(with additional hours as needed to fulfill teaching responsibilities)
Reports to: Head of Lower School
St. Christopher’s School, the largest all-boys school in Virginia and one of the largest and oldest boys’ schools in the Mid-Atlantic region, seeks a Co-Teacher for Kindergarten or 1st Grade.
Serving approximately 970 boys in Grades JK-12 in Richmond, Virginia, St. Christopher’s School is committed to cultivating a school community that is diverse, inclusive, and welcoming and prides itself on bringing out the best in every boy. Our Episcopal foundation is at the center of what we do, and we care most about developing young men who possess honor and integrity. Our boys benefit from an education and curriculum that is focused on excellence in all forms, including academics, the arts, athletics, and service learning.
The Lower School is a busy and purposeful place. We seek applicants who will provide inspiration and joy to our boys and contribute to the dynamic and energetic ethos within our school community. Co-teachers will work closely and collaboratively with other members of the grade level team, the Head of Lower School, and other resource and support faculty and staff.
Shows initiative and supports lead teacher in all aspects of the classroom, including classroom management.
Supports and/or conducts small and large group instruction planned by the lead teacher. Examples include, but are not limited to the following:
Personal traits and communication style that nurture the growth of children
Works cooperatively with adults and has a strong ability to multitask
Passion and joy for working with young people and an enthusiasm for learning
Comfort with using technology daily and a willingness to learn and navigate specific platforms
Regularly required to stand, walk, bend, and stoop for extended periods of time.
Occasionally required to work in poor weather conditions such as temperature, precipitation and wind during recess and carpool duty.
Candidates interested in pursuing this position should send a cover letter, resume, and reference contact information to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include Lower School Co-Teacher in the subject line.
Application deadline is open until filled.
About St. Christopher's School
St. Christopher’s School, founded in 1911, is a college preparatory school for boys (junior kindergarten through 12th grade) located in Richmond, Virginia. The School’s mission is to prepare a talented and diverse group of boys for college and for life in an ever-changing world.
St. Christopher’s currently enrolls 1001 boys in JK-12 from 57 zip codes in the Richmond metropolitan region. Lower School (JK-5) has 423 boys, Middle School (6-8) has 242 and Upper School (9-12) enrolls 336. The 162 full- and part-time members of the faculty have an average tenure of 12.7 years and 61 percent have advanced degrees, including 6 with doctorates. The average class size is 16.
Coordination with St. Catherine’s School for girls offers many opportunities for interaction at all levels including coed classes in the upper school. Virtually 100 percent of St. Christopher’s graduates attend four-year colleges and universities, often at some of the nation’s most prestigious institutions. Honor, service, and community are hallmarks of the St. Christopher's experience.