Blue Oak School (BOS) is a progressive K-8 learning community. We are the only independent non-denominational school in Napa County. BOS has deep roots in the Napa Valley, is located in downtown Napa, one of California’s most beautiful regions, and is just 45 minutes from Berkeley, 40 minutes from Marin County, and one hour from San Francisco. The two-campus school occupies the city’s 1909 arts and crafts schoolhouse housing K-5 classrooms and a nearby courtyard building housing the middle school, grades 6-8.
Our faculty is creative, energetic, hands-on, and highly skilled. We pride ourselves on being a supportive, devoted, and collegial organization, and we seek skilled, collaborative, and cheerful colleagues who care deeply about the education and welfare of children and families.
The successful applicant will enjoy working in a highly collaborative environment of exuberant young people. S/he will be confident with authentic assessment strategies, will embrace a “teaching for understanding” approach, and will be devoted to a developmental approach to children. While classroom management skills are a “must,” so too is a comfort with the messiness of a child-centered process. A bachelor’s degree along with recent and relevant middle school teaching experience is required. A master’s degree is preferred.
Interested candidates should forward résumé, cover letter, and references in PDF format to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blue Oak School offers a challenging and stimulating education to children of diverse backgrounds and interests. Balancing structure with choice and the requirements of the group with the gifts of the individual, the School holds itself to the highest standards of responsible educational innovation, so that students develop the skills and habits of learning that endure.
Through the culture and ...community of the School, teachers nurture the development of character and foster confidence, creativity, flexibility and curiosity in each child. Students in turn encourage each other to learn. Relationships among freedom, responsibility, community and environment are explored through studies that engage students as stewards in service to the School, the region and the world.