Float Teacher

Staff / Full-Time

Apple Orchard School, Brookline, MA

We are seeking a person who is excited about working with 3–6-year-old children in a farm environment where much of the curriculum is derived from outdoor exploration, a teacher who believes in an emphasis on social emotional learning while also preparing our learners with the necessary skills to succeed at their next school.


Apple Orchard School is located on Allandale Farm in Brookline. We are committed to nature-based learning through play and an emergent curriculum. We are an outdoor program that spends extended periods of time in all seasons, exploring and discovering in nature. Our focus is on developing young children through authentic experiences with our barn animals and in nature. The position is for a full-time float teacher to start September 3, 2024. The hours are 7:45 – 4:15 four days a week and 7:45-1:30 the fifth day.


As a school, we strive to create a community of trust and positive feelings toward learning within an active farm community. We see children as capable, curious, creative, caring, and connected individuals striving to develop meaningful relationships and gain skills that are the foundation for well-being and knowledge. We value play and movement. We teach them about friendships, family, empathy, compassion, responsibility, teamwork, equity, inclusion, accountability, and collaboration. Our goal is to instill in each child a sense of themselves as a unique member of our community, an interest in asking questions, and the confidence to take risks. We believe that harmful stereotypes are learned at this age and work to ensure that children are accepting of difference and inclusive of others. Our focus enables children to be kind and contributing members of their communities beyond Apple Orchard.


Depending on experience and degrees, this position would pay 36 – 40k.


Please contact Sherry Landry, Classroom Director, at sherry@appleorchardschool.org.

Apple Orchard School

Brookline, MA
Early Childhood
All Gender