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Employment Opportunities

For the second year, Laurel School was named one of the Top 100 Workplaces by The Plain Dealer, ranking #14 in the midsize employer category. Not only is Laurel the only girls' school in Cleveland so recognized, but Head of School Ann V. Klotz received a special award for leadership: "It's clear she is committed to the school, to the students and to the faculty. It’s also clear she is flexible and self-reflective in her thinking."


Pre-Primary, Primary and Middle School Chinese Teacher (long term substitute) (Teaching position)

Varsity Assistant Swimming Coach (Coaching position)

Upper School Lacrosse Coach (Coaching position)

Possible openings for coaching in Upper (Varsity /JV ) & Middle School: ALL SPORTS (Coaching position)

Fitness Center Assistant (substitute, as needed) (Staff position)



Academic Division Directors review substitute teacher candidates on a quarterly basis.  If you are interested in being considered during the next review, please submit the following items to the Director of Human Resources:

Substitute Teacher Job Descriptions: Pre-Primary School, Primary School (K-4), Middle School (5-8), Upper School (9-12)



Laurel School

Founded in 1896, Laurel School is a dynamic, forward-thinking, K-12 girls’ school, with a co-ed pre-primary division. A school in which every child is well known with a current enrollment of 691, Laurel lives the mission: to inspire each girl to fulfill her promise and to better the world. We challenge students and staff to dream, dare and do.

Laurel enjoys an outstanding local and national reputation and is home to the Center for Research on Girls. In a highly competitive school landscape, Laurel is fortunate to be a school of choice in Cleveland. Our emphasis on the whole child and our legacy of excellence in the teaching of girls set us apart. Located in Shaker Heights, Ohio (15 minutes from downtown Cleveland) with an additional rural campus 17 minutes away, the school has an urban/rural advantage. The work environment is noted for being family-friendly and flexible. The feeling in the school is joyous, collaborative, and innovative.

Laurel School values a diverse workplace. The school is dedicated to providing equal employment opportunities to all personnel and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, handicap or disability, or sexual orientation.


Teaching at Laurel

The Laurel School mission statement is succinct: "To inspire each girl to fulfill her promise and to better the world."

At Laurel, definitions of excellence are broad. Our mission requires breadth in opportunity and in definitions of success. We work with highly motivated college-bound students in a learning environment charged by both ambition and ability. Their abilities and promise are cultivated in all scholastic areas through a strong, robust, and pedagogically informed curriculum that includes broad exposure to all areas of academics, arts, and athletics. We also work hard to develop the leadership skills in each student. Focusing on the abilities and promise of each girl, and making that the focal point of every teacher¡¦s job every day, is what makes teaching at Laurel School special.

Our teachers join in developing curricula that reflect and drive our mission and believe that teaching to a wide variety of learning styles is vital. Laurel teachers are also asked to reflect on seminal pieces of research that inform how girls learn.

Working in the Laurel environment is amazing - and we invite you to learn more about it by exploring our website and seeing how we work with students of all ages to help them realize their promise and better the world.