Grade 5 Humanities Teacher

Faculty / Full-Time

St. Michael’s Country Day School, Newport, RI

5th Grade Humanities Teacher Position


The Opportunity: Lead and manage all aspects of teaching, working closely with a partner teacher who teaches Science and Math, to deliver a 5th Grade curricular program at a small independent school.  Key responsibilities include the development of curriculum, classroom management policies, student assessment and all parent communication.


Desired Qualifications: The ideal candidate is one who puts an emphasis on project-based learning through a collaborative, inquiry-based approach, where open-ended experimentation and design play a significant role in the science classroom. Content expertise, knowledge in differentiated instruction and assessment, willingness and ability to collaborate and implement innovative pedagogical initiatives, including technology, that focus on a student-first, hands-on, experiential learning is desired. Strong interpersonal, organizational, and management skills are essential to the role, as is a willingness to participate fully in the community beyond the classroom.  Individuals must embrace a positive, can-do attitude.  A bachelor’s degree is required.


To Apply: Submit the following to Walter Landberg, Head of School at

  • cover letter explaining interests and qualifications;
  • resume;
  • at least three references including names, email addresses, and phone numbers;
  • one letter of recommendation may be included.


The School: Founded in 1938, SMCDS is an independent day school of ~230 students serving children from toddler through grade eight, with class sizes ranging from 12-18 students (5-8).  The school emphasizes strong academics and features a comprehensive arts program.


The Location: The school’s well-appointed 7-acre campus overlooks the Atlantic Ocean and is situated in historic Newport, Rhode Island.  Newport and the beaches of Aquidneck Island are destination locations and teachers have the opportunity to integrate the geographic and cultural surroundings into their curricular programming.  There are numerous universities and colleges close by adding to the cultural and intellectual climate of the area.  Providence is a short drive (35 minutes), Boston is a bit more (1 hour and 30 minutes) and New York City (4 hours) is close enough for a weekend trip.  This is a highly desirable place to live and work.


Statement on Diversity

St. Michael’s Country Day School has an institutional commitment to the principles of diversity.  In that spirit, the School believes that each individual is entitled to equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, and gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected under federal, state, or local anti-discrimination laws.

St. Michael’s Country Day School

Newport, RI
Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School
All Gender