Job Opening for 2024-25

High School Science Teacher in Chevy Chase, Maryland, US

High School Science Teacher

Position Summary:
Oneness-Family Montessori High School is seeking a High School Science Teacher (Full or
Part Time) to join our motivated and collaborative teaching team for the 2024/25 school
year. The Science Teacher will plan, teach, and oversee all aspects of the science curriculum
from grades 9-12 within the framework of a Montessori Adolescent program. Courses will
include physics, biology, chemistry, and environmental science, among other
interdisciplinary elective options based on the interests and expertise of the candidate.
While Montessori training is preferred, the ideal candidate can execute a student-centered,
project-based, innovative program and possesses a flexible mindset and approach to
learning. We are looking for a science teacher who is comfortable with a hands-on,
experiential curriculum design.

The Montessori Adolescent Teacher accepts the challenge and the privilege of maintaining
the role of a stable adult presence within the prepared adolescent environment. This
professional is responsible for guiding the holistic development of the young people in the
Adolescent Community as well as instructing students in academic disciplines.
Adults and students in the Montessori High School function in a community of learners in
an atmosphere of mutual respect and support. The program provides a consistent, yet
flexible, structure; high expectations for work and conduct; a system of accountability;
opportunities for student-led learning; and a focus on problem-solving. The curriculum
promotes independence, self-direction, metacognition, and critical thinking. At its core, the
collective elements of the program are a means to build community, discover passion,
deepen curiosity, and provide experiences for each adolescent to engage deeply and
meaningfully in self-discovery.

About the School
The mission of the Oneness-Family School is to ignite the spark in a new generation of
courageous and capable leaders through a student-centered community of diversity,
academic excellence, and innovation in the Montessori tradition. We are a collaborative
community and are fundamentally grounded in Maria Montessori’s call to “follow the child.”

Team Responsibilities
● Develop science curriculum on an ongoing basis in collaboration with the team. The
science curriculum should be learner-centered in nature and dovetail with the
integrated work and study that students engage with in their other classes.
● Observe, advise, and counsel students as appropriate.

● Serve as advisor for a portion of the students. This includes meeting with advisees
weekly; communicating with parents about student progress via conferences and other
consultations as needed; and conducting formal parent conferences 2-3 times yearly.
● Coordinate with other adults working in the adolescent environment (co-teachers,
specialty teachers, administrators).
● Facilitate/supervise students’ community work.
● Facilitate student internships.
● Participate in interviews and discussions regarding admissions.
● Chaperone beginning and end of the year overnight trips.
● Supervise students during work time.
● Support the team in additional areas of our program, such as Leadership, P.E, student
trips, etc.

Minimum Requirements
● Bachelor’s degree in a STEM related field, Master’s degree strongly preferred
● At least two years experience teaching at the adolescent level, high school preferred
● Experience with Montessori, learner-centered, or progressive education
● Montessori Adolescent Certification**
**Those without a Montessori Adolescent certification will need to take the virtual Adolescent
Orientation course in July through the Association Montessori Internationale and commit to
earning a full credential within two years of employment.**

Job Benefits
● Health insurance
● Paid time off
● Tuition remission
● Competitive salary based on experience

This service is provided as a courtesy by The Center for Guided Montessori Studies.
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