The River School educates children from 18 months through 3rd grade and is known nationally for its inclusion program for children with hearing loss--15% of our students have a hearing loss.
The River School uses a unique co-teaching model--it pairs a master's level educator and a speech-language pathologist (SLP) full time in every classroom. River also trains graduate students from across the country. A typical classroom teaching team includes the educator and SLP and a graduate student in either education or speech-language pathology. Class sizes are small allowing for strong teacher-student relationships and individualized teaching and learning.
If you welcome collaboration and are interested in teaming with a speech-language pathologist to optimize student language, academic and social development this placement may be for you.
We require all classroom educators to hold a master's degree in early childhood, elementary or special education.
The River School model is progressive so expect to be planning classroom themes and teaching through project-based learning. There are no desks at River. Only spaces for collaboration and experimentation.
Additional Salary Information: River offers a fully employer paid benefit package
About The River School
The River School is an inclusive educational program serving 220 students from 18-months-old through 3rd grade. We cherish being a part of a child’s early years and helping each child develop a love of learning. We bring energy and innovation to teaching core academics, and foster children’s growth in social cognition, independence, communication, creativity, and problem solving. We provide a nurturing, developmentally appropriate environment in each classroom.
Our unique co-teaching model pairs a master’s level educator with a speech-language pathologist in each classroom. Our curriculum is designed to enliven learning across the domains, building each year as a student moves through the program, culminating in Grade 3. Children thrive in an environment of experiential and collaborative learning through a thematic curriculum, which empowers children as they learn. Children engage in drama, music, art, physical education, yoga, and science lead by our specials teachers. Inspired by our talented and experienced faculty, our students are encouraged every day to ask questions, explore and discover.