We appreciate your interest in teaching at Auburn Classical Academy. ACA is a classical, non-denominational school with a strong biblical foundation at the heart of its educational philosophy.
Because ACA is deeply committed to its partnership with parents, we follow a unique condensed-day schedule. All 1st-8th classes meet Mon-Thurs, 8am-2:30 p.m. We also enjoy a long Christmas break, allowing families to spend time together and complete work at home. As a result, we meet in the classroom for 33 weeks of the year: August-early December and January-May. This also allows teachers ample time for other work, education, planning and hobbies. We hire both full-curriculum teachers and teachers for individual courses.
ACA TEACHING RESPONSIBILITIES
ACA, together with the family, is committed to educating the whole person – spiritually, intellectually, emotionally and socially. ACA teachers are responsible for creating and maintaining a safe, effective classroom environment for student learning, fostering fairness and respect. The teacher is responsible for planning instruction and designing comprehensive learning experiences for all students, adhering to school curriculum guidelines, assessing student learning, maintaining student progress reports and attendance, and assisting children in the formation of satisfying relationships with other children and adults. Beyond the stellar academics, equal importance is given to developing character and manners. ACA is dedicated to encouraging a lifestyle that reflects and reveals God’s character.
ACA CLASSICAL PHILOSOPHY
To better understand our philosophy of classical education, we encourage potential teachers to read The Lost Tools of Learning by Dorothy Sayers and A Guide to Classical Education by Christopher Perrin. Both of these documents can be downloaded from the philosophy page of our Website.
ACA TEACHER QUALIFICATIONS
ACA does not require state certification for teachers. We have found that our form of education works best when we seek those who share our values and have a natural teaching ability. Teacher qualifications include a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree, the display of sound scholarship, commitment to and willingness to learn a classical teaching philosophy, a passion for learning, evidence of superior teaching ability, and an unwavering commitment to the Lord Jesus Christ. All teachers serve on a part-time basis as independent contractors, with a schedule of 32-36 weeks per year.
To apply, submit a cover letter addressed to Steffani Bryant, Administrator, and a completed application (see below). Submission of application materials is preferred via email, but may be submitted in hard copy as well. Review of applications will begin immediately.