STEM Teacher

Faculty / Full-Time

Applewild School, Fitchburg, MA

Applewild School (K-9) invites applications for a STEM teacher for the 2024-2025 school year. 

The ideal candidate will have experience with project-based learning and will be able to hone students problem-solving and lab skills in the life sciences, earth sciences, and physical sciences. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to lead by influence are important skills to help Applewild increase its inquiry-based, student-centered, interdisciplinary learning environment. Willingness to participate in professional learning committees, advising, and coaching is desired.

The teacher will work with the Associate  Head of School, faculty, and outside consultants to support our school’s efforts to adopt best science and STEM practices.

Preferred Experience/Skills: 

  • Prior independent school teaching experience 
  • A passion for science and teaching middle school students


About Applewild School:

Applewild has been a cherished community institution since 1957 and we iteratively innovate our programs to offer a compelling and relevant education. We have a main campus in Fitchburg, Massachusetts which is approximately one hour from Boston. We offer preschool through 9th grade, including a  junior boarding program for students in grades 4-9. We also have our Foundations program which serves students in grades two through nine with diagnosed language-based learning disabilities. 


We are thankful to draw a broad range of students from over 32 towns and several countries, and well over half of our students receive financial assistance in order to attend. Our core values and competencies lay the foundation for a culture that encourages respect, honesty, compassion, and fairness. Our faculty have invested in their professional growth to create an educational environment that is deeply metacognitive — our goal is to teach children to be the protagonists in their own educations. At Applewild, we know that once children feel emotionally safe and valued for who they are, then children will avail themselves to deeper and more authentic learning experiences. 


When considering adult additions to our community, we are very interested in growing our diversity and in diverse perspectives and experiences. We seek smart, creative, and thoughtful professionals who are interested in trying new things knowing that some failures are intrinsic to cultivating a culture of progress. We are looking for professionals who care deeply about developing the next generation for a future we know will be marked by volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity. Intellectual curiosity, cognitive agility, passion, and emotional resiliency are paramount for success. We are committed to offering a progressive but proven curriculum, so professionals seeking to join our community must be keen on teaching using student-centered and project-based learning. We are a small school so everyone wears multiple “hats” to meet the needs of our community. 


The School is accredited through the Association of Independent Schools of New England and is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools and The Association of Boarding Schools. 


Applewild School is an equal opportunity employer and as such does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by law.  We welcome individuals that add to the diversity and vibrancy of our community.

Candidates should send a letter of interest, and resume to Amy Jolly, Head of School to (please indicate position in subject line).

Applewild School

Fitchburg, MA
Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School, High School
Boarding, Day
All Gender