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Hiring K-5th in Melbourne, FL

"Saint Paul’s Classical School in Melbourne, FL is seeking teachers for our inaugural year. We are recruiting between 30-45 students for grades K-5th to begin in the Fall of 2021. 
Our iteration of the classical model includes daily sung Morning and Evening Prayer according to the Book of Common Prayer (1928), mixed-grade classrooms, and intentional outdoor education. We hope that our teachers will be able to join the life of Saint Paul’s Church and expect that they recognize the school as an extension of the parish ministry. Mixed grade classrooms (i.e., K-1, 2-3, 4-5) allow opportunity for students to be educated by the school culture rather than only by their immediate peer group as well as provide opportunity for both review and advanced work. Outdoor education for now begins with regular gardening as a part of the curriculum. 
We are able to offer a competitive salary in an affordable area. 
Please contact School@SaintPaulsMelbourne.org or visit www.SaintPaulsMelbourne.org for more information."

Open Position: 5th Grade Teacher (2021-2022 School Year)

Canterbury is looking for a 5th grade teacher who can lead a class of up to 16 students. 

About: Canterbury Christian School (Pre-K-5th) is a classical micro-school serving grammar stage students in California’s Silicon Valley. Canterbury is the parish school of Saint Paul’s Anglican Church in Los Altos and also a member of the Anglican School Association. The school’s student population ranges from 50 to 90 students from various church backgrounds. Each day begins with Morning Prayer in the school chapel. Our school uses curriculum from Abeka, Memoria Press, and various other classical school publishers.  

Canterbury is a structured Christian environment for developing spiritual foundations and academic excellence. Our teachers create a warm, engaging, and creative classroom that promotes a curriculum for both the heart and mind. 

Teacher Job Description: 

Education:  

  • Bachelor’s Degree 
  • Teaching Credential/Certificate preferred
  • Understanding of and agreement with the mission, philosophy and pedagogy of Classical Christian Education

Experience

  • Two years of teaching experience are strongly preferred, with exceptions granted for outstanding candidates with demonstrated teaching gifts and call. 
  • Ability to teach well, as demonstrated by references and classroom management. 

Personal Qualities: 

  • Credible profession of faith in Jesus Christ 
  • Godly character (pastoral reference required) 
  • Teachable and committed to grow, learn, and develop new understanding and skills
  • Maturity and emotional stability 
  • Heart for elementary-school aged children and ability to interact and lead young hearts

Canterbury’s academic year runs from September through the first week of June. First year salary ranges from $35,000 to $45,000 - depending on experience and credentials. Compensation also includes a nonelective contribution toward retirement and reduced tuition for a teacher’s own children. Additional opportunities are available tutoring and leading after school programs.

Submit a resume and cover letter to Father Macias (headmaster@canterburycs.org)

Lifetime Impact of Parish Schools

A recent study from the University of Notre Dame’s sociology department reveals that former students of classical Christian schools have a higher commitment to and involvement in their church communities over their lifetimes.  For example, almost 90% of these graduates attend church three times a month, compared to about 70% of former homeschoolers and evangelical private school students and about 35% of former public school students.

One way to characterize recent trends in American society is that communities are falling apart and people are becoming more isolated, lonely, and alienated.  Even beyond the general advantages of a classical Christian education, the parish school answers some of the deepest needs of the human heart by giving young people a lifelong place to belong, an actual community of Christians of all ages and a place in that community that is enduring.

In addition, the parish school gives the child an opportunity to serve the Lord.  We are familiar with Joshua 24:15, “As for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.”  A child needs a household.  They need a deeply rooted identity as a member of a family, as a member of a church, and as a citizen of the United States.  Each of these can be considered “households” and are crucial to the Christian life of a young person; yet serve is an active verb requiring action not just identification.

While other schools either allow for service to the Lord outside of school, or perhaps actively promote it, only parish schools practice the sacramental reality of service to the Lord.  The identification of Christ with His Body, the Church, is so intimate that our Lord said to the future apostle Paul, who at the time was persecuting the Church, “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?” (Acts 9:4).  A student in a parish school worships with the Church as service to the Lord but also actively serves and obeys Christ by serving and obeying the local church in one of her teaching ministries.

If affection for and commitment to the Body of Christ is the goal, there is no better way to work toward this goal than the spread of healthy parish schools.  It provides an intimate connection between Christ, His Body, and the local, incarnational reality of that Body in the local parish.  Because Jesus equates loving his Body with loving Himself (Matthew 25:40), this affection for and commitment to the Body of Christ should indeed be our goal.

Atonement Academy, our newest parish school, will teach young high-school adults to “serve the Lord” through worship, catechesis, education, and other ministries of the Reformed Episcopal Church of the Atonement.  We pray and trust that God will bless this and other efforts to help revitalize this once thriving parish in the heart of Northwest Philadelphia.

The Rev'd Andrew Brummett, ASA Executive Secretary

Ascetical Theology

Gymnastic exercise of the heart, soul, mind, and strength in love of God and neighbor is the work of ascetical theology in the Christian Life, and the blessing many students enjoy in good schools—if their parents and teachers can resist protecting them from it. JPB+

Full-Time Elementary Aide

Christ Academy in Collingdale, Pennsylvania, is a Classical, parochial micro-school that has provided meaningful education to students since 1886. An aide is desired for the 2020-2021 school year to assist in the Lower School with duties oscillating between a combined K-2nd grade classroom and a combined 3rd-6th grade classroom. Suitable candidates would be willing to teach multiple disciplines across diverse age groups, be keen to exercise Classical pedagogies in cultivating a love of wisdom and virtue, and be eager to grow in a life of communal worship rooted in the Anglican tradition. Interested parties may send resumes, cover letters, and references to info@christacademycollingdale.com

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