The Advent School, a progressive independent elementary school in downtown Boston, seeks collaborative, passionate science, technology, and engineering (STEAM) teacher. Advent teachers know their students well and use this knowledge to design and facilitate thematic, academically rigorous, student-centered curricula.
The science curriculum at Advent is built upon the Next Generation Science Standards and tied to grade level overarching themes, such as sustainability and economic justice. Science instruction happens both in integrated classes – building curriculum through collaboration with classroom, art, and other specialist teachers – as well as science lab settings.
The Advent School promotes progressive, hands-on, project-based teaching that interweaves science and 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 science standards and how to instruct students in hands-on experiments.
Our new Upper Grades Science teacher should be:
A lifelong learner
An advocate for environmental and anti-bias teaching, both for children and adults
An enthusiastic, caring practitioner who believes that their students can change the world
A strong writer, 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.