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. 

Current Openings:

  • Middle School Math Teacher
  • Second Grade Teacher
  • Cross Country Coach

Middle School Math Teacher

The successful candidate will be an educator who is highly skilled and experienced in a broad range of middle school math 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, as well as some high school level courses in geometry and advanced algebra. 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.
  • 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.

 Essential Qualifications

  • BA or BS in mathematics, 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
  • Master’s degree in mathematics, education or related field
  • Teaching certification

Please send your resume and cover letter to Holy Child Academy, 475 Shadeland Avenue, Drexel Hill, PA 19026 Attn: Dr. Rebecca Kellich or email rkellich@holychildacademy.com

Second Grade Teacher
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.
  • 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.

 Essential Qualifications

  • BA or BS in elementary education or related field
  • Three years of experience as an elementary teacher
  • 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
  • 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

 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

Please send your resume and cover letter to Holy Child Academy, 475 Shadeland Avenue, Drexel Hill, PA 19026 Attn: Ms. Jennifer Hoffman or email jhoffman@holychildacademy.com

Job Description / Responsibilities:  Holy Child Academy Drexel Hill (“HCA”) has an opening for a head cross country coach.  You will coach a team of 15 – 30 students in grades 1 – 8, providing structure and a positive atmosphere to help the students do their best and be competitive in cross country races at Belmont Plateau and perhaps other venues.  Race distances are 2 km / 1.24 mi (grades 1 – 3), 3 km / 1.86 mi (grades 3 – 7), and 4 km / 2.48 mi (grades 7 – 8), and students from across the Archdiocese of Philadelphia compete.  The prior coach from 2011 – 2018 will be available for consultation and to provide support at occasional practices and meets.  In this role you will: 

    • Lead a casual pre-season program (four to eight one-hour practices spread over two to four weeks in August) to orient new students to the sport and to begin conditioning of both new and returning students. 
    • Direct two to three practices per week (sixty to seventy-five minutes each) during September and October, comprised of warm-up, speed and endurance running exercise, and cool-down activities for the children across a wide range of running abilities, to prepare the children for the meets. 
    • Coach the team at seven Sunday meets from mid-September to late-October, including pre-race preparation and post-race break-down.  These meets are expected to take place at Belmont Plateau, and coaches normally arrive at the Plateau around 11:15 – 11:30 a.m., and are expected to stay until HCA’s last student finishes which may be as late as 4:00 p.m. 
    • Facilitate participation of interested students at two post-season meets in November:  at a minimum ensuring that other local coaches will practice with our students, at a maximum actually participating in or leading practices for these meets oneself.  
    • Manage cross country administrative duties with HCA and CYO such as preparing the roster, obtaining all signed paperwork and checks for league fees, and communicating schedules and volunteer needs with parents of the team members. 
    • Ensure the students do their best, participate with good sportsmanship, and have fun! 
  • Qualifications:  As a successful coach, you will: 
    • Be able to run with the students at practice so as to provide supervision, motivation, and suggestions on running technique. 
    • Be positive and continually encourage the students both individually and collectively (even when they discourage you!!). 
    • Communicate expectations effectively with students and parents, specifically with parents as to any requirements for helping out at practices and/or meets. 
    • Possess all necessary clearances and training qualifications for working with children at Holy Child Academy and coaching within the Archdiocese of Philadelphia CYO.

Please send your resume and cover letter to Holy Child Academy, 475 Shadeland Avenue, Drexel Hill, PA 19026 Attn: Dr. Rebecca Kellich or email rkellich@holychildacademy.com

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

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