Why APS?


Teach at APS to raise the next generation of world leaders.


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  • Top Award Winning Public School Division in Virginia
  • Competitive Compensation and Benefits – Pay Plan 2022-23
  • Teacher Salary Upgrades
  • Diverse Student Population
  • Commitment to Equity and Inclusion
  • Minutes from Washington, DC
  • Commuter Benefits
  • $2500 Interest Free Relocation Loan
  • Tuition Assistance
  • National Board Certification Assistance
  • Career Advancement Program (CAP)
  • Coaching and Mentorship
  • Funded Graduate Cohorts

Build your Career at APS!


Arlington Public Schools is a diverse and dynamic nationally recognized award-winning school district. We are always seeking top-notch and innovative employees to help continue this tradition of excellence.

  • In 2021, APS was designated as the #1 Best Place to Teach in Virginia by Niche
  • APS is the recipient of the prestigious Medallion of Excellence award presented by the U.S. Senate Productivity and Quality Awards for Virginia and the District of Columbia.
  • APS schools received the 2018 Virginia Index of Performance awards for advanced learning and achievement.
  • The Washington Post Challenge Index ranked  APS Arlington high schools in the top and in the top 2% in the nation among all 27,000 high schools in the nation.
  • Last year, the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards announced that 24 APS teachers earned National Board Certification. Currently, Arlington ranks third in Virginia with 164–approximately 6.8 percent–of our teachers who are National Board Certified.
  • More than 95% of APS students earn one or more high school credits during their middle school years.
  • More than 90% of 2013 graduates planned to attend a two- or four-year college, and 91.3% pf our students graduate on time from high school.
  • Home to Virginia’s only Public Montessori School program.
  • Spanish-language Immersion Schools


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Rosslyn,VA skyline near Washington, DC

If you choose to live in Arlington, VA, you’ll be just minutes from the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C., offering all the culture and style of our capital city: the fine arts, entertainment and rich history of Smithsonian national museums and national monuments, the great outdoors with more than 80 miles of county biking and jogging trails and an award-winning parks system, and much more. Arlington is a diverse and dynamic community made up of several thriving and unique neighborhoods. From the shops, restaurants and urban living in Clarendon and Ballston, to more traditional, single-family neighborhoods and unique small businesses, you can find a location that suits your lifestyle so you can live close to where you work. Arlington is not just a great place to work, it’s also an ideal place to live! Learn more about living in Arlington



APS provides state-of-the-art resources and the training that employees need to do their jobs effectively. The Department of Information Services provides comprehensive training and services to support APS students and staff.

Instructional Technology Coordinators
Instructional Technology in Arlington is facilitated through school-based Instructional Technology Coordinators (ITCs). The ITCs provide leadership, professional development, and support to instructional staff with the integration of computer, video, information and communication technologies. More information about ITCs

21st-Century Classroom Technology
Smartboards, computer labs

Digital Learning
We are ready to begin putting personalized devices in the hands of students. In this final phase before full roll-out we are studying the opportunities provided by transitioning from shared devices to personalized devices. Every school in the system is conducting a pilot which is focused on identifying instructional best practices which leverage personalization. These best practices will be woven into teacher professional development and the full project implementation over the upcoming years. More information about ITCs.