Join Our Team

We believe that every child deserves an excellent education and the opportunity to excel in college. We believe that scholars in central and northwest Queens can succeed academically at the same levels as the highest performing students in New York City. We believe that our love for our students must be reflected by the hard work we inspire in them to become young people of intellect, professionalism, and character.

We believe that excellent teaching is the key to our scholars' success, and we believe in a team united behind a singular mission.

Are you a founder?


Be A Founder

We aren't picking up a script and executing it for the 100th time. We are writing it every day, building the school that families in Queens deserve, from a founding class of 112 5th graders to a full-size 450-scholar pillar of our neighborhood. Our founding team is a team of builders and leaders.


Grow Every Day

Remember that basketball coach you had who showed you how to hold your elbow at 90°? Or that art teacher who showed you how to sketch a line with precision? The best teachers are coached to improve their craft every day. We use continuous observation and feedback to turn good teachers into great teachers for our scholars.

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Make a Difference

There's no way around it - the work of founding is long and grueling and also worth every 6am alarm and bead of sweat. The work you do each day at Valence College Prep has an immediate and lasting impact on our scholars, their families, and our community.

We are still hiring for the following positions for the 2019-2020 school year:

Ready to join our team? Send your resume with a brief cover letter to

As an equal opportunity employer, Valence College Prep hires without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, or any other category protected by applicable law.