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The Seven Hills School

Full-Time Equivalency: 1.0 (full-time)

Fair Labor Standard Act (FLSA) Classification: Exempt

Supervisor: Assistant Head of School for Middle School, Victor Llanque

Salary Range: 60,000-85,000 (negotiable based on experience)


An independent, coeducational, non-profit ECE-8 school, Seven Hills School, seeks a skilled and creative Middle School Science Teacher who is ready to contribute to our mission of developing the intellect, engaging the spirit, and fostering respect for, and responsibility to our world. Founded in 1962, Seven Hills is a learning community located on a beautiful nine-acre campus near Heather Farm Park in Walnut Creek, CA.

Position Overview:

We are seeking a passionate and dedicated Middle School Science Teacher to join our dynamic educational team.The Middle School Science Teacher will be responsible for instructing students in grades 6-7, creating engaging lesson plans, and inspiring a love for scientific inquiry. Our Middle School Science program is characterized by hands-on, experiential learning opportunities both in the classroom and outdoors. The science teacher responsible for the 6th-grade program is also in charge of leading an outdoor education trip in the fall and an experiential education week in February. The position includes the following responsibilities and additional duties as needed:

Core Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive and challenging science curriculum that aligns with the school’s educational philosophy.
  • Create innovative lesson plans that cater to diverse learning styles and abilities.
  • Foster a positive and inclusive classroom environment that encourages student participation and critical thinking.
  • Utilize various teaching methods, technology, and hands-on activities to enhance the learning experience.
  • Regularly assess student progress through formative and summative assessments.
  • Provide timely and constructive feedback to students to support their academic growth.
  • Establish and maintain a well-organized and positive classroom atmosphere conducive to learning.
  • Implement effective classroom management strategies to ensure a safe and respectful learning environment.
  • Collaborate with parents and guardians to keep them informed about student progress and engage them in their child’s education.
  • Collaborate regularly with colleagues when designing the overall science program and special projects in the humanities.
  • Provide a hands-on, inquiry-based model of teaching, and manage collaborative learning groups
  • Provide ongoing communication with families, regularly reporting on student progress.
  • Attend regular staff meetings, participate in grade level team meetings, and take part in ongoing professional development.
  • Participate in school and community events to promote science education and the school’s mission.
  • Play a leading role in experiential learning programs for the 6th-grade such as an annual outdoor education trip and a week focused on rocket science.
  • Advise a group of 8-10 students to monitor their progress over time, and communicate with their families about their progress.
  • Teach two trimesters of elective classes, which meet twice a week, on topics of interest to the teacher or the students (e.g. watercolor painting, origami, soccer, etc.)

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in science or related field
  • Experience in science instruction (at the middle school level preferred)
  • Experience in experiential learning programs

Skills & Attributes:

  • Self-reflective and open to learning opportunities to grow professionally
  • Creativity and resourcefulness in supporting students’ skill development
  • Ability to foster a safe, predictable, and supportive environment for students
  • A positive attitude in engaging in duties and responsibilities
  • Integrity and a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Self-awareness and ability to interact respectfully with colleagues
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues

Application Process:

Interested candidates should fill out this application form. Questions should be directed to Victor Llanque, Assistant Head of School for Middle School, at, and Jase Turner, Assistant Head of School for Strategic Priorities at

The application deadline is January 19th, 2024. After that date, we will continue to consider applications on a rolling basis. The Search Committee will review all applications within two weeks of their submission. Soon after, qualified candidates will be invited to participate in a screening phone call, followed by a campus visit for any selected finalist candidates. With the candidates’ permission, reference calls will take place after the campus visit. An offer will be made to the finalist candidate; all offers are conditional upon clearance of a background check.

As an equal opportunity employer, Seven Hills recruits, hires, and promotes without regard to sex, race, color, age, national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship, pregnancy or veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law.

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