Fifth Grade Co-Teacher

Faculty / Full-Time

The Advent School, Boston, MA

The Advent School seeks a Fifth Grade Co-teacher. Fifth Grade co-teachers are part of the Upper Grades program, which is designed specifically to promote collaborative problem solving and student-directed project work and includes an advisory model rooted in principles of social justice for the support of social-emotional learning.

The Advent School, located in the Beacon Hill section of Boston, Massachusetts, serves 200 students in pre-Kindergarten through Sixth Grade. A mission-focused school founded in the principles of social justice, Advent has served the students and families of Boston since 1961. Through its Reggio Emilia-inspired curriculum, Advent’s faculty deliver authentic, rigorous, and experiential learning opportunities that encourage students to “learn with passion, act with courage, and change the world.”

Responsibilities & Duties

Teachers at The Advent School know their students well and use this knowledge to design and facilitate student-centered curriculum that combines academic and social-emotional learning. The Advent School’s program promotes progressive, hands-on, project-based teaching that interweaves the arts, academic skills, and social justice themes. Teachers communicate regularly with families about the curriculum and partner with them regarding their child’s progress. 


Professional Development is the cornerstone of maintaining the highest standards of education that we provide at The Advent School. In that regard, each teacher is expected to engage in professional dialogue as a teacher/learner and researcher.


Required Skills & Characteristics

The Advent School is a good fit for professionals who believe in the School’s mission of education for equity and social justice. 


The ideal candidate will have knowledge of the Reggio Emilia approach and previous experience co-teaching thematic or project-based units and differentiating instruction, in addition to being:


  • An advocate for anti-bias teaching, both for children and adults
  • A lifelong learner that is resourceful, responsible, and collaborative
  • An enthusiastic, caring practitioner who believes that their students can change the world
  • A strong writer, comfortable communicating with families and colleagues


In addition, qualifications should include:

  • BA/BS degree minimum.
  • 2+ years of independent/public school teaching or related experience.
  • An advanced degree is preferred.

The Advent School provides salary commensurate with experience in addition to health and retirement benefits.


Interested candidates should email their resume and cover letter and the names of three references to Gretchen Vice, Dean of Faculty, In your cover letter, please include your connection to the mission of The Advent School. 

The Advent School

Boston, MA
Early Childhood, Elementary
All Gender