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 2022, 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.
  • 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 92% of graduates plan to attend a two- or four-year college, and 95% 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!

  • 15 minutes from Reagan National Airport and 30 minutes from Washington Dulles Airport.
  • Less than 10 miles from 2 Amtrak stations located in DC and Alexandria, VA.
  • Conveniently located by 11 Metro (WMATA) train stations on the Orange, Silver, Blue, and Yellow lines.
  • 1,100 acres of parks and open space.
  • Historic Sites
  • Cultural Activities
  • Outdoor Activities

Housing Assistance

Virginia Housing Search can be used to search for a unit within the price range you can afford while pulling up matches based on your search criteria. Additional information for housing options can be found at the following links:

 Relocation Loan 

Arlington Public Schools offers a teacher relocation loan for up to $2,500. Visit https://www.apsva.us/careers-aps/opportunities/ for more information.

 Commuter Benefits Program

Arlington Public Schools offers a commuter benefits program for employees to promote and encourage the use of public transit, walking, biking, carpooling, vanpooling, and other commuter options that reduce air pollution, lessen traffic congestion, and improve safety around our schools. Employees who choose not to drive alone to work are eligible to receive a monthly stipend for taking transit, walking, biking, or carpooling with other APs employees at least 3 days per week. 

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