Daystar Academy is looking for highly qualified, justice-minded teachers for positions in PreK-5th grades (IB-Primary Years Program), 6th-10th grades (IB-Middle Years Program) and 11th-12th grades (IB-Diploma Program.) Daystar's mission is to empower students to impact the world through a faith-based, culturally-engaged, globally-minded education. Our vision is to transform Chicago and the world by educating and empowering our students to live out the values of the kingdom of God. If you desire to work in a growing, intentionally diverse, urban PreK-12th grade school, we look forward to receiving your application. Email resumes to Nate Martin at

The minimum qualifications are:

  • Bachelor's degree in education or related field

  • Teaching Certification

  • Experience with inquiry-based teaching and learning

  • Experience with and value of culturally-responsive pedagogy

  • Growth mindset about teaching and learning

  • Commitment to Daystar's Statement of Faith and to teaching at a Christian school

  • Knowledge of and/or experience with the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Program (PYP), IB Middle Years Program (MYP), and/or IB Diploma Program (DP) would be a plus


Current Job Opportunities


2022-2023 Job Openings:

  • PreK-5th Grade (PYP) Apprentice Teacher

The apprentice teacher role provides a unique opportunity for teachers to explore the field of constructivist education in a faith-based school. Apprentice teachers will observe and learn from lead teachers while reinforcing learning based on students' individual and small group needs. By the end of the year apprentice teachers typically are stronger candidates for lead teaching positions.

  • 6th-12th grade MYP/DP Language Acquisition Teacher (Spanish or Mandarin)

This is a full-time position teaching MYP Language Acquisition and/or DP Language B or DP Language ab initio to students in 6th-12th grade at a variety of levels.