Careers at Sage

Science Middle School teacher (Comfortable teaching high school-level science)

Do you enjoy teaching high school level science and have the expertise, energy, passion, and creativity to engage with gifted upper school students?

The Sage School, a K-8 day school in Foxboro, MA, is a community of advanced learners marked by high morale and deep engagement in an inspiring curriculum. In a nurturing environment, students are challenged to strive, allowed to stumble, and guided to realize their full potential. A leader in the field of gifted education, The Sage School offers an academic program rooted in rich content, depth of study, intellectual rigor, and skills acquisition. Ultimately, with a balanced approach to life and learning, Sage students confidently apply their gifts, creativity, and curiosity in the world beyond Sage.

The position:

The Sage School is looking for an expert who is a creative, inspiring, and approachable science teacher. Our upper school students (grades 5-8) learn science in an interdisciplinary program, which makes science relevant, updated, and timely. Students are taught and encouraged to develop a sense of independence and to pursue their passions and interests through a variety of projects. Additionally, our students are engaged in long term STEAM, Maker, and Capstone programs and participate in science competitions.


  • Teach and co-teach science in our upper school.

  • Mentor small groups of  STEAM-based interdisciplinary projects

  • Communicate in a timely and professional manner with all community stakeholders including parents

  • Integrate classroom technologies to enhance teaching and learning

  • Actively participate in the development of the department curriculum and co-curriculum

  • Assist students in project-based research, as well as recognizing and developing academic and leadership abilities

  • Maintain an active presence and participate fully in campus life by attending School meetings, events, and activities.

  • Assume additional responsibilities (e.g., serving on committees and advising clubs) in other areas of school life


  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in science (a higher degree is preferred).

  • Ability to teach science courses from introductory to advanced levels

  • Teaching experience

  • Proficiency with science-related mathematical and statistical skills

  • Familiarity with the use of classroom technologies and proficiency with learning management software

  • Ability to problem-solve efficiently and think critically

  • Willingness to participate in other aspects of the science co-curriculum (e.g., science competitions and fairs, independent student research, advisor to science peer tutoring program).

  •  Experience with and understanding of a variety of learning styles as well as a willingness to differentiate instruction according to students’ needs

  • Strong collaboration and communication skills.

  • High ethical standards and an awareness of appropriate boundaries as well as sensitivity, respect, and understanding for the educational needs of adolescent students

Interested candidates are asked to send a resume with a cover letter, and the names and contact information of three references to Marie Leary at

For further information about The Sage School, check our website

Substitute Teachers

The Sage School seeks substitute teachers for the 2019-2020 school year. These teachers serve a critical role in our school and must demonstrate the flexibility and professionalism needed in a school setting. During the course of a day, a substitute may be asked to fill in with a range of ages and in a variety of disciplines. The academic program is rigorous and rich in content, depth of study, intellectual challenge, and skills acquisition. Substitute teachers hired at Sage should possess a love of children, a command in the classroom, a sense of humor, and a team approach. Candidates should be reliable and punctual; previous teaching experience is preferred. Please send a resume and cover letter to Lisa Downs, Administrative Assistant to the Head of School, at

A substitute teacher is responsible for:

  • Providing instruction and implementing teacher lesson plans
  • Managing the classroom environment
  • Promoting student learning in the absence of the regular classroom teacher

The Sage School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religious affiliation, national or ethnic origin, or sexual orientation.