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The Gordon School

Work at Gordon

Current openings

In January 2024, Dr. Thomas López announced that she will be leaving Gordon in July 2025. 

Updates on the search for Gordon's next Head of School are at

Careers at Gordon

The Gordon School is a racially diverse nursery through eighth grade coeducational independent school in East Providence, RI. The curriculum is rooted in multicultural practice and social justice, with an emphasis on developing intellectual leadership, active imagination, and a child’s natural inquisitive nature. Students are challenged and inspired to be active workers toward their own education and teachers strive to develop meaningful relationships with each child and family.

Relocating to Rhode Island

Gordon is less than five miles from the center of Providence, Rhode Island, a world-class city known for its fabulous restaurants, a vibrant theater and arts scene, and an intellectual community fueled by major schools and universities including Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design. Marquee cultural events include Providence’s unforgettable WaterFire and the Newport Folk Festival.

Rhode Island was founded by Europeans who were seeking a community that was more inclusive and tolerant than the one established by Massachusetts’ Puritans. Since then, it has been the site of many progressive firsts, from the first synagogue in North America (Newport’s Touro Synagogue, 1763) to the first openly gay mayor of a US state capital (Providence’s David Cicilline, 2002).

Rhode Island is the smallest state in the US, and much of the state retains a small town vibe. No matter where you are in the state, you are never more than a half-hour drive from a major city, a gorgeous public beach, or a forest to explore.

Don’t take it from us, though; according to the roving reporters of Gordon’s fifth and sixth grade newspaper, Gordon students’ favorite things about Rhode Island include:

the ocean
small state
smallest state

Don’t let the emphasis on the size fool you, either. There is plenty to keep you busy in Rhode Island.