Join Our Team!


At City Academy, our work is guided by the belief that each of our roles collectively supports our mission’s fulfillment of transforming the lives of our scholars and broader community through an exceptional education with bold expectations.

We champion the development of our students and families through individualized, intentional support systems, which is carried over to how we approach our workplace culture and values, as well. 

Each morning, City Academy recites in a school-wide pledge that we believe we can be our best, by doing our best, in everything we do. We hold this as a guiding belief not just for our students, but our faculty, staff, parents and community, as well. 


Current Job Openings:

Extended Day Staff


Future Openings:


We welcome interested applicants who share our vision and commitment to excellence to send their resume and cover letter to This especially applies to the following roles: 

  • Early Childhood Faculty
  • Upper School Faculty

  • Founded in 1999 by Don Danforth III
  • College-preparatory school currently serving 212 students ages 3-year-old through 6th Grade
  • Only private independent school in north St. Louis 
  • All students receive scholarship support to attend
  • Student body composed of households from 40 zip codes
  • 7:1 student-teacher ratio
  • Average class size of 12 students
  • Average grade size of 24 students
  • Responsive Classroom model (a student-centered, social and emotional learning approach to teaching and discipline)
  • 34 faculty members, including specialists
  • 17 staff members 
  • 14 years of average teaching tenure at City Academy
  • 30% of teachers have taught for at least 20 years
  • 68% of teachers have advanced degrees
  • Accredited by ISACS (Independent Schools Association of the Central States)
  • Member of ISSL (Independent Schools of St. Louis)
  • Competitive salaries
  • Paid time off for 10-month employees (7 days), and vacation days for 12-month employees (10 days)
  • Sick leave
  • Group health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance coverage provided
  • Competitive retirement 403(b) plan
  • Company retirement match after one year of employment
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Independent school calendar (2-week spring break, 1-week fall break, 2-week winter break)
  • Faculty comprised of content-area experts that teach within a specialist model
  • Regular opportunities for continuing education and faculty development, including abundant planning time and robust professional development
  • Onsite student support services that ensure a whole-child approach, including a school counselor, speech therapist and subject area specialists
  • Dedicated, engaged, and supportive parent body
  • Active network of community partners, supporters, and volunteers
  • Extended day and summer programming that enriches students’ experiences
  • State-of-the-art facilities and technology
  • Outdoor learning spaces
  • Collaborative environment