Tremont School, Lexington, MA
Accredited by NEASC
A unique opportunity for a STEM teacher to utilize their ideas, passions and experience to create a learning environment where all students and teachers thrive!
High School STEM – Chemistry/Biology/Physics teacher: Grades 9-12
We are looking for a teacher with deep subject knowledge, interdisciplinary interests, and a desire to connect with each student’s interests. Our STEM teacher will have the opportunity to develop curriculum, integrating science content with math, technology, and other areas of the curriculum to give students a real-life sense of the purposes and possibilities of Chemistry, Biology and Physics.
At Tremont School, we use a Living Curriculum approach that combines student-directed learning with teacher-guided, project-based, thematic curriculum. Our students and teachers learn together in a civic-minded community that highly values friendships and intellectual curiosity. As one of a few teachers in our growing High School program, you will have a unique role in the continued shaping of the science curriculum and program.
Tremont School is a deliberately diverse and collaborative community that challenges students to take ownership of their learning. We create a real-world, interdisciplinary context that fosters joyful exploration and develops students’ natural curiosity, personal interests, and individual potential. Tremont graduates are critical thinkers, problem solvers, and compassionate and dynamic citizens.
- Students thrive when they feel connected to what they are learning and contribute to a community.
- Strong communities are built on a foundation of respect for diversity of thought, learning styles, personality, and culture.
- Students need to learn how to navigate their own learning in order to become life-long learners.
- The richest learning environment integrates physical, social, emotional and cognitive lives.
- Tremont School is a collaboration among students, teachers, parents, and the community.
Teachers at the Tremont School - in addition to traditional teaching responsibilities - will have a high level of responsibility for the creation of the curriculum of the school. Teachers take on an advisory role and are required to take Collaborative Problem Solving training.
- A strong commitment to Tremont School’s mission and vision
- Highly energetic, highly motivated individual
- A sense of humor, an optimistic outlook, a love of kids, an open mind and a desire to make a difference with an innovative school
- Ability to thrive in a dynamic and flexible environment
- Strong team player and collaborator
- Experience with project-based, thematic, and integrated learning
- Experience teaching Chemistry/Biology/Physics at the secondary level
- Experience with a wide variety of assessment approaches
- An ability to discern students strengths and challenges; to build on strengths and to support challenges to help move students toward thoughtful self-determination
- An ability to assist learners in finding learning paths that build upon their passions and interests
- Willingness to take student perspectives seriously in solving problems
- Interest in social/emotional learning as an important part of daily classroom life
- Bachelor’s degree required, graduate degree preferred.
- Salary and benefits commensurate with experience.
For more information about Tremont School, please visit our website at www.tremontschool.org
Please send resume, cover letter, and list of references to Head of School, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Tremont School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national andethnic origin or sexual orientation in its employment practices, administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.