School in the Square (S2) engages, educates and empowers adolescents in Washington Heights to respond mindfully and creatively to life’s opportunities and challenges. S2 draws its name from the concept of the public square, where communities come together to solve problems and celebrate successes. We envision S2 as a place where students, families and educators are seen, heard and inspired, and where students build the academic foundations, emotional intelligence and leadership skills necessary to excel in college and professional life. In line with our commitment to equity and diversity, S2 is dedicated to serving all students by providing a differentiated and inclusive learning environment.

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School in the Square Talent Selection Process

School in the Square utilizes a rigorous application process to ensure that our rapidly growing organization hires only the best instructional and non-instructional talent. We encourage you to browse our open positions on our Job Board.

School in the Square offers a very competetive benefits and compensation package. Check out our 2022-23 Compensation Guide.

Application Review:

After submitting your application through our online application system, we will assess whether your application meets our needs and the qualifications for the position. Typically, you will receive an email from us within two weeks, inviting you to a phone screening or informing you that we do not feel your application is a good fit for our needs at that time.

Exploratory Conversation:

Candidates invited to an exploratory conversation will be scheduled to participate in a 20-30 minute phone interview, during which our leadership team will have a chance to learn more about your experiences and give you an opportunity to ask questions about School in the Square.

In-Person Interview

Following the phone screening, candidates may be invited to attend an in-person interview with various members of the school’s leadership team, as well as additional appropriate staff members. While candidates do not need to prepare anything for this interview, we encourage you to bring your professional portfolio.

Demo Lesson:

Candidates for instructional roles will be invited to come teach a demo lesson. Normally, the demo will take place in a typical classroom and will involve approximately 20 children.

Reference Checks:

The final step for any candidate is a reference check. We will ask you to provide three professional references, including a recent supervisor.

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A Peek inside S2

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