Lower School (K-4) Associate Teacher

Website Synapse School

Educating a community of change makers!


The Synapse School in Menlo Park, CA, an innovative K-8 independent school located in the heart of Silicon Valley dedicated to rethinking and reimagining education, seeks a LOWER SCHOOL (K-4) ASSOCIATE TEACHER starting in August of 2021.

Synapse School educates change makers by combining social-emotional learning, leading-edge academics, and the practice of innovation. We have an unwavering belief in the capacity of children, and our teachers work alongside our students to unlock their powers of curiosity, discovery, and creativity. Synapse’s program provides a deep and unique range of integrated academic, social, and creative experiences to help children use their hearts and hands to unleash their passion for learning. Synapse draws students from around the San Francisco Bay Area.


South of San Francisco, Synapse School resides in the city of Menlo Park. Because of Synapse’s unique and exciting location, our school is influenced by the dynamic cultural, intellectual and ethnic diversity that permeates the region. Stanford University is minutes away, and provides an unparalleled intellectual community in neighboring Palo Alto. Synapse is a close neighbor to several high-tech and high profile companies such as Facebook, Google, Apple, Sun Microsystems, and Oracle. We are conveniently located between freeways 101 and 280 and along Caltrain, a commuter railway system that services thousands of people each day from San Jose to San Francisco.


Synapse School seeks an aspiring education professional to join us in August as a Lower School Associate Teacher. Associate Teachers teach in the classroom alongside lead teachers and participate in all aspects of instruction, planning, and daily school life. Associate Teachers also receive broad support for their personal and professional growth through weekly seminars, extensive professional development opportunities, and immersive classroom experiences.


Assist with classroom management
Assist with curriculum planning and assessment
Work with small groups of students
Plan, lead, and assess a once-a-week innovation class
Collaborate with lead teacher to conduct parent teacher conferences
B.A. required


A strong interest in working with young children
Intellectual curiosity
Independent initiative
A thirst for collaboration and team-oriented work
A willingness to take on new challenges
The ability to adapt to a quickly changing environment
Teaching experience preferred
APPLICATION PROCESS Applicants should email a cover letter of interest, three names of references with contact information and a résumé to Trina Currier, Coordinator, Associate Teacher Program, trina.currier@synapseschool.org.

Synapse School does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability and familial affiliation or any other characteristic protected by law. All applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States.

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To apply for this job email your details to trina.currier@synapseschool.org

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