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 Grade 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 185 students, of which 35% 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.
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
Since 1961, The Advent School has stayed true to its founding vision: an urban school whose community reflects the diversity of Boston; a forward thinking curriculum that inspires and engages a child’s passion for learning; a commitment to social justice; and a culture of collaboration where every child has the confidence to take action in a connected world.