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Carolina Day School, nestled in the mountains of Asheville, North Carolina, is an independent, Pre-K/12, secular, college preparatory school. CDS enrolls approximately 645 students across four divisions: Lower School (Pre-K/5), Key School (2-8, for students with language learning differences), Middle School (6-8), and Upper School (9-12). 

Working at Carolina Day School means being part of a strong community steeped in a passion for learning. We are committed to our students and families, and to each other. We recruit only the best and brightest for our team of professional educators and administrative staff. 

At Carolina Day, we are committed to building a faculty, student body, and school culture which reflect the diversity of the greater world around us. Diversity adds quality to our community by cultivating a richness of ideas, a broadening of perspectives and a respect for others. 

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Upper School

As the Upper School student population at Carolina Day is growing, we are looking to hire for several positions. In some cases, these hires will include flexible teachers who can teach in more than one discipline.  

For the 2017-18 school year, we are looking for teachers for these areas:

  1. Spanish
  2. English and/or History
  3. Math and/or Science
  4. Academic Dean, Middle and Upper School (1/2 time)

We seek experienced, dynamic and collaborative teachers/staff to join our current faculty of approximately 26 who work with approximately 215 students. Candidates should possess excellent skills and be well-versed in current teaching pedagogy, innovative program design, and diverse learning styles/profiles. Most importantly, candidates should be passionate for teaching and inspiring high school students, raising the bar for them to think critically and creatively and to excel in and out of the classroom. Responsibilities will include advising 8-10 students, occasional supervisory obligation, serving on school committees, and the opportunity to coach a team and/or sponsor a club.  

Our ideal candidates will:

  • Have advanced degrees and independent school teaching experience at the high school level

  • Motivate students to develop skills and confidence in their abilities, providing extra help when needed to move a student forward

  • Facilitate student learning in a supportive classroom environment that promotes and models creative and innovative thinking, celebrates diversity, and helps students learn about social justice

  • Teach students to communicate clearly and effectively through speech and writing

  • Engage students in exploring real-world issues and solving authentic problems

  • Work collaboratively with others, communicating well with parents, students, staff and administrators

  • Be a lifelong learner who knows and is passionate about his/her subject, who excitedly engages in professional growth and development, and who searches for new research and resources to enliven classroom learning and discussions

To apply, please send a current resume and a cover letter explaining your interest and qualifications to: 

Rebecca Taylor
1345 Hendersonville Rd
Asheville, NC 28803


Academic After-School Teachers

Grades 6-12 

The new CDS Academic After-school for Middle School and Upper School, CDS Enrich, needs teachers! We are very excited to launch this new program for our students. There has been much excitement about the endless possibilities for classes and the ability for students to look at topics in more depth.

There are three sessions which will each last four weeks each:

  • Feb. 6-March 3

  • March 6-April 6

  • April 10-May 5

The classes will run from 3:45-4:45 p.m. twice a week. The days which the classes will run is up to the discretion of the teacher.

Examples of classes available are: Banned Books, Musical Theatre Singing, Personal Finance, Algorithms and Spreadsheets, and Ecology. If there are disciplines and specific classes in which you are interesting in offering please include that in your application.

Each teacher is responsible for the planning and running of the class during the session. The Director is available to help develop the course. Teachers will be paid a flat rate pay for each course they teach which will be based upon the intensity of outside work and within the class.

To apply please send resume, cover letter, sessions you would be available, and disciplines in which you are interested to Human Resources at

Summer Day Camp Teachers

Grades Pre-K/5
June 14-August 4, 2017
Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-1 p.m. or 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Each session lasts one week; teachers may opt for one or multiple weeks.

These positions of responsibility are also fun and creative. Each year, our teachers propose day camp themes and programs based on their own passions and favorite topics. Some titles of popular past sessions include Bushcraft/Wilderness, Tour-d'Asheville (biking), Cooking for Fun, Digital Filmmaking, Projectile Science, All About Tolkien, Science & Magic of Harry Potter, Super Scientists (K-2), and Minecraft Animation.

Summer day camp employees are expected to act as positive, wholesome role models and teachers for each camper, and to work with all in a meaningful and rewarding way. The goal of CDS summer day camp is to provide campers with a supportive, fun, and enriching experience. 

To apply:
Submit a Carolina Day School application, dates of availability, and session proposals.

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CDS supports the National Association of Independent School's anti-discrimination policy - The National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) has an institutional commitment to the principles of diversity. In that spirit, NAIS does not discriminate in violation of the law on the basis of race, religion, creed, color, sexual orientation, age, physical challenge, nation of origin, gender, or any other characteristic.

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