The Chapin School seeks a native or near-native French speaker who possesses both a master's degree and experience teaching in Middle and/or Upper Schools. The goal of Chapin's world languages program is to graduate students with the highest level of proficiency in languages other than English, and to instill in students a commitment to being ethical global citizens, respectful of the world's myriad cultures, and inspired to collaborate with human beings of all backgrounds in meaningful ways. Chapin's world language faculty are expected to model collaboration by developing innovative, interdisciplinary curricula that uses language in authentic ways. We are engaged in ongoing efforts to examine our assessment practices and to develop units of study that reflect the entire Francophone world. Candidates with proficiency in a second language taught at Chapin (Spanish, Latin, Mandarin) are of special interest.
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The Chapin School is an independent, all-girls day school in New York City serving nearly 800 students K–12. Founded in 1901, Chapin prepares a diverse and talented community of young women to thrive and lead in a global society through its dedication to academic excellence, personal integrity and community responsibility. Chapin cultivates in each student a love of learning, independent thinking, emotional resilience and a dedication to serving others.
Chapin’s Focus Forward strategic plan, which has guided our work since 2010, has intensified Chapin’s historic commitment to offering the most challenging academic curriculum while also teaching the social, emotional, and other life skills that will set the stage for its students’ success in this century.
Specifically, at the heart of Focus Forward is a two-part commitment: to a learning environment that enables all students to embrace the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century to the best of their abilities, and to classroom teaching that both meets the highest standards of academic excellence and is tailored to each student’s interests and potential. As part of our pledge to enhance our curriculum and pedagogy to reflect research and best practices, we aim to place each student at the center of their own learning. Student-driven inquiry, we believe, sets the stage for enduring understanding. Likewise, a commitment on the part of students and educators alike to a growth mindset ensures that for all students understanding key concepts in all disciplines is possible. Inextricably linked to our academic program are efforts that support the emotional health and well-being of our students.
Chapin's Commitment to Diversity
Chapin is committed to diversity in its culture, curriculum and program. Believing that an equitable, inclusive community is essential to learning, Chapin actively seeks families, faculty and staff who bring a range of experiences to the school. Chapin embraces and respects differences in age, ethnicity, gender, learning style, physical ability, race, religion, sexual orientation and socioeconomic class. Expecting and requiring respect for others are hallmarks of our educational process.
Native or near-native French speaker; master's degree; experience teaching Middle and/or Upper School.
About The Chapin School
The Chapin School is an all girls’ K-12 independent day school located in a quiet section of the Upper East Side. For over a century, Chapin has dedicated itself to providing an exceptional education, with academic excellence, personal integrity, and community responsibility all integral to the Chapin experience. Our active alumnae and parent constituencies reflect and honor these values, supporting the students and school in a myriad of ways.
Each girl who studies at 100 East End Avenue builds a clear understanding of herself and her world by thinking independently, collaborating with others, and cultivating compassion. In a caring community that provides academic challenges, Chapin students are enthusiastic learners and responsible citizens who go on to thrive and lead in the world.
Chapin is committed to diversity in its culture, curriculum and program. We believe that an equitable, inclusive, collaborative community provides the strongest environment for learning. Expecting and requiring respect for others is a hallmark of our educational process.