Employment at The Island School

Educators at The Island School inspire students to nourish their curiosity and enthusiasm for learning as well as foster respect and appreciation for themselves and others. They create a collaborative community where children and adults learn together through small classes in a warm and welcoming setting. The teaching methods focus on hands-on, experiential, relevant learning, meant to prepare students for the diverse and rapidly changing world of the 21st century. Together we focus on environmental responsibility and stewardship, global perspectives and celebration of diversity. If you are interested in working in this creative, flexible and inspiring environment, please contact us.

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Extended Day Assistant

Substitute Teachers


Extended Day Assistant

Extended Day is a free play opportunity for children at our school. The assistant helps the coordinator supervise snack time, take attendance, oversee play time and play games and/or work on craft projects with students. The Island School seeks an energetic, caring and personable Extended Day Assistant to work:

    • Mondays from 1:45-5pm
    • Tuesdays – Thursdays from 3-5pm
    • Fridays from 4-5pm
    • Six conference/teacher work days (November 8 from 12-4pm, November 9 from 9am-4pm, January 16 from 9am-4pm, April 22 from 9am-4pm, April 23 from 12pm-4pm and May 28 from 9am-4pm).
    • This position is hourly and averages 11.5 hours per week.
  • We are open to splitting this position among multiple people.


  • Experience working with elementary-aged children.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Experience working effectively in a team environment.
  • A passion and dedication to nurturing and celebrating children.
  • Candidates must be at least 18 years of age.


The responsibilities of the Extended Assistant position include but are not limited to the following:

  • Support the Extended Day Coordinator
  • Gather supplies and materials at the instruction of the Extended Day Coordinator
  • Supervise children
    • at play on The Island School campus
    • while eating snacks
    • completing projects


The hourly rate for this position is $22.

This position is not eligible for employee benefits and will be subject to the positive completion of a background check. For a detailed job description, click here.

Please send a cover letter and resumé to info@theislandschool.org or mail to The Island School, 8553 NE Day Road, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110.


Substitute Teachers

The Island School seeks substitute teachers and substitute teaching assistants to support teaching and learning in our small elementary school classes. The individual must demonstrate a love and respect for children and understand the vital importance of social/emotional learning.  Substitutes must have a bachelor’s degree and proof of COVID-19 vaccination. The hourly rate for this position is $22.

Please send a cover letter and resumé to info@theislandschool.org or mail to The Island School, 8553 NE Day Road, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110.


The Island School does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender, national or ethnic origin, citizenship or immigration status, sex, ancestry, age, family or marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, honorably discharged veteran or military status, and/or the presence of any physical disability (including pregnancy), mental disability, or sensory disability, or any other legally protected characteristic or status.