Working at Cedar Tree Academy

Cedar Tree Academy is a Level 1 school located in Ward 8 serving students in grades PK3 through 2nd grade. Cedar Tree Academy is committed to academic excellence for all students. We will build the foundation for all students in a safe learning environment designed to enhance social and emotional growth, cognitive and creative development while preparing students to become active independent learners. No exception, No excuses!

Compensation & Benefits


Cedar Tree Academy offers a highly competitive salary across all roles and regularly reviews benchmarks to ensure that salaries are competitive. For further details on compensation for teacher roles,

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Health Benefits

Cedar Tree Academy offers comprehensive, top-of-market health insurance benefits with low deductibles and generous matching contributions. Team members can enroll in individual medical and dental coverage at a low cost.

Our plan offerings include:

Medical, Prescription Drug Coverage, Dental, and Vision through CareFirst BlueCross/Blue Shield’s HMO, Open Access, and PPO plans

Voluntary Retirement Plan

 Eligible employees contribute to a 401(K)-retirement fund managed by ADP. Cedar Tree Academy will match the employee’s contribution up to 6% of their salary immediately upon hire. All employees can opt out of this benefit.

As an added benefit, all team members have access to comprehensive retirement and financial planning services from independent certified financial planners.

Flexible Spending Account

The FSA is a tax-advantaged account allowing employees to set aside a portion of earnings to pay for qualifying expenses including medical expenses, and dependent care.


Cedar Tree Academy offers SmartBenefits, which is a Commuter Benefits Program designed for employees to take the train, bus, and/or park at the metro. This program is a direct benefit for employees at no cost to the employee.

Life, Disability, and Indemnity Insurance

All Cedar Tree Academy employees are automatically enrolled, at no cost to them, in Long-term Disability policies as well as Group Life Insurance & AD&D insurance policies.

Additionally, team members can also purchase supplemental insurance policies, including:

  • Portable term life policies for themselves, their spouse, and their dependent children
  • Short term Disability
  • Accident, hospitalization, and critical illness policies for themselves, their spouse, and their dependent children
  • Legal services access plan for their family


Paid Time Off

Through a combination of federal holidays, winter, spring, and summer vacations, and twelve personal days, Cedar Tree Academy offers school-site staff a generous amount of paid time off.


Staff who subscribe to the CareFirst insurance plans also have access to the Blue365 discount program, which provides significant discounts on area gym memberships, wellness services, and equipment.

Family and Parenting

Cedar Tree Academy employees are covered under the Paid Family Leave Program in The District of Columbia.

There are two  kinds of Paid Family Leave benefits for Family Planning and Parenting:

1. Parental leave – receive benefits to bond with a new child for up to 12 weeks in a year;

2. Prenatal leave -receive benefits for prenatal medical care for up to 2 weeks in a year


Employees receive a laptop computer for their professional use.

Loan Forgiveness

Teachers at Cedar Tree Academy still paying off federal student loans may qualify for loan forgiveness on Stafford loans or to have Perkins loans canceled through the Federal Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program.


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Cedar Tree Academy students are proving what’s possible for students in the District of Columbia. Our young scholars develop the knowledge, skills, character needed to lead successful lives full of choice and opportunity.