People choose to work at The San Francisco School because it offers academic flexibility and leadership opportunities; inspires and supports professional growth; and is an energetic, passionate, and inclusive community.

2024-25 School Year

  • Athletics Coaches (Cross Country, Volleyball, Basketball, and Futsal) *
    The School seeks coaches to organize and lead practices for 6-8th grade students athletes. Coaches are needed for each of the different sports, and candidates may apply for multiple coaching positions or combine these part-time, seasonal roles with other part-time positions at SFS (e.g., the upcoming Health & Wellness teaching role).
  • In-House Substitute Teacher
    SFS seeks a responsible, adaptable, creative educator to serve as a regular substitute teacher in our preschool through 8th grade classes. The ideal candidate will assure students are joyfully engaged; be flexible and able to adjust to different developmental needs and expectations; and be skilled in classroom management.

*Candidates interested in more than one position are invited to apply for multiple part-time positions if desired.

Hiring decisions at The San Francisco School are based on applicants’ professional experience and promise; their match with the core school values of culture, community, and diversity; and their commitment to grow in their practice.

Portrait of an SFS Teacher

Teachers are chosen based on their knowledge of best pedagogical and developmental practices. We seek teachers whose practice is student-centered and inquiry-based: teachers who are excellent communicators and collaborators, and who can serve as compassionate, engaged guides for students. (Please click the image for more details.)

The selection process includes interviews, school visits, reference checks, and sample teaching lessons or assignments, if applicable. Interview committees generally include at least one administrator, teachers, and a parent/guardian.

New staff members are welcomed to the school through a dedicated orientation, and often have the opportunity to spend time with the person they’re replacing in order to promote a smooth transition. New teachers have the additional support of our curriculum guide, and a community of experienced faculty members who are always happy to offer help and advice. In recruitment and hiring, The San Francisco School is committed to policies that will increase staff diversity, both to reflect the high value SFS places on cultural competency, and for the direct benefit of each student.

All staff participate in ongoing professional development on- and off-campus, attending workshops and conferences. The School provides stipends for mentors, reimbursements for coursework, honorariums for summer work, and sabbaticals for extended study. Teachers hone their practice looking at current research, at their own instructional approach, and at student work.

Interested candidates for teaching and administrative positions are welcome to submit resumes at any time at

The San Francisco School is an equal opportunity employer. We continually strive to build an inclusive culture in our diverse community. The San Francisco School encourages applications for employment from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, and veteran status.