Raintree School is an independent school in Town & Country, MO on eleven beautiful acres of woodland. As the first and only Reggio-inspired forest school in Missouri, Raintree School welcomes children ages 2 through 8, and their families from across the St. Louis metro area. Our school is open 5 days a week, 11 hours a day, 12 months a year. Our model green campus features a community garden, green kitchen, a natural playscape, prairie and woodland with a bubbling creek, an art studio, and sunny classrooms with nature vistas. This inspirational backdrop, diverse environments, and lush landscape enrich children’s inquiry, spark passionate pursuits, and deepen each child’s curiosity to love and learn about the world around them.
Forest Schools continue to be created around the world by a diverse group of critical thinkers, adding to the broader debate about what educating children should look like. Raintree School maintains our support of nature-filled, place-based education with committed teachers dedicated to making nature-loving, proactive citizens a reality.
We are a community of dedicated, collaborative, and innovative teachers focused on sharing our progressive, social-constructivist model. Ideal candidates possess a knowledge of early childhood development, are familiar with the Reggio Emilia Approach and Forest School. Experience with Emergent Curriculum, Experiential Education, and Place-Based Learning are pillars that support our pedagogy. This framework lives alongside our commitment to citizenship, personalized learning, and inquiry-based science. Members of Raintree's faculty hold certifications in early childhood and elementary education, as well as and have advanced degrees in education.
Interested candidates should forward a bio, resume, cover letter, and letters of reference.