QUICK FACTS

 
As the world changes and becomes increasingly more complex, global citizens will need to be equipped with skills that allow them to be flexible thinkers, creative problem solvers, and effective leaders.
— ECS Founding Principal and CEO, Jon McCann
 
 

BRIEF HISTORY

OUR COMMITMENTS

Every ECS graduate will be an actively engaged citizen driving thoughtful change in the world around them. 

 
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Unique academic environment.

ECS combines academic rigor with a multi-disciplinary, “out-the-door” learning approach rooted in real world problems. Students get outside, study places and spaces in the City of Pittsburgh, and connect content to the community.

 
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A place for all students. 

ECS supports an inclusion model, in a way that promotes equity for all. ECS welcomes and accommodates students who need special education or gifted services, and tailors instruction to meet individual needs. There are two teachers in most classrooms (averaging 11:1 student to faculty ratio), allowing students to get targeted support and enrichment.

 
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Strong relationships.

ECS serves the whole child -- keeping them healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged. ECS teachers and staff are caring, engaged, and innovative, and they model the behavior we expect from our students. They are activists, leaders, and compassionate members of our community. Students “loop” with our teachers to build connection and consistency.

 
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ECS Values Partnerships

ECS builds partnerships to grow our education impact internally, while also supporting the diverse fabric of organizations available in the city. Community connections and regional networks extend our educational opportunities for students and encourage our student body to recognize the vibrancy of our city. A list of many of our partners is below.

 

Sponsors

 

ECS Board

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ECS Careers

The Environmental Charter School’s faculty and staff are passionate, talented, and uncompromising with a mission to make sure all students succeed at a high level. Every aspect of our organization and program is designed-and continually refined-to ensure that goal. The ECS working environment is highly collaborative, reflective, and progressive.

Through an innovative, ecoliteracy-based curriculum, ECS grows active, engaged, empathetic citizens who are problem seekers, critical thinkers, and purposeful agents of change. We are rooted in our community, growing in impact and graduating students who have bloomed into drivers of thoughtful change in the world.

 

How do we do that?

 

Unique academic environment.

ECS combines academic rigor with a multi-disciplinary, “out-the-door” learning approach rooted in real world problems. Students get outside, study places and spaces in the City of Pittsburgh, and connect content to the community.

A place for ALL students.

ECS serves the whole child - keeping them healthy, safe, engaged, supported and challenged. There are two educators in most classrooms (averaging a 12:1 student-to-educator ratio).

Strong relationships.

ECS teachers and staff are caring, engaged, and innovative and they model the behavior we expect from our students. They are activists, leaders, and compassionate members of our community. Students “loop” with our teachers to build connection and consistency

 
 

Benefits for Employees working 30+ Hours:

  • Competitive compensation package

    • Medical, dental and vision

    • Flexible spending accounts

    • Health care reimbursement

    • Retirement plan

    • Life Insurance and Short-and-Long Term Disability Insurance

  • Generous Paid Time Off

  • Professional Development

  • Dependent enrollment preference (after 1 year)

Application Requirements:

  • Cover Letter

  • Resume

Upon Hire

 

ECS is an equal opportunity employer.

 
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