Spruce Street School is currently accepting applications for the following positions:

Intern Teacher

Full Time: 2021-2022 school year, starting August 16, 2021 

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 ($35,000) and includes benefits. Teachers of color are encouraged to apply.

Application Process: 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.

Extended Day Teacher

Part time starting in September with option for ongoing employment. College students welcome.

Do you love kids? Do you enjoy playing games and creating craft projects? Do you have fun and healthy snack ideas? Would you like to work in a school or education in the future? Are you interested in working with talented teachers? If you answered yes, then this could be an excellent position for you! Spruce Street School is currently hiring teachers for its after school program.

Job Description: Teacher is responsible for developing project ideas for daily or weekly theme-based projects for 5-10 year old students. Teacher will work with a team of teachers to meet the needs of 50 students in a diverse after-school program. Teacher will be responsible for the direct supervision of children.

Hours: Weekdays 2:00 - 6:00 PM, 2-5 days per week. Must be available Wednesdays for staff meetings.

Application Process: The position is open until filled. Applicants should send a resume and cover letter to


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.