Founded in 1923, Garden School is a small, lower tuition NYC Nursery through 12th grade independent school in one of the most diverse neighborhoods on the planet, Jackson Heights, Queens. Garden School approaches its centennial with the same enthusiasm as always, to educate the whole person across a broad curriculum, preparing them to be caring, engaged citizens for the world ahead. We believe it is a school’s job to spark, acknowledge, and promote the passions and interests of children, and look for faculty and staff who embody these goals. The Garden experience is built upon a professional and caring relationship among teachers, students, families, and administrators and a firm commitment to understand, interpret and present each child as an individual. While Garden School is the most global of all NYC schools with students and families from across the world, we are a small school with a very tight community.

Garden School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, creed, religion, ethnicity, age, national origin, gender, or sexual orientation in its hiring and promotion of administrators, faculty and staff, and in its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and financial aid programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.


Garden School is an independent school committed to the success of every one of its students. In an effort to connect families with the best possible services available, we seek a part time Independent approved SETSS provider to support children entitled to special services. Garden endeavors to bolster the effectiveness of services by interviewing, endorsing, and coordinating with a single provider for all of our qualifying students.

The current position is for approximately 15 hours weekly working in conjunction with faculty in our lower grades to provide 1:1 pull-out or after-school tutoring for a small handful of children. There is also the possibility of additional hours for someone looking to grow within our organization. An ideal candidate will have special education and elementary experience and embody a deep belief in the potential for all children to achieve.

If you are a qualified special educator, are among the list of approved independent providers for NYC schools, and interested in working with a dynamic and compassionate team of educators to support truly bright students who simply require some extra support, please contact Mary Maisano, Director of Finance, at

Salary Information:
  • Compensation for this position is through the DOE and follows their hourly rate for Independent SETSS providers.
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