About TLS

Employment

The Lexington School is committed to leadership in education and a culturally diverse faculty and staff. The school seeks applications from candidates who will contribute impactfully to an environment in which all individuals are valued and encouraged to be their best. The Lexington School is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are based on merit, ability, and qualifications. The Lexington School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.

The Lexington School is recognized as the #2 best private elementary school in the nation by The Best Schools organization.  It is located in Lexington, Kentucky. A growing and thriving community, Lexington is home to the University of Kentucky, Transylvania University, and many national businesses and medical headquarters. Known for high tech, higher ed, health care, and horses, Lexington and surrounding areas offer an excellent quality of life.
 

Employment Opportunities

List of 7 frequently asked questions.

  • Assistant to the Lower School Division Head

    With diverse responsibilities including community outreach, event planning, orchestrator of details, program coordinator, and critical administrative partner, the Lower School Assistant is a crucial facilitator, collaborator, and contributor to the success of The Lexington School. 
    The Lower School Assistant sets the tone for all visitors to the Lower School and will help manage and coordinate the daily functioning of the division. The Assistant should be highly organized, collaborative, trustworthy in handling private and confidential matters, proactive in anticipating and planning, solutions-oriented, and committed to continuous improvement. The Assistant should value relationships, demonstrate emotional intelligence, and set a tone of genuine affection for people, especially elementary age students, but also adult colleagues, alumni, parents, and visitors to the School. 
    Reporting to and working closely with the Lower School Head, the Assistant manages all workflow related to the Lower School Head and occasionally supports other key administrators. 
    This position reports to campus daily where strict COVID-19 protocols are in place. Availability to work occasional evenings and weekends will also be necessary to support events. This is a full-time, 12-month position, starting date is July 1, 2021.
    Essential Contributions and Responsibilities:
    • Provide administrative support to the Lower School Head 
    • Serve as a major program information resource person for Lower School, acting as a liaison to all other divisions of the school
    • Professionally represent The Lexington School in interactions with students, faculty, staff, families, and visitors 
    • Demonstrate the ability to maintain confidential and sensitive information
    • Provide support and guidance to students 
    • Complete projects as approved by the Lower School Head
    • Set up and maintain information management systems
    • Lead or partner in planning and coordinating special events
    • Provide essential support to administrative functions (attendance, scheduling, etc.)
    • Coordinate and produce weekly Lower School communications
    • Compose correspondence for internal communications and reports
    • Blackbaud database experience preferred, but not required
    • Familiarity with calendar management
    • Assist the Lower School Head in additional duties as assigned
    Key Skills & Qualities: 
    • Ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment while maintaining a calm and respectful demeanor 
    • Proficiency with a range of standard office applications (including all components of Google Suite and MS Office) and willingness to learn new systems, such as Blackbaud, as needed 
    • Excellent written and verbal communication
    • Ability to prioritize and complete multiple tasks, work independently in the office, and troubleshoot and resolve problems creatively 
    • Ability to work occasional evenings or weekend days as needed 
    • Discretion and confidentiality in all dealings 
    • Candidates must show a strong willingness to receive feedback regularly, grow professionally, and significantly contribute to the life of the school
    Qualifications:
    • Bachelor's degree preferred
    • Communications, executive assistant, or event planning background preferred, but not required
    • Experience in independent schools preferred, but not required
    Note: The Lexington School is dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity and does not discriminate in the terms, conditions, benefits, practices, or opportunities for employment on the basis of race, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, national origin, disability, veteran’s status, or status as a smoker or non-smoker, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.
  • Acorns Teaching Assistant

    The Acorns class (two-year-olds) at The Lexington School helps students learn in an atmosphere of playful discovery and multi-sensory experiences. The Acorns class, staffed with a certified teacher and a teaching assistant and with a maximum class size of 12 students, is a joyful place to work and grow as an educator. The teaching assistant would support the teacher, interact with students, and support the TLS Mission Skills.
    QUALIFICATIONS:
    ·        High school education is required; associate degree or bachelor’s degree preferred.
    ·        Prior experience working with young children
    SUPERVISION:
    Directly reports to the Director of Preschool.
    Please direct resume and cover letter to employment@thelexingtonschool.org.
    This is a part-time, 10-month position, effective August 16, 2021.
    Note: The Lexington School is dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity and does not discriminate in the terms, conditions, benefits, practices, or opportunities for employment on the basis of race, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, national origin, disability, veteran’s status, or status as a smoker or non-smoker, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.
  • Lower School Teacher

    The Lexington School is seeking a teaching professional who has experience inspiring and engaging young minds for the 2021-2022 school year. Excellent teamwork skills and a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education (grades 1-5) are required. Competitive salary. Please direct resume and cover letter to employment@thelexingtonschool.org 
    Recognized as the #2 best private elementary school in the nation by The Best Schools organization, The Lexington School is a 2-year-old - 8th grade school of some 600 students located in Lexington, KY. With an average class size of 12, a talented and diverse faculty, and robust resources, The Lexington School is a fantastic place to work and grow as a professional. It is also located in a growing and thriving community, home to the University of Kentucky, Transylvania University, and other educational institutions. Known as well for high tech, health care, and horses, and home to many national businesses, Lexington and surrounding areas offer an excellent quality of life. 
     
