Founded in 1922, Orchard is an independent, non-sectarian, progressive school students in preschool through the 8th grade. Orchard is committed to advancing each student’s academic success, self-confidence, open-mindedness, ethical character, leadership, and love of learning. Located in northern Indianapolis on a 43- acre, wooded campus with a state-of-the-art facility, Orchard promises academic excellence through a well-rounded education, engaging the natural curiosity of students in an active, child-centered, and experiential learning environment. We seek and strive to maintain a diverse and inclusive school community and are committed to the principles that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion. We value the skills, knowledge, and experiences a diverse workforce brings to our school.
The Orchard School is seeking an innovative, dynamic, collaborative teacher with a strong background in middle school math who can enhance the current program. The successful candidate will also be an advisor, teach or co-teach a winter intensive class, and assist in chaperoning the class on an overnight trip.
The Orchard School values our employees and offers a total compensation package designed to attract and retain talented individuals who make our school successful. Benefits include:
11 paid personal days
Health and dental insurance
Retirement Savings Plan
Employer paid life insurance
Employer paid long- and short-term disability
Candidates should apply by sending a resume and cover letter to [email protected] Please place “Math” in the email subject line.
Orchard values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. Orchard does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion or national origin in the administration of its admission, tuition assistance, or employment determination.
The Orchard School is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools and is accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Central States.
The Orchard School Foundation. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate with respect to recruitment, hiring, or any other status of employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or any other category protected by law.
For more information about The Orchard School, please visit: www.orchard.org.
Qualifications and Attributes
Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in math, education, or related field
Experience and enthusiasm for working with middle school students
Knowledge of and experience teaching pre-algebra, algebra, and geometry
Experience and comfort with project-based math instruction
Ability to write narrative assessments
Understanding of developmental stages of middle schoolers
Understanding of multiple learning styles and differentiated instruction
A commitment to progressive education
Ability to design hands-on, experiential learning activities that advance the targeted learning outcomes
Ability to work with technology to support, supplement, and enhance teaching and learning
Willingness to learn and improve professionally
Ability to collaborate and work with a team
Ability to work with parents in a thoughtful and proactive manner
Willingness to engage in all aspects of the Orchard community