Crofton House School

Senior School Science Teacher



Who we are

Crofton House School is a forward-thinking, independent day school for girls from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12. CHS has a history of over 120 years of excellence in girls’ education and provides a joyful and academically challenging environment where each girl is encouraged, supported and celebrated.

Position: Senior School Science Teacher
Start: 2020-01-21
SchoolCrofton House School
City: Vancouver, British Columbia

Posting Date: 2020-02-12

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Senior School Science Teacher

Exciting Opportunity for an Extraordinary Teacher

Full-Time Continuing Contract

At Crofton House School, we inspire girls to discover and pursue their personal excellence from the first day of junior kindergarten to grade 12 and beyond.

Bound by our belief in the power of all-girls education, Crofton House School fosters a strong sense of community among educators, staff, students and families. Here, everyone can contribute to the strength of our learning environment – including you.

Crofton House School is distinguished by extraordinary teachers who provide a collaborative, inquiry-based learning environment for students to develop their critical thinking and problem-solving skills. The teaching facilities are well equipped and offer students and teachers diverse spaces in which to learn and work. Crofton House School is currently seeking a Science teacher for full-time employment on a continuing contract. Depending on available course sections and other teachable subjects, this position may be constructed from teaching and teacher-on-call sections.

As an experienced, skilled, and innovative Science teacher, you inspire students. You are actively engaged in planning, implementing and assessing student learning. You are confident in curriculum development and demonstrate an approach to teaching that is reflective of the way in which girls learn. You optimize the resources available to you. You support all learners with diverse strategies and approaches and bring innovative solutions to learning challenges experienced by students. Your classes are student-centred and dynamic. As an Ivy Compass Advisor, you support the development of the ‘whole girl’. Students, members of your department, colleagues and parents describe you as approachable, available, knowledgeable, genuine and supportive. You are energized by what you do. You understand the importance of parents as partners in their daughter’s education by maintaining open and collaborative relationships with the parent community. As a lifelong learner, you demonstrate a commitment to actively seeking professional development. You participate actively in the life of the school.

You will find the school to be a professional learning centre. In addition to spending an engaging day with students who are genuinely interested in learning, thinking and playing, teachers are provided with dedicated work time as part of their daily schedule to plan and work collaboratively with others.

Responsibilities of a CHS Teacher

  • Bring a student-centred, inquiry-based and collaborative approach to the delivery of the B.C. curriculum
  • Support the growth and development of individual learners through the delivery of the Crofton House School Ivy Compass and Advisory program
  • Work collaboratively with teachers in the Senior School to plan, develop, and implement an extraordinary learning experience for each individual student
  • Build relationships with teachers and staff across the school community
  • Be an active and positive participant in the co-curricular program
  • Fully engage in the CHS Teacher Professional Growth Plan

Qualifications, Knowledge, Experience

  • Essential: B.C. Ministry of Education Certificate or Independent School Certification qualification criteria
  • Relevant university qualifications (e.g. Bachelor of Education plus Bachelor of Science, or equivalent)
  • Graduate degree, an asset
  • Specialization in environmental science, an asset
  • Ability to teach a second subject, an asset
  • A comprehensive understanding of current educational practices outlined in the B.C. Ministry of Education documents
  • Experience in an independent school, an asset
  • Understanding of ‘Standards-Based Learning/Assessment’, an asset
  • Demonstrable awareness of the learning styles of girls and young women
  • Collaborative and energetic with a passion for teaching
  • Committed to the craft of teaching, best practices, and standards of professional practice
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and problem-solving skills
  • A commitment to continued professional development and growth
  • Energy, commitment and a readiness to participate in the co-curricular program the diverse life of the school community

Employment and Application Details:

Classes begin in September 2020 following teacher orientation in late August 2020.

Employees of Crofton House School receive competitive compensation, including participation in Crofton House Pension Plan (RRSP) (depending on FTE), and generous support for professional, educational and leadership development. Please note that applicants must be able to legally work in Canada.

Apply online at by February 28. We will review applications as soon as they are submitted. Interviews will begin immediately.

We thank all candidates in advance. We will, however, contact only those selected for an interview. No phone calls, please.

About Crofton House School

Crofton House School is a university preparatory day school for girls from junior kindergarten to grade 12. Set on a beautiful ten-acre campus in Vancouver, we offer an inclusive, supportive community of dedicated teachers, involved parents, and enthusiastic students. Collaborative, student-centred, inquiry-based education and world-class facilities create a unique learning environment where each girl can reach her full potential.

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