The Stone Independent School
Education is not preparation for life -- education is life itself.

Art and Music Teacher

 Full-Time Art and Music Teacher for Fall of 2018.

The Stone Independent School is a progressive, interdisciplinary 9-12 independent school which believes that all students learn best by doing. It is our mission to graduate students who are prepared for college and prepared for a world beyond college, who practice empathy, ethicality, and gratitude, and who are committed to making the world a measurably better place -- and we hire accordingly.  

Position Summary: Full time faculty members teach a full academic load including multiple core classes and electives, teach at least one five-day “intensive” course, help lead morning community time, serve as club and House leaders, mentors, advisors, and -- eventually -- coaches.  Our teachers are engaged in the work of designing curriculum and creating a school culture alongside our students. The ideal candidate will be inquisitive, interested in educational design, engaged by Stone’s mission and creative ethos, highly energetic, and committed to working with adolescents. They will have at least three years teaching experience both Art and Music, and the academic background to teach in interdisciplinary courses.  They will be comfortable teaching a wide-range of courses, they will be able to develop in her students the kinds of sophisticated techniques and creativity that provide a fully-realized arts education, and they will be excited about the prospect of joining a faculty full of creative and dedicated teachers.

The faculty at Stone is comprised of innovative educators who like to ask "why" -- about pedagogy, about school culture, about education.  Stone Faculty are experts in their field, they believe schools can be bigger and more creative endeavors, they are flexible and joyful, they are committed to social justice, and they laugh an awful lot.  Stone faculty get to work early, stay late, collaborate across Lancaster, help paint classrooms, work in our community garden, serve lunches and attend (very small) school dances and run clubs and travel around the world.  If you're interested in discussing a career at Stone, send a letter of interest, a resumé, and a list of 3 references to Abby Kirchner ( and AJ Lee (