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    At SJK, we offer a world of learning on a beautiful 36-acre campus where we embrace innovation, diversity and internationalism. Our expectations are high; students are encouraged to find balance through academics, sports, arts, service and leadership. We have dedicated and inspirational educators, attentive to the needs of individual students and their families. Our graduates take their passions to the world as leaders and global citizens.

Applicants must be passionate teachers with a degree or advanced degree in a related field, teaching certification and experience (with eligibility for the Ontario College of Teachers). A willingness to participate in the full life of the School and its extensive co-curricular program is essential. International Baccalaureate (IB) experience, training and international-mindedness are considered significant assets. SJK offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including participation in the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan. Eligibility to work in Canada is required.

Current Opportunities

SJK is seeking the following Full-Time teaching positions for the 2017-18 academic year with orientation in late August 2017.

SJK Teaching Innovation Program (SJK TIP)

8 Full-Time Teaching Positions

(International Baccalaureate Primary Years, Middle Years and Diploma Programmes)

St. John’s–Kilmarnock School (SJK) is the leading co-educational independent school in the Waterloo and surrounding region. Established in 1972, the School is located on a beautiful 36-acre natural campus. We offer enriched educational programming for students from JK – Grade 12 through the accredited International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum. At SJK, students find their excellence within, love to learn, and graduate as confident, well-rounded individuals, fully prepared for post-secondary education and life beyond.

The SJK Teaching Innovation Program (SJK TIP) serves to develop promising, emerging educators as part of a small, early-career group of recent graduates from Faculties of Education. We seek up to 8 recent graduates to teach, engage in our varied and extensive co-curricular offerings, and provide coverage and extended release time for colleagues engaged in our progressive and generative Faculty Growth and Fellowship Programs. The positions, available for the 2017/18 academic year, will provide support in key academic areas. There is the possibility of renewal into the subsequent academic year.

The SJK Teaching Innovation Program has as its founding belief that Inspired Teachers Inspire Students. The Teaching Innovation Program allows SJK to identify, attract and develop outstanding educators early in their careers, and to provide valuable teaching experience in a school that is committed to innovation in teaching and learning in the Waterloo Region, one of the world’s most sought-after areas. We seek outstanding emerging educators with compelling life experiences, great interpersonal acuity who find reward and satisfaction in understanding and developing the positive attributes and skills of others.

These positions are available across the International Baccalaureate Continuum (Primary Years, Middle Years and Diploma Programs). The PYP positions will be associated with specific grades, classes and teachers in the Lower School. The MYP and DP positions will be associated with a specific department in the Upper School. Members will report to and work closely with our Director of Teaching and Learning. Applicants must be in good standing with the Ontario College of Teachers. In addition to a monthly stipend, members will participate in a benefits program that includes lunch, use of a school laptop and shared contributions for group health coverage as well as participation in the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan.

Eligibility to work in Canada is a requirement.

Qualified candidates are invited to apply no later than May 19, 2017. Applications should include a letter of interest addressed to Dr. Jeff Aitken, Head of School, not to exceed one page; a current curriculum vitae and the names of three references to While we thank all applicants in advance for their interest, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

Unsolicited applications (CV & the names of three referees) may be forwarded to to be kept on file. Due to the volume of applications received, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

St. John's-Kilmarnock School

2201 Shantz Station Road
Waterloo Region (Breslau),
Ontario, Canada N0B 1M0
Phone: 1-519-648-2183

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About SJK

Established in 1972, SJK is a not-for-profit, co-educational, independent day school serving the greater Waterloo and Guelph regions of Ontario, Canada.

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