Town School for Boys

About Town School:

Town School for Boys is a K-8 all-boys independent school located in San Francisco with approximately 400 students, of whom 49% come from self-identified families of color, and a faculty: student ratio of 1:11. Our diverse faculty and staff can be characterized by their warmth, collegiality, and dedication to our mission and values. At Town, learning is prized, love of school is essential, and boyhood is celebrated. For more information, please visit our Town Facts page, read about “Why a Boys’ School,” or learn about our community of belonging.

Position Description:

Town School for Boys seeks a full-time 5th and 6th grade math teacher to join the dynamic upper school math department. This faculty member will be responsible for providing math instruction for 5th and 6th grade and will also serve as an advisor and grade-level team member for the 2024-25 academic school year. The curriculum (Math in Focus) is designed to develop deep conceptual understanding, number sense, and strong problem-solving skills. Real-life application of mathematics is supported through problem-solving and project-based learning. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of two years of teaching experience, excellent classroom management, and a deep respect for boys’ intellectual and social, emotional development. A teaching credential or master’s degree is preferred.

Duties and Responsibilities:

This exciting opportunity involves working closely with grade-level team members, the Dean of Students, the Dean of Character and Culture, the Director of Teaching, Learning and Innovation, and the Head of Upper School. In addition, this position has the added resource of a K-8 Math Program Director to support curriculum, planning, and project development. Candidates should be comfortable integrating different technology tools to enhance instruction. Collaboration with other departments, librarians, and educational technologists is expected. Instructional approaches and course content are differentiated to suit a range of learning styles and reflect a diversity of perspectives and backgrounds.

As an advisor, the successful applicant will lead morning advisory, support students during study hall, supervise during snack/recess, and facilitate student-led parent conferences in the fall and spring.  Strong communication skills are essential as faculty are expected to communicate regularly with other team members and parents about student progress. Homework and other information to students is posted online using Google Classroom. School-wide responsibilities include recess and lunch supervision, and grade level and faculty meetings. Other responsibilities may include committee work, chaperoning outdoor education/field trips, and attending student performances and athletic events.

Desired Qualifications and Skills:

We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may come from a less traditional background. We encourage you to apply, even if you don’t believe you meet every one of our qualifications described below.

The ideal candidate will have a deep knowledge of Math content and pedagogy, a passion for working with middle school students, and a demonstrated commitment to developing and implementing innovative approaches to learning. Candidates should have experience with project-based learning and inquiry-based instruction. The role requires the use of formative assessment to provide high-quality feedback and to inform instructional decisions. Candidates should be robust in their use of technology tools for teaching. We hope to find a candidate with the skills and imagination to connect Math to the boys’ lives, and a candidate who values shepherding boys through the emotional ups and downs of their middle school years.

Non-Discrimination Policy:

Town School for Boys admits students of any race, color, religion, or national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. The school does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, or national and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, scholarship programs, athletic and other school-administered programs.

Town School for Boys is an equal-opportunity employer. Salary and benefits are commensurate with our peer schools in the San Francisco Bay Area and with similar NAIS schools. Please see the employment section of our website for additional information.

Salary information:

At Town, salaries are one component of a compensation package that includes retirement matching, daily lunch, health & dental insurance, and life, AD & LTD insurance. The anticipated annual base salary range the school reasonably expects to pay candidates for the position of 5th and 6th Grade Math Teacher is $75,000 to $130,000, depending on factors such as years of experience. In addition to those factors, we believe in the importance of pay equity and consider internal equity with our current employees as part of any final offer.


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Cover letter addressing qualifications and interest in the position
Resume that includes all employment and education information
Names and contact information of three professional references, at least one of whom is a Head of School.

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