Career Opportunities

Friends School Boulder is a progressive co-educational PS-8th day school serving students from the Boulder, Colorado area. We offers a challenging curriculum guided by strong values of collaboration and creativity, mindfulness and social and emotional learning, cross-curricular and project-based instruction, and diversity, social justice & service learning.

Faculty and staff are highly engaged and enjoy flexibility, autonomy, and a collaborative working environment.

Friends School offers a wonderful opportunity to work in a close-knit environment that supports lifelong learning, best practice, and personal growth. Friends provides a unique and connected community where learning is at the center of every day for teachers and students alike.

The connections between our students and the adults in our community are the heart of Friends School. If you believe you would be a good fit for our school, we welcome your interest. Please send your resume and letter of interest to and we will be in touch with you soon. Current job openings are also listed below.

Full-time Friends School employees are eligible for an excellent benefits package including competitive salaries, medical, dental, vision and life insurance, 403b retirement plan benefits, professional development, tuition remission for employees with children attending Friends School, and time off for major holidays, school breaks, and vacation time. Please direct specific questions about employee benefits to our Business Office at:
303-499-1999 x256.

Friends School is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Current Job Openings

Friends School Boulder is a progressive co-educational Preschool – Grade 8 day school serving students from the Boulder area. Friends offers a challenging curriculum guided by strong values of collaboration & creativity, mindfulness and social & emotional learning, cross-curricular & project-based instruction, and diversity, social justice & service learning.  Faculty and staff are highly engaged and enjoy flexibility, autonomy, and a collaborative working environment.

Spanish Program Overview

At Friends preschool our vision is to provide exposure to the Spanish language through songs, poems, stories and games. Students will have the opportunity to develop their “ear”, practice forming sounds, and learn some common words and simple phrases. 

At Friends Preschool and Elementary School we provide exposure to Spanish language and cultures, forming a strong base for language learning in middle school and beyond. Our program focuses on developing spoken language with exposure to reading and writing skills as appropriate. We integrate learning about the culture and history of Spanish speaking regions, with an emphasis on intercultural understanding. We proactively create learning opportunities to meet the needs of different developmental levels and learning styles and support joy and success in foundational language acquisition.  The students participate in events and celebrations where students showcase their Spanish language skills and share what they have learned about culture and history.

The Preschool and Elementary Spanish Teacher at Friends School is responsible for working with the teachers and students in Preschool through fifth grade. This teacher is responsible for the Spanish instruction of the children, and developing & documenting curriculum. In addition, the Spanish teacher cares for and maintains the Spanish classrooms and materials. The Spanish Teacher is responsible for cultivating a community of learners in the classroom who respect and care for one another. The Spanish Teacher works collaboratively with the classroom and specialist teachers and administrators, and participates fully in the life of the school.


Responsibilities, including but not limited to:

  • Maintain congruence between the school’s mission and all activities.
  • Promote and advance the cognitive, emotional, social and physical well-being of all students. 
  • Stay current with research and practices related to child development, different learning styles, Mindfulness-based Social and Emotional Learning (MBSEL),  innovation, and progressive pedagogy.
  • Develop, implement and document curricula that puts the above research into practice and challenges each student to realize their full potential.
  • Maintain records of all taught curriculum including detailed planners of Gold Standard Project-Based Learning (PBL) units, when appropriate.
  • Implement classroom management strategies in alignment with our philosophy –  informed by Responsive Classroom approaches, with an emphasis on intrinsic motivation.
  • Support student learning through community connections, including but not limited to: inviting speakers to visit or planning and attending day or overnight trips.
  • Regularly assess and provide evidence of student learning and growth as outlined in the handbook.
  • Communicate regularly with teachers about their students and how things are going in Spanish. 
  • Communicate with families as described in the handbook. Communications may include, but not limited to: Conferences, check-ins, newsletters..
  • Educate parents about the Friends School values and program through all correspondence and parent educational events.
  • Maintain the classroom, common spaces and outdoor environment and materials attractively and in support of learning.
  • Preserve and participate in school traditions and rituals.
  • Cover classes or responsibilities during absences of other teachers as appropriate. Participate in regular meetings to address routine matters and stimulate an exchange of educational and philosophically aligned ideas.
  • Participate in the school’s hiring processes as necessary.
  • Assist in evening and weekend events as necessary.
  • Set classroom and personal yearly goals with the Head of Elementary School and seek out and participate in staff development opportunities.
  • Comply with the Guiding Principles for Teacher Evaluation.
  • Other duties as assigned


Salary range for this 60% FTE position is $26,000-$42,000 and pay is commensurate with experience, degree, and position. 

Friends School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

How to Apply: 

If you possess the above skills and qualities, please send a cover letter outlining why you are interested in the position along with your resume to Please indicate Spanish Teacher in the subject line. Final candidates are subject to background check. We will contact top candidates for an interview. No phone calls please.

Friends seeks AfterCare Teachers for our AfterCare program that provides after school care for students, ages 3-12. It begins after the regular school day and ends promptly at 5:30 PM. Time in AfterCare is structured with an after school snack, playtime either outdoors or in the Great Room, and a choice time. The AfterCare Teacher supervises students in the AfterCare program and performs the following duties: 

  • AfterCare hours: Monday-Thursday 3:00-5:30 pm, Fridays 1:00 – 5:30 pm.
  • Report for duty hours: Monday-Thursday 2:45pm, Friday 12:45pm
  • Prepare attendance sheets for classroom teachers
  • Take attendance every 1/2 hour
  • Plan and implement appropriate games and activities
  • Keep attendance sheets accurate and current
  • Prepare and supervise snack according to snack procedures
  • Record billing in database
  • Keep Director notified of problems and concerns occurring 
during AC
  • Clean up and lock all AC areas at the end of each day 
according to written closing procedures
  • Attend annual health training classes.
  • AfterCare teachers must have current training in CPR/AED, First Aid, and Universal Precautions.
  • Candidates must be able to pass a background check and meet the physical requirements of the position.

Compensation: Starting at $16/hr based on experience

How to Apply: Please complete an application and email or call Veronica Soto at or 303-499-1999 x250

Friends School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Friends School continuously screens applicants for teaching positions. If you are interested in a teaching position at Friends School, please submit your resume and letter of intent to Indicate all grades and/or subjects that you are interested in and qualified to teach. Salary range is $30,000-$65,000 and pay is commensurate with  experience, degree, and position. Friends School offers a competitive compensation package including medical, dental, life insurance benefits, 403b plan and generous paid leave. 

Friends School is looking for fun, energetic, and responsible people who would like to be on our substitute teacher list. We are in need of half-day and full-day substitutes from Preschool through 8th grade. Elementary and middle school subs must have teaching experience and/or a teaching degree. Preschool, Kindergarten and PE subs may be working alongside another teacher and while they are not required to have teaching experience and/or a teaching degree, experience with children is required. A flexible schedule is required with the ability to provide coverage for both planned and short-notice absences of our lead teachers from preschool through grade 8.

Salary Range: Our sub pay is $75 for a half day, $150 for a full day.

How to Apply: Please email your resume, letter of interest, references, academic disciplines and age levels for which you can provide substitute coverage to  We will contact you for a brief interview and tour. Following an interview and background check, successful applicants will be added to our substitute teacher list.

Friends School is currently accepting applications for Teacher Preparation Program Candidates. We offer a one-year program in a residency model leading to Colorado teacher licensure. We offer programs for both Elementary and Early Childhood Certification. Learn more and apply here.

Challenging minds. Nurturing spirits. Honoring individuality.