Located on 77 acres in Roanoke, VA, North Cross School is an independent, coeducational, college-preparatory school in its 70th year of providing the best teaching available in Southwest Virginia. Serving students as young as 3 all the way through to high school graduation, North Cross strives to promote in every student personal integrity and responsibility to the greater community. Upper School students are encouraged to pursue academic, athletic and artistic achievement, which results in opportunities for placement at many of the nation’s top universities.
North Cross School is establishing campuses abroad in order to offer the American independent school experience to students in their home countries. We aim to prepare non-American students to excel in an American university setting. Transcripts are overseen by the Roanoke campus, students earn dual diplomas, and college counseling is provided as students prepare for university life.
North Cross established its first international campus is Shanghai, China in August 2015 and added its second Chinese in August 2019. Our graduates have gained admission to highly competitive universities such as UVA, UC Berkeley, UC Irvine, Mount Holyoke, SCAD, Bard College, Franklin and Marshall, Boston College, Purdue, Case Western, and Ohio State. North Cross Shanghai’s curriculum is centered on a rigorous Advanced Placement course sequence and a robust athletic and extracurricular life modeled after that of its Virginia campus.
Its most recent international initiative is North Cross American School, which is slated to open March 2020 in Kathmandu, Nepal. Nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas, Kathmandu is the center of Nepal’s history, art, culture, and economy. As the capital of Nepal, it is the largest city in the country and contains a population of around one million. Tourism plays a large role in Kathmandu’s economy, and the city boasts several Western restaurants and amenities.
We seek four dynamic teachers excited about the prospects of living and working abroad and eager to collaborate closely with cosmopolitan teams of talented teachers from a wide range of countries. Candidates should be enthusiastic about developing new programs and contributing to rapidly growing international collaborations. Teachers must be prepared to teach in at least one of the following subjects: Math, Science, Social Studies and English. Academic clubs and sports teams are an integral part of the North Cross experience, thus teachers who are willing to take initiative to develop extracurricular programs will be given special consideration.
Bachelor's degree required, master’s degree preferred. Two years of teaching experience required. ESL training or experience strongly preferred. Enthusiasm and adaptability a must!
Starting date: Summer 2020
Class size: 10-20 students per class
Teaching hours: maximum 20 teaching periods per week (40/45 minutes each period), plus 20 office hours
Additional responsibilities: supervising a student club or athletic team
CVs and letters of interest should be sent to Nicole Dabney, Director of International Operations, at email@example.com.
Additional Salary Information: Competitive salary commensurate with experience and local cost of living ($18,000-$20,000). The equivalent USD salary is paid in local currency.
Travel allowance: $2000 per year.