South Kent School, established in 1923, is a college preparatory school for boys in grades 9 through 12 nestled in the hills of picturesque northwestern Connecticut. South Kent School prepares young men to succeed in college and thrive as thoughtful and engaged citizens in a rapidly changing and intensely competitive world.
Stand out features of South Kent:
Challenge-based learning techniques encourage students to solve real-world problems by employing the principles they learn
600-acre campus with 10 miles of bike trails, two ponds, a working farm, and a teaching kitchen
A strong international student presence offering unique opportunities for cross-cultural learning and the development of international contacts
Elite level athletic programs that foster an overall environment of physical and mental fitness
The primary goal of our mathematics program is to develop flexible, creative, and confident problem solvers who feel challenged at the appropriate cognitive level. The curriculum requires each student to think logically, critically, and analytically. Teachers model resourceful and creative ways to approach unfamiliar problems so that students can become independent. Students learn to articulate their steps in problem solving as well as how to assess correctness and appropriateness of solutions.
Ideal candidates are those who seek to partner with parents, collaborate with team members, demonstrate a commitment to professional growth, motivate students academically, and support students in developing their moral character. A firm understanding of differentiated instruction and 21st century skills should drive this candidate’s instruction. Qualified candidates should have the understanding and ability to respond to the distinct needs of high school boys.
Preferred Professional Qualifications:
A bachelor’s degree in secondary math education, a degree in mathematics, or a related field. Advanced degrees preferred.
Ability to manage a classroom while pulling small groups to differentiate instruction.
Previous high school teaching experience.
Familiarity with independent school culture.
Teach a range of math courses with a focus on Geometry, Algebra 2, Pre-Calculus, and Calculus. Ability to teach higher level maths is a plus. Ability to teach Physics a plus.
To fulfill other customary duties of teachers at the school:
dining hall supervision
coaching sports/supervising afternoon activities
advisor to students
communication with parents of students and advisees
participation in all other co-curricular programs of the school, including chapel
Qualifications and Skills Needed
In addition to proficiency in Math and a strong background in technology, the instructor must:
Work well with, and relate to high school boys
Convey enthusiasm and excitement to help instill a desire to learn
Teach adolescents the fundamental aspects of the Math and associated skills
Commit to helping our boys thrive
Possess strong organizational skills
Use effective classroom management techniques
Understand how to improve and assess student progress
Employ effective strategies for integrating students of any skill level
Perform other duties as assigned by the head of school
Support the school and its leadership
The full-time position comes with a competitive compensation package, including:
$35,000 base salary - additional compensation based upon degrees and experience
Housing - depending on availability
Meals while school is in session
Retirement Plan (for qualified applicants)
Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to Phillip Darrin, Dean of Student Success, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional Salary Information: Base salary is $35,000. Additional salary depends on degrees/experience.
About South Kent School
Nestled upon a hill among 550 acres of lush Connecticut countryside, South Kent School stands as a beacon, a place for boys to embark on their journey toward becoming a man.
Three fundamental principles were established here on "The Hillside" by our first headmaster, Samuel S. Bartlett, in 1923, and remain foundational to the powerful, transformative South Kent experience today: Simplicity of Life, Self-Reliance, and Directness of Purpose.
South Kent School prepares young men to succeed in college and thrive as thoughtful and engaged citizens in a rapidly changing and intensely competitive world.