High School History Teacher

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

Website '@OakGroveOjai Oak Grove School

A pre-K through 12th grade independent school

Oak Grove School, a pre-K through 12th-grade progressive college preparatory school in Ojai, California is seeking an experienced and accomplished full-time High School History Teacher starting August 2024.

Oak Grove School offers an inclusive, integrated, challenging, college-preparatory, and highly engaging academic experience that also reflects the school’s philosophical underpinnings. The Arts of Living and Learning (inquiry, communication, academia, engagement, aesthetics, and care/relationship to self, others, the environment, and the world) inform both curricula and classroom practice.


Core academic classes include World History with an emphasis on Human Rights and Global Perspectives, US History with an emphasis on civics and citizenship, and a 12th Grade class focused on philosophy, ethics, and self-discovery. The teacher will also have the opportunity to develop Capstone projects with seniors through a curriculum that emphasizes self-reflection and personal growth.

Additionally, as part of the High School Team, teachers are responsible for one grade level of Advisory class.  Full-time teachers also participate in our outdoor education program, and have opportunities to travel with the students to India and other locales.


  • BA in History, Philosophy, or a related field
  • Teaching Credential and/or MA in Education or History preferred
  • 3 years of teaching experience at the high school level preferred


  • Familiarity with a growth mindset, project/inquiry-based learning, core competencies, and authentic assessment
  • Self-motivated, self-disciplined, professional, enterprising, and energetic
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with students, parents, and colleagues
  • Ability to differentiate in the classroom and work with students with learning differences
  • Interest in fostering diversity, inclusion, equity, and social justice to promote a healthy learning environment
  • Active enjoyment of the outdoors and nature. Flexibility to accompany students on multi-day trips.
  • Ability to establish and maintain an effective classroom culture conducive to student learning without the use of rewards and punishment
  • Ability to work as part of a close-knit team
  • Familiarity with the philosophy of the school (amongst other things an inquiry-based approach to education in a non-competitive atmosphere), and an understanding of progressive education will be an asset
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