Employment Opportunities

Holy Child Academy was founded in 1927 and is the only independent, co-educational, Catholic elementary school in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, serving students from Nursery through eighth grade. HCA faculty use innovative pedagogy and contemporary curriculum along with proven methods to create enriched learning opportunities for students. With small instructional groups and an 8:1 student to teacher ratio, HCA students receive the individual attention that leads to superior growth, self-assurance, and achievement. 

Holy Child Academy is an equal opportunity employer, committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse mix of talented and passionate professionals. We welcome educators who will advance our mission of educating boys and girls of all faiths, races, and ethnicities in an environment of trust, respect, and inclusion, preparing students to thrive in an increasingly interconnected world.  Minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

Please email resumes to trichards@holychildacademy.com

Middle School Language Arts

 Holy Child Academy seeks a dynamic professional who wishes to teach in a thriving independent Catholic school for grades Nursery through eight, providing outstanding academic, performing arts, and athletic programs for a diverse community. Entering its 93rd year, HCA is poised to grow and meet the needs of children and families who desire a joyful, creative, rigorous, diverse and faith-based community.

 The successful candidate will be an educator who is highly skilled and experienced in a broad range of middle school language arts instruction. Reporting to the director of the middle school, this full-time teacher will be committed to a holistic approach to education. He or she will place a high value on the distinctive opportunities offered in independent schools, and will have a desire to advance the mission and philosophy of Holy Child Academy.

 Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plan and implement a program of engaging and challenging classroom activities for language arts at the fifth through eighth grade levels.
  • Maintain active partnerships with parents with open and effective communication.
  • Use varied assessment strategies to promote mastery.
  • Employ effective classroom management techniques to create a challenging, and exciting learning environment; help students develop positive behaviors and self-control to assist them in learning.
  • Enhance the school’s commitment to diversity and inclusivity.
  • Prepare students for transition into selective high schools.
  • Establish high standards and expectations for academic excellence; provide a safe and secure environment that encourages students’ self-confidence and achievement.
  • Actively participate in division and faculty meetings, in-service days, and committee meetings.
  • Maintain an active commitment to professional growth and development.
  • Support HCA’s advancement and growth by assisting at Open Houses and other promotional events.
  • Full-time Middle School faculty are also expected to perform supervisory duties (recess, lunch, etc.), supervise a club, facilitate a service project, and assist with other programmatic activities that are part of the school day.
  • Please note: Due to COVID-19, all applicants need to be prepared to teach in-person and completely virtually using Zoom.

 Essential Qualifications

  • BA or BS in english, education, or related field
  • Minimum of three years of teaching experience
  • Desire to advance the mission and goals of Holy Child education and participate fully in the life of the school community
  • Demonstrated success in effective classroom management, student engagement, and high quality instruction
  • Proficiency with differentiated instruction
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and superior public-speaking and presentation skills
  • Proficiency with educational technology
  • Outstanding organizational skills
  • High energy and creativity
  • Authentic passion for educating young people

 Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in a Catholic, independent school environment
  • Experience teaching grades five through eight
  • Master’s degree in english, education or related field
  • Teaching certification

 Please click here for an application.

Middle School Math & Science

Holy Child Academy seeks a dynamic professional who wishes to teach in a thriving independent Catholic school for grades Nursery through eight, providing outstanding academic, performing arts, and athletic programs for a diverse community. Entering its 93rd year, HCA is poised to grow and meet the needs of children and families who desire a joyful, creative, rigorous, diverse and faith-based community.

The successful candidate will be an educator who is highly skilled and experienced in a broad range of middle school math and science instruction, including advanced courses at the secondary level. Reporting to the director of the middle school, this full-time teacher will be committed to a holistic approach to education. He or she will place a high value on the distinctive opportunities offered in independent schools, and will have a desire to advance the mission and philosophy of Holy Child Academy.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plan and implement a program of engaging and challenging classroom activities for mathematics, at the fifth through eighth grade levels. Courses will include both grade level and advanced instruction.
  • Collaborate with language arts faculty to teach the Test Innovators program for seventh and eighth grade students, preparing them for success on standardized high school entrance exams.
  • Maintain active partnerships with parents with open and effective communication.
  • Use varied assessment strategies to promote mastery.
  • Employ effective classroom management techniques to create a challenging, and exciting learning environment; help students develop positive behaviors and self-control to assist them in learning.
  • Enhance the school’s commitment to diversity and inclusivity.
  • Help to prepare students for transition into selective high schools.
  • Establish high standards and expectations for academic excellence; provide a safe and secure environment that encourages students’ self-confidence and achievement.
  • Actively participate in division and faculty meetings, in-service days, and committee meetings.
  • Maintain an active commitment to professional growth and development.
  • Support HCA’s advancement and growth by assisting at Open Houses and other promotional events.
  • Full-time Middle School faculty are also expected to perform supervisory duties (recess, lunch, etc.), supervise a club, facilitate a service project, and assist with other programmatic activities that are part of the school day.
  • Please note: Due to COVID-19, all applicants need to be prepared to teach in-person and completely virtually using Zoom.

