We are excited to announce that we are again at that point in the year where we open our hiring cycle for the incoming academic year 2011-12. We are currently searching for candidates for the following positions:


  • Pre-Algebra, Regents Algebra, Advanced Algebra, Calculus (including the capacity to teach AP Calculus) (3 positions)
  • History – specialization in World and Developing World History (preferably Latin America or Africa) (1 position)
  • English Language Arts – American Literature, British Literature, World Literature (1 position)
  • Spanish Language Arts (1 position)
  • Part time faculty in Creative Arts, Fitness and Electives enrichment program
  • Administrative – College Counselor and Dean of Students


To apply

Send a letter of intent explaining your suitability for the position and outlining your philosophy of education; resume (with the phone numbers of 3 references) electronically to Dr. José G. Maldonado-Rivera, Principal at jobs@columbiasecondary.org Finalist candidates will be expected to provide for review a professional portfolio and perform a mock lesson.


To learn more about our 5th year hiring cycle, please Click here

Last fall, Prof. Bartges Ohana and Prof. Hill set off on a quest to adopt a community garden as a place for CSS students and the community to come together – and grow together. This fall, we’re finally digging in (quite literally!) to our new Columbia Secondary School Community Garden located on the Southeast corner of Amsterdam and 119th Street. Through combined efforts of a garden and food-based Creative Arts class taught by Prof. Hill and Ohana along with Barnard College intern Prof. Anna New

man, and after school garden volunteer sessions, students picked up trash from the site, tested the soil, measured and drew ground plans of the site, and did a few rounds of weeding to get started. Thanks to donations of daffodil and tulip bulbs, we have already started to plant in our garden. Prof. Sammie Smith gave a planting demonstration to introduce our student gardeners to growing bulbs, and already over forty students, parents, teachers, and community volunteers have dug in to help us plant! We are looking forward to upcoming garden projects, which include preparing the space for the winter months, building raised beds, and starting a composting bin.

We are currently in our final stages of registering the space as a School/ Community Garden through New York City Greenthumb are forming a garden committee of interested adult and student volunteers to participate in garden projects this fall, winter, and spring. If you are interested in being part of our garden project, please contact Prof. Hill at meredithhill@columbiasecondary.org. To donate to support this project, please visit our CSS mini-grant HERE   – any support is appreciated!