Perkiomen School seeks a full-time History Teacher for the 2021-2022 school year. Working closely with other members of the History departments, this teacher will be responsible for classroom instruction, communication with students and parents as well as student advisors, and remaining current on best practices in education. Comfort and ability to connect with both Upper School and Middle School students is required.
Teaching 5 assigned sections within the History Department
Teaching various levels of History instruction including Advanced Placement classes
Writing grade and advisor comments about students
Writing recommendations to college and various enrichment programs on behalf of individual students
Serving the school’s after school program for two seasons as either a coach or program leader
Serving the school’s residential and student life program one weeknight per week and one weekend per month
Serving as an advisor to a select number of students
Serving as a club leader as part of our Lunch Period Enrichment program
Bachelor of Arts degree in History or equivalent
Experience teaching and working closely with adolescents of various ages
Creative teaching style that embraces project-based learning
Flexible planner to include both rigor and support for students
Adventurist to guide students through new academic territory (new for faculty & student)
Desire to be actively engaged in the school community
Ability to serve in the School’s co-curricular program as a coach or program leader
Excellent communication skills
Ability to support the residential life needs of a boarding school community
Additional Salary Information: Housing, medical, dental, and life insurance
About Perkiomen School
Independent, coeducational boarding and day school grades 6-12 with boarding in grades 6-12. Located in Greater Philadelphia (Montgomery County) with easy access to the Lehigh Valley and the New York metropolitan area.
**About the School
Perkiomen School, located in Pennsylvania, is a private, boarding and day school inspiring students in grades 6-12 and post-graduates to risk becoming their best. Perkiomen is the only college preparatory school in the Mid-Atlantic that balances the search for a fulfilling life with the demands of the new economy. Merging a liberal arts foundation with a future-focused approach, we are evolving education. With a close-knit community that celebrates diversity, ambition, and empathy, Perkiomen's innovative educational model gives students a distinct competitive edge in their academics, careers, and lives.
**The Academic Options: 30 AP® classes. Outstanding arts programs. Three Institutes - Artificial Intelligence, Entrepreneur, and Medical.
**The Personal Experience: A faculty-student ratio of 7:1. Average class size of 11. A culture of caring teachers who know you and will inspire you to risk becoming your best.
**The People: Students w...ho are here because they want to excel. Globally diverse with 22 countries represented. Differences are not just affirmed but celebrated and cultivated. A trusted community that feels like a family.
**The Sports: Interscholastic competition starting in sixth grade. An opportunity for every athlete at every level. Championships and opportunity for recruitment. Recent graduates playing at Division I, II & III colleges, and universities.
**The College Support: Three full-time college counselors. On-site testing. More than 120 colleges and universities visiting every year. Personalized approach to find your right-fit university.
**The Place: 185 lovely acres. Beautiful buildings, historic and new. On-site Innovation Center. Expansive playing fields, a pool, and home-away-from-home residence halls. Two hours from New York City and one hour from Philadelphia.
**The Financial Aid: More than $6 million in scholarships and financial assistance available.
**The Workplace: Eclectic and energetic faculty and staff work, live, and breath the educational experience. This community engages in formal and in-formal professional development. Faculty and staff have access to a well-equipped fitness center, multiple music and art facilities, and a Carnegie Library for personal use. The rural-suburban town has options for community members at all life/career stages. Within five minutes of campus there are grocery stores, several top-flight gyms, and restaurants. A quick 30-minute drive opens doors to skiing, hiking, foodie options, and luxury shopping. The work community quickly becomes a home.
Perkiomen School is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.