Our Community

As the only private, independent K-12 day school on the West Side of Cleveland, Lake Ridge Academy is both a school with exceedingly high scholarship, and a school where every student is known well and supported by his or her teachers and other adults. Every adult on campus contributes to our culture, regardless of his or her formal role at the school; we look for employees who want to spend their time in a school environment and build relationships with our students. We seek qualified candidates with high emotional intelligence and a history of flexibility, collaboration, and openness. For every opening, we seek to attract candidates from diverse backgrounds and perspectives.

Why Lake Ridge Academy

The best things about working at Lake Ridge Academy are the sense of community, of contributing to the success of our students, and the opportunity to align your professional life with a passion for helping young people. Our salaries are competitive, and our employee benefits for full-time employees include subsidized health insurance and a 403(b) retirement plan. In addition, Lake Ridge Academy provides generous tuition remission for qualified children of full-time employees.

Open Positions

Director of Academic Services

Lake Ridge Academy is seeking a Director of Academic Services to start in the 2019-2020 school year. The ideal candidate has experience working in school support services, as a counselor and/or school psychologist. The Director of Academic Services provides overall leadership and direction of programs emerging from K-12 Academic Services, which seeks to help improve academic achievement, promote positive behavior and mental health, and support a diverse learning community.

Salary is commensurate with experience and is competitive with other independent schools in the Midwest. Compensation includes a generous tuition remission plan for faculty children. Send resume, cover letter and references to [email protected].

Upper School Mandarin Chinese Teacher and International Advisor

Lake Ridge Academy is seeking a fluent Mandarin speaker to develop and implement a two-year Mandarin Chinese curriculum in the Upper School. Other responsibilities include serving as the school’s International Student Advisor and Coordinator of Student Placement. This work includes orientating new international students, communicating with agencies and host families, mentoring and/or tutoring international students, and assisting the Director of College Counseling in guiding our international students’ college placement.

Salary is commensurate with experience and is competitive with other independent schools in the Midwest. Compensation includes a generous tuition remission plan for faculty children. Send resume, cover letter and references to [email protected].

Certified School Nurse

Lake Ridge Academy is seeking a Certified School Nurse to start in the 2019-2020 school year. This position performs all school nurse duties to ensure the health of students K-12, including performing screening tests and responding to student health emergencies.


  • Valid Ohio Nursing License
  • Ohio Provisional School Nurse Certificate
  • Effective communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a multidisciplinary team
  • Possessing a kind, patient heart with the ability to relate to a K-12 population


  • Screen for deficits for vision, hearing & immunization status
  • Identify student health problems, and if communicable, notify parents/guardian, and school personnel
  • Act as a liaison between home, school and physician
  • Provide first aid and emergency care
  • Make report to Ohio Department of Health as needed
  • Maintain and update student health records
  • Work closely with school team: principal, psychologist, office staff and teachers
  • Obtain written documentation from physicians
  • Compile, distribute & maintain medical concerns list
  • Administer medication as ordered by physician
  • Maintain AED and Order stock supplies

Send resume, cover letter and references to humanre[email protected].


Lake Ridge Academy seeks a part-time evening cleaner to work up to 25 hours per week. Experience in a school and/or service environment is preferred but not required. Send cover letter and references to [email protected].

Substitute Teachers

Accepting applications for certified teachers to substitute grades K-8. An excellent opportunity for new teachers to build a curriculum vitae, or experienced teachers to keep their skills fresh. Please submit resumes via email to: [email protected] or mail to: Director of Lower School, Lake Ridge Academy, 37501 Center Ridge Road, North Ridgeville, Ohio 44039.

Lake Ridge Academy provides equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, sex, gender, gender identity, age, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, disability, ethnic background or country of origin.