Careers at EPS

When asked about working at Eastside Prep, faculty and staff mention our highly collaborative work environment, the high-trust culture among faculty, parents, and students, and the enjoyment of working with kind, compassionate, and committed professionals.  As Wen Yu Ho (EPS Social Science Faculty) said recently, “This is the best group of faculty I have worked with.  Everyone is so talented, very intelligent, but beyond that—everyone is just so nice.”

The words of our mission and vision can be found in each Eastside Prep classroom.  This is intentional as those words are a guiding principle for our faculty and students and are lived out daily in the classroom, on the field, and in each interaction among the members of our community.

Our Vision

Inspire students to create a better world.

Our Mission

Guide students to
Think critically,
Act responsibly,
Lead compassionately, and
Innovate wisely

Eastside Prep is an independent school located in Kirkland, WA – just five miles from Seattle. With over 500 students in grades five through twelve, EPS seeks critical thinkers, responsible actors, compassionate leaders, and wise innovators to help us realize our vision and mission. We offer challenging and rewarding career opportunities in a collaborative and supportive environment. We provide competitive pay and a comprehensive benefit package, including medical, dental, vision and disability insurance, as well as a 403(b) retirement plan. Our community of committed, creative and passionate people is ideal for those who value integrity and purposeful change. If you’re looking for a community that values your individuality and expertise, Eastside Prep may be the right place for you.

Teacher Qualifications

Successful applicants for classroom positions are outstanding teachers with strong interest in how their students think and learn. Successful applicants for available positions are those whose teaching philosophy is aligned with the mission of the school. They appreciate a high trust environment among colleagues and between home and school. They appreciate humor, understand that their responsibility has more to do with students’ learning than with their teaching, and they believe that the primary responsibility of the teacher is to promote the student’s success. Applicants must have sufficient expertise in a subject area to help students use its key concepts and methodologies as they engage in academic inquiries.

EPS is committed to building inclusive candidate pools. As you read the job posting and review the list of qualifications, please do not self-select out if you feel you do not meet every qualification. We strongly encourage you  to apply and share your story with us.

Openings for 2024-25 Academic Year

Eastside Preparatory School does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, creed, race, religious affiliation or lack thereof, disability, marital status, veteran status, socioeconomic status, citizenship, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, sexual identity, gender identity, gender expression, or any other consideration made unlawful by applicable federal, state, or local laws. This policy applies to all matters regarding students (admissions, educational policies, financial aid programs, school-administered programs) as well as to all personnel/employee matters.

Eastside Prep participates annually in the Independent School Diversity Career Fair as part of our commitment to diversity in our community.  More details on the Fair can be found here.