Grace Church School’s mission of fostering academic excellence, ethical values, and an inclusive community anchors our program and informs our pedagogy and curriculum, preparing our students to lead meaningful and productive lives. The school nurtures and educates the whole child, understanding that our humanity comprises mind, body, heart, and spirit. We celebrate our differences, respect our diversity, and embrace our shared human experience.
In the high school division, students are challenged to reach their full potential, ask essential questions, and wrestle with complex ideas, working to solve real-world problems and participate in the interconnected global community. Our students see themselves as living actors in history and agents for positive change in the world. By linking academic learning and real-world learning, our students understand the dynamic possibilities of using their knowledge and skills to ask new questions and create new knowledge.
As the foundation for our students’ growth and development, the school affirms the enduring value and abiding influence of our historical and cultural past, as it informs the present world in which we live. A blend of tradition and innovation, our high school program grounds students in the core academic disciplines and prepares them to meet the challenges of the 21st century.
About the Position
Full time high school position starting August 2022
Teach biology courses (9th grade), with possible electives in 11th & 12th grades
Inquiry-driven, laboratory-based teaching
Advising, Lab Studies, and other duties as assigned
Faculty must be academically prepared and highly effective at teaching and designing curriculum for a rotating block course schedule of three 80-minute periods per 6-day cycle, along with a weekly tutorial period for additional individual or small group instruction. Faculty must be adept at using technology for teaching and learning, and supporting students.
Faculty also serve as advisors in small advisory groups that meet daily. Advisors are responsible for supporting, advising, and mentoring students through their four years of high school, helping them to understand themselves as learners and to lead their fall and spring family conferences, and to contribute to student life and the school community.
In addition to teaching their core academic classes, all faculty teach in our Lab Studies program, focused on inquiry-driven, project-based, experiential real-world learning. Lab courses are team taught by faculty responsible for planning and co-constructing course content with their students.
Working closely with the class dean, school counselors, college counselor, learning specialist, and high school division head, teachers are part of a collaborative, team-based structure with a high level of communication and collegiality. Active participation in a faculty culture of continuous learning, professional development, and intellectual growth is expected and supported.
Opportunities are available to coach, direct, and lead activities in the extracurricular program, in which all students are encouraged to participate.
Bachelor’s degree required, master’s degree or doctorate preferred.
To apply, visit our website and submit a cover letter and résumé.
Grace Church School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.