San Francisco Friends School educates girls and boys in the tradition of Quaker learning. By example and commitment, we hope to inspire all connected with our school to work together toward a peaceful and caring society.
The foundations of our mission are:
- Academic excellence
- Quaker values of simplicity, integrity, mutual respect, service to others, and peaceful problem-solving
- Community life, bringing together a diverse group of children, families, faculty, and staff through a sense of belonging
- Attention to the emotional and spiritual growth of the individual
- Social responsibility
Current Job Listings
- Middle School Math Teacher
- Horizons at SFFS Part-Time Academic Program Director
- Horizons at SFFS Summer Lead Teacher
- Horizons at SFFS Summer K–2 Reading Specialist
- Horizons at SFFS Summer Assistant Teacher
- Lower School Assistant Teacher
- Middle School Assistant Teacher
- Substitute Teacher
San Francisco Friends School seeks an experienced middle school teacher who is compelled by the school’s mission and committed to progressive math education. The Math at Friends is an inquiry based, conceptual, hands-on math program where students grapple with problems and make meaning of the mathematics for themselves. We strive to build the capacity in students to think mathematically, solve problems with confidence, and to love mathematics. Teachers are engaged in regular collaboration, curriculum development, and pedagogical reflection. Candidates need to have a strong math background and be invested in collaborating with colleagues and working closely with students.
To read more about the responsibilities and possibilities of this role, and for information on how to apply, please click here.
Based on an award‐winning national model, Horizons at San Francisco Friends School (SFFS) provides a free summer learning program that leverages a unique public/private partnership to address the opportunity and achievement gaps for K‐8 public school students from low‐income Mission District families. Horizons at SFFS is seeking an Academic Program Director (APD) to help fulfill Horizons’ mission by managing all summer and academic year education programs. The Academic Program Director will design high‐quality curriculum and activities for all grade levels; hire, train, and support teachers; and play a key role in building a new middle school program. The APD will be responsible for building strong, caring relationships with Horizons students, families, volunteers and staff and for supporting the ongoing development of programmatic partnerships in the community. We are looking for a collaborative, professional educator with strong program and instructional leadership skills, expertise in experiential and culturally responsive curriculum, and a passion for closing the opportunity and achievement gaps for students in San Francisco. Learn more here.
Based on an award‐winning national model, Horizons at San Francisco Friends School (SFFS) provides a free summer learning program that leverages a unique public/private partnership to address the opportunity and achievement gaps for K‐8 public school students from low‐income Mission District families. Horizons at SFFS is seeking dedicated and experienced Lead Teachers (K-6th Grades). We are looking for a talented, passionate, caring professional who will work as a team player, fulfill the Horizons mission, and create a joyous, inclusive, inspiring and educational culture. In addition to a strong commitment to Horizon’s mission, this position requires a balance of knowledge of best practices and practical experience with and proficiency in the skills of instruction. The ideal candidate for the Lead Teacher position must be flexible, well organized, capable of taking initiative, and full of enthusiasm for both teaching and learning. Learn more here.
Based on an award‐winning national model, Horizons at San Francisco Friends School (SFFS) provides a free summer learning program that leverages a unique public/private partnership to address the opportunity and achievement gaps for K‐8 public school students from low‐income Mission District families. Horizons at SFFS is seeking a dedicated and experienced Reading Specialist with expertise in literacy development for second language learners. The Reading Specialist will work with the Executive Director and Lead Teachers to accomplish the literacy/academic enrichment, assessment and related literacy staff development goals of the program. They will coordinate all aspects of assessment with curriculum, identify tutoring needs, and keep all stakeholders informed of relevant implementations, issues and results. They will also identify novice readers who need support in order to stay on track, and will also assist students who are struggling with reading. Learn more here.
Based on an award‐winning national model, Horizons at San Francisco Friends School (SFFS) provides a free summer learning program that leverages a unique public/private partnership to address the opportunity and achievement gaps for K‐8 public school students from low‐income Mission District families. Horizons at SFFS is seeking dedicated and enthusiastic Assistant Teachers with experience working with K–6th Grade youth and a strong desire to make a difference in the lives of low income students from San Francisco. The Assistant Teacher works with a Lead Teacher to design activities and lessons for the class, helps with the organization and supervision of playground and other activities, and accompanies students to swimming lessons and on field trips. Learn more here.
Teaching assistants are important members of the San Francisco Friends School teaching team. The assistant is expected to be working toward being a classroom teacher and we are eager to support assistants who wish to develop their skills as educators.
