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.

To be considered for employment, please send your cover letter and resume to:

Please indicate your specific qualifications in the body of the email (ie. grades and subjects that you are qualified to teach).

Current Opportunities

Tutors | Grade 6 – 12

Elmwood School, one of Canada’s premier girls’ schools, provides an outstanding education to over 365 day students from Kindergarten through Grade 12. An IB World School, Elmwood is located in Ottawa. Elmwood’s mission is to inspire each girl to reach her full potential. The School is looking for expert tutors in Math, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, English (writing) and French to participate in its innovative “Elmwood Edge” tutoring program.

Tutors at Elmwood School are experts in their subject area and have a proven track record of academic and teaching excellence. Expectations for this position include:

  • Experience in tutoring and teaching
  • Practice in differentiated instruction and strategic teaching methods
  • A proven ability to have a caring rapport with students, Grades 6 to 12
  • Collaborative, flexible approach
  • Superb communication skills
  • An enthusiastic and productive work ethic

Additional Qualifications

  • Post-Secondary Education at the University level in area of specialty
  • Teacher education training (B.Ed., M.Ed.) or significant teaching experience in another setting (i.e.
  • University, College)
  • Ontario College of Teachers (or equivalent) an asset

As an Elmwood Edge Tutor you will be working under the guidance of Elmwood’s Director of Student Success, utilizing a strategic approach to content support. Training will be provided and tutoring sessions will take place at school both during the regular school day and after school hours. Regular communication with teachers and parents will be an expectation of our Elmwood Edge team. Opportunities for tutoring will be dependent on student requests.

Thank you for your interest in Elmwood School. Please send a cover letter, CV and university transcript to the attention of As a condition of employment, a criminal record check is also required. Your application matters to us and we will review it carefully. Candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Closing date for applications: July 31, 2017


Junior French teacher – One year maternity leave position

Elmwood School is one of Canada’s leading independent day schools for girls from 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 applications from dedicated, innovative French teachers with experience in teaching French from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 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.


  • A gifted, dynamic educator with an excellent rapport with students
  • A strong academic background
  • Energetic, dedicated team player
  • Fluent in French
  • Qualified to teach French
  • 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, university transcripts, Skype address and reference information by email, with the job title in the subject line, to

Deadline: As soon as possible

We thank all applicants for their interest. We will, however, only contact those selected for interview. Elmwood reserves the right to make an appointment before the application deadline, should suitable candidates be found.