Spruce Street School is currently accepting applications for an Intern Teacher for the 2019-2020 school year, beginning August 12, 2019, Full Time.

Are you beginning your career as an educator? This position is the perfect start. Spruce Street School is looking for a dynamic, beginning educator who values social-emotional teaching and learning as well as academic teaching and learning. A qualified candidate will have experience working with children and be interested in a year-long mentored teaching experience (teaching credential preferred). In addition, the candidate must be interested in working in a small, diverse community where the mission of the school is purposefully put into action every day. This position is salaried ($28,000) and includes benefits. Teachers of color are encouraged to apply.


The position is open until filled. Applicants should email a resume, cover letter and brief description of how their philosophy of education relates to the Spruce Street School mission in order to apply. Bachelor’s degree or higher required.


Spruce Street School is a nurturing educational community that instills in a broad range of children the social, emotional and intellectual skills for lifelong participation in a diverse society.

School Description and Philosophy

Spruce Street School is a small independent K-5 school located in the Denny Triangle neighborhood near downtown Seattle. We have an exceptional, dedicated teaching staff. The curriculum is comprehensive and well balanced, emphasizing both academic and social development. Our school community places great value on diversity, inclusiveness, respect for differences, and community involvement. Our model of governance is highly participatory, with active involvement by teacher, parents, and administrators. Spruce Street School is a nurturing and supportive environment for students, their families and our staff.

Spruce Street School does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, marital status, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, or use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with disability.