The Brearley School, an independent girls’ school serving over 700 students K-XII, seeks candidates for a one-year, sabbatical replacement position, Teacher of Lower School Gymnastics, in Classes K-IV.
Founded in 1884, the school is a center of intellectual exuberance, attracting students from across and beyond New York City. Its mission has long combined outstanding academics with an insistence on larger purpose: we seek to prepare our students for principled engagement in the world.
A Brearley teacher is a scholar, artist, or athlete who loves to teach students who love to learn, and who has the wisdom and skill to spark in them an ability to think critically and creatively and to encourage a pioneering spirit. We count on our faculty to create and maintain an atmosphere of honesty, generosity and genuine respect for the thoughts, efforts and feelings of others.
A Brearley teacher educates students through service in other areas, such as advising a small group of students, for example, or guiding a club, chaperoning trips or supervising study halls, and attending extracurricular events in which the students take part.
The ideal candidate will have a genuine passion for and command of subject matter; a sincere interest in young people and an appreciation for the variety of ways in which they grow and learn; excellent communications skills; fairness, consistency and promptness in evaluating student work and in responding to students’ individual progress; desire to collaborate; a collegial spirit and a sense of humor; and a commitment to helping students think independently and develop confidence in their own abilities.
We seek an energetic, experienced person to teach gymnastics in Classes K-IV and coach two varsity seasons in Middle or Upper School.
The Brearley School actively seeks to create, nurture and sustain a diverse faculty and student body.
Experience in teaching gymnastics at the Lower School level is required, as is an undergraduate degree.
About The Brearley School
The Brearley School, an independent school for girls, was founded in 1884 to provide its students with a college-preparatory education equal in rigor to that of boys, and, in the words of the mission statement today, to prepare them for “active responsible citizenship in a democratic society.” Within a highly articulated 13-year curriculum, and with a 6:1 student-faculty ratio, teaching methods are varied, flexible and pragmatic, taking into account individual patterns of development and ways of learning. The School’s program is designed to challenge eager, able students intellectually, and to give each one the opportunity to gain competence, self-reliance and self-knowledge through academic achievement as well as experience in the visual and performing arts, sports, community service and a wide variety of extracurricular activities.
Brearley’s K-12 enrollment is divided into Lower School, Middle School and Upper School, and consists of about 690 students from throughout the New York metropolitan area who represent a diversity of backgrounds, experiences and points of view.