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Upper School Science Teacher

Roles and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Teach chemistry and physics from an introductory level to advanced level with the possibility of other science electives.
  • Serve as an advisor for a group of 8-10 students, providing guidance in academic, extracurricular, social, and personal areas, and serve as the school’s key liaison to parents for this group.
  • Serve as an instructor in our signature experiential learning opportunities both on campus and away throughout the year, including our experience-centered seminars which take place over 3 weeks in March, and sometimes require travel.
  • Attend all faculty meetings, department meetings, and other meetings as required.
  • Be able to collaborate effectively.
  • Complete grades/comments, advisor letters, and other forms of academic communication in a timely, professional manner.
  • Promote the development of character, community, and curiosity in all dealings with students, including enforcing school rules.
  • Use variety, creativity, and flexibility to motivate and inspire young learners.
  • Facilitate the development of a positive class culture that supports learning and personal growth.
  • Appreciate and support varying learning abilities through robust lesson planning and rigorous assessment.
  • Provide regular and useful student feedback and maintain assessment records.
  • Communicate with students and families on a regular basis.
  • Know the developmental and academic abilities of one’s students.
  • Pursue opportunities for professional growth on an annual basis.
  • Adhere to the standards described in the Employee Handbook.
  • Perform various student supervisory duties.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Head of School.

The position’s preferred qualifications:

  • MA/MS or equivalent in a related field
  • Experience teaching Advanced courses
  • Experience teaching courses from 6th through 12th grades
  • Independent school experience
  • Demonstrated and successful history with innovation in the teaching of science, technology integration, curriculum design, and experiential-based learning
  • Experience in teaching English Language Learners (ELL), particularly international students

Personal Qualities:

  • Possess an innate ability to engage and inspire students through innovation and creativity

  • Team player willing to work collaboratively with department, colleagues, and families

  • Innovative mindset with a focus on student-centered learning and technology

  • Attentive to details/conditions as they pertain to student whereabouts and safety

  • Enjoy building relationships with students and their families

  • Eager to participate in other aspects of school life


This position is a full-time position with a salary up to $52,000 annually based upon skills and experience.