MS Humanities (Language Arts/Social Studies)

Faculty / Full-Time

Friends Academy, Dartmouth, MA

Friends Academy is a small, progressive EC-8 school of 240 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, athletics, and outdoor activities. 

We are looking for a Humanities (language art/social studies) teacher for the 2023-24 academic school year to join our Middle School team. This role will include teaching four sections (likely Grades 7 and 8), advising a group of students, and other assigned duties. Stipends are available for those who support after-school 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.

The ideal candidate would

  • Promote responsible citizenship and respect for diversity and differences
  • Have a passion for middle school and an understanding of the unique characteristics of middle school students
  • Have previous experience working with children
  • Serve as a role model for students and demonstrate a commitment to our school’s mission
  • Design, implement, and creatively deliver the curriculum with an ability to differentiate lessons to meet the diverse needs of learners.
  • 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
  • Assess student learning with qualitative and quantitative assessment tools
  • 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
  • Maintain a sense of humor, positivity, and warmth.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field
  • Commitment to a growth mindset and professional development
  • Act as a guide for students as an advisor [or Homeroom Teacher]
  • Dedication to teaching and learning in a school community committed to equity and inclusion.
  • Comply with the guidelines of the Friend’s Academy Faculty and Staff Handbook

Friends Academy

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