Founded in 1922, Orchard is an independent, non-sectarian, progressive school for 550 students in preschool through the 8th grade. Orchard is committed to advance each student’s academic success, self-confidence, open-mindedness, ethical character, leadership, and love of learning. Located in northern Indianapolis on a 43- acre, wooded campus with a state-of-the-art facility, Orchard promises academic excellence through a well-rounded education, engaging the natural curiosity of students in an active, child-centered, and experiential learning environment. We seek and strive to maintain a diverse and inclusive school community and are committed to the principles that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion. We value the skills, knowledge, and experiences a diverse workforce brings to our school.
The Orchard School is seeking an innovative, dynamic, collaborative teacher with a strong background in middle school social studies who can enhance the current program. The successful candidate will also be an advisor, teach or co-teach a winter intensive class, and assist in chaperoning the class on an overnight trip.
Qualifications and Attributes
Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in history, education, or related field
Experience and enthusiasm for working with middle school students
Ability to generate essential questions about units of study
Experience and demonstrated ability to teach the sub-skills of history, such as research, note-taking, and analytical writing, etc.
Ability to write narrative assessments
Understanding of developmental stages of middle schoolers
Understanding of multiple learning styles and differentiated instruction
A commitment to progressive education
Ability to design hands-on, experiential learning activities that advance the targeted learning outcomes
Ability to work with technology to support, supplement, and enhance teaching and learning
Willingness to learn and improve professionally
Ability to collaborate and work with a team
Ability to work with parents in a thoughtful and proactive manner
Willingness to engage in all aspects of the Orchard community
The Orchard School values our employees and offers a total compensation package designed to attract and retain talented individuals who make our school successful. Benefits include:
11 paid personal days
Health and dental insurance
Retirement Savings Plan
Employer paid life insurance
Employer paid long- and short-term disability
Candidates should apply by sending a resume and cover letter to email@example.com. Please place “Social Studies” in the email subject line.
Orchard values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds. Orchard does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion or national origin in the administration of its admission, tuition assistance, or employment determination.
The Orchard School is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools and is accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Central States.
For more information about The Orchard School, please visit www.orchard.org.