The Advent School, a progressive independent elementary school in downtown Boston, seeks collaborative, passionate, creative teachers for anticipated Upper Grades co-teaching positions (Third through Sixth Grade).
Upper Grade teachers at The Advent School know their students well and use this knowledge to design and facilitate thematic, academically rigorous, student-centered curricula. The Upper Grades program, designed specifically to promote collaborative problem solving and student-directed project work, includes an advisory model rooted in principles of social justice for the support of social-emotional learning.
The Advent School promotes progressive, hands-on, project-based teaching that interweaves the arts, academic skills, and social justice themes.
The Advent School enrolls approximately 200 students, of which 33% self-identify as students of color. The Advent School is committed to the faculty’s professional growth, especially in regards to anti-bias and diversity work.
Application Notes: Send cover letter, resume, and the names of three references to Gretchen Vice, Dean of Faculty, email@example.com. In your cover letter, please include your connection to the mission of The Advent School.
BA/BS degree minimum.
2+ years of independent/public school teaching or related experience.
An advanced degree is preferred.
The ideal candidate will have previous experience teaching thematic or project-based units and an extensive knowledge of how to instruct students in the development of literacy and mathematics skills using the workshop model.
Our new Upper Grades teachers should be:
Advocates for anti-bias teaching, both for children and adults
Enthusiastic, caring practitioners who believe that their students are able to change the world
Strong writers, comfortable communicating with families and colleagues
About The Advent School
The Advent School, located in the Beacon Hill section of Boston, Massachusetts, serves 200 students in pre-Kindergarten through Sixth Grade. A mission-focused school founded in the principles of social justice, Advent has served the students and families of Boston since 1961. Through its Reggio Emilia-inspired curriculum, Advent's faculty deliver authentic, rigorous, and experiential learning opportunities that encourage students to "learn with passion, act with courage, and change the world."