Why Teach at St. George's?
St. George’s School is an all boys independent school with more than 1,150 students and 240 staff across two campuses. Established in 1930, we are a K-to-12 institute located in Vancouver with a rich history and strong educational mandate.
Our Mission, Vision and Values
We are a vision-driven school whose mission is to inspire our students to become fine young men who will shape positive futures for themselves, their families, and the global community. Our Core Values of Empathy, Humility, Integrity, Respect, Responsibility, Resilience, shape our pedagogy as well as our day-to-day interactions, hiring, and the School as a whole
Draw for Employees
We are one of BC’s Top Employers because our staff love their work and the students they work with. Our teachers feel supported because our School provides professional development opportunities, helping staff attend conferences, workshops, and complete Master’s program coursework. We also offer a three to four-week Teacher Exchange program to Bhutan for professional development that is unique to St. George’s School.
Our employees enjoy a fantastic work environment, and sustainable community programs such as cycling, car-pooling, walking, taking the school bus to support our teacher’s commute to work. We offer wellness initiatives onsite, including yoga, fitness, pickleball, mindfulness, and onsite health providers, like physio and massage services – all of which are covered under our benefits program. Our focus on health and wellness enables our teachers to personally benefit and de-stress from their busy work lives.
Why you’ll love it here
We have one of the highest benefits and compensations packages for teachers, we also have a welcoming workplace environment and culture.
We have been the Best Employer in BC for nine consecutive years, and this did not happen by chance. Through our annual Employee Engagement survey, the most common feedback is about the sense of community here at the School. When people join our School, they stay. Our longest-serving faculty member has been with us for 44 years. At least 85% of our employees would recommend St. George’s as a Great Place to Work. Our own HR strategy aligns with the School strategy: “every employee is known and cared for.”
Community & School Culture
St. George’s School is an innovative and collaborative school, and we encourage our teachers to be creative in their delivery of the curriculum. Our teachers invest significant time in building relationships with students. These relationships are key to our students’ success. Because of this, many of our students and teachers form lifelong friendships and connections.
We have high academic rigour, and choice is embedded in our various cohort programs and our co-curricular programming.
Vancouver is one of the most sought-after places to live in Canada. Our School is located across the Pacific Spirit Park, a large greenspace embedded with outdoor trails embedded among old-growth forests. Mountains and the ocean shorelines surround the city, which makes Vancouver the perfect place to enjoy hiking, skiing, and swimming all year round.
Lifestyle and Recreational Opportunities
St. George’s is located close to the hub of Vancouver, and because it is so central, it is easy to change gears after a long day of work and be off the grid. In the School’s neighbourhood, there are restaurants, shops, large parks, and a community centre.
Salary and Benefits
St. George’s School offers a generous salary and benefits plan. Our staff receive:
- Pension plan at 18% match immediately upon hire
- An extensive extended health/dental plan
- Sustainable commuting program that provides dollars for those commuting in a sustainable manner
- Free onsite Health & Wellness programs for our staff
Professional Development is strongly encouraged, as we believe it is at the heart of how faculty grow and learn.
Successful candidates must have completed a Bachelor of Education program; and possess a BC teaching certificate or an Independent School Teaching Certificate. We also value candidates with a strong passion for a co-curricular commitment that can be passed on you can bring to our students.