New Canaan Country School seeks a language teacher for September 2017 to teach French and/or Spanish in the Upper School, grades 7-9. The study of French begins in Grade 7 and prepares students for level III when they graduate. Students begin their study of Spanish in Kindergarten, and they will also graduate from Country School ready for Level III. The school believes that experiential, interactive learning is most lasting and that teaching about culture is as important as teaching about language. Experience with differentiated learning, commitment to diversity, and a desire to work with a team of teachers are essential.
New Canaan Country School is an equal opportunity employer.
Qualified applicants should possess 3 to 5 years of experience and the minimum of a B.A. degree. The ideal candidate will possess intellectual curiosity and will have excellent collaboration, communication and management skills. Salary is highly competitive.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is commensurate with experience.
New Canaan Country School is a private, independent day school serving children from pre-Kindergarten through Grade 9. Located just west of the village of New Canaan, NCCS serves families from many surrounding towns. Founded in 1916, the school has combined a deep belief in tradition and the educational value of fundamental skills with an ongoing commitment to creative teaching and continuous sel...f-evaluation. The result is a dynamic school environment in which elementary and middle school children from all over Fairfield and Westchester counties thrive. Throughout its history, NCCS has emphasized the value of childhood and the role of hands-on experience in learning. Teachers blend an outstanding academic program with an appreciation for patience, simplicity, and the power of imagination. The long-standing tradition of parent support and involvement continues to be a vital element of the School. The character and accomplishments of alumni provide powerful testimony to the success of the school’s approach. Country School is fully enrolled and fosters the socioeconomic diversity of its student body through a generous financial aid program. It has a well-earned reputation as an outstanding day school, sending its graduates to many of the most selective secondary schools in the nation.
The mission of New Canaan Country School is to guide students to reach their intellectual, creative, moral, and physical potential. We value the imagination and curiosity of children and respect childhood as an integral part of life. Our teachers set high academic standards and challenge students to question, to think, to collaborate, and to act with integrity. The school works in partnership with families to teach personal, social, and environmental responsibility and to create a community that honors diversity and our common humanity. New Canaan Country School inspires students to be lifelong learners with the courage and confidence to make a positive contribution to the world.