Monday, April 16, 2012

Teaching Opportunities

Dear Readers,

If you or someone you know is looking for a new opportunity to teach in a small but vibrant Catholic school community, you might be interested in the following job openings.

I will also take the opportunity to recommend a wonderful essay by Dorothy L. Sayers -- yes, the Dante scholar and detective writer -- on classical curriculum, here. Also,
 my own take on Wayside Academy from my personal experience, blogged not long ago, which might be of interest.

Finally, on the theme of teachers and Easter, a short reflection I made over at Ibo.

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Teaching Positions 
Wayside Academy is currently hiring for the 2012-2013 academic year. Opportunities exist in the following areas:

1. High School Arts Teacher
(Responsible for teaching Humanities, Latin, Writing and Reading Courses)

2. Grade 1 and 2 Teacher

For either position, ideally, you have:
a love and knowledge of and adherence to the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church
knowledge of classical curriculum philosophies
a familiarity (Grade 1 & 2) or expertise (High School) in Latin
a post secondary degree or equivalent combination of relevant education and experience
leadership and teaching experience
an ability to thrive in a vibrant social environment
excellent communication, organizational and time management skills.

Wayside Academy is a small, independent, Roman Catholic school, founded in 1995.
Wayside forms students in grades k - 12 through a classical, liberal arts curriculum in accordance with the teachings of the Magisterium. We are located in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, the seat of the Bishop of the Peterborough Diocese, about 90 minutes from downtown Toronto, or 3 hours from Ottawa. Peterborough is a nice, affordable, blend of urban and rural community. Salaries are commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Please send an electronic copy of your resume to: 

Mr. Adam Parker
aparker (at) 

575 Centre Line,
Peterborough, ON, Canada
K9J 6X5 
Ph: 705-749-3658


  1. that high school position looks like a dream job!
    But getting to the matter at hand, if anyone is past college age, and feels that he or she has missed a lot of classical education, getting a copy of the 3-volume Penguin edition of Dorothy Sayer's translation of the Divine Comedy (finished post mortem by Barbara Reynolds) would be the best investment in their education they could make. Just the notes alone would make it worthwhile.

    1. Thanks, Joe. Yes, Wayside Academy would be a good place to work/live. I also agree that Sayers' DC would be a useful investment. I might also recommend "The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home" by Jessie Wise and Susan Wise Bauer and "Classical Education: The Movement Sweeping America" by Andrew Kern & Gene Edward Veith, as good overviews.

  2. *** UPDATE ***

    I am informed that there is a maths and sciences position at the high school level that has just opened up as well. One should follow the same procedures outlined above if interested.

    Given these job openings for next year, I should mention that two of the three departing teachers are leaving to pursue religious and priestly vocations.