A typical faculty teaching load at the Middle School includes:
Furthermore, faculty members are expected to attend special events and meetings including those occasionally scheduled on weekends, such as Orientation Week, faculty meetings, departmental meetings, house meetings, advisor meetings, Parents Weekend and Commencement.
Various educational and character-building activities for students (e.g. community service) take place on weekends and during the summer. Faculty members are expected to volunteer as chaperones as per their interest and if selected to perform such duties during these trips. In short, being a teacher at King’s requires spirit and dedication. The qualities that our own faculty recognize as most essential to their success here include patience, energy, resilience, a genuine love of young people, sensitivity to cultural difference, adaptability and a commitment, in the classroom and beyond, to continued improvement.
The King’s Academy Teaching Fellow program exists to train new teachers, offer them an opportunity at actual classroom teaching and all the duties associated with a boarding school, and provide a supportive seminar in which the novice teachers meet with veteran teachers and discuss issues, strategies, techniques, readings and writings about the teaching profession. Successful candidates, who are supervised and mentored by the Dean of the Faculty, have the following duties: