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Classical K-6 Grammar School Teacher

Ascent Classical Academies
April 10, 2024
Rock Hill, South Carolina
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Introduction to Ascent Classical Academies

At Ascent Classical Academies, our foundational philosophy is rooted in the comprehensive cultivation of the individual, encompassing both the intellect and character within a framework of timeless virtues. Our ethos embodies our dedication to fostering a sense of wonder and the relentless pursuit of wisdom. This philosophy permeates every aspect of our institution, from our rigorous academic curriculum to the harmonious structure of our daily interactions and celebratory traditions.

Ascent Classical Academies embarks on a noble quest, providing our students a well-rounded American classical education and guiding them through an enriching exploration of the Great Books, advanced studies in mathematics and sciences, and the intricacies of Latin language. We also encourage active engagement with the wider community, stewardship of the natural world, immersion in the fine arts, and participation in a variety of extracurricular clubs and athletic competitions. Beyond academic rigor, we are committed to nurturing a transformative and vibrant school culture characterized by joy, mutual respect, and profound engagement.

We are a fellowship of scholars and explorers, united in our quest for what is truly noble, inviting our students to join us in a life pursuing the True, Good, and Beautiful, and the fulfillment of human potential. An education at Ascent Classical Academies extends beyond mere preparation for college and career; it is an entreaty to embrace the most enriched life imaginable - preparing our students to flourish in life and to be good citizens.

Our Core Virtues

These are the cornerstone of what we strive to develop in our students, which are:

  • Courage
  • Moderation
  • Justice
  • Responsibility
  • Prudence
  • Friendship
  • Wonder

Ascent Hiring Philosophy

In alignment with our mission and vision, Ascent Classical Academies seeks individuals who are not only aligned with our core virtues but also possess deep subject matter expertise, strength of character, a love for learning, and a commitment to their professional and personal growth. We value humility, the pursuit of excellence, self-discipline, the receptivity to coaching, practical wisdom, and a strong aptitude for engaging with students. Leadership in the classroom, a collaborative spirit, a robust work ethic, and an enthusiastic, positive attitude are the hallmarks of our team members.

Position Specifics

Classical K-6 grammar school teachers experience the joy of mastering the key elements of their instruction, such as explicit phonics, Singapore math, Core Knowledge history and science, and English grammar with support from peers within the school and other Ascent Classical Academies network of schools. Instruction in lower grammar (K-2) emphasizes the primacy of literacy and number sense. Ascent Classical provides direct instruction in the early grades, empowering teachers to be the authority in the classroom, helping shape the minds, hearts, and bodies of young people.

Minimum Position Requirements

Teaching positions require at least a bachelor’s degree. Ascent Classical Academies seeks faculty members with strong content backgrounds and does not require nor prefer a teaching license. Candidates must pass a background check as required by state law.

Desired Start Date: July 2024 (this includes significant training for this new campus)

Employment Type: Full-Time

Visit for more information on Ascent Classical Academies’ mission and vision, benefits, and to submit an application. Applications will require a cover letter, unofficial transcripts, and a 400-600 word educational philosophy statement relevant to the value of a liberal, classical education.

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