Edmund Burke School, located in Washington, D.C., seeks a creative, organized, and energetic English teacher, who loves working with young people, to serve as a member of its faculty beginning in mid-August of 2021. This full-time position, which includes benefits, would include middle and/or high school English classes, and advising 6-8 students in the middle school or high school. The position also includes work within the Learning Support department to provide writing and reading support for middle and/or high school students.The ideal candidate would have teaching experience, a degree in the field, and be committed to ongoing professional development.
A progressive co-educational day school for grades 6-12, Edmund Burke School emphasizes a student-centered, constructivist approach to education. Committed to building a diverse, multicultural faculty, the school values open-mindedness and collegiality. We expect teachers to run orderly but energetic classes, use innovative, developmentally-appropriate classroom activities and assignments designed to engage a diverse student population, and employ appropriate technology in the classroom. Burke values the ability to use or include multicultural perspectives in classroom instruction, and expects teachers to show patience and foster a respectful, caring community. Candidates should enjoy building curriculum through collaboration with colleagues and take pleasure in the company of adolescents. Teachers at Burke join a lively, dedicated and cooperative school community. In addition, we look for teachers who can enrich Burke’s community outside the classroom, especially by coaching.
About Edmund Burke School
About Edmund Burke School
• Founded in 1968
• Grades 6-12
• Independent and college preparatory
• Committed to progressive education
• Located in upper northwest DC, two blocks south of the Van Ness-UDC Metro station (on the Red line)
• Over 60,000 square foot urban campus on Connecticut Ave.
• Athletic teams use local DC Parks & Recreation fields as well as UDC and Howard Law School
• Total enrollment of 305 students
• Approximately 80 middle school students
• Approximately 225 high school students
• 39% students of color
• 6% international students
• Total faculty of 48
• More than 67% hold advanced degrees
• 100% of full time faculty serve as student advisors
• 6:1 student-teacher ratio
• Average class size of 11
• 13 AP courses offered
• In 2016, 86 students took at least one AP exam
• Mean SAT: Evidence-Based Reading and Writing 630, Math 600, Writing 33
• Mean ACT: Composite 28.5
• Grades 6-8 Tuition $39,195
• Grades 9-12 Tuition $41,575
• 31% of students receive financial aid
Tuition includes textbooks, lab fees, art materials and grade sponsored fi...eld trips.
Tuition does not include optional service trips or Leadership Program fees.
Accreditations & Memberships
• Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA)
• The National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
• The Association of Independent Schools of Greater Washington (AISGW)
• Association of Independent Maryland & DC Schools (AIMS)
• Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE)
• The National Association of College Admission Counseling (NACAC)
• Potomac Valley Athletic Conference (PVAC)