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About Meridian

Meridian is an independent school in Seattle’s Wallingford neighborhood serving 200 students in grades K–5. We are located in the historic Good Shepherd Center, a community building housing several nonprofit organizations, which lies adjacent to 6.5-acre Meridian Park.

The Meridian community is one where students, staff, and families feel they are known and valued, and belong. Our connections are strengthened through strong family involvement and relationships with senior citizens, professional artists, and environmental educators that share our historic building. At Meridian, education is engaging and inspiring. The thematic curriculum fires imaginations and weaves academic learning into a joyful experience of exploration and discovery.

As positions become available, they will be listed under the current openings section of this page. That said, if you value what’s important to The Meridian School and find yourself drawn to our school, send us your resume regardless of whether there is an opening that matches your credentials. We can never predict when openings will occur.

Current Openings

The Meridian School is seeking top talent with a passion for creating and nurturing an excellent and innovative educational environment. We offer qualified professionals a challenging and rewarding career opportunity in a friendly and supportive work setting. We provide competitive pay and a comprehensive benefit package.

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We’re looking for committed, creative, and passionate people who deliver results and provide an unparalleled educational experience.

Faculty Openings

To apply, please click on “Apply for Job,” complete our online employment application, and upload your resume and a cover letter indicating why you are interested in the position and in The Meridian School.

Staff Openings

To apply, please click on “Apply for Job,” complete our online employment application, and upload your resume and a cover letter indicating why you are interested in the position and in The Meridian School.

FELLOWSHIP

FOR ASPIRING BIPOC EDUCATORS

Full-Time Instructional Associate Position and Teaching Certification Scholarship!

Are you…

  • A curious and creative teacher excited to bridge intellect, heart, and imagination in the classroom?
  • A compassionate and collaborative educator and role model for students?
  • An enthusiastic community member eager to collaborate and build relationships?

Yes? Then read on!

Ideal candidates possess an interest in elementary education; previous experience working with students either in a school, or an after-school, summer, or camp program; and curiosity about becoming a phenomenal educator.

We are seeking someone who enjoys partnering with faculty, and is passionate and committed to meeting the needs of students in an elementary setting. The ideal candidate demonstrates a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and cultural competency skills.

The Meridian School offers a full-time instructional associate position and up to $10,000 each year toward tuition for an aspiring BIPOC educator enrolled in a University of Washington teaching certification program.

The fellow will work with two classes and teachers at one grade level (K–5). Other opportunities include observations of other classrooms and mentoring and support throughout the program.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Director of Equity and Inclusion Yaneth Vrentas.

Benefits

The Meridian School offers a comprehensive and generous benefits package intended to support and promote the health and well-being, work-life balance, and financial security of our full-time (32+ hours per week) faculty and staff and their families.

  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Section 125 Health and Day Care Spending Accounts
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Life/AD&D Insurance
  • Voluntary Short-Term Disability, Supplemental Dental and/or Vision, Cancer/Specified Disease, Critical Illness, and Hospital Confinement Insurance
  • 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan With Employer Match
  • Paid Time Off
  • Professional Development

Nondiscrimination Statement

The Meridian School is an equal opportunity employer. This means we do not discriminate in employment decisions or policies in violation of law on the basis of any legally protected status, including race, color, national origin, citizenship status, creed, religion, gender, national origin, age (over 40), marital status, physical or mental disability, use of a trained service animal, gender identity, sexual orientation, political ideology, HIV status, and veteran status. Our policy of non-discrimination applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to hiring, placement, promotion, termination, reduction in force, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. We comply with all applicable federal, state, and local laws that prohibit discrimination in employment. This policy applies to admissions and administration of all of its programs, as well as to all areas of employment.

 

Community

The Meridian community is one where students, staff, and families feel they are known, valued and belong. Our connections are strengthened through strong family involvement and relationships with senior citizens, professional artists, and environmental educators that share our historic building.

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Academic Program

At Meridian, education is engaging and inspiring. The thematic curriculum fires imaginations and weaves academic learning into a joyful experience of exploration and discovery.

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