Founded by Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church in September 1961, the school opened with single sections of Kindergarten and First Grade, then subsequent grades were added each year to Grade 8. Today the school has 323 students from over 15 communities in the San Jose / South Bay and Peninsula Area. Saint Andrew's Episcopal School admits students without regard to race, religion, color, sexual orientation, age, physical challenge, nation of origin, gender or any other characteristic to all the rights, privileges, school-administered programs and activities made available to students.As an Episcopal school, Saint Andrew's is distinguished from other types of religiously affiliated schools by its foundation of academic excellence, openness, inclusiveness, and inquiry. The Saint Andrew's School community is one of diverse cultural, religious and geographic backgrounds. The school welcomes all people without regard to race, religion, gender, social grouping, or any other label that may divide us. Saint Andrew's teaches age-appropriate moral lessons such as trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship through chapel, religious studies classes, guest speakers and media materials representing a multitude of world faith systems.Saint Andrew’s Episcopal School is a community rooted in kindness. We believe that learning happens best when we bring our whole self to school. We support every person’s right to define, express, and live comfortably within their own evolving identity. We are committed to cultivating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment that recognizes the worth of each individual. By embracing diversity, we are a stronger community. Our Episcopal faith is anchored in inclusivity and love as guided by the National Association of Episcopal Schools. One of its hallmarks is to celebrate the diversity of beliefs and perspectives around life’s questions, no matter one's traditions.
The ideal candidate is an integral participant in the dynamic, highly functional grade-level team. This person will join a community of dedicated and compassionate adults – faculty and parents alike – who are committed to the school’s mission to develop “as fully as possible the intellectual, spiritual, physical, and social capacities of each student.” The teacher is responsible for instruction in language arts, math, science, and social studies. The teacher facilitates hands-on projects, promotes collaboration among students, and prompts students to reflect on their classroom work. Furthermore, the teacher is attuned to the specific learning needs and social and emotional development of each student. As the central figure in the network of adults supporting each child, the teacher maintains ongoing communications, formal and informal, with parents, specialists, and administrators. The successful candidate must love working with elementary-aged students, possess a nurturing teaching style, and interact well with parents in a supportive manner. Preferred qualifications include specific experience teaching at the grade level, a Multiple Subject Credential, and/or a Masters degree in education or a related field. Ideal candidates are dynamic, highly collaborative, and committed to professional growth. A demonstrated understanding of Responsive Classroom, Character Counts!, integrated language arts, math, and social studies curriculum.
Saint Andrew’s offers an exceptional benefits package including paid time off, medical insurance and an employer-matched 401(K) retirement program for eligible employees.