Website Virginia Chance School

A Captivating Childhood Education Awaits.

Who We Are

Virginia Chance School is an independent school for children from age 2 through fifth grade focused on progressive education in Louisville, KY.  As a private school in Louisville, Virginia Chance School is considered the best and the only fully dedicated early childhood education program (encompassing all of childhood up to age 11yrs) in Louisville. Chance School takes influences from Montessori, Forest School, Reggio philosophy, Project-Based Learning, Multi-Age Classroom, and Gifted and Talented Education to develop our Progressive School curriculum that stands out as best in class and recognized nationally for its innovative program.

Virginia Chance School offers a hands-on, collaborative environment focused on building self-motivation, growth mindset, and critical thinking with integrated outdoor learning for all students. Chance School provides two lead teachers in every classroom that guide children through a dynamic and challenging progressive education program for Elementary and Preschool age children. Inside our bright, busy classrooms and outside in our magical wooded campus, students learn through hands-on discovery and master group project work. It’s an ideal place for children to develop a lifelong love of learning and connections.

Virginia Chance School encourages and actively seeks applications from a diverse faculty, staff, and school administrators. The school is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment based on race, color, gender, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, or disability. As a learning environment that fosters socially responsible citizens who are lifelong learners and problem-solvers, Virginia Chance School is an inclusive community with a welcoming spirit. We seek to embrace and celebrate each person’s individuality and recognize the full spectrum of our community’s cultural traditions and life experiences. We invite each other to understand and value multiple perspectives, identify and reject stereotypes and biases, and work for equity and peace within the school and beyond.

The diversity we affirm includes but is not limited to race, ethnicity, national origin, creed, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, socioeconomic status, or ability. We uphold this commitment by being welcoming to all our families, by enriching our student body, staff, and board with members from varied backgrounds; and by learning with our children how to become compassionate citizens of our world. Through these efforts to engage across differences, we connect in our shared humanity and prepare our children for a lifetime of meaningful, peaceful relationships at home and in the world.

Preschool Teacher (Full-time)

The Preschool Program is seeking an enthusiastic, positive, creative, and nurturing Preschool Teacher who knows the ages and stage of childhood development; responsible for planning and implementing a developmentally appropriate, whole child, progressive educational curriculum for children cognitively, socially, emotionally, morally, and physically; has a growth mindset and is a lifelong learner.

The Preschool Teacher is responsible for:

Overseeing a developmentally appropriate program that addresses all areas of child development

Understanding and applying teaching principles of Progressive Education

Knowing and applying the learning process and child development

Utilizing a variety of resources effectively, across all curricular areas

Establishing mutual respect and a positive, nurturing learning environment

Establishing and maintaining classroom procedures and management

Managing the classroom and guiding the children with positive, supportive words and actions, following the school’s progressive strategies

Communicating effectively, both written and verbally

Observing and assessing ages, stages, learning and performance as well as reporting assessment results

Using assessment tools and results effectively to guide instructional decisions and planning

Organizing and maintaining records, lesson plans, attendance, etc.

Collaborating with colleagues, families, and staff

Supporting and establishing partnerships with families

Growing and developing professionally, learning new skills

Using technology effectively

Working effectively and cooperatively with teaching partners and Director of Elementary Program

Following licensing requirements for the State of Kentucky


Must be 18 years of age

Must have experience working with preschool-aged children in a classroom environment

Must have a high school diploma or high school equivalency (i.e. GED)

Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education; Master’s degree preferred

Work Environment/Physical Requirements:

Virginia Chance is a progressive education program with an emphasis on outdoor integration and play. Candidates must be able to perform the following with or without reasonable accommodations:

Withstand a variety of weather conditions for extended periods of time. Including but not limited to: cold, heat, humidity, rain, snow, etc.

Safely lift 25-50lbs for brief periods of time

Climb staircases multiple times a day (indoors/outdoors), sit, stand, squat, kneel, walk and hike on hard or uneven terrain for extended periods of time

This position is for the 2023-2024 school year

This is a full-time teaching position, M-F 8am-3:30pm

Salary is based upon education, qualifications, and experience

Benefits include: Health insurance with partial school contribution, dental and vision; Critical Illness and Accident; Long Term Disability; $25,000 Life Insurance policy (school covers cost); Retirement Plan with 5% matching; Tuition Remission (25%); Free before/after school childcare of enrolled children of VCS employees.

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