John Bapst Memorial High School, an independent, nonreligious day and boarding school serving boys and girls in grades 9-12, anticipates a full-time opening for an English teacher, beginning in August 2019.
Teachers are responsible for five sections of English, with the average core class size 17.8 students. Literature, nonfiction, and writing are departmental strengths. The school is 100% college-preparatory, and there are honors and regular sections in grades 9 and 10, AP Literature or British literature in grade 11, and AP Language or electives in grade 12. The school strives to provide students a challenging, friendly, and inclusive environment. The school's population of 500 includes approximately 15% international students, and thus teachers with experience in working with diverse populations are encouraged to apply. There may be the possibility of housing and houseparenting duties in the school's boarding program, although on-campus housing is not required.
Ranked among the top academic high schools in northern New England by the Washington Post, John Bapst is located in a historic 90-year-old building on the edge of downtown Bangor, Maine's third-largest city. Bangor is 45 minutes from the coast and an hour and a half from mountains to the north. Portland is two hours south on I-95 and Boston four hours south. Bangor has its own airport with daily flights to New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, and elsewhere.
This position is ideal for a collaboratively inclined, experienced teacher who enjoys working with adolescents and has experience working with diverse populations.
A degree in English or closely related field is required, with the ability to teach honors- and AP-level courses a plus.
Teaching experience, with evidence of expertise in teaching writing, is required. Candidates should have the ability to advise student clubs or activities and/or to coach a high school sport.
About John Bapst Memorial High School
John Bapst Memorial High School is an independent, coed day and boarding school located in Bangor, Maine. Founded in 1928, the school serves 425 day students from 35 Maine towns, many too small to have a high school of their own, as well as 75 international students from China, Vietnam, Japan, South Korea, Germany, Italy, France, and other countries. John Bapst has been ranked the #1 academic high school in Maine (2012, 2014, 2016, 2017) by the Washington Post's Academic Challenge on the basis of its outstanding AP program. Students took more than 535 AP exams in May 2018. The school has strong programs in music, visual arts, and technology, and in recent years teams have enjoyed success in a number of sports. John Bapst is known not only as one of Maine's top private schools, but equally as a friendly, supportive school community in which education is individualized and achievement, character, citizenship, and personal growth are all valued.