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Teachers at SchoolHouse lead modern single-room school houses. They teach a “pod” of 4-8 students in a single-grade or mixed-grade classroom.
In a dedicated, consistent space in a parent’s home. We ask the lead parents for a pod to set aside a space and to provide appropriate furniture. This might be a dining room table, a furnished basement, or, if space permits and weather allows, outdoors.
Class start depends on each pod but is usually from 8am-9am and is five hours per day, five days a week. Holidays follow the local public school district.
SchoolHouse provides all of the materials and supplies that are typically provided by a school. We also give teachers a stipend to cover anything we didn’t think of.
Right now we’re teaching K-8. Most pods are single-grade, but we do have some mixed-grade pods.
Mostly full-time. On a rare occasion we’d hire teachers part-time to work with a pod doing “enrichment classes” with us. Our full-time pods are 5 days a week for 5 hours a day and during that time students learn: reading, writing, math, history, science, and more!
SchoolHouse teachers receive a salary, plus benefits like health, dental, and vision. The salary varies by location, experience, and pod size. We strive to exceed the pay scale in your local public school district. In the Tri-State area most salaries are between $65k and $85k. Beyond district holidays, teachers receive 6 paid sick / personal days.
SchoolHouse parents are typically more involved than in a traditional school, but we ask parents to respect the classroom boundary. Parents are expected to be present whenever the teacher arrives and when the teacher leaves. We expect parents to maintain social distance from teachers and other parents in order to reduce the risk of adult-to-adult contact. In the case of any difficulty or dispute with parents SchoolHouse is here to support you and act as a buffer.
To make life better for teachers, and therefore students. Skilled teachers leave the profession at shocking rates. As educators we understand those reasons and want to create environments where teachers, and students, thrive.
A lot! You’ll have regular check ins, plus on-demand coaching and support. In addition, we have opportunities for teachers to step into leadership roles in their city and internal administrative roles at SchoolHouse.
You will have two days of on-boarding and training before your Pod starts. During this time SchoolHouse will get you set up with the tools you need. During the year you’ll have regular check-ins with the academic team and opportunities for collaboration with other SchoolHouse teachers. You’ll also have access to on-demand coaching and support from our academics team.
Teaching experience is required, but state licencing is not. However some parents require any teachers that they would work with to have their teaching certification.
We strive to review applications within a couple business days. The next step is a one-way video interview (rather than a traditional phone screen), followed by a live Zoom interview. From there we draft an offer letter, match you with a pod, and bring you on board. Apply here.
Yes. First we’ll share your profile with parents we think will be a good fit. If they agree we’ll introduce you, and if it’s a good match on your side the pod is formed.
SchoolHouse follows all CDC and local public health guidelines. In addition, many teachers and families opt to take additional safety precautions. Small, contained groups that limit adult-to-adult contact afford fewer opportunities for disease transmission than a traditional school. That said, there is some inherent risk any time people gather together.
We ask teachers to commit to a 1-year contract.
K-8 Teachers are W-2 employees.
Yes, we are approved by each State in which we operate. We generally operate under the State’s homeschool statute. SchoolHouse handles all regulatory and licensing requirements.
No, though parents will sometimes request that we do. You, SchoolHouse, and parents will coordinate on the appropriate approach to curriculum and assessment for your pod.
Yes, our commercial insurance policy covers teachers and applies to things like general liability, injury, abuse and umbrella coverage.
We ask parents to commit to a full semester. If the pod ends in the middle of a semester or after the fall semester we’ll get you assigned to a new pod. Your pay doesn’t depend on tuition payments and won’t be affected by tuition collection problems.