Website St. Benedict Classical Academy Natick, MA, Massachusetts
Middle School Science Teacher
(Both part- and full-time candidates will be considered for this position.)
St. Benedict Classical Academy – a Catholic, classical, character-focused elementary school serving children in grades pre-K through 7 – is seeking a qualified, experienced Middle School Science Teacher for the 2024-2025 school year.
Founded in 2013 as a parent-led initiative to provide an authentically Catholic education for their children, SBCA originally served students in grades K-6. In 2018, the school opened its Montessori-inspired early learning program. In the 2024-2025 school year, the school will launch its inaugural seventh-grade class, with the expectation of opening an eighth grade class in 2025. We are also preparing a move to our permanent campus in our beautiful new school building, slated to open in August 2024. The Middle School Science Teacher will play a pivotal role in helping to develop the Middle School science program and curriculum. This is an exciting time to join the SBCA team!
This unique opportunity is calling those searching for a new professional home where they can unite their love for their faith with their passion for science education!
The Middle School Science teacher will:
- Teach one section of sixth grade science using the FOSS Science curriculum, with a focus on life science modules.
- Teach one section of seventh grade science using the Novare Press Earth Science curriculum.
- Communicate effectively with parents regarding the middle-school science curriculum and student progress.
- In collaboration with the Director of Curriculum, work to build out the eighth-grade Physical Science curriculum.
- Participate in admissions events (e.g., Open Houses) as required.
- Attend faculty meetings, retreats, and professional development sessions as required.
- Assist in co-curricular activities (e.g., student clubs, advisory program, Benedictine Guild, House System, etc.) as needed and desired.
The ideal candidate will have:
- A strong commitment to our school’s mission and the Catholic faith.
- A deep and meaningful love of working with K-8 children and their primary educators, their parents.
- Experience working with middle-school children.
- Enthusiasm for and familiarity with Catholic classical/liberal arts pedagogy, particularly as it applies to teaching the sciences.
- A thoughtful, well-informed theological understanding of the relationship between scientific inquiry and our Catholic faith.
- The ability to prepare lessons integrating instructional practices such as narration, Socratic questioning, and seminar discussions that create a sense of wonder and attentiveness to all that is true, good, and beautiful.
- The ability to design, organize, and successfully execute curricular-aligned scientific laboratory demonstrations and experiments.
- The ability to create a joyful, welcoming, and orderly classroom environment where clear behavioral expectations are instilled and virtue is upheld.
- The ability to model for students a life committed to Christian discipleship, virtue, and a love of learning.
- A positive outlook and a good sense of humor.
- A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field by the time of employment.
Faculty at SBCA are required to sign a Statement of Faith. They are also required to submit to background screening as well as complete required safe environment and mandated reporter training.
Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with education and experience.
SBCA attracts families from nearly forty towns in Greater Boston, all of whom partner fully with their children’s exceptional teachers in forming students to become the saints they are called to be. As we look forward and plan for our twelfth year, we look back on more than a decade of sustained growth and vibrancy. Enrollment, faculty, staff, administration and even our physical footprint have all quadrupled in size over this period of time. Our tight-knit, friendly, and engaged faculty have moved to the area from across the nation to join us in building a school for the Lord’s service, which acts as a beacon of hope and joy in the Greater Boston education and Catholic communities.
Interested candidates should email a cover letter and curriculum vitae to the Headmaster, Mr. Jay Boren, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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