Thank you for your interest in joining Friends Academy.

At Friends, our faculty and staff play a critical role in providing students with a rigorous curriculum, caring community, and an overall atmosphere conducive to helping each child reach their highest potential.

We have an outstanding faculty and staff and seek qualified individuals of diverse backgrounds who are committed to fulfilling the school’s mission.

Friends Academy offers generous compensation packages and a wide-ranging professional development program. Of equal importance, this is a place where our leadership, faculty, staff, students, parents, and alumni respect and appreciate each individual member of our community.

Sixth Grade Humanities Teacher

Friends Academy is a small, progressive EC-8 school of 250 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 teacher for the 2018-2019 academic school year to join our Middle School team. This role will include teaching Humanities, advising a group of students, and supervising a service learning activity.

The Humanities approach is student-centered, project-based, and guided by essential questions such as, What can ordinary citizens do about larger social problems? We use primary and secondary sources over textbooks. Sixth Grade has traditionally been divided into somewhat parallel English and Social Studies classes. We’re looking for someone who would be excited to create an interdisciplinary class with us.

The ideal candidate would:

  • Love Middle School students and learning
  • Serve as a role model for students and demonstrate a commitment to our school’s mission
  • Design, implement, and creatively deliver curriculum
  • Promote responsible citizenship and respect for diversity and differences
  • 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
  • Differentiate curriculum for different types of learners
  • 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
  • Help prepare for and facilitate Student-Led Conferences
  • Be involved in extracurriculars as well as Outside the Classroom trips and overnights


  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field as well as teaching experience
  • A passion for middle school, a sense of humor, and positivity and warmth
  • Dedication to teaching and learning in a vigorous, progressive school community with commitment to equity and inclusion.

We would love to hear from you! To apply, please email cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to Susan Yao, Head of Middle School, at

Lower School Science Teacher (Grades K-5)

Friends Academy seeks a passionate, positive, and innovative Lower School science teacher for the 2019-20 academic school year. Responsibilities and qualifications include but are not limited to:

  • Encourage creativity, sense of wonder, and scientific thinking through exploration
  • Promote global citizenship and environmental responsibility
  • Commitment to the out-of-doors and to taking advantage of Friends Academy’s 64-acre campus, nature trails, garden, and outdoor learning spaces
  • Relentlessly sunny outlook on the world and opportunities for young people
  • Desire to contribute to something larger than oneself and a deep-seated belief in the power of teamwork
  • Understanding of and commitment to Learning Portfolios and Project Based Learning
  • Dedication to social-emotional learning and Responsive Classroom practices
  • Enthusiasm for collaborating with classroom teachers and specialists to create an integrated academic program for our students
  • Design, implement, and instruct Lower School science in Grades K-5
  • Commitment to ongoing professional growth
  • Attend faculty meetings and positively contribute to discussion and dialogue
  • Desire to be involved with preparing for and attending Student-Led Parent Teacher Conferences
  • Write individual comments for each marking period
  • Participate in Outside the Classroom trips and overnights
  • Willingness to be involved in our external programs

Bachelor’s degree required


  • Teaching experience required
  • Commitment to teaching and learning in a vigorous progressive school community with a commitment to equity and inclusion.

To apply, please email cover letter and resume to Jamie Ross-Cory

Equal Opportunity Employer

Friends Academy admits students and hires faculty and staff of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to all students, faculty, and staff at the school.   Friends Academy does not discriminate against someone (applicant or employee) because of that person’s race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, or genetic information.

Friends Academy Statement of Mission and Philosophy:

The mission of Friends Academy is to provide each student with an educational foundation that will instill the academic knowledge, skills, and understanding; responsible citizenship; respect for diversity and differences; and sense of well being needed for a lifetime of learning and personal growth.

This mission is based on the beliefs that:

  • academic knowledge, skills, and understanding include the areas of English, mathematics, natural and social sciences, world languages, and the arts and the skills of reading, reasoning, computing, investigating, writing, speaking, problem-solving, and creating;
  • responsible citizenship includes honesty, commitment, and respect for others, the environment, and the community;
  • respect for diversity and differences involves building a community and creating programs and curriculum that are attentive to issues of learning, race, ethnicity, family configuration, sexual orientation, gender, religion, and economic status; and
  • a sense of well being is nurtured through the development of self-esteem, self-confidence, and healthy social interactions.