Columbia Grammar & Preparatory School (CGPS) is a PreK-12 co-educational school located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, steps from Central Park. It was founded in 1764 and has a long and storied history of nurturing our students’ potential and passions both inside and outside the classroom, unifying and inspiring members of its community in a rigorous but relaxed learning environment, preparing them for the finest colleges and instilling in them the confidence, ethical values and sense of purpose to embrace challenges, to achieve their dreams and to improve the world. 

CGPS seeks faculty members who are well-trained in their respective disciplines and are committed to the growth and development of every student in our care. Teachers new to our community are given a comprehensive orientation to the School, its procedures and culture to ensure a smooth transition. New faculty are mentored by long-tenured teachers and administrators to help guide them through their inaugural year. 

CGPS employment packages include: highly competitive salaries, paid family leave, a generous professional development allowance, long-term disability, group term life insurance, faculty yoga, faculty swimming and free breakfast and lunch.

Employment Opportunities

Columbia Grammar & Preparatory School seeks a full-time college counselor to guide 11th and 12th students and their families through the college admission process while working with a caseload of approximately 22 to 25 students.

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Columbia Prep seeks a full-time certified, energetic, and knowledgeable Athletic Trainer to join our athletic department. As part of the team, the certified athletic trainer works under the direction of the athletic director and in cooperation with other health care professionals, athletic administrators, coaches, and parents. Responsibilities include the prevention, management, treatment, and rehabilitation of student athletic orthopedic injuries.

The School is committed to building and supporting a diverse community where all feel safe, seen, and supported. Successful candidates will bring their ability to contribute to a warm, inclusive, and exciting learning environment.

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Columbia Grammar & Preparatory School is an equal employment opportunity employer. Employment decisions including hiring, transferring and promotions are based on merit and business needs, and not on race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, sexual and reproductive health choices, pregnancy, marital/partnership status, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, alienage, citizenship, military status, veteran status, mental or physical disability, genetic predisposition, status as a victim of domestic violence, or any other characteristic or status protected by law.

Working at CGPS

"Columbia Grammar & Preparatory School has been my professional home for over 18 years. I have grown so much here because the school values and trusts their faculty. The smart, mature and engaged students make every day of teaching an opportunity to witness that ‘ah-ha’ moment that makes this job so rewarding."

Adam gerson, director of technology