Physical Education, Health & Wellness Teacher

Faculty / Full-Time

The Learning Project Elementary School, Boston, MA

Physical Education, Health & Wellness Teacher

Start Date: August 19, 2024

The Learning Project is a uniquely small elementary school centrally located in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood. We believe in nurturing students’ academic and personal growth, encouraging the joy and creativity within each child, and taking advantage of all that our city setting has to offer.

For over fifty years, the core of the school’s mission has remained: to enroll a diverse group of students, provide them with exciting and age-appropriate learning opportunities, to help children develop strength of character, and to build a sense of connection through yearly traditions, cross-age opportunities, and meaningful whole school activities. The Learning Project’s community remains its biggest strength, and core to that community is its dedicated faculty and staff who are committed to the school’s mission, its families, to supporting one another, and to their own personal and professional development.

The Learning Project seeks a Physical Education, Health and Wellness Teacher who is positive, flexible and creative. This Teacher makes use of city fields and resources, as well as the school’s multi-purpose space, to implement their curriculum, athletics and movement activities. In addition to leading the school’s PE and wellness curriculum, the Teacher supports the After School Program twice per week and, as a member of our small staff, helps to support students in the classroom when needed. Experience with elementary age children is a must, along with a commitment to the values and principles of this school, as described in our Mission Statement.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Implementing an age-appropriate K-6 curriculum using best practices in physical education.
  • Teaching lessons that encourage wellness of body and mind.
  • Leading sports and organizing innovative games and activities that promote the development of fine and gross motor skills.
  • Effectively assessing students, both formally and informally, to guide instruction.
  • Communicating with colleagues regarding students’ needs and providing meaningful feedback to students and parents.
  • Engaging in the life of the community by attending open houses, professional development days, and relevant all-school events.
  • Planning and implementing additional school-wide programs, such as Field Day events.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have a passion for all aspects of health and wellness.
  • Possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Have strong time-management, organizational, and group management skills.
  • Be innovative and creative in instructional planning, dynamic and adaptable to shifting work conditions, and open to feedback.
  • Demonstrate a passion for working with elementary school children.
  • Have a commitment to developing a sense of inclusion and belonging in a diverse setting.
  • Possess knowledge of appropriate safety measures to ensure the well-being of students.

The school offers competitive salary, in addition to a wide variety of benefits including, but not limited to:

  • Generous 403(b) program
  • Medical Benefits
  • Dental Benefits
  • MBTA Link Pass for commuting
  • Annual wellness stipend
  • Dedicated professional development funds for each employee
  • Paid personal days, in addition to school holidays and vacations

To apply, please email the following to

  1. Application Cover Page
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Resume

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The Learning Project is an equal opportunity employer, and, as such, employment decisions at the school are based on merit, qualifications, and skills. The School is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants, without regard to age, military or veteran status, race (which shall include traits historically associated with race, including but not limited to, hair texture, type, length, coverings and protective hairstyles), color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, genetic information, sex, pregnancy or pregnancy-related conditions, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, physical or mental disability, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

This commitment is evident in all aspects of The Learning Project’s employment practices and policies, including recruiting, hiring, job assignment, promotion, compensation, discipline, discharge, benefits, and training.

The Learning Project Elementary School

Boston, MA
All Gender