Website Chesterton Academy of St. James Menlo Park, California

High School Liberal Arts Teacher | Full-Time

Chesterton Academy of St. James, a joyfully Catholic, classical high school, is seeking a talented and dynamic full-time Liberal Arts teacher to join our team starting in the 2024-2025 academic year. Part time options may also be available.

The Chesterton Academy of St. James is located on the beautiful campus of St. Patrick’s Seminary in Menlo Park, CA, which is just south of San Francisco, within Silicon Valley, and within the Archdiocese of San Francisco.

The classical liberal arts are composed of the Trivium (grammar, logic, rhetoric) and the Quadrivium (arithmetic, geometry, music, astronomy), and our teaching needs largely overlap with these arts. However, we do have a number of particular areas of need across the disciplines. Successful candidates for this position will therefore be well-rounded in their intellectual formation and teaching experience, and will be able to teach four to five of the following subjects: introductory philosophy (Presocratics, Plato, Logic), upper level philosophy (scholastic and early modern), upper level Theology, Euclidean geometry, Modern mathematics (Algebra II or Precalculus), Classical Astronomy, Biology, or drama (one play production during spring semester). Please feel free to apply if you are interested in part-time teaching positions for any of the above content areas. A bachelor’s or master’s degree in a Humanities field is required for the full-time position (great books preferred). Three to five years of teaching experience is preferred, as well as experience in and passion for Catholic classical education.

The candidate must be a practicing Catholic and willing to take the Oath of Fidelity to the Magisterium. Candidates must demonstrate excellent organizational, written and verbal communication skills, and possess a track record of contributing to the vision and mission of an apostolic and educational enterprise.

In addition to their teaching responsibilities, faculty at Chesterton Academy participate in the House system, which is designed to promote character and virtue, and to help students grow in holiness. Faculty members are required to attend daily Mass with the entire student body, and assist in leading spiritual retreats and school activities. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and three to five references to Salary commensurate with experience.

About Chesterton Academies

The first Chesterton Academy was founded in 2008 as a result of a grass-roots movement of parents. Chesterton Academy of St. James offers a rigorous, integrated high school curriculum centered on the Incarnation of Jesus Christ. Focusing on the classics, the school develops complete thinkers who learn to draw on faith and reason for the purpose of building a culture of life.

Certification: Not required

Compensation & Work Schedule

Base Annual Salary $60k-$80k commensurate with experience
Paid holidays
This position will require a minimum of 40 hours per week plus a willingness to devote additional time as needed for student life events, community and donor events, and other meetings that occasionally occur in the evenings and on weekends.

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