Note: Updated on 3/1/2016

"Where do I look for boarding school jobs?" "How do I begin my search for a job in private schools?"

Two questions that we're asked on a regular basis by recent or soon to be college grads looking to begin a teaching career.

You'll want to consider working with one or more of the agencies dedicated to boarding school & private school placement. These agencies work with schools to match teachers and open positions. Many services contract with the school and collect their fees from the school rather than the candidates.

If you're interested in researching positions independently, we recommend visiting school web sites since a number of them list open positions. Also spend time on school association & promotional sites that maintain job boards.

Below is a list of agencies, school associations, colleges/universities with private school training programs and web services to research as you begin your search.

You can also listen to a podcast that explores finding a job in a private school or boarding school. Bill Lyons of Independent-Thinking spoke with our Boarding School Podcast about the process.

Boarding School Podcast
Finding a job in boarding schools! Finding a Job in Boarding Schools

Private School Placement Agencies

CalWest Educators Placement

Carney, Sandoe & Associates

Educator's Ally, Inc.

The Education Group

Independent Thinking

Independent School Placement

Manhattan Placements

New England Minority Network

Southern Teachers Agency

Private School Associations (with career centers)

Alabama Independent Schools Association

Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)

Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools

Association of Independent Schools in New England

Association of Independent Schools of Maryland

Bay Area People of Color in Independent Schools

California Association of Independent Schools

Connecticut Association of Independent Schools

Council for Exceptional Children

Florida Council of Independent Schools

International Baccalaureate School Jobs

Independent Schools Association of the Central States

International Boys' Schools Coalition

Mississippi Private Schools Association

National Association of Independent Schools

National Coalition of Girls' Schools

North Carolina Association of Independent Schools

Pacific Northwest Association of Independent Schools

The Association of Boarding Schools

The Klingenstein Center for Independent School Education: Job Bank

Teacher Training Programs that Offer Private School Partnerships

Antioch New England Graduate School

Brown University

Cambridge College

Georgia State

Harvard University

Lesley College

Lewis & Clark

Smith College

Tufts University

University of Vermont

Ursuline College

Wheelock College

Private School Employment Boards

Boarding School Review

Christian School Employment

Teachers-Teachers