Forsyth teachers pride themselves on deeply knowing each student and creating a joyful and challenging learning environment. Intimate learning cohorts of 9-14 are places to make learning exciting and meaningful. Our highly collaborative team teaching environment requires excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Each team member actively contributes to a healthy work culture, and a community of partnerships.
Create an inquiry-based classroom environment where students’ ideas are central and content knowledge and skills are deepened through compelling questions and projects
Commitment to pursuing a balance between academic mastery, creative thinking, and self and social learning for all students
Work collaboratively and participate actively in faculty meetings and professional learning
Continue to develop professionally to ensure student growth and development
Bring a deep appreciation for student centered, engaging, and innovative teaching practices
Communicate with students and their families regularly and proactively
Commitment to engaging in conversations of ongoing learning within DEI work that promotes respect for diversity, equity, and inclusion as a core value of the School.
Minimum of 3 years lead teacher experience
Preference given to teachers with Elementary (multi subject), or Middle Grades Language Arts certification or Masters Degree in Education.
ABOUT FORSYTH SCHOOL
Mission and Vision
We empower students to embrace challenges as they find joy in learning. Our caring and equitable community ensures all feel known and valued.
At Forsyth, we believe children are capable beyond our imaginations. We set high expectations and design learning experiences that allow students to stretch, persist, and learn powerfully. The results are profound: children are joyful, excited, and ready to pursue learning and growth with confidence. Learning is enriched by Forsyth’s unique campus and the deep sense of place and community that it fosters. Our historic and intimate buildings, joined by beautiful outdoor green spaces, encourage students of all ages to connect with one another and experience the richness of our diverse community.
Our Community Models and Lives these Values
Agility - We value agility as essential to the healthy development and evolution of our learning community.
Empathy - We value empathy as the foundation for a just and equitable community that respects diverse groups, family patterns, and perspectives.
Collaboration - We value collaboration as the means to more creative and productive progress in all we do.
Curiosity - We value curiosity as the foundation for engagement, inquiry, and innovation.
Founded in 1961, Forsyth School is an independent day school in St. Louis, Missouri, serving 360 students age 2 to Grade 6. Located on a one-of-a-kind campus near Washington University, Forsyth stresses individual attention by maintaining a low student/teacher ratio and collaborative teaching teams in each grade. With a strong academic foundation that includes visual and performing arts, sports, and challenge education, Forsyth graduates are well prepared for the most selective secondary schools. Forsyth offers summer programs, full-time specialist teachers, a commitment to diversity, and a comprehensive extended day program with after-school and year-round league sports.
Forsyth is accredited by the Independent Schools Association of Central States (ISACS), and is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) and the Independent Schools of St. Louis (ISSL).