Science Teacher Grades 1-8
Job Details
Girard College - Philadelphia, PA
Regular Full Time
Bachelor's Degree


Girard College is a full-scholarship boarding school that fosters intellectual curiosity, social development and emotional growth in academically focused students from underserved communities. We ensure every student the opportunity and the means to achieve excellence and preparation for advanced education through purposeful academic and residential programs.


Girard College seeks an experienced and full time Elementary School Science Teacher beginning school year September 2022.  Our teacher will need to teach scientific content and skills, but also inspire the intellectual curiosity for Science.  The program is recently implemented as a sequential and developmentally appropriate curriculum, aligned to provide a strong foundation for our science, technology and math programs in grades 1-8.  Our Elementary/Middle School faculty must encourage our students to be actively engaged in the learning process, and to live Girard’s Mission and the core values: Respect, Responsibility, Integrity, Self-Discipline and Compassion. This position reports to the Dean of Elementary Middle School.


Responsibilities of Girard College Teachers Include but are not limited to:


Academic Achievement and Character Development:

  • Create a positive, achievement-oriented and structured learning environment.
  • Motivate students to achieve high academic and behavioral standards
  • Investment in students and families in order to achieve our standard for academic success, and to meet our Core Values
  • Utilize data to drive instruction and learning intervention

A Mindset for Professional Growth and Development:

  • Collaborate with building leader, instructional coaches, grade level / department chairs and school team to continuously improve instructional, culture building and leadership skills
  • Participate enthusiastically in all professional development, instructional planning, teacher / residential collaborative team meetings, and data analysis meetings
  • Function as a school wide partner in helping to raise student achievement and character for all students in the school.
  • Reinforcing school-wide expectations and volunteering to take on additional activities as needed to improve school academics and culture.



Desired Teacher Characteristics:


  • Strong instructional and classroom management skills.
  • High level or personal organization and planning.
  • Team player: maturity, humility, grit, flexible, follow-through, sense of humor, open to feedback and a “roll-up-my-sleeves” attitude.
  • Strong belief in the Girard College mission and education model.
  • Mastery of and enthusiasm for a growth mindset towards personal/professional growth, student outcomes, and subject matter.


Educational Background and Minimum Requirements:


  • Teaching experience with elementary/middle grades highly preferred with a proven record of high achievement
  • Minimum requirement of a Bachelor’s degree in Education, in the specific core content job area
  • Currently possess or be eligible for State of Pennsylvania teaching certification
  • Collaboratively developed Science curriculum that is part of an overall elementary program.
  • Experience in project based learning
  • This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.