South Kent School, established in 1923, is a college preparatory school for boys in grades 9 through 12 nestled in the hills of picturesque northwestern Connecticut. South Kent School prepares young men to succeed in college and thrive as thoughtful and engaged citizens in a rapidly changing and intensely competitive world.
Stand out features of South Kent:
Challenge-based learning techniques encourage students to solve real-world problems by employing the principles they learn
600 acre campus with 10 miles of bike trails, two ponds, a working farm, and a teaching kitchen
A strong international student presence offers unique opportunities for cross-cultural learning and the development of international contacts
Elite level athletic programs that foster an overall environment of physical and mental fitness
South Kent School will be hiring for the following positions beginning in July of 2019
Secondary School Instructor of Science (Biology, Ecology, and/or Environmental Science)
Education and Training
Must have at least a bachelors degree in science or related major, masters preferred. Additional experience teaching, living in a boarding school community, and coaching athletics also preferred but not required.
Teach a range of science courses with a focus on Biology, Ecology, and Environmental Science - Biology being most important.
To fulfill other customary duties of teachers at the school:
dining hall supervision
Coaching sports/supervising afternoon activities
advisor to students
communication with parents of students and advisees
participation in all other co-curricular programs of the school, including chapel
Qualifications and Skills Needed
In addition to proficiency in science and a strong background in technology, the instructor must:
Work well with, and relate to high school boys
Convey enthusiasm and excitement to help instill a desire to learn
Teach adolescents the fundamental aspects of the science and associated skills
Commit to helping our boys thrive
Possess strong organizational skills
Use effective classroom management techniques
Understand how to improve and assess student progress
Employ effective strategies for integrating students of any skill level
Perform other duties as assigned by the head of school
Support the school and its leadership
The full-time position comes with a competitive compensation package, including:
$35,000 base salary - additional compensation based upon degrees and experience
Housing - depending on availability
Meals while school is in session
Retirement Plan (for qualified applicants)
Additional Salary Information: Salary can be adjusted to account for degrees and/or experience.
About South Kent School
Nestled upon a hill among 550 acres of lush Connecticut countryside, South Kent School stands as a beacon, a place for boys to embark on their journey toward becoming a man.
Three fundamental principles were established here on "The Hillside" by our first headmaster, Samuel S. Bartlett, in 1923, and remain foundational to the powerful, transformative South Kent experience today: Simplicity of Life, Self-Reliance, and Directness of Purpose.
South Kent School prepares young men to succeed in college and thrive as thoughtful and engaged citizens in a rapidly changing and intensely competitive world.