Sidwell Friends, a co-educational Quaker day school in N.W. Washington, DC, seeks a fifth grade teacher with a minimum of three years of upper elementary experience for its Middle School (Grades 5-8). The successful candidate must understand the age group, be able to work cooperatively with other teachers, be excited about working with children from diverse backgrounds, appreciate Quaker philosophy, and be competent in language arts, mathematics and social studies instruction. She/he will also be expected to teach an advisory program and maintain thorough communication with parents. Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s in Education preferred. Along with a current resume, interested candidates should upload a cover letter explaining why they would be a good match for these criteria via our online application.
About Sidwell Friends School
Sidwell Friends School (SFS) is a PK-12, co-educational Quaker day school with campuses in Washington, D.C., and Bethesda, Maryland. Founded in 1883, the School is a nonprofit, tax-exempt institution governed by an independent Board of Trustees.
For the 2015/16 school year, 1,149 students (572 boys, 576 girls) are enrolled. Forty-seven percent of the student body are students of color. Twenty-three percent of the student body receive $6.7 million of need-based financial assistance. The School employs 156 teachers and 112 administrative and support staff. Tuition for the 2015/16 school year is $37,750.
Sidwell Friends School is committed as an institution to the ideal of diversity with regard to age, economic background, ethnicity, gender, physical disability, political affiliation, race and sexual orientation in its student body, faculty and staff. The School does not discriminate in the administration of its admissions, financial aid or loan practices; curricular offerings, including inter-scholastic athletics and physical education; other School-sponsored programs and activities; or in the hiring and terms of employment of administrators, faculty and staff. Except for spe...cial considerations that may be given to members of the Religious Society of Friends because of the School's Quaker affiliation, the School does not discriminate on the basis of religion.