    Teachers at The Lexington School maintain a learning environment that supports the school’s mission, working to help instill integrity, a joyful pursuit of learning, and a strong work ethic in students. Qualified candidates will also model the TLS Mission Skills, and strive to exemplify each of the faculty created indicators of teaching excellence, which are:  
     
    • Teamwork and Collegiality
    • Creativity and Engagement 
    • Ethics and Nurturing School Culture 
    • Resilience and Growth Mindset 
    • Curiosity and Professional Improvement 
    • Time Management and Classroom Culture 
    • Best Practice Instruction and Assessment
     
    PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
    • Bachelor’s degree in education or pertinent subject area from accredited university required; Masters or other advanced degree preferred
    • Teaching experience in an elementary school or work with elementary aged children preferred
    KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY
    Duties of this job include, but are not limited to:
    • Develop lesson plans and instructional materials to provide individualized and small group instruction and adapt the curriculum to the needs of each student
    • Maintain lesson plans and pacing schedules as part of curriculum mapping
    • Use a variety of instructional strategies, such as inquiry, group discussion, lecture, discovery, etc. to facilitate higher level thinking development
    • Establish and maintain standards of student behavior needed to achieve a functional and positive learning atmosphere in the classroom
    • Evaluate students’ academic and social growth, keep appropriate records, and prepare progress reports and report cards
    • Communicate with parents through conferences, phone calls, and e-mail to discuss students’ progress and interpret the school program
    • Identify student needs and cooperate with other professional staff members in assessing and helping students solve health, behavioral, and learning challenges
    • Maintain professional competence through professional growth activities
    • Supervise students in out-of-classroom activities during the school day, such as recess, lunch, and breaks
    • Participate in grade level, division, and full faculty meetings, and serve on school committees as required
    • Attend divisional and school-wide required events (e.g., prep-planning, Open Houses, conferences, etc.)
    • Present a positive image of The Lexington School to the outside community, including social networking sites
    • Supervise students during field trips, dances, and other events
    Other duties as assigned by the Head of Lower School or Head of School.
    SUPERVISION
    Directly reports to the Head of Lower School.
    This is a full-time, 10-month teaching position, Effective August 2021. 
    Note: The Lexington School is dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity and does not discriminate in the terms, conditions, benefits, practices, or opportunities for employment on the basis of race, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, national origin, disability, veteran’s status, or status as a smoker or non-smoker, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.
  • Fifth Grade Math

    The Lexington School is seeking a 5th Grade math teaching professional who has experience inspiring and engaging young minds for the 2021-2022 school year. Excellent teamwork skills and a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education (grades 1-5) are required. Competitive salary. Please direct resume and cover letter to employment@thelexingtonschool.org 
    Recognized as the #2 best private elementary school in the nation by The Best Schools organization, The Lexington School is a 2-year-old - 8th grade school of some 600 students located in Lexington, KY. With an average class size of 12, a talented and diverse faculty, and robust resources, The Lexington School is a fantastic place to work and grow as a professional. It is also located in a growing and thriving community, home to the University of Kentucky, Transylvania University, and other educational institutions. Known as well for high tech, health care, and horses, and home to many national businesses, Lexington and surrounding areas offer an excellent quality of life. 
     
    Teachers at The Lexington School maintain a learning environment that supports the school’s mission, working to help instill integrity, a joyful pursuit of learning, and a strong work ethic in students. Qualified candidates will also model the TLS Mission Skills, and strive to exemplify each of the faculty created indicators of teaching excellence, which are:  
     
    • Teamwork and Collegiality
    • Creativity and Engagement 
    • Ethics and Nurturing School Culture 
    • Resilience and Growth Mindset 
    • Curiosity and Professional Improvement 
    • Time Management and Classroom Culture 
    • Best Practice Instruction and Assessment
     
    PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
    • Bachelor’s degree in education or pertinent subject area from accredited university required; Masters or other advanced degree preferred
    • Teaching experience in an elementary school or work with elementary aged children preferred
    KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY
    Duties of this job include, but are not limited to:
    • Develop lesson plans and instructional materials to provide individualized and small group instruction and adapt the curriculum to the needs of each student
    • Maintain lesson plans and pacing schedules as part of curriculum mapping
    • Use a variety of instructional strategies, such as inquiry, group discussion, lecture, discovery, etc. to facilitate higher level thinking development
    • Establish and maintain standards of student behavior needed to achieve a functional and positive learning atmosphere in the classroom
    • Evaluate students’ academic and social growth, keep appropriate records, and prepare progress reports and report cards
    • Communicate with parents through conferences, phone calls, and e-mail to discuss students’ progress and interpret the school program
    • Identify student needs and cooperate with other professional staff members in assessing and helping students solve health, behavioral, and learning challenges
    • Maintain professional competence through professional growth activities
    • Supervise students in out-of-classroom activities during the school day, such as recess, lunch, and breaks
    • Participate in grade level, division, and full faculty meetings, and serve on school committees as required
    • Attend divisional and school-wide required events (e.g., prep-planning, Open Houses, conferences, etc.)
    • Present a positive image of The Lexington School to the outside community, including social networking sites
    • Supervise students during field trips, dances, and other events
    Other duties as assigned by the Head of Lower School or Head of School.
    SUPERVISION
    Directly reports to the Head of Lower School.
    This is a full-time, 10-month teaching position, Effective August 2021. 
    Note: The Lexington School is dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity and does not discriminate in the terms, conditions, benefits, practices, or opportunities for employment on the basis of race, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, national origin, disability, veteran’s status, or status as a smoker or non-smoker, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.
  • Sixth Grade Social Studies Teacher

    Recognized as the #2 best private elementary school in the nation by The Best Schools organization, The Lexington School is a 2-year-old - 8th grade school of some 600 students located in Lexington, KY. With an average class size of 12, a talented and diverse faculty, and robust resources, The Lexington School is a fantastic place to work and grow as a professional. It is also located in a growing and thriving community; Lexington is known as well for high tech, health care, and horses. The community is also the hub for many national businesses, home of the University of Kentucky and Transylvania University, and offers an excellent quality of life. 
     
    Teachers at The Lexington School maintain a learning environment that supports the school’s mission, working to help instill integrity, a joyful pursuit of learning, and a strong work ethic in students. Qualified candidates will also model the TLS Mission Skills, and strive to exemplify each of the faculty created indicators of teaching excellence, which are:  
     
    • Teamwork and Collegiality
    • Creativity and Engagement 
    • Ethics and Nurturing School Culture 
    • Resilience and Growth Mindset 
    • Curiosity and Professional Improvement 
    • Time Management and Classroom Culture 
    • Best Practice Instruction and Assessment
     
    PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
    • Bachelor’s degree in education or pertinent subject area from accredited university required; Masters or other advanced degree preferred
    • Teaching experience in a middle school and/or work with middle school age children preferred
    SUPERVISION
    Directly reports to the Head of Middle School.
    Please direct resume and cover letter to employment@thelexingtonschool.org 
    This is a full-time, 10-month teaching position, Effective August 2021. 
    Note: The Lexington School is dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity and does not discriminate in the terms, conditions, benefits, practices, or opportunities for employment on the basis of race, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, national origin, disability, veteran’s status, or status as a smoker or non-smoker, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.
  • Seventh Grade English Teacher

    Recognized as the #2 best private elementary school in the nation by The Best Schools organization, The Lexington School is a 2-year-old - 8th grade school of some 600 students located in Lexington, KY. With an average class size of 12, a talented and diverse faculty, and robust resources, The Lexington School is a fantastic place to work and grow as a professional. It is also located in a growing and thriving community; Lexington is known as well for high tech, health care, and horses. The community is also the hub for many national businesses, home of the University of Kentucky and Transylvania University, and offers an excellent quality of life. 
     
    Teachers at The Lexington School maintain a learning environment that supports the school’s mission, working to help instill integrity, a joyful pursuit of learning, and a strong work ethic in students. Qualified candidates will also model the TLS Mission Skills, and strive to exemplify each of the faculty created indicators of teaching excellence, which are:  
     
    • Teamwork and Collegiality
    • Creativity and Engagement 
    • Ethics and Nurturing School Culture 
    • Resilience and Growth Mindset 
    • Curiosity and Professional Improvement 
    • Time Management and Classroom Culture 
    • Best Practice Instruction and Assessment
     
    PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
    • Bachelor’s degree in education or pertinent subject area from accredited university required; Masters or other advanced degree preferred
    • Teaching experience in a middle school and/or work with middle school age children preferred
    SUPERVISION
    Directly reports to the Head of Middle School.
    Please direct resume and cover letter to employment@thelexingtonschool.org 
    This is a full-time, 10-month teaching position, Effective August 2021. 
    Note: The Lexington School is dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity and does not discriminate in the terms, conditions, benefits, practices, or opportunities for employment on the basis of race, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, national origin, disability, veteran’s status, or status as a smoker or non-smoker, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.
  • Substitute Teacher

    The Lexington School welcomes resumes from individuals interested in substitute teaching in our Preschool, Lower School, Middle School, and The Learning Center. An education degree and/or experience working with children is preferred. Candidates should submit a resume along with a cover letter that includes an indication of the specific grade levels and/or subject areas in which they would like to be considered to Judy Bottoms by email.
The Lexington School provides an education of the highest quality in a structured, nurturing community. We instill integrity, a joyful pursuit of learning, and a strong work ethic.
1050 Lane Allen Road
Lexington, KY 40504
Phone:
 859.278.0501
Fax:
 859.278.8604
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