Menlo School is an independent, coeducational, college preparatory school for students in grades six through twelve. Located in Atherton, California, and established in 1915, the School is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and is a member of the National and California Associations of Independent Schools.
Menlo is dedicated to providing a challenging academic curriculum complemented by outstanding creative arts and athletic programs. The School helps students develop positive values and nurtures character development in a supportive environment that upholds the highest moral and ethical standards. Our program encourages students to reach their fullest potential and to develop the skills necessary to respond intelligently and humanely to the complexities of a diverse and increasingly interconnected world.
At Menlo School, equity, diversity, and inclusion are at the core of our organizational identity. Through our daily efforts, the School demonstrates a shared commitment to the development of all stakeholders by supporting a campus ethos where equity, diversity, and inclusion reflect the major cornerstones of our community.
The Middle School (grades 6-8) is seeking an enthusiastic and experienced educator to teach eighth-grade English. Middle School teachers have responsibility for teaching four class sections with three class periods for preparation. All Middle School teachers participate in an extracurricular activity and also serve as advisors for a group of 10-11 students. Teachers work closely with the Department Chair and the Middle School Director for guidance, curriculum assessment, and evaluation. Teachers meet regularly with both grade-level teams and the middle school English department to discuss curriculum, pedagogy, student progress, and special initiatives. The eighth-grade English curriculum focuses on essays that develop a personal voice and analytical arguments about texts that connect to the larger world. All three grades in the middle school curriculum include a vibrant independent reading program, poetry studies, Socratic circles, and grammar and vocabulary development.
Our teachers are flexible and adaptable. Menlo School has a hybrid learning model in place during the current pandemic in which teachers provide instruction to a reduced number of students on campus while the rest of their classmates attend class remotely.
We look for teachers who:
Design learning experiences, create assessments, and evaluate student performance in a standards-based system, using a set of established standards
Facilitate a dynamic and inspiring classroom, using a wide variety of creative and learner-centered teaching methods
Support the organizational, academic, and emotional needs of middle schoolers through a genuine love of middle school students
Differentiate classroom materials and presentations as needed to allow for learning differences among students
Contribute to the school community by actively participating in extracurricular activities, faculty committees, and school initiatives
Commit to diversity, inclusion, and equity
Are comfortable with technology and its applications in the classroom, including the use of MacBooks, Google tools, and Canvas LMS.
Manage frequent and ongoing verbal and written communications with students, parents, administrators, and colleagues
Work collaboratively with other faculty members towards a common goal through active listening, sharing, and reflecting