Community Partnership School is an independently operating PAIS accredited school that provides a well-rounded, affordable education, while fostering a supportive network among students, school, family and community. This partnership prepares our graduates to flourish in some of the highest performing middle schools and high schools in the region — academically, socially and emotionally. Community Partnership School was founded in 2006 by a partnership between Germantown Academy and Project H.O.M.E. to attend to the educational needs of children from an underserved North Central Philadelphia neighborhood characterized by high rates of poverty and low rates of graduation. Mission Meet talent with opportunity by providing pre-kindergarten and elementary age children from low-wealth, low-income backgrounds in North Central Philadelphia with a high-quality, affordable education that prepares them for lifelong success and strengthens the communities to which they belong. Vision A world where all children have the same access to a high-quality education. Values Curiosity: We desire to know more about our community and apply practices that cultivate growth and well-being among community members. We foster opportunities for exploration and innovation. We strive to maximize our potential. Courage: We focus resources to achieve our mission and vision. We take a disciplined approach to executing our approach and applying our values. We learn from our successes and failures. Compassion: We assume good intentions from our colleagues, caregivers, and students, and we engage each other in thoughtful ways. We seek to position each other for optimal engagement and performance. We value diverse experiences and perspectives in all aspects of our operation.
The successful applicant must clearly demonstrate motivation and intellectual curiosity, and enjoy working with eager, agile, and energetic students, ages 4-11. Candidates must also display a strong sense of collegiality, flexibility, openness, and effective communication skills as these qualities are vital for sustaining a collaborative learning community. A bachelor’s degree in a relevant field is required; a master’s degree and classroom teaching experience are preferred. As a school deeply committed to principles of democracy and social justice, we are particularly interested in candidates with a proven commitment to teaching and working in a multicultural setting. Lead Teachers are full members of the faculty and report directly to the Director of Curriculum and Instruction.