Middle School Latin Teacher
A full-time, competitively paid teaching position at a first-rate college preparatory school for boys.
Boys’ Latin of Philadelphia seeks a Middle School Latin Teacher charged with developing within students a strong foundation in Latin and a passion for the study of this classic language. The teacher will stress rigor through text selection, cross-curricular connections, and well-designed assignments that challenge students to think critically and creatively. This teacher will provide students with instruction that focuses on the Latin language as well as its related cultures and modern uses. The teacher will thrive in an environment which balances the rigorous pursuit of Latin studies and enrichment with the necessary focus on the remediation and development of learners. The teacher will promote and nurture the education of students by planning and tailoring courses of study; monitoring, assisting with, and correcting academic efforts; and providing a safe environment conducive to learning and character development.
The teacher will demonstrate the following competencies:
Boys’ Latin of Philadelphia prepares boys for success in college and beyond. Founded in 2007 to address the dearth of quality educational opportunities for boys in Philadelphia, Boys’ Latin provides a world-class college preparatory education to 800 students in grades six through 12. As a public charter school there are no admissions requirements and students enroll by randomized lottery. With a 12:1 student/teacher ratio, Boys’ Latin offers an intimate learning community in which each young man is encouraged to be the architect of his own fortune by pursuing excellence across a range of endeavors. The school’s rigorous academic model blends classical education and contemporary pedagogy, and sets high standards for achievement, character development, and emotional intelligence. Learning is underscored by practical experiences and extracurricular activities. Over the past decade, the school has built an effective model for educating students historically underserved in traditional school settings. Since the first class graduated in 2011, Boys’ Latin students have matriculated to and persisted through college at rates three- to four-times greater than Philadelphia averages.
Boys’ Latin of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of the school to not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, color, age, gender, height, weight, disability, religion, marital status, or sexual orientation in any of its employment practices, educational programs, services or activities.
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