At Neighborhood Charter Schools we believe that each child can succeed at a high level. It takes a team of dedicated, smart, and relentless professionals to lead the way.

Our Approach


Our mission is to provide the children of NCS with new educational opportunities through a rigorous, comprehensive K-8 program that cultivates the intellectual, social, and emotional development of each child. Our students, who will include autistic students, will become independent learners and critical thinkers, will acquire the academic skills that they need to succeed in college preparatory high schools, and will exhibit the social and emotional skills that will allow them to reach their full potential.

How We Are Different

At NCS, we begin with the core belief that disability does not mean inability, and we are committed to helping all students, including students with disabilities, tackle challenging academic work and meet sky-high expectations. Our holistic approach sees children as individuals with unique needs and talents and recognizes that children learn best when their individual needs are met.

We recognize that children learn best when they are engaged in learning experiences that are meaningful and enjoyable. It encourages students to explore their interests and express themselves in multiple ways. NCS emphasizes the importance of the environment and community, and we strive to help students become responsible citizens.

A Simple Application Process

At NCS, we're dedicated to your health and financial security. Our commitment to you comes with a range of fantastic benefits.

 Join us, and experience these great benefits for yourself! 

  • Low-Cost Health Insurance: We understand the importance of accessible healthcare. That’s why we offer affordable health insurance options, so you can take care of what matters most – your health.
  • Health Reimbursement Account (HRA): We’re here to support your well-being journey. Our Health Reimbursement Account helps cover eligible medical expenses, making it easier for you to manage your health
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP): Your emotional and mental well-being matter. Our EAP provides confidential and professional support to help you navigate through life’s challenges, ensuring you’re never alone in your journey.
  • 12 Weeks Full Pay Parental Leave: We believe that family comes first. Enjoy the precious moments with your newborn or newly adopted child, with 12 weeks of full pay parental leave.
  • 401K Vesting from Day 1: Your financial future is important to us. With 401K vesting from your very first day, you’re building a secure tomorrow from the moment you join us.
  • Matching Options: We’re invested in your success. Maximize your savings with our 401K matching options, because your financial goals are our goals too.
  • Tuition Support for RELAY School of Education: Invest in your education and future with our tuition support for RELAY School of Education students.

School Culture

Mentor Program

At Neighborhood Charter Schools, we are committed to ensuring the success of every new teacher. As part of our program, teachers will have the opportunity to partner with veteran colleagues as they navigate the challenges and steep learning curve of their early career. We firmly believe in the principles of career-long development, responsive support tailored to each teacher’s needs, and the power of collaborative learning environments. Our mentors play a crucial role in helping new teachers enhance their planning, instruction, content knowledge, and classroom management. We encourage experienced teachers who have received the highest ratings from both administration and colleagues to apply to become a mentor.


Our Curriculum Design Team at NCS goes beyond providing curriculum materials for teachers. We actively support and develop educators by conducting monthly meetings to ensure they are well-prepared for teaching. Additionally, we offer year-round professional development opportunities to enhance their content knowledge and sharpen their skills in analyzing scholar work.

Co-Teaching model:
A co-teaching model in a classroom of about 22 scholars offers a multitude of benefits. With two educators, scholars benefit from more personalized attention and tailored instruction, as teachers can cater to diverse learning needs effectively. This approach also fosters a collaborative teaching environment, where educators can share expertise, reduce individual workloads, and improve classroom management. Ultimately, co-teaching enriches the learning experience, providing scholars with the opportunity to excel academically and develop essential life skills within a supportive and inclusive classroom setting.

Bridge Support:
The BRIDGE program at NCS offers a valuable opportunity to enhance your teaching and benefit your scholars. This program is designed to address the unique needs of students who need extra instructional support, providing them with individualized and foundational help while still being part of an inclusive classroom environment. As a General Studies teacher, you can collaborate with our experienced BRIDGE teachers who are skilled in using different programs and modalities to address foundational skills and grade-level standards, filling knowledge gaps and building students’ access to core content.

Professional Development

Coaching: At NCS, our commitment to teacher development is unwavering. We believe in continuous professional growth, and it’s not just a catchphrase; it’s a way of life at our school. Our teachers benefit from a constant stream of professional development opportunities, covering a wide range of topics, from curriculum enhancements to special education strategies and even culture and parent engagement training. With our open-door policy, you can explore your professional interests and always find someone willing to support your development.

Feedback is another cornerstone of our approach. Our dedicated team of coaches and school leadership is always there to guide and inspire you to reach the next level in your teaching journey. Our feedback culture is built on constructive conversations aimed at helping you excel in both teaching and learning. We are a supportive and growth-focused environment that will empower you to become the best teacher you can be. Your success is our priority!

a Day In The Life of a Teacher

Arrival Time

School staff arrive by 7:35am.

Instructional Day

The required instructional day begins at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 3:30 p.m.

Preps & Lunch

Teachers have two 70 mins preps and a lunch break.


NCS have flex teachers who cover recess duties so that teachers have more flexibility throughout the day.


As a content teacher you’ll be responsible for teaching 3 blocks per day.

Upcoming Opportunities