Located in San Francisco, Town School for Boys is a K-8 independent day school. Since its founding in 1939, Town School has been committed to providing a dynamic and engaging environment that suits the developmental learning needs of boys. An intensive academic program is supplemented by fine arts offerings and outdoor education trips that take advantage of the school's Bay Area coastal location. Our teaching balances traditional methods with key student-centered approaches including inquiry and project-based learning. Town School values academic excellence, respect for self and others, diversity and inclusivity, community service, and social-emotional development. Town places a high value on maintaining a collegial atmosphere among faculty members. There is an expectation of continuous growth and improvement for all faculty and strong support for a wide range of professional development opportunities.
Town is seeking a full-time teacher of history to work with one section of 7th grade and two sections of 8th grade. Each section has approximately 22 students. This position offers an exciting opportunity to help shape a growing curriculum in a collaborative setting. One course focuses on American history and citizenship, the other on global history. Both courses work to build creative and critical thinking skills through projects, writing, and regular presentations of work. We are looking for a teacher who is excited by the prospect of enhancing an existing curriculum, designing robust projects, and who is energized by the idea of working on teams. The ideal candidate will also work to ensure that voices sometimes not represented in traditional curricula also have their say.
Non-Discrimination Policy: Town School for Boys admits students of any race, color, religion, or national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. The school does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, or national and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, scholarship programs, athletic and other school-administered programs. Town School for Boys is an equal opportunity employer. Salary and benefits are commensurate with our peer schools in the San Francisco Bay Area and with like NAIS schools. To apply for this position, please send a cover letter, resume, and three letters of reference to: Erin Sullivan firstname.lastname@example.org
Town School for Boys Mission At Town School learning is prized, love of school is essential, and boyhood is celebrated. Statement of Teaching Philosophy Our goal is for each boy to be engaged in an environment that weaves together collaboration, critical thinking, integrity, empathy, and creativity. These broad skills, as well as a firm grounding in core academic competencies, offer boys an excellent preparation for their further education. We promote social and emotional learning as a foundation of academic excellence and self-discovery. We prepare students to meet challenges in the world by helping them develop an appreciation for a variety of perspectives from the local to the global.
We celebrate diversity by fostering a community of learners built on mutual respect. Learning experiences are inclusive, relevant, flexible, innovative, and adapted to reflect the needs of all kinds of learners. In our joyful, active, and collaborative school, boys flourish. We achieve these goals through an authentic curriculum that originates in the classroom, travels through the halls, and extends into the world. Our teaching balances traditional methods with key student-centered approaches including inquiry, project-based learning, and teaching for understanding. We stay relevant and current through our testing of innovative, research-based approaches. We model a commitment to lifelong learning, and we hone our craft by pursuing professional development and sharing knowledge with one another.
The ideal candidate will have a minimum of three years of teaching experience and a passion for working with middle school students. A credential or master’s degree is preferred. The ideal candidate will also have a deep knowledge of approaches to teaching American and world history and will demonstrate a commitment to project-based learning. In addition, this position offers an opportunity to collaborate closely with the English faculty to develop and reinforce strong verbal skills and to target the larger traits and competencies outlined in our Statement of Teaching Philosophy, namely creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, empathy, and integrity. In addition to the teaching expectations, this position also involves serving as an advisor and helping with a rotation of lunch, recess, and snack duties.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with experience
About Town School for Boys
Since its founding in 1939, Town School is committed to providing a dynamic and engaging environment that suits the developmental learning needs of boys. An intensive academic program is supplemented by fine arts offerings and outdoor education trips that take advantage of the school's Bay Area coastal location. Town School values academic excellence, respect for self and others, diversity and inclusivity, service learning, and character development. Town places a high value on maintaining a creative, collegial atmosphere among faculty members. There is an expectation of continuous growth and improvement for all faculty and strong support for a wide range of professional development opportunities.