Why Crofton House?
Join a welcoming, forward-thinking and collaborative community where you are encouraged to put your ideas into action
Our teachers and staff seek and embrace new ideas, and have the support and resources to put those ideas into action. They’re also actively involved in every aspect of school life, from coaching athletics, to directing theatre productions, to accompanying girls on service trips around the world.
We offer dynamic professional development opportunities for faculty and staff, competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package.
- Support for professional development, including individual and school-wide programs
- Opportunities for career development as part of a growing school
- Comprehensive onboarding program
- Health and wellness program, including access to campus fitness facilities
- Dental coverage (100% for basic service and 50% for major treatment)
- Extended health coverage (100% of eligible expense)
- Parental/maternity leave top-up
- Campus is easily accessible by transit. Transportation incentive for those who take transit, cycle, carpool or walk to work. Underground parking is provided.
- Community Dining Program provides a hot, healthy and delicious lunch daily
- Tuition discount for daughters of faculty and staff
- Generous holiday breaks built into the school year. For non-teaching staff, holidays start at three weeks, plus 18 additional administrative days.
- Employer RRSP contributions (teachers contribute 7% and CHS contributes 11%; for non-teaching staff, CHS matches employee contributions, up to 7%)
- One-to-one financial planning services with professionals offered
- Competitive salaries; for example, the pay grid for the 2019–2020 school year includes Category 5, Step 0: $58,598 and Category 6, Step 10: $99,308
- Teachers engage fully in the life of the School and are provided with significant preparation and collaborative learning time
- Small class sizes (approximately 20 students/class) and state-of-the-art learning facilities
- Access to resources, teaching tools and technology, including a MacBook Pro assigned to each teacher. All Senior School students are also provided with a MacBook, and Junior School students an iPad. Teachers and students receive technology support through our IT team.
- Hosting Teaching with Heart – a mini conference where CHS teachers led professional development sessions for elementary school educators from across the Lower Mainland
- Providing support for instructional leaders to coach and mentor colleagues
- Incorporating the Harkness method of teaching into English and social studies classes
- Participating in workshops and conferences at the School
- Working with speakers and educators such as Kath Murdoch (The Power of Inquiry) and Trevor MacKenzie (Inquiry Mindset)
- Working with experts-in-residence, such as Adrienne Gear (strong literacy instruction) and Carole Fullerton (mathematical thinking)
- Attending provincial conferences
- Applying to become a Research Chair of Teaching and Learning. This CHS program provides teachers the opportunity to contribute to the teaching profession through funded, progressive research. Meet our current Chairs of Teaching and Learning.
Our wellness program includes tools and education to support personal development and physical, mental and financial health, including:
- Access to Homewood Health Employee and Family Assistance Program
- Membership discounts at places like Classpass, YYoga, The Dailey Method, Pure Barre, Juice Truck and others.
- On-site fitness classes
- Annual Lifestyle Spending Account
- Financial planning sessions
Bound by our belief in the power of all-girls' education, Crofton House School fosters a strong sense of community among educators, staff, students and families.
Teaching with Heart
Save the date for our second annual Teaching with Heart Mini-Conference on Thursday, February 13, 2020 with keynote speaker Katie White, assessment expert and author of Softening the Edges: Assessment Practices that Honor K-12 Teachers and Learners and Unlocked: Assessments as the Ke to Everyday Creativity in the Classroom.
Learn about how Crofton House School is making a difference in our community:
- CHS offers financial assistance to girls entering Grade 8 through our Bursary Program
- Ivy Compass, our signature program, promotes service learning and social and environmental responsibility among students in all grades
- Our annual Winter Bazaar supports KidSafe, a local charity that provides vulnerable children with educational, nutritional and fun programming during school breaks
- CHS employees have a 20-year history of supporting the United Way with an annual, employee-run fundraising campaign
Students Enrolled From Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12
generous employer contributions
dedicated and caring staff and faculty
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dental coverage for basic service & 50% for major treatment
of proudly supporting the United Way