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Thank you for your interest in employment at Georgiana Bruce Kirby Preparatory School.

General Inquiries

In keeping with the spirit of our namesake, Kirby is an intellectually stimulating and community-minded school that prepares students to be life-long learners through college and beyond. Our student body of 275 students, grades 6-12, is warm, enthusiastic, and academically oriented, and they often tell us their teachers are the best part of attending Kirby.

Our middle and high school curriculum is a rigorous, college prep program centered on strong academic coursework, including art, theater, digital media, chorus, and student publications. Our emphasis on progressive education includes intensive study paths in the humanities, foreign language, art, and science, technology and mathematics. Small individual classes averaging just twelve students provide faculty the opportunity to develop strong relationships with students, and ongoing curricular dialogs invite teachers to share research and ideas with colleagues.

If you have a passion for lifelong learning, an interest in encouraging students to take responsibility for their own education, and an openness to the rich, creative work of colleagues from widely different backgrounds, then please consider becoming a faculty member at Kirby.

To apply, send a resume with a cover letter explaining your background and interest in working at Kirby School to employment@kirby.org.

Kirby School seeks diversity in its community and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, color, citizenship status, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, veteran status, marital status, or sexual orientation.

Openings for 2019-2020


Kirby School seeks a high-school history teacher for the 2019–2020 school year.

The ideal candidate possesses some or all of the following: an appropriate teaching credential, an advanced degree in history, ample experience in the context of independent and/or public secondary schools, and a commitment to inclusion and diversity in the classroom and in curriculum development. Because Kirby’s history program places strong emphasis on writing, candidates should also be good writers and effective editors of student work.

This position would constitute 100% of FTE and includes health benefits and a salary base that are competitive with CAIS norms. Interested and qualified candidates should email History Department Chair Kirstin Olsen at historyhire@kirby.org. Please attach a cover letter, current resume, at least two letters of reference, and at least one of the following: a piece of your own writing (published or not), an anonymized student essay showing your comments, and/or a brief statement of your approach to the teaching of academic research and writing.

Kirby offers small class sizes and a highly collaborative faculty. We encourage you to explore our website site to learn more about our academic program, mission, and philosophy. Kirby’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is reflected in our hiring process; people of color and LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application deadline: March 1, 2019