Working at GA
Welcome, and thank you for considering a career at Greenwich Academy.
At GA, we are dedicated to helping all of our students develop the habits of mind that will empower them to live lives of purpose. Our motto, Toward the Building of Character, inspires everything we do—whether it is in our classrooms or art studios, on the playing fields or stage, or in our local or global community. Our shared goal is to help our students prepare for lives that will make the world a better place.
GA Faculty & Staff Are:
- Devoted to children
- Passionate about education
- Innovative in the classroom
- Dedicated to our school’s mission
- Expert in our fields
- Always learning
- Committed to working together
- Scholars, writers, artists, athletes, researchers, leaders, and visionaries
The Associate Teacher program at Greenwich Academy was founded in 1988, and has become a model for independent schools around the country. During their two years here, ATs have the opportunity to hone their craft in a supportive teaching and learning environment. Over the course of the program they will:
• Work closely with two mentor teachers and the AT director
• Prepare and teach lessons in reading, writing, math, and social studies
• Work with head teachers to care for students’ academic, emotional, and social well-being
• Meet weekly with other ATs and the program director
• Receive regular feedback from mentor teachers and other administrators
• Have access to myriad professional development opportunities, on and off site
• Have GA financial support in pursing graduate studies
• Coach or run after-school enrichment classes, if they choose
• Develop skills to lead their own classrooms
All ATs are encouraged to complete some graduate course work so that they experience the benefit of combining the practical training of their work at GA with the theoretical learning that takes place in graduate school. Many ATs choose to complete their degrees over the course of the two years in order to improve their credentials for the job-search process. Once associate teachers have been accepted into the program, it is their responsibility to apply to a master's degree program in education at the university of their choice.
In 2019-2020, first-year ATs will earn a stipend of $30,000; second-years $30,500. In addition, GA will subsidize your graduate education with study grants totaling up to $15,750 over two years.
Greenwich Academy welcomes one- and two-year Middle School and Upper School Teaching Fellows in a program that includes housing, benefits, and financial support of graduate study. In any given year, GA supports Fellows in nearly every academic department.
Fellows enjoy the professional support of both academic and administrative mentors. With a modified teaching schedule, Fellows are able to take full advantage of other aspects of campus life, and many coach, serve as advisors, and support student publications or clubs. Mentors offer periodic observations, bi-weekly meetings, and professional development opportunities in a collaborative setting.
Fellows who wish to pursue graduate work during their time here are encouraged to do so, and will receive financial support from GA. Recent Fellows and new teachers have participated in graduate study at Middlebury’s Bread Loaf School of English, Columbia University, Bank Street Graduate School of Education and Manhattanville College.
Greenwich Academy is a member of a small consortium of independent schools in the University of Pennsylvania’s Day School Teaching Residency Program. GA Teaching Fellows who participate in this program pursue a two-year Master of Science in Education (M.S.Ed.) at Penn during their tenure.
This program, which provides an innovative curriculum taught by a combination of Penn’s Graduate School of Education faculty and senior administrators from cohort schools, is designed to attract and train some of the most promising new and aspiring teachers. GA covers the majority of our Penn Fellows’ graduate school tuition.
In keeping with the school’s motto, Toward the Building of Character, Greenwich Academy affirms and respects the individuality of all members of the community. The school’s ultimate goal is for students to develop the confidence and compassion to interact freely and authentically with people who represent a rich variety of backgrounds and beliefs in terms of race, ethnicity, culture, religion, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, and family composition. All members of the Greenwich Academy community—students and alumnae, faculty and staff, parents and trustees—are expected to honor and value the school’s diversity mission.
About Greenwich Academy
Greenwich Academy is an independent college-preparatory day school for girls and young women that seeks to foster excellence. Its mission is to provide a challenging, comprehensive educational experience grounded in a rigorous liberal arts curriculum within an inclusive, diverse community. The school’s objective is to develop girls and young women of exceptional character and achievement who demonstrate independence, resilience, courage, integrity, and compassion. As a community, we strive above all to honor our motto, Toward the Building of Character.
- Salaries at or near the top in our region
- Full tuition remission for up to two qualifying children of all full-time employees at GA or Brunswick School
- World-class, on-site day care and preschool for faculty and staff children
- Subsidized housing for 30% of the faculty
- Mortgage assistance plan for qualifying employees
- Competitive health, dental, and retirement plans
Greenwich Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, family composition, or sexual orientation in the administration of its educational programs, admission policies, financial aid guidelines, and employment practices or other school-administered programs.