The mission of Pilgrim School is to nurture the mind, spirit, and moral awareness of our students.
In fulfilling our mission, we are committed to:
Enriching the mind:
By developing strong academic and critical thinking skills
By using tools and technologies to expand innovative thinking
Through personal attention and support for each student
Nurturing the spirit:
By offering participation for all students in the fine, visual, and performance arts, as well as team sports through our “no-cut” policy for athletics.
By cultivating a climate of appreciation for the diverse contributions of people of all religious, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds.
Enabling thoughtful moral choices for the 21st century:
Through the extraordinary diversity of our school, students of all backgrounds and beliefs study, work, and play in a context of mutual respect, preparing them to be global citizens and ethical leaders.
By participating in a wide range of extracurricular activities, including community service, students learn the benefits of teamwork, cooperation, and shared experiences.
Principles of Learning
The following principles articulate our core beliefs about learning, both for students and for faculty:
Everyone is capable of learning.
Learners actively create their own meaning and knowledge.
Learning is a personal process that takes patience and time.
Learners engage best when they see value and purpose in what they are learning.
Learners thrive in a safe and stimulating environment where the opportunity to grow from mistakes is valued.
Learners benefit from opportunities to learn with and through others.
Learners succeed when they are empowered to make decisions about their own learning.
Learning is deepened when learners have multiple opportunities to reflect, self-assess, and use feedback to improve.
We are seeking a thoughtful, experienced, and skilled educator to join our STEM Department, with a primary focus on teaching Secondary School mathematics. This position offers an excellent opportunity to join a highly collaborative team of educators with a focus on innovation in teaching and learning. Pilgrim School teachers are involved in all aspects of student life and are expected to be active members of our community.
Essential Qualities and Qualifications:
Ability to teach some combination of courses in Secondary School mathematics ranging from Algebra 1 to AP Calculus and AP Statistics.
Demonstrated success in the design of interactive and inquiry-based mathematics lessons, units, and assessments to ensure that all students can access and excel.
Strong desire for sustained professional learning in the teaching and learning of science.
Highly collaborative spirit and willingness to be a part of a team-oriented approach to learning across the school.
Experience in standards-based grading and assessment methodologies is highly desired, in addition to knowledge of curriculum standards for middle and high school mathematics.
Experience in teaching AP Mathematics or equivalent courses.
Experience and interest in related STEM areas, including science, robotics, engineering, or coding.
Single subject teaching credential in Mathematics.
Master’s degree in mathematics education preferred.
Candidates interested in this position should send cover letter and resume via email to email@example.com
About Pilgrim School
Pilgrim School, founded in 1958, is an independent, co-educational school for students in Preschool through Grade 12 that includes an international high school boarding program. The school is cradled in Wilshire Center, 10 minutes from downtown Los Angeles, and attracts a student body as varied as the city's population. Pilgrim is the only accredited K-12 independent school within the urban core of Los Angeles.