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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 655 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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Teachers for Lower School Summer Programs

(Grades Pre-K/5) June 11-August 3, 2018

Summer at CDS is a day camp dedicated to nurturing the individual child through the discovery and delight of experiential learning.

The programs are Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. or 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Each session is one week; teachers may choose to work as many weeks as desired.

Examples of past sessions include the following:
  • Bushcraft/Wilderness
  • Tour-de-Asheville (cycling)
  • Cooking
  • Digital Filmmaking
  • Projectile Science
  • Big Messy Art
  • All About Tolkien
  • Science and Magic of Harry Potter
  • Star Wars
  • Nerf Wars
  • Fairy Kingdom
  • Hiking 
  • Make Your Own App
  • Comic Book Design
  • Animation
  • Theatre
  • Drumming
  • Language
  • Jr. Architects
  • Bridge Building
  • Robotics
  • Various sports including soccer, fencing
  • Photography

All Summer Program employees are expected to act as positive role models, friends, and companions to each student and to work with all in a meaningful and rewarding way. The goal of all our summer programs is to provide students with an awesome, supportive, fun, and enriching experience while actively learning.

With your application, please submit your session topic idea (s), along with estimated cost per child, dates available to work, and a brief description by December 1, 2017, to Rebecca Taylor, Director of Human Resources at


Substitute Teachers (Grades Pre-K/12)

Carolina Day School has openings for substitute teachers at our Lower School, Middle School, Upper School, and Key School divisions.

substitute teacher is a professional educator who is responsible for operating a safe, orderly, and positive classroom environment while the regular teacher is absent. The substitute teacher must effectively manage the classroom and provide instruction for students by following the regular teacher's lesson plans, and adhere to Carolina Day School policies and procedures.

Responsibilities of a Substitute Teacher

  • Provide meaningful instruction to students in assigned classrooms while regular teacher is absent

  • Review and implement regular teacher's routines, procedures, lesson plans, curriculum objectives, classroom management, and instructional strategies

  • Establish and maintain a safe and orderly classroom environment; take all reasonable precautions to protect students, facilities, and materials

  • Communicate clearly and effectively to students, faculty, and staff 

  • Report all student injuries, accidents, illnesses, and serious discipline problems to school administration as soon as possible

  • Maintain a working knowledge of and adhere to all Carolina Day School policies and procedures

  • Demonstrate cooperation and flexibility in performing other related duties as assigned by the school administration 


  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree 

  • Criminal background check

  • Drug test

  • Teaching certification not required

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Rebecca Taylor, Director of Human Resources at

Kindergarten Lead Teacher position for the 2018-19 school year

For the 2018-19 school year, Carolina Day School is seeking an experienced, energetic, and dynamic Kindergarten lead teacher for our Lower School division of approximately 225 students and 25 faculty members. Responsibilities will include recess, lunch, and carpool duty, serving on school committees, planning and supervising grade-level and division-level special events, and the opportunity to coach a team or teach an after-school class.  Candidates should be well versed in Inquiry Based Learning teaching pedagogy, innovative program design, and diverse learning styles and profiles.

Our ideal candidate will:

  • Instruct students in the areas of literacy, math, science, and social studies with a strong emphasis on the early literacy skills for reading and writing and the foundational math skills students need to be successful in the global community

  • Experience with the Orton Gillingham method of instruction, Multisensory Math, and Junior Great Books program preferred, but not required

  • Partner with another lead teacher and an assistant in the Kindergarten grade

  • Facilitate student learning in a supportive classroom environment that promotes and models creative and innovative thinking

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

  • Understand various learning styles and differentiate instruction accordingly

  • Experience with Responsive Classroom is preferred, but not required

  • Provide extra help to students as needed

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

  • Possess strong writing skills

  • Engage in professional development

  • Teaching experience in an independent school is preferred, but not required

  • Master’s degree preferred, but not required

To apply, please send a current resume and a cover letter explaining your interest in and qualifications to Rebecca Taylor, Director of Human Resources at (1345 Hendersonville Rd, Asheville, NC 28803).

High School English position—part time (spring semester January 2 - June 5, 2018)

The Upper School at Carolina Day is seeking an experienced and enthusiastic part-time English teacher for our Upper School division of approximately 220 students and 35 faculty. Responsibilities include planning for and teaching two sections of 9th grade Rhetoric and Composition 1 during the second semester (January 2 - June 5). The position requires some scheduling flexibility as classes do not meet at the same time each day.

Our ideal candidate will:

  • have previous English teaching experience in an independent high school or in a collegiate setting

  • possess the knowledge and skills to successfully engage and empower students to:

    • be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers and writers, and ethical users of information

    • analyze and evaluate significant concepts from a variety of fiction and nonfiction texts

    • discover and practice the elements of effective argumentative and analytical style

    • apply what they learn to develop and improve their own writing

    • explore, collaborate and share knowledge and understanding

  • demonstrate a desire to collaborate with others—especially other members of the English faculty and the Academic Dean—to design and implement lessons and units of instruction which include effective assessment of student learning

  • create and maintain a teaching and learning environment that is inviting, safe, and flexible

  • provide the all-important human connection between students, teacher, and information

  • enthusiastically and skillfully work with diverse learners and meet the needs of each individual

To apply, please send a current resume and a cover letter explaining your interest in and qualifications to Rebecca Taylor, Director of Human Resources at

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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