For Athletic Department positions:
Anna Knechtel, Director of Athletics, at knechtela@lilyrenohomes.com

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    • Vision for Inclusive Excellence

      In May of 2017, St. Luke’s School’s Board of Trustees approved the Vision for Inclusive Excellence, pledging to focus the school’s resources—human and financial—around three key areas: Community, Culture, and Curriculum. The vision affirms that inclusive excellence allows diversity (experience, perspectives, race, ethnicity, religion, socioeconomic status, gender or gender expression, ability, etc.), equity, and inclusion to provide the foundation for educational and institutional excellence.
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    FAQ

    List of 7 frequently asked questions.

    • How big is the typical class size at St. Luke’s?

      Most class sections are about 13-15 students. None are bigger than 18 except for ensemble classes like Band or Chorus, and it’s not unusual to have a class size of 10 or fewer.
    • What’s the daily schedule for a St. Luke's teacher?

      St. Luke’s uses a rotating 5-day schedule, as pictured below - you'll see that Upper School classes are 60 minutes long and meet three days out of every five. Middle School classes are 45 minutes long, meeting four days out of every five. In addition, there are designated times for community gatherings such as Advisory, Town Meetings, extra help, Meditations, and Clubs.

    • What’s a standard teaching load?

      A full-time teaching load at St. Luke’s is four courses. Teachers receive a stipend if they are asked to teach an overload.
    • What about time for collaboration?

      Our work day begins at 7:45am, but first period begins at 9:00am. That morning time in between is used for weekly faculty meetings, student extra help, and collaborative time with colleagues.
    • Is athletic coaching mandatory for teachers?

      No, but contribution to some form of the student-facing after-school co-curricular program each season is an expectation. Most often, this takes the form of athletic coaching, simply because that’s the program with the most number of student participants and thus our area of greatest need. A willing and able assistant coach, even in a sport you never played, is always appreciated!

      However, other forms of co-curricular work also contribute greatly to the life of the school - that could be with our thriving Theater program, the designLab, the Speech & Debate Team, The Sentinel (the student newspaper), community service, or even driving a van and working the score clock at a game.
    • What kind of support does St. Luke’s offer for Professional Development?

      Extensive! We believe that the quality of the classroom experience is paramount, so where better to invest our time and financial resources? Of course, our FGR program is, at its core, all about teacher growth (please see our video on this page to learn more). We also have a substantial budget for professional development (PD) to support faculty growth, which nearly every teacher takes advantage of every year. We have used that budget to fund both on- and-off-campus PD opportunities; we offer tuition assistance for graduate school studies; and we have even supported ambitious DIY opportunities that our colleagues have proposed and created themselves, such as an entire department traveling overseas to study a region featuring prominently in the curriculum, or a road trip through the American South along the U.S. Civil Rights Trail. In addition, we offer ongoing professional learning communities (PLCs) that meet on a monthly basis, such as S.E.E.D. (Seeking Equity and Educational Diversity), Social and Emotional Learning, Critical Friends Group, and Grading for Equity.
    • Do you offer housing? Where do faculty live?

      SLS does not offer faculty housing. This area has many different settings to offer, and faculty and staff tend to live in a wide variety of locations – just like our student body, which draws from 25-30 different towns in Fairfield County (CT) and Westchester County (NY). The map below shows the geographic distribution of faculty homes, and you’ll see that some employees prefer the big city metro experience of NYC or New Haven; others prefer smaller cities like Stamford, Norwalk, or Danbury; plenty of folks live in suburban towns like Katonah, Trumbull, Greenwich, or Ridgefield; and even rural communities with working farms like Redding and Shelton.

    Hear from SLS Faculty & Staff

    Science teacher John Higgins elaborates on the opportunities to grow creatively as an educator.
    Librarian Jean Myles discusses the professional development opportunities at SLS.
    Math teacher Bella Santos talks about ways SLS stood out to her when deciding where to teach.

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    St. Luke’s School is an equal opportunity employer. St. Luke’s School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, disability, veteran status or sexual orientation or any other basis prohibited by law with regard to hiring, terms and conditions of employment or educational programs. We strive to provide a welcoming educational environment where the value and dignity of each and every member is respected and valued.

    Compliance

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    St. Luke’s School is a secular (non-religious), private school in New Canaan, CT for grades 5 through 12 serving over 35 towns in Connecticut and New York. Our exceptional academics and diverse co-educational community foster students’ intellectual and ethical development and prepare them for top colleges. St. Luke’s Center for Leadership builds the commitment to serve and the confidence to lead.