7/8th Grade Social Studies Teacher

Faculty / Full-Time

Community Preparatory School, Providence, RI

Position Overview:
We are seeking a passionate and qualified 8th Grade Social Studies Teacher to join our dedicated team at Community Preparatory School. The ideal candidate will have a deep understanding of middle school education, a commitment to fostering a positive and inclusive classroom culture, and a passion for inspiring students to become informed and engaged citizens.


About Community Preparatory School:
Community Preparatory School, a middle school located in South Providence, is a dynamic and inclusive educational institution dedicated to fostering intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, and social responsibility among its students. For almost forty years, the school has served culturally and economically diverse students in grades 4-8, teaching them to set and achieve high goals.  Martin Luther King’s Vision of the Beloved Community–where different groups of people come together with love and respect to work toward a just society–underpins the school’s foundation and shapes its practices and priorities.  Our school strives to provide a supportive learning environment that prepares students for success in high school, college, and beyond.To date, 994 young people have graduated from Community Prep; 97% have gone on to leading college preparatory high schools, 83% have graduated or are presently attending college.



  • Design and implement engaging and standards-aligned lesson plans for 7/8th-grade social studies classes.
  • Foster a positive and inclusive classroom environment that encourages active participation, critical thinking, and respect among students.
  • Utilize a variety of instructional strategies and resources to accommodate diverse learning styles and abilities within the classroom.
  • Incorporate technology and other innovative tools to enhance the learning experience and promote digital literacy.
  • Assess student progress regularly through formative and summative assessments and provide timely and constructive feedback.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to develop interdisciplinary projects and activities that integrate social studies with other subjects.
  • Establish and maintain strong communication with students, parents, and colleagues regarding student progress, classroom activities, and school events.
  • Participate in professional development opportunities to stay current with educational trends and best practices.


  • Bachelor’s degree in education or a related field; Master’s degree preferred.
  • Valid teaching certification for middle school social studies is preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience in teaching social studies at the middle school level.
  • Strong classroom management skills and the ability to create a positive and inclusive learning environment.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development and a growth mindset.
  • Familiarity with educational technology and its integration into the curriculum.


To Apply:
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references to Natalia Corley (ncorley@communityprep.org). Please include “7/8th Grade Social Studies Teacher Application” in the subject line.

Application Deadline:  Until the position is filled


Community Preparatory School is an equal-opportunity employer and encourages candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Community Preparatory School

Providence, RI
Elementary, Middle School
All Gender