Support a small group (4 -6) of elementary students as part of a team at a small all-boys boarding school.
Students are grouped according to skill and achieved competencies rather than by grade. Elementary program is a self-contained program within a school that serves students aged 8 - 15 years.
Participate actively in all aspects of life at a small, family-style boarding school.
The school is a small country boarding school where a simple and predictable lifestyle allows time to learn, play, grow, and appreciate other people. All students are boarding students and all faculty live on campus, so evening and weekend hours are as important as the hours of classroom instruction. The school is small enough that everyone is well known, everyone is important, and there is plenty of attention for every student.
The school is designed especially for boys of exceptionally high intellectual potential who want to succeed, like to please adults, and want to have friends, but whose idiosyncrasies, high energy, unusual interests, excessive need for attention, or other characteristics have led to isolation or severe difficulties in larger schools.
Degree in education strongly preferred. Degree in special education, social work, or psychology can also be an asset.
Experience in residential settings, preferably as a summer camp counselor.
Excitement about teaching, ability to motivate, ability to manage strong idiosyncrasies, patience, general light-heartedness, ability to continue to learn and be challenged. Resilience and flexibility.
Additional Salary Information: Salary, plus housing and utilities, health insurance, and other benefits.
Continued Education funds including possibility to receive a 3 year scholarship towards a graduate degree.
About Hampshire Country School
Hampshire Country School is a place of possibilities for high ability boys entering in later elementary or middle school. The school offers understanding, light-heartedness, and structure to educate boys in a family-style, supportive, and calming learning community.
Inspiring excitement for learning, living and playing, the school promotes growth in academics as well as social, behavioral, and emotional intelligence. The campus, 1700 acres of New Hampshire farmland and woods, provides for the intentional integration of structured academic classes and experiential activities to nurture the bright, active and curious side of each boy. Hampshire Country School has experience and success with boys who have been diagnosed ASD, NLD, ADHD and similar diagnoses.