|Located ten minutes west of Boston, Fessenden is a Pre-K - Grade 9 day and boarding school for boys. Enrollment at the School is 491 including 100 boarders in the upper grades from thirteen countries and many states in the U.S. A faculty and staff of over 100 provide a challenging educational program with a unique level of support for maturing boys. The school motto, “Labor Omnia Vincit” (work conquers all), reflects the objective of the School: boys are challenged to do their best, to take risks as learners, and to reach their full potential. In addition to intellectual diligence, a Fessenden education is based on high standards for personal behavior. The core values of the School underscore a strong academic, athletic and arts program designed specifically for boys. We seek qualified and experienced faculty and staff who support the objective of educating boys to become responsible young men of character and who are interested in contributing to a vibrant school community both in and outside of the classroom.|
The Fessenden School seeks a full-time arts teaching intern.
The Fessenden School seeks a full-time arts teaching intern. The candidate should have a bachelor’s degree and a strong background in the visual and/or performing arts to assist in any Pre-K to Grade 9 arts classroom. This position will provide experience teaching in a wide variety of course offerings in music, studio arts, digital arts, and woodworking under the guidance of the arts chair and coordinator of the intern program. Coaching, residential housing, and commensurate duties are required. Candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to Scott L. Smith, Assistant Head (firstname.lastname@example.org). The email must include your name and the position in which you are interested.
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The Fessenden School seeks a full-time language literacy specialist (Grades 1-9) to begin in August 2015.
The Fessenden School seeks a full-time language literacy specialist (Grades 1-9) to begin in August 2015. Qualifications include a graduate degree in special education, language and literacy, or equivalent. This person must be experienced in tier 3 intervention providing structured, multi-sensory, one-to-one instruction in decoding, reading comprehension, and spelling. This candidate should also be familiar with standardized reading assessments and have experience working with elementary and/or middle school students. Salary and benefit package are very competitive. Candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to Scott L. Smith, Assistant Head (email@example.com). The email must include your name and the position in which you are interested.
The Fessenden School seeks a full-time Pre-K teacher.
Fessenden seeks a full-time Pre-K teacher. This position will require a teacher to assist one’s co-teacher in the development and delivery of a flexible pre-elementary program. One must foster a class environment favorable to learning and personal growth; establish effective rapport with students; and motivate students to develop skills in accordance with each student’s ability. Candidates should also be able to establish good relationships with parents and other staff members. A bachelor’s degree in elementary education/early childhood or teaching certification is required. An advanced degree in education is preferred but not required. Residential housing and commensurate duties may be available, but are not required. Candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to Scott L. Smith, Assistant Head (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Fessenden Inclusion Statement
At Fessenden inclusion means building a community whose spirit and purpose is based on mutual respect and care. It is vital that each member feels recognized and valued. Inclusion is an essential part of our mission to cultivate each student’s potential and develop each boy’s mind, character, and heart. We believe that differences of backgrounds, perspectives and cultures are integral to preparing boys to be successful young men in a global community. Ongoing, mindful practice of inclusion requires both individual and institutional commitment to self-examination and learning. We further our mission to be a joyfully inclusive community by aligning policies, curriculum, and decision-making to support diversity and inclusion. Inclusion is at the heart of how we treat each other in our daily interactions.
We are guided by and are committed to the following community principles:
- Treat others with honesty and respect
- Practice compassion; make an effort to understand and care for others
- Honor diversity; promote a healthy respect for individual differences and affirm commonalities
- Celebrate individual potential; nurture the many ways boys learn
- Reject prejudice, bullying, and elitism; renounce behavior that excludes others
- Engage in open, trusting dialogue; seek to learn from those who have differing opinions
- Serve to strengthen our inclusive community