Great Hearts Academies is a growing non-profit network of charter schools currently serving approximately 17,000 students in Arizona and Texas. Great Hearts’ academies are substantially outperforming other public and private schools, proving that tuition-free schools can do a superb job of educating students if they are smaller, more efficient, and set higher expectations for all students through a core, classical liberal arts curriculum. We gladly prepare our graduates for success in the best colleges and universities in the nation, but our main purpose is the formation of the soul, heart, and mind. We believe that the highest goal of education is to become good, intellectually and morally.
At this moment we have a few openings in Phoenix, Arizona.
Teaching Latin at Great Hearts:
• All Great Hearts students take Latin from 6th through 8th grade, and several continue in the classics track, with advanced Latin and Ancient Greek, 9th through 12th grade (others study a modern language for their four years of high school). Some academies offer Latin to K-5 as well.
• Latin provides an essential foundation for our academies’ focus on the Western tradition through its incorporation of history and culture
• Rigorous and detailed Latin lessons embracing language mechanics and culture will develop students that can translate texts from the original Latin to English through Socratic discussion
• Applicants will ideally have a BA in Latin or Classical Languages (other majors may be considered depending on extent of Latin coursework/proficiency), as well as solid teaching/tutoring experience with positive reviews from supervisors/students.
Teaching at Great Hearts:
• Our academies are bastions of academic rigor and excellence and attract students who are curious and diligent.
• Classes are run Socratically – teachers are expected to be guides as well as participants in the search for Truth, Goodness, and Beauty.
• The faculty of the Great Hearts Academies is a true community of life-long learners who participate in seminars, attend classical music concerts, hear lectures on art, philosophy, mathematics, and other topics in the liberal arts, and enjoy frequent fellowship together (frequently over food and drink!)
• Certification is not required; the majority of our faculty hold undergraduate/graduate degrees in the academic subjects they teach and/or undergraduate or graduate degrees from top liberal arts programs.