Salary is commensurate with other middle schools on the Peninsula.
2 openings available.
Founding Teachers and Leaders
Peninsula School for Boys--a new non-profit independent middle school for boys that opened in the fall of 2021--is looking for faculty to teach and lead for the 2022-23 school year. This is a once-in-a-teaching-lifetime opportunity to create and be a part of a mission-centered and innovative program, forge deep connections with students and their families, and build personal and professional skills by being on the ground floor of a new school.
As we are expanding--adding a grade level and class sections--we will be hiring 2-3 new teachers and leaders for the 2022-23 school year. We are looking for Math, Science, History, English/Language Arts, Spanish, and physical education teachers (most likely people who could do a combination of those) and educational leaders/administrators to flesh out our leadership team. We are inspired by people who can teach and lead and by what the right people can bring to our growing school.
We are looking for people who:
are forever learners;
have proven records of creating irresistible classrooms/leading irresistible programs;
have expertise and experience in their field;
love working with middle school boys and find connection to our school’s mission;
have an open heart and mind;
represent the rich diversity of the peninsula, are dedicated to equity and inclusion, and work toward their own cultural humility and awareness;
want to guide students in their emotional as well as academic growth;
possess the organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills necessary to be an effective colleague and community member;
take initiative, work passionately and joyfully, are flexible to take on new roles as needed, and collaborate effectively with diverse constituencies; and
have contagious integrity & humor.
The perks of being a founding teacher and leader include:
having the ownership and inspiration to build a curriculum or program designed for this mission, at this time, with your expertise;
knowing that what you create has immediate impact on the mission and life of a school;
being part of a loving, flexible and inspired community who are “all in it” together;
seeing immediate results, feedback, and impact on the community you serve; and
building lifelong relationships with the founding classes of students, families, and other staff.
Peninsula School for Boys sparks curiosity, builds integrity, and inspires change. Through hands-on, dynamic, integrated projects, PSB supports middle school boys to build:
awareness of their talents, how they respond to challenge, opportunities for growth, their impact on those around them, and the roles they play in their families, communities, and the world;
confidence to explore, be vulnerable, challenge themselves and others, try new things, be creative, and express their authentic selves;
connection with their peers, their teachers, their families, and their community; and
purpose to use what they learn about themselves and the world to create positive change.
The curriculum is designed to address the unique academic, developmental, and social/emotional needs of boys during their middle school years. We firmly believe that our community needs a school invested in supporting boys on their journey to becoming exceptional men.
We are located on the Notre Dame de Namur University campus in Belmont, but families and the students come from all parts of the Peninsula. We commit to having a student body that accurately reflects San Mateo County, and the school is dedicating 20% of its revenue to tuition assistance, which is almost double that of its competitor independent schools.
The founding team has unique expertise in building independent, single-sex schools from scratch, and is endlessly passionate about bringing this model to the current boys and future men of the community. In short, we get stuff done—and done really well (and we have fun while doing it).
The salary is competitive with other Peninsula schools.