Elmwood School seeks to attract and reward high-caliber professionals who are passionate about educating girls in a single-sex environment. Our school is more than a place to work, it’s a place where you can positively impact the life and development of young girls. Our teachers lead, inspire and encourage our students’ creativity, growth and academic excellence in a supportive and collaborative environment.

If you are an energetic, committed educator with an equal passion for your subject area and for teaching girls, we are keen to hear from you. Let us know about your teaching philosophy, your experience inside and out of the classroom, and why Elmwood might be the right match for you. Elmwood actively seeks educators of diverse backgrounds, interests, and talents, particularly those with experience teaching in an International Baccalaureate school. 

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Current Openings 

Position: Junior School French Teacher
Position Type: Maternity Leave (with the potential of a Permanent position)
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Application Deadline: July 10, 2020
Start Date: August 17, 2020


Elmwood School is one of Canada’s leading independent day schools for girls from Pre-kindergarten through Grade 12. Founded in 1915, Elmwood is the first fully accredited girls’ school in North America to offer the full International Baccalaureate Programme from Kindergarten through to university entrance. Elmwood offers a dynamic learning environment, renowned for its academic rigour and exciting co-curricular opportunities.

We are seeking an application from dedicated, innovative French teachers with experience in teaching French in a variety of grades from PK-5. The successful candidate will have a strong academic background with the ability to develop and deliver dynamic and comprehensive programming that meets the learning needs of all students. Experience in an International Baccalaureate School and in an all-girls learning environment would be an asset, though not essential. Elmwood School is an equal opportunity employer, offering a competitive salary and full benefits, including the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan.  This maternity leave position has the potential to lead to a permanent position.


  • A  dynamic educator with an excellent rapport with students
  • A strong academic background
  • Energetic, dedicated team player
  • Fluent in French
  • Qualified to teach French (either Primary-Junior)
  • Commitment to contribute to Elmwood’s co-curricular program
  • An understanding of the benefits of an all-girls’ learning environment
  • Ability to instruct in a technology-rich environment
  • Ontario College of Teachers Certification, or eligibility for teacher certification in Ontario
  • Applications from newly qualified teachers are welcome

Should your background and skills be a match for our needs, please send a letter of application, resume/CV, university transcripts,  and reference information by email, with the job title in the subject line, to  Your application matters to us and we will review it carefully. Contact us if you require accommodation at any stage of the application process or would like more information on our accommodation policies. 
We thank all applicants for their interest. We will, however, only contact those selected for an interview. Elmwood reserves the right to make an appointment before the application deadline, should suitable candidates be found.


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