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The Nueva School
Lower School Aide and Aftercare Teacher
Starting August 2024

The Position (Monday-Friday, 9:30am-6:00pm)

Nueva seeks a dynamic Lower School Aide (Prekindergarten/Kindergarten) and After-care Lead Teacher who loves working with children, communicating with parents, and delivering student-centered curriculum.

We are seeking applicants who represent the full diversity of our community in the Bay Area. Our ideal candidate will possess an understanding of the diverse socioeconomic, racial, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, academic, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. In joining our team at Nueva, you will become a part of an inclusive, iterative and equity-minded community that recognizes that JEDI (justice, equity, diversity, inclusion) is a lens with which we examine all aspects of our school community in order to ensure an educational experience where all students can thrive. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Nueva, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with Nueva’s Mission, Vision, and Values.

Lower School (PreK/Kindergarten) Aide Responsibilities (9:30am-3:00pm)

The classroom program provides a balance of academics, intellectual challenge, and play. Children are exposed to rich content and intellectual stimulation while having opportunities to learn as young children learn best, through play and exploration. Using a constructivist approach, each classroom’s teachers provide opportunities for children to discover their own answers about the world rather than simply giving the answers. The aide will support the program and the Lead and Associate teachers through the following means:

●      Support the philosophical foundation of Nueva’s program
●      Accompany students to specialists and assist with activities
●      Help with the setup and clean-up of instructional activities
●      Create a dynamic, interactive classroom environment by assisting with cleaning and material preparation
●      Assist in the implementation of curriculum through large and small group work
●      Support the Lead and Associate Teachers with classroom management
●      Supervise during recesses, reinforcing safety agreements and supporting children through conflict resolution (including cross-grade recesses)
●      Manage hot lunch distribution
●      Assist during rest time
●      Deliver students to after-school locations

Since Aides spend much of the day with the students, including non-academic times like lunch and recess, they often mitigate the social and emotional situations that are an essential piece of each child’s education. With the Lead and Associate Teachers, Social Emotional Learning teacher, and administrators as resources, the Aide is expected to facilitate conflict resolution and offer individual support to students in need, and to maintain clear and consistent communication with the Lead Teacher around these interactions. Aides become members of the Nueva community of educators, one defined by collaboration, inquiry, and excellent teaching.

Aftercare Teacher Responsibilities (3:15pm-6:00pm)

Nueva’s aftercare program, designed to meet the needs of the whole child, provides a safe, comfortable, and enriching space for students to participate in a wide range of activities, including child-centered project work, indoor and outdoor games, and arts and crafts. After-care offerings align with and extend Nueva’s commitment to providing an experience that inspires passion for lifelong learning, fosters social and emotional acuity, and develops the imaginative mind. The aftercare teacher will:
●      Develop a positive culture and warm after-care classroom climate
●      Create and implement student-centered curriculum, providing inquiry-based learning opportunities
●      Facilitate indoor and outdoor games and arts and crafts choices
●      Coordinate drop off and pick up to and from afterschool enrichment classes, buses, and additional events
●      Maintain timely and professional communication with teachers, parents, colleagues, and students
●      Maintain care for classroom and materials
●      Participate in planning meetings and support preparation of after-care offerings
●      Contribute to preparation and clean-up of after-care classroom

Position Qualifications

●      Passion for and experience working with children
●      Ability to work collaboratively
●      Flexibility and ability to adjust to change
●      Commitment to equity and inclusion
●      Strong communication and problem-solving skills with students, parents, faculty and staff
●      Welcoming demeanor
●      Openness to feedback
●      Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university


The salary (hourly wage) range for this position is $25.00/hour – $34.00/hour. The starting hourly rate is based upon, but not limited to, several factors that include type and years of experience, education level, and expertise.

We offer a full benefits package that includes fully paid medical, dental, vision, life insurance for employees, employer contribution toward dependent insurance premium, a generous match on our 403(b) retirement plan, long-term and short-term disability insurance, employer match into flexible spending account, and free lunch.  Eligibility rules apply.

To Apply

Please submit a cover letter, résumé, and the contact information and job title for at least three professional references to  For questions, please contact Elizabeth Hoang, Lower School Assistant Division Head, at and/or 650.350.4608.

The Nueva School is an Equal Opportunity Employer—we do not discriminate against any employee or job applicant on the bases of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, or sex. We encourage people of color and those with experience outside the education field to apply.

About The Nueva School

The Nueva School, an internationally-recognized, nonprofit, independent day school, has served gifted and talented students since 1967. Today, Nueva serves nearly 1000 students PK-12.  Nueva is located in the neighboring towns of Hillsborough and San Mateo, equidistant between San Francisco and Silicon Valley, serving six different counties throughout the Bay Area of Northern California.

A constructivist school, Nueva is known for its distinctive inquiry-based interdisciplinary studies, project-based learning, and pioneering work in social-emotional learning and design thinking. The Nueva community instills a passion for lifelong learning, fosters social and emotional acuity, and develops the imaginative mind. Our school has received the US Department of Education National Blue Ribbon Award and the American Institute of Architects Award for School Design and Sustainability, has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished Program and appointed an Ashoka Changemaker School, co-founded the Common Ground Speaker Series, hosts the biennial Innovative Learning Conference, the annual Equity and Inclusion Institute, and was highlighted by the Pulitzer Prize–winning and New York Times best-selling author Thomas Friedman in his book That Used to Be Us in the chapter “Average Is Over.”

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