A Learning Community
Notre Dame High School, San Jose is the center for women’s leadership in Silicon Valley and has provided an exceptional Catholic college preparatory education for young women since 1851. The school's mission is guided by the teachings of Saint Julie Billiart, the foundress of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, with a strong focus on social justice to create lifelong learners, spiritual seekers, justice advocates and community leaders. Our mission, summarized by the words of Saint Julie Billiart, is to “teach them what they need to know for life.”
The Mathematics Program
Notre Dame High School has a challenging college preparatory curriculum that integrates classroom learning with educational opportunities in STEM. Notre Dame educates over 630 students annually for success and leadership in a global society.
Mathematics is an integral part of the STEM education strand which works directly with the science and T.E.D. departments to foster connections that extend beyond the classroom. The department actively seeks connections to social justice issues through cross-curricular coordination with the Social Studies, English and Religious Studies Departments.
- Strong content knowledge in two of the areas: Geometry, Algebra 2 and Trigonometry/Precalculus curriculum. Experience in teaching Statistics or Calculus is desired
- Knowledge of the growth mindset model and its application in education and instruction
- Awareness of current teaching pedagogy and best practices
- Be up-to-date on current teaching pedagogy and best practices
- Innovative approach to math instruction and meaningful, relevant curriculum with a social justice lens
- Work collaboratively with other math faculty to transition to standards based grading
- Integrate into a collaborative classroom environment that meets the needs of all students