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Carolina Day School, nestled in the mountains of Asheville, North Carolina, is an independent, Pre-K/12, secular, college preparatory school. CDS enrolls approximately 655 students across four divisions: Lower School (Pre-K/5), Key School (2-8, for students with language learning differences), Middle School (6-8), and Upper School (9-12). 

Working at Carolina Day School means being part of a strong community steeped in a passion for learning. We are committed to our students and families, and to each other. We recruit only the best and brightest for our team of professional educators and administrative staff. 

At Carolina Day, we are committed to building a faculty, student body, and school culture which reflect the diversity of the greater world around us. Diversity adds quality to our community by cultivating a richness of ideas, a broadening of perspectives and a respect for others. 

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Teachers for Lower School Summer Programs

(Grades Pre-K/5)June 11-August 3, 2018

Summer at CDS is a day camp dedicated to nurturing the individual child through the discovery and delight of experiential learning.

The programs are Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. or 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Each session is one week; teachers may choose to work as many weeks as desired.

Examples of past sessions include the following:
  • Bushcraft/Wilderness
  • Tour-de-Asheville (cycling)
  • Cooking
  • Digital Filmmaking
  • Projectile Science
  • Big Messy Art
  • All About Tolkien
  • Science and Magic of Harry Potter
  • Star Wars
  • Nerf Wars
  • Fairy Kingdom
  • Hiking 
  • Make Your Own App
  • Comic Book Design
  • Animation
  • Theatre
  • Drumming
  • Language
  • Jr. Architects
  • Bridge Building
  • Robotics
  • Various sports including soccer, fencing
  • Photography

All Summer Program employees are expected to act as positive role models, friends, and companions to each student and to work with all in a meaningful and rewarding way. The goal of all our summer programs is to provide students with an awesome, supportive, fun, and enriching experience while actively learning.

With your application, please submit your session topic idea (s), along with estimated cost per child, dates available to work, and a brief description by December 1, 2017, to Rebecca Taylor, Director of Human Resources at


Substitute Teachers (Grades Pre-K/12)

Carolina Day School has openings for substitute teachers at our Lower School, Middle School, Upper School, and Key School divisions.

substitute teacher is a professional educator who is responsible for operating a safe, orderly, and positive classroom environment while the regular teacher is absent. The substitute teacher must effectively manage the classroom and provide instruction for students by following the regular teacher's lesson plans, and adhere to Carolina Day School policies and procedures.

Responsibilities of a Substitute Teacher

  • Provide meaningful instruction to students in assigned classrooms while regular teacher is absent

  • Review and implement regular teacher's routines, procedures, lesson plans, curriculum objectives, classroom management, and instructional strategies

  • Establish and maintain a safe and orderly classroom environment; take all reasonable precautions to protect students, facilities, and materials

  • Communicate clearly and effectively to students, faculty, and staff 

  • Report all student injuries, accidents, illnesses, and serious discipline problems to school administration as soon as possible

  • Maintain a working knowledge of and adhere to all Carolina Day School policies and procedures

  • Demonstrate cooperation and flexibility in performing other related duties as assigned by the school administration 


  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree 

  • Criminal background check

  • Drug test

  • Teaching certification not required

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Rebecca Taylor, Director of Human Resources at


CDS supports the National Association of Independent School's anti-discrimination policy - The National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) has an institutional commitment to the principles of diversity. In that spirit, NAIS does not discriminate in violation of the law on the basis of race, religion, creed, color, sexual orientation, age, physical challenge, nation of origin, gender, or any other characteristic.

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