SFFS is an Independent K-8 school in the Mission District that was founded in the tradition of Quaker schools. We seek an assistant teacher for the 2018-19 school year. This position at SFFS is a full time, one year contracted position. Having opened our doors in 2002, we now have 430 students in our K-8 school. SFFS seeks candidates compelled by the school's mission, which includes exemplary education supported by a community dedicated to peaceful problem-solving, service to others, simplicity, respect for the individual and silent reflection. The middle school teaching assistant position brings experience and support to our middle school teachers and students.
The middle school teaching assistant will be involved in the following duties:
• Supervision of children, including recess, lunchtime, arrival and dismissal
• Maintaining classroom spaces, and preparing materials for lessons
• Student observations
• Serving as a co-advisor
• Working with individual, small and large groups of children in a variety of subjects
• Accompanying students and attending specialist classes, as needed
• Provide short-term coverage for lead teachers, as needed
• Assist in coordination of field trips, service learning and outdoor education
• Participation in faculty and staff meetings
• Serve as bridge between the regular school day and the after-school program
Additional responsibilities may be negotiated based on the skills, expertise and profile of the applicant. The assistant is encouraged to join school activities and serve on school-wide committees. The middle school assistant will attend a few evening special events, like Back to School Night, New Family Orientation evenings, conferences and may support teachers in assessments and preparations for report writing, as requested.
Overview of Qualifications
Successful applicants will possess a sense of commitment to the school's mission and eagerness to participate in a developing community. We seek flexible applicants willing to adapt to the needs of a range of students and teachers. Qualified applicants will possess a talent for working with children in an educational setting, as well as strong communication skills and the ability to work in a team. We are particularly drawn to educators who have a pioneering spirit and are creative problem solvers. We seek assistants who are open and adept at communicating with colleagues, parents, and students.
Interested candidates should email Andrew Salverda, Middle School Head, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lower School Assistant Teacher
Teaching Assistants are important members of the SFFS teaching team. We seek teachers compelled by the Friends school mission, which includes an exemplary education supported by a community dedicated to peaceful problem solving, service to others, simplicity, respect for the individual, and silent reflection.
Overview of Responsibilities
Our lower school has two classes at each lower school grade level, K-4, and our middle school has three sections in grades 5-8. Lower school assistants support lead teachers in grades K-2, with a shared assistant in grades 3 and 4. Assistants will be involved in most, if not all, of the following duties:
•Supervision of children, including recess, lunchtime, arrival and dismissal
•Social emotional learning support for students
•Maintaining classroom spaces, and preparing materials for lessons
•Teaching individual, small and large groups of children in many subjects
•Accompanying students and attending specialist classes, as needed
•Assembling student Portfolios
•Provide short-term coverage for lead teachers, as needed.
•Assist in coordination of field trips, service learning programs and outdoor education
•Participation in al team, grade level and faculty meetings
Additional responsibilities may be negotiated based on individual interests and experience. TA’s will attend a few evening special events, like Back to School Night and New Family Orientation evenings. Assistants may attend some parent conferences and may support teachers in assessments and preparations for report writing, as requested. TA’s are encouraged to join committees and school-wide activities. While SFFS does not have a formal mentoring program, we are eager to support assistants who wish to develop their skills as educators or are enrolled in a training program that requires curriculum development. We seek to staff our school with assistant teachers who are flexible and willing to adapt to the needs of their mentor teachers, and the overall school; educators who have a pioneering spirit, take initiative and are developing creative problem solving skills will find SFFS to be a lively and engaging community.
Please email a resume and letter of interest to email@example.com, with attention to Jennifer Arnest, lower school head.
San Francisco Friends School, a K–8 Quaker school located in the Mission district of San Francisco, seeks substitute teachers to teach classes at all grade levels and in all subject areas when regular teachers are absent. The ideal candidate is a responsible, flexible, child-friendly person with relevant classroom teaching experience. A teaching credential is not required. Substitute teachers are hired on an as-needed basis.
- Maintain a safe, productive learning environment for the students in the classroom and on the playground.
- Execute the teacher’s lesson plans.
- Report back to the teacher any concerns or issues from the day.
- Collaborate with and support the grade level or departmental team.
$22.50/hour for the first 4 hours or $140/day.
San Francisco Friends School is a K-8 co-educational independent school, started in 2002, that combines outstanding academics with Quaker values of simplicity, integrity, mutual respect, and peaceful problem-solving.
*If you are interesting in applying to join our sub pool, please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The San Francisco Friends School welcomes all students and staff and does not discriminate on the basis of ethnic origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation or disability in administration of its educational policies, enrollment or hiring policies, and other school-administered programs.
For further information about San Francisco Friends School’s beginnings, mission and philosophy, please visit our website at www.sffriendsschool.org.