 Essential Qualifications

  • BA or BS in mathematics, science, education, or related field
  • Minimum of three years of teaching experience
  • Desire to advance the mission and goals of Holy Child education and participate fully in the life of the school community
  • Demonstrated success in effective classroom management, student engagement, and high quality instruction
  • Proficiency with differentiated instruction
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and superior public-speaking and presentation skills
  • Proficiency with educational technology
  • Outstanding organizational skills
  • High energy and creativity
  • Authentic passion for educating young people

 Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in a Catholic, independent school environment
  • Experience teaching grades five through eight
  • Experience with math programs that emphasize conceptual understanding, procedural fluency, and 21st-century skills, e.g., Go Math! or Singapore Math
  • Experience with middle school science including general science, life science, earth science, physical and chemical science
  • Master’s degree in mathematics, science, education or related field
  • Teaching certification

Grade 1 Teacher

Holy Child Academy seeks a dynamic professional who wishes to teach in a thriving independent Catholic school for grades Nursery through eight, providing outstanding academic, performing arts, and athletic programs for a diverse community. Entering its 92nd year, HCA is poised to grow and meet the needs of children and families who desire a joyful, creative, rigorous, faith-based community.

The successful candidate will be an educator who employs innovative and creative approaches to elementary education, using varied strategies including experiential and project-based work to help students develop the foundational skills needed for success in school. Reporting to the director of the lower school, this full-time teacher will be committed to a holistic approach to education. He or she will place a high value on the distinctive opportunities offered in independent schools, and will welcome the opportunity to advance the mission and philosophy of Holy Child Academy.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plan and implement a program of engaging and challenging classroom activities for mathematics, language arts, social studies, science, and religion.
  • Maintain active partnerships with parents with open and effective communication.
  • Use varied assessment strategies to promote mastery.
  • Employ effective classroom management techniques to create a peaceful, orderly, and productive environment; help students develop positive behaviors and self-control to assist them in learning.
  • Enhance the school’s commitment to diversity and inclusivity
  • Establish high standards and expectations for academic excellence; provide a safe and secure environment that encourages students’ self-confidence and achievement.
  • Actively participate in division and faculty meetings, in-service days, and committee meetings.
  • Maintain an active commitment to professional growth and development.
  • Support HCA’s advancement and growth by assisting at Open Houses and other promotional events.
  • Full-time Lower School faculty are also expected to perform supervisory duties (recess, lunch, etc.), supervise a club, facilitate a service project, and assist with other programmatic activities that are part of the school day.
  • Please note: Due to COVID-19, all applicants need to be prepared to teach in-person and completely virtually using Zoom.

Essential Qualifications

  • BA or BS in elementary education or related field
  • Minimum of three years of experience as an elementary teacher
  • Desire to advance the mission and goals of Holy Child education and participate fully in the life of the school community
  • Demonstrated success in effective classroom management, student engagement, and high quality instruction
  • Proficiency with differentiated instruction
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and superior public-speaking and presentation skills
  • Proficiency with educational technology
  • Outstanding organizational skills
  • High energy and creativity
  • Authentic passion for education of young people

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in a Catholic, independent school environment
  • Master’s degree in education or related field
  • Teaching certification
  • Experience with math programs that emphasize conceptual understanding, procedural fluency, and 21st-century skills, e.g., Go Math! or Singapore Math


Assistant Teacher   (Please email resume to Annie Barrera at abarrera@holychildacademy.com)

Holy Child Academy seeks a dynamic professional who wishes to assistant teach in a thriving independent Catholic school for grades Nursery through eight, providing outstanding academic, performing arts, and athletic programs for a diverse community. Entering its 92nd year, HCA is poised to grow and meet the needs of children and families who desire a joyful, creative, rigorous, faith-based community.

The successful candidate will be responsible for assisting the implementation of the daily program under the direction of the lead teachers in various classrooms. This full time educator will be committed to a holistic approach to education. He or she will place a high value on the distinctive opportunities offered in independent schools, and will welcome the opportunity to advance the mission and philosophy of Holy Child Academy.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist in planning and implementing curriculum

  • Assist in managing the classroom

  • Instruct children in small and large groups

  • Provide individualized support during instructional times

  • Participate in in-house meetings as needed

  • Maintain a professional stance with students and parents and follow the classroom teachers' lead in all discussions relating to students

  • Supervise outside playground activities

  • Supervise the classroom when the teacher is out of the room

  • Assist with general housekeeping and classroom tasks, preparing materials as needed, and supporting technology needs

  • Attend staff meetings and recommended professional development

  • Participate in the morning, lunch/recess and afternoon duties as needed

Essential Qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree required

  • Experience working in an educational setting (elementary level preferred)

  • Ability to work collaboratively to enhance curriculum, program, and community

  • Strong verbal skills with students, colleagues, and parents

  • Strong ability to multitask, complete assignments, and keep to a schedule

  • Commitment to professional development and best practices in education 

  • Outstanding organizational skills

  • High energy and creativity

  • Clearances required: FBI Fingerprinting, PA State Police Clearance, PA Child Abuse History Clearance, Act 168 disclosure releases from former employers

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in a Catholic, independent school environment 

Please click here for an application.

 


Holy Child Academy
475 Shadeland AvenueDrexel HillPA 19026
Tel:
610-259-2712

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