School in the Square

Who We Are:

School in the Square (S2) is a fast-growing charter school currently serving elementary and middle school students, with plans to serve families from Pre-K - 12 with the opening of a high school with 9th grade in Fall, 2023.  S2 engages, educates and empowers its students to respond mindfully and creatively to life’s opportunities and challenges. Drawing its name from the concept of the public square or “la placita”, our mantra is “Relationships First”. S2 is where communities come together to solve problems and celebrate successes. Here, students, families and educators are seen, heard, and inspired. S2 students build the academic foundations, social-emotional intelligence, and the leadership skills necessary to excel in college and professional life. Our community is grounded in principles of justice, equity, diversity and inclusivity (JEDI), enacting a culturally responsive and sustaining lens to our pedagogical practice and consistently examining the ways we can continue to walk firmly in the pursuit of social justice and against injustice of any kind. We take seriously our obligation as an anchor institution in our community. We understand that our students’ ability to learn is directly impacted by their access to basic needs. Through our Family Support Program, we support over 200 families every month with bimonthly food pantries and other essential services, including internet hotspots and rent relief.

Our Staff Members

  • Love and respect children and are committed to working towards equity for all
  • Want to join a vibrant and creative learning community
  • Are open to learning from inevitable mistakes and value honest feedback 

If this sounds like a fit for you, then browse our openings below and learn more about our culture, benefits and more!

Anyone who joins our team must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

School in the Square proudly values diversity.  We are an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. 


Current Job Openings

High School Operations

Founding High School Operations Manager (2022-23)
New York, New York, United States


Bilingual Assistant Principal (Flexible Start Date)
108 Cooper Street New York, NY 10034

Middle School Instructional

8th Grade Special Education Math Teacher (2022-23)
120 Wadsworth Avenue, New York, NY 10033
Middle School ENL Teacher (2022-23)
120 Wadsworth Avenue, New York, NY 10033
Permanent Substitute Teacher - Middle School (2022-23)
120 Wadsworth Avenue, New York, NY 10033


Bilingual Student Recruitment Coordinator (immediate hire)
108 Cooper Street New York, NY 10034