Teach @ SOF
School of the Future is a small, innovative public 6th-12th grade school located near Gramercy Park at 22nd Street and Lexington Avenue. We serve roughly 700 students with a staff of around 40 teachers and administrators.
SOF takes pride in its rigorous curriculum, diverse student population, and progressive approach to learning. Teachers are responsible for designing their own curriculum. Writing is incorporated into all subjects. Eighth graders research social issues that interest them and publish an argument book in addition to presenting their argument to a panel of 6th and 7th grade students. High School students (9-12) research, write, and orally defend in-depth papers through which they can demonstrate their level of mastery of their topics and the challenging standards of research. As a Consortium school, SOF uses Exhibitions as its primary 11th and 12th grade assessment tool rather than Regents Exams. As such, our staff uses a range of alternative assessments to inform their daily practice and to create objectives for individual students
Teachers at SOF work in grade teams that consist of one instructor in each subject (English, History, Math, and Science) and two special education teachers. In the 6th and 7th grade, the teams feature two Humanities instructors who teach English and History. Each team is responsible for approximately 100 students and is led by a team leader (a teacher elected by the team). This team structure supports our teachers in getting to know all of their students well.
Our staff is creative, flexible, and nurturing while communicating high academic expectations to students as part of SOF’s strong college preparatory curriculum. We believe that all students have different learning styles, thus our emphasis in creating differentiated lessons to meet students’ needs. In our advisory periods, teachers meet with their advisees to discuss a range of social, political, and academic issues. Our staff uses a range of alternative assessments and competency based grading to inform their daily practice and objectives for individual students.
Interested applicants can email a cover letter and resume to Katherine Brown at [email protected].