The Apprenticeship is an intensive, full-time position consisting of two classroom placements and extracurricular leadership experiences under the mentorship of dedicated faculty and the Director of Apprentices. The Program is tailored to the Apprentice's goals and to the School’s needs. The Apprentice is a member of the faculty and reports to the Director of the Apprentice Program. This is a 10-month, paid position.
Placement options for the Apprenticeship Program include:
Lower or Middle Division (Grades I – V) self-contained classroom
Upper Division (Grade VI – Grade VIII) sections in English, social studies, math, science, Latin, French, Spanish, or Mandarin
Specialist classes (Grades Pre-K – Grade VIII) in art, music, library, or physical education
Duties & Responsibilities
Collaborate with mentor teacher to establish and maintain classroom culture; plan and prepare for teaching and learning; differentiate instruction to meet the needs of students; monitor and assess student learning; partner and communicate with families
Ensure that diversity, equity and inclusion are integrated as a core component of the Park School experience
Develop increased responsibility in the classroom, culminating in a takeover experience customized to meet the goals of Apprentices in each placement
Lead extracurricular and co-curricular programs and activities such as athletics, drama, or the After-School Program
Serve as a member of grade level team, department, and division
Meet weekly with the Director of Apprentices and fellow apprentices
Participate in in-house seminars
Participate in outside professional development opportunities
Observe classrooms in-house and in the Greater Boston Area
Bachelor’s degree required
Interest in exploring a career in teaching in a Pre-K to Grade 8 educational environment
Interest in coaching, drama, or after school programs
Commitment to fostering a sense of community
Willingness to participate in all aspects of the life of the school.
About The Park School
The Park School is a Pre-K to Grade VIII independent school in Brookline, MA dedicated to excellence in education. The cornerstone of Park's program is academic excellence, combining both high standards of scholarship and the encouragement of each child to develop to his or her greatest potential. Our school community fosters a nurturing environment in which children develop curiosity, express creativity, appreciate the value of hard work and discipline, and experience the joy of learning. Park's faculty encourages each student to strive for intellectual, physical and moral growth and to become contributing members of the community.
Park is committed to being a metropolitan, co-educational day school of diverse races, religions, cultures, and backgrounds. Central to its mission is an appreciation of similarities and differences of perspective and the interdependence of all people. As a family school, Park is a community in which the dignity of each child, teacher, and parent is respected.