About St. James School:
Founded in 2011, St. James School is a unique faith-based middle (grades 4-8) school in the Episcopal tradition, serving students from the Allegheny-West neighborhood of North Philadelphia. The School serves students and families who are most in need, providing a full scholarship to every student. We develop our students' moral and spiritual selves and their intellectual, physical and creative gifts. Students benefit from small class sizes, an extended day, robust art and music programs, extensive social-emotional support, an 11 month school year (Sept. - July) and comprehensive High School Placement and Graduate Support Program. Learn more at: www.stjamesphila.org
Commitment to Anti-Racism Education:
St. James School is committed to partnering with others to dismantle systemic racism and to build an antiracist multicultural diversity within our school community and beyond. Through teaching a more complete and unbiased history, St. James School will arm students, graduates and employees with the tools and knowledge to better engage complex issues like systemic racism and privilege and to hopefully solve them rather than contributing to them.
To teach students in a classroom setting, to create an environment favorable to learning and personal growth in accordance with each student's needs and ability. The teacher is responsible for the human and Christian education of the students entrusted to his/her care through both delivery of the instructional program and modeling of appropriate habits, skills, attitudes and behaviors. It is the teacher who motivates, encourages, and inspires students to excel in all their endeavors and who sets goals and expectations that challenge students to meet and expand their potential.
● Master's Degree or Bachelor's Degree (education degree preferred)
● Middle School Teaching Experience preferred
● Desire to work in a small school community that values hard work and long hours
● FBI, Child Abuse and PA Criminal Clearances
● Arrives at school by 7:30am each morning, serves as Homeroom teacher, and has teaching responsibilities until 4:15pm.
● Plans and implements Science SCALE curriculum in Grades 4-8 emphasizing inquiry and project based instruction with a focus on the engineering process and coding.
● Maintains active working relationships with current partners: The Franklin Institute, Drexel Medical School Mentors, AIM Academy, BSD Coding
● Uses authentic and varied forms of assessment
● Teaches 5 days of Saturday school per school year
● Communicates often with parents/guardians, especially about student success
● Schedules and attends parent/guardian conferences and home visits
● Identifies student needs and cooperates with other professional staff members ( counselors, teachers, nurse, chaplain, support staff ) in a one team effort to assess and help students reach success
● Disciplines effectively, compassionately and consistently
● Teachers are encouraged to serve on school committees/groups (e.g. School Culture Committee, Racial Equity Team, Student Services Team, Talent Recruitment Advisory Committee, Faculty Staff Choir, etc…)
●Required to attend school wide events
St. James School offered competitive salaries that are based on experience and qualifications
Medical/Prescription/Dental/Eye Care Insurance Coverage through a group health maintenance organization (HMO) health insurance plan (PAISBOA HBT)
Defined Contribution Plan through The Church Pension Fund
Available Professional Development and Continuing Education funds
Paid breaks and holidays include Labor Day, Thanksgiving (3.5 days), Christmas break and New Year’s Day, President's Day, Spring Break (1 week), Memorial Day (2 days), June Break (1 week) and August Break (3 weeks)
Wellness Benefit covers expenses for gym membership (Kroc Center, Philadelphia)
Spiritual and Religious resources (e.g. spiritual direction, theological study, school and community masses, community building)
Free Lunch Benefit available daily as part of the School’s school-wide community lunch program