Lower School Teacher, Family Leave

Faculty / Full-Time

Friends Academy, Dartmouth, MA


Friends Academy is a small, progressive EC-8 school of 250 students on the south coast of Massachusetts. We are known for having a strong sense of community that balances academics, arts, social and emotional learning, and outdoor activities. 

We seek a dedicated educator who believes in collaboration and understands the importance of relationship-building when helping students find success. We value teachers who are creative and embrace inquiry and project-based learning. We use Google and Blackbaud platforms and other assistive technologies to meet our students’ varied needs.

Qualifications and Responsibilities:

The ideal candidate would: 

  • Love young students
  • Serve as a role model for students and demonstrate a commitment to our school’s mission
  • Design, implement, and creatively deliver curriculum 
  • Promote responsible citizenship and respect for diversity and differences
  • Have a positive outlook on the world and opportunities for young people 
  • Desire to contribute to something larger than oneself and have a deep-seated belief in the power of teamwork 
  • Differentiate lessons to meet diverse needs of learners
  • Assess student learning with formative and quantitative assessment tools 
  • Report student learning through student portfolios, narrative report cards, and conferences
  • Communicate with families on a regular basis, acting as a point of contact regarding a student’s academic, social, and emotional functioning
  • Be dedicated to social-emotional learning and positive discipline practices 
  • Collaborate with grade teams and departments to create an integrated academic program for our students
  • Help students prepare for and facilitate Student-Led Conferences


  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field 
  • Previous experience working with children is a plus
  • A passion for lower school, a sense of humor, positivity, and warmth 
  • Dedication to teaching and learning in a vigorous, progressive school community with commitment to equity and inclusion. 

To apply, please email your cover letter, current resume and list of three references and their contact information to employment@friendsacademy1810.org

Friends Academy

Dartmouth, MA
Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School
All Gender