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A Private Independent School Inspiring Children Ages 3 - Grade 8

The Orchard School
Founded in 1922, Orchard is an independent, non-sectarian, progressive school for students in preschool through the 8th grade. Orchard is committed to advancing each student’s academic success, self-confidence, open-mindedness, ethical character, leadership, and love of learning. Located in northern Indianapolis on a 43- acre, wooded campus with a state-of-the-art facility, Orchard promises academic excellence through a well-rounded education, engaging the natural curiosity of students in an active, child-centered, and experiential learning environment.  We seek and strive to maintain a diverse and inclusive school community and are committed to the principles that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion. We value the skills, knowledge, and experiences a diverse workforce brings to our school.

The Position

The Orchard School is seeking an innovative, dynamic, collaborative teacher with a strong background in humanities who can enhance the current program. The successful candidate will also be an advisor, teach or co-teach a winter intensive class, and assist in chaperoning a class on their overnight trip.

Qualifications and Attributes

●       Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in English, education, or a related field

●       Experience and enthusiasm for working with middle school students

●       Understanding of diverse learning styles and differentiated instruction

●       A commitment to progressive education

●       Ability to design hands-on, experiential learning activities that advance targeted learning outcomes

●       Ability to work with technology to support, supplement, and enhance teaching and learning

●       Excellent communication skills

●       Willingness to learn and improve professionally

●       Ability to collaborate and work with a team

●       Willingness to engage in all aspects of the Orchard community


The Orchard School values our employees and offers a total compensation package designed to attract and retain talented individuals who make our school successful.  Benefits include:


●       11 paid personal days

●       Health and dental insurance

●       Retirement Savings Plan

●       Tuition reimbursement

●       Employer-paid life insurance

●       Employer-paid long- and short-term disability

●       Other benefits

Candidates should apply by sending a resume and cover letter to  Please place “English” in the email subject line.


Orchard values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds. Orchard does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, or national origin in the administration of its admission, tuition assistance, or employment determination.

The Orchard School is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools and is accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Central States.

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