Congressional School seeks teachers and staff who are experts at their craft and also those who live our core values of Integrity, Kindness, Perseverance, Respect and Responsibility. We offer a strong emphasis on faculty-student interaction, and an environment that encourages lifelong learning for students, faculty and staff.

Positions are posted as they become available.



Nestled on 40 picturesque acres in Falls Church, Virginia, complete with horses, a stream and a pool and convenient to major commuting routes, our campus is just 10 miles from Washington, DC. Falls Church offers quick access to our Nation’s Capital and the renowned free Smithsonian museums and arts galleries, extraordinary architecture and iconic places such as the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument and John. F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Closer to campus you will find a vibrant community of shops and restaurants that reflect the area’s ethnic and cultural diversity. The DC area also offers great sporting events including professional NFL, NBA, WNBA, MLB, NHL and MLS teams.



Ask any of our students and they will be able to tell you our five core values and how they are seen throughout the school. We don't just talk about our values, we live them.


We strive for an inclusive community in which our students, faculty and staff feel welcome and appreciated. We strive to develop cultural competence and learning to interact with people from different backgrounds helps us advance this goal.


Our faculty and are lifelong learners, and we are committed to supporting the personal and professional growth of our employees. Employees attend professional development events throughout the school year as well as during the summer.

  • Academic Diversity Institute

  • Best Practices Institute at UVA

  • Blackbaud K-12 User Conference

  • Connected Math at Michigan State University

  • Developmental Designs

  • Diversity and Dialogue Training

  • Dyslexia Training

  • Embody Love Movement

  • Florida Music Educator's Conference

  • Greg Tang Math

  • International Society for Technology in Education

  • Jo Boaler Math Course at Stanford University

  • MISBO HR Intensive

  • NAEYC Tinker Time

  • NAIS Inclusive Schools Network Institute

  • NAIS People of Color Conference

  • Nancie Atwell Internship in Reading

  • National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

  • NPS Diversity Institute

  • Nueva Design Institute

  • Orff Level III Course, GMU

  • Orton-Gillingham Training

  • St. Andrew's Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning

  • Staff Development for Educators - Purposefully PreK

  • Strategic Marketing & Advancement Institute

  • Teacher's College Writing Institute at Columbia University

  • Tennessee Music Education Association

  • The Enrollment Management Association Conference

  • Think! Mathematics Conference

  • VAIS Festival of the Arts

  • VAIS Leading Learning ConferenceVAIS New Teacher Institute

  • Virginia Art Education Association

  • Wired Differently: Boys and Girls



Our School is successful in large measure because of our faculty and staff, so, our benefits programs are designed to attract, retain and motivate.​ All of Congressional School's full-time employees are eligible for our comprehensive health coverage and health and wellness programs.

  • Group medical, dental and vision plans
  • Voluntary benefit plans
  • 403(b) retirement plan with a School-matching contribution after one year of service
  • Medical- and dependent-care flexible spending accounts
  • School-paid life insurance, short- and long-term disability, and AD&D insurance
  • Tuition remission and camp discounts including free before- and aftercare
  • Employee assistance program
  • Paid time off
  • On-site wellness offerings


For teaching positions, we require a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field; a master’s degree is preferred. For administrative staff, we look for relevant experience and education for the specific job. We are particularly interested in people who have a commitment to working in a multicultural and diverse setting as we believe that our school is stronger when we are represented by many different viewpoints and life experiences. 


Congressional School is an Equal Opportunity Employer and it is the School’s policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of any legally protected category and to afford equal employment and advancement opportunities to employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or characteristic, marital status, amnesty or status as a covered veteran, military service, application for military service, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state and local laws.



Mariana Pavon

Grades 5 and 7 Science Teacher

"I feel incredibly supported here at Congressional. Colleagues go out of their way to be friendly, we have all the educational resources we could ask for, and administration has been wonderful."


Gretchen Herbst

Director of Admission and Financial Aid

"I’ve worked in independent schools since 2004 and the community and camaraderie at Congressional School are like no other. I enjoy my coworkers, the families and most of all the students at Congressional. It feels like my extended family and the way we take care of each other is what everyone hopes to have in their lives. My favorite part of each day is when students run up to give me a big hug, high five or tell me a story."


Julio Lopez Martinez

Auxiliary Program Coordinator

"I love working at Congressional because it feels like home to me. I feel like I am a part of an inclusive team with a strong, driven focus to deliver exceptional education and care to our students to prepare them for the future. I think it says a lot when we look at the number of faculty students that we have. It tells me that we are truly dedicated to what we do and we are confident in the quality of education that we deliver, so much that we have many faculty/staff members who send their children to Congressional. Parents only want the best for their kids, and at Congressional, we only deliver the best."


Maura Rice

Jr. Kindergarten Teacher

"One of the best things about Congressional are the people! Your colleagues become like a second family—you can reach out for advice, a new spin on a lesson, or just a supportive ear. We help one another and genuinely care about each other’s success-personally and professionally."


To learn more or ask questions, please contact:

Jonathan Winebrenner

Director of Human Resources