Lower School English Teacher

  • Anywhere

French American International School

Our School

French American + International is a PK-12 independent school in San Francisco.  Founded in 1962, the school is a multicultural, multilingual educational institution with over 1,100 students across an urban campus in the heart of the city.

Mission and Values

Guided by the principles of academic rigor and diversity, the French American International School offers programs of study in French and English to prepare its graduates for a world in which the ability to think critically and to communicate across cultures is of paramount importance. Our international community brings together people from many backgrounds. Together we strive to create a shared culture that develops compassionate, confident, and principled people who will make the world better. We base our community on these values: Respect, Integrity, Inclusion, Collaboration, and Curiosity.


Working at French American + International opens up a myriad of opportunities – both personal and professional. Critical to our Strategic Plan in creating a proud, engaged community; we appreciate our faculty and staff by fostering a community of ongoing learning, respect, and collegiality and by providing competitive compensation and benefits. It is also of paramount importance to us that we continue to foster an environment of diversity, equity, and inclusion as we build a school community of individuals who are an actual representation of the world in which we live.

Position Overview: 

The French American International School is looking for an excellent, engaged, native English speaking teacher to join our dynamic team. The teacher will teach an American curriculum to primary school-aged children. The teacher will need to be able to integrate into a bilingual teaching team, where French and American curricula are blended to provide one curriculum in two languages. They will need to possess a familiarity with many ways of approaching a subject, a willingness to develop one’s own materials and be open to learning new methods. Due to the diverse nature of our School, the teacher will need to be sensitive and open to the multiple cultural backgrounds of the students, to be collaborative, and exhibit a sense of internationalism in the work environment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Create a nurturing, safe classroom community with, and for, students
  • Implement French American curricula in a way that fosters student engagement, collaboration, creativity, and curiosity
  • Adapt to the bilingual environment and teaching methods of the school
  • Utilize continuous formative assessment to inform the teaching practice
  • Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students’ varying needs and interests
  • Collaborate with teaching peers to foster student support and curricular alignment
  • Communicate frequently with families
  • Attend regular meetings as needed
  • Successfully complete other professional responsibilities as assigned


  • Teaching credential or Masters required
  • Three or more years of successful teaching experience
  • Commitment to student social-emotional well-being; experience with Responsive Classroom preferred
  • Experience with Reading and Writing Workshop strongly preferred
  • Experience with an inquiry-based science approach preferred
  • Experience teaching with various digital resources to promote student engagement and autonomy preferred
  • Ability to understand French a plus
  • Must be able to be legally employed in the USA.


  • Medical, Dental Vision
  • Long Term Disability
  • 403 B match of 5% after 2 years
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Sick time

TO Apply please go to https://www.internationalsf.org/employment


French American International School is committed to providing an open, fair, inclusive, non-discriminatory environment for all individuals across differences of race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, socio-economic status, ethnicity, age, physical ability, or medical condition. We seek to increase the presence, representation, and inclusion of U.S. historically under-represented people of color, international, bilingual, and bicultural students, faculty, and staff; and, to provide an environment that will attract and retain individuals identified as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning and intersex (LGBTQQI).


To apply for this job email your details to jackiel@frenchameriansf.org