Religious Studies Teacher, Grades 6-8

Faculty / Full-Time

St. John’s Prep, Danvers, MA

About St. John’s Prep

St. John’s Prep is an inclusive, Catholic, Xaverian Brothers Sponsored School for young men in grades 6 through 12. Founded on the Xaverian values of compassion, humility, simplicity, trust, and zeal, we educate students to be, do and stand for good in the world. We enroll approximately 1,500 students from more than 90 communities in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine.

Position Overview and Responsibilities

St. John’s Prep seeks a religious studies teacher for grades 7 and 8 starting in the 2022-2023 school year. Grades 7 and 8 religious studies faculty are part of an interdisciplinary team and teach two sections of grade 7 and two sections of grade 8. The grade 7 course is entitled Ancient and Modern Prophets: Exploring the call to serve. The grade 7 theme is serve, focusing on group dynamics and community building with a particular emphasis on servant leadership. In grade 8, the theme is appreciate, exploring multiculturalism and diversity with an emphasis on empathy and respect for human differences. The grade 8 course is entitled A World of Faith: Exploring religious traditions across the globe. The Middle School program of study can be found here on our school website.

Faculty also serve as an advisor to a group of grade 7 or grade 8 students.

Prospective candidates should have a strong background in Catholic theology and Catholic Social Teaching.  Prospective candidates should have the competency and passion to engage, inspire, and connect with boys in a developmentally appropriate curriculum which provides a theological foundation to better inform their faith experience, while empowering them to become young men of hope, faith, and wisdom. Candidates should also have a desire to become an active and collegial member of an adult community of learners. We are particularly interested in candidates with demonstrated effectiveness in interdisciplinary teaching and using technology as a vehicle for learning gains.

Skills and Competencies

  • Content Expertise: Has experience and a commitment to teaching Catholic theology.
  • Communication Skills: Communicates consistently and effectively with parents, students, and colleagues.
  • Inclusive Mindset: Commitment to multiculturalism and diversity that is manifested in classroom practice, communication, and curricular decisions
  • Student-Centeredness: Must display a deep appreciation for student-centered and innovative teaching practices that engage the diverse needs of boys today.
  • Collegiality: Each teacher regularly collaborates with colleagues concerning best practice in an effort to meet the learning needs of all students.
  • Value-Add Orientation: Must be a self-directed individual who is solution oriented, embraces challenges and displays a thorough work ethic. Shows a commitment to school- wide initiatives, campus involvement, committee work, and professional development.
  • Enthusiastic: Finds joy in their work, a balanced perspective, and enthusiasm for the daily experiences of school life

Education and Experience

  • A minimum of 1-3 years of teaching middle school religious studies, oractive leadership in youth
  • A bachelor’s degree (master’s degree preferred) in religious studies, theology, or related field.
  • Ability to work effectively with a diversity of learning styles and learners

All members of the faculty are expected to give witness to the mission of St. John’s. In addition to classroom teaching responsibilities, St. John’s encourages all members of the faculty to be involved in the life of the school beyond the classroom. The school offers a wide range of co-curricular, intramural, and interscholastic programs. For more information about St. John’s Prep, including our academic, spiritual and student life programs, please visit

St. John’s Prep is committed to building a diverse and inclusive campus community. We welcome applications from underrepresented groups. We seek applicants who demonstrate a commitment to multiculturalism and diversity that is manifested in classroom practice, student engagement, interpersonal communication, and curricular decisions. 


Interested candidates are asked to send a cover letter, résumé and academic transcripts to Tracii Schaeublin, Assistant Head of School for Human Resources, at by Monday, April 3, 2023. Please, no phone calls. 


Posted February 2023

St. John’s Prep

Danvers, MA
Elementary, Middle School, High School