Solebury School seeks a qualified, experienced French Teacher to join our growing French department, beginning in the 2023-2024 academic year. An intentionally small, all-gender, independent day and boarding school for students in grades 9-12, Solebury is nestled on a rolling 140-acre campus in the Pennsylvania countryside. Solebury students and faculty pursue learning as a shared endeavor. This approach to education is a cornerstone of Solebury’s educational philosophy, and successful candidates will be excited to join a school community built upon the principle of mutual respect. On-campus housing is possible based on availability.
Teach four high school French classes (up to three preps, with possible levels including French I, French III, and French IV) in 80 minute blocks meeting 2-3 times each per week
Collaborate with other members of the World Languages Department in implementing a proficiency-oriented, culturally-responsive language curriculum
Foster a strong working relationship with students, colleagues, and families
Lead an after school activity (such as newspaper, walking club, or coaching) from 3:45-5:15pm three days per week for two out of the three trimesters
Participate in assigned weekend duties as part of the boarding program, with number of weekends based on housing
Serve as an advisor of up to eight students
Engage in continuing professional development
Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in teaching and in working with students and community members
Excellent verbal and written communication
Ability to teach across the French curriculum
Passion for teaching and working with high school students
Bachelor’s degree in French, Language Education, or related field
Demonstrated experience teaching high school students
Master’s degree or higher in French, Language Education, or related field
Boarding and/or independent school experience
Physical Requirements and Work Environment:
Physical: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, reach for or otherwise move objects, including textbooks and other teaching materials. Sedentary work involves sitting, standing and walking around the classroom.
Communication: Activities include both hearing and talking to express or exchange ideas and information.
Environmental conditions: Activities occur mostly inside and occasionally outside.
Valid driver’s license required as well as ability to pass a variety of background checks
Solebury School offers competitive wages and comprehensive benefits to all eligible employees, including:
Medical & Vision Insurance (free option for employees and employee plus children)
403 (b) defined contribution retirement plan
Generous Paid Time Off (PTO) and School Holidays
Short and Long Term Disability insurance, life insurance
As part of the terms for employment and in accordance with state law, all employees undergo national, state and local background checks before starting. Employment is also contingent on the ability to establish eligibility for employment in the United States by providing appropriate documentation to complete the I-9 form and required certifications. All employees must have reliable transportation to and from school, and a valid driver's license is required.
Since its founding in 1925, Solebury School has been a leader in progressive education. We are an all-gender boarding and day school serving more than 240 students in grades 9-12.
Solebury is an Equal Opportunity Employer.