History Teacher, Senior School

  • The York School
  • Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Jan 17, 2024
Full-Time Teaching

Job Description

History Teacher, Senior School

Full-Time Permanent Starting Late August 2024

The York School is a gender-inclusive, independent school in midtown Toronto that offers the International Baccalaureate (IB) from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12. We’re proud to be at the forefront of education excellence, attracting curious learners who thrive in belonging to an inclusive community of high performance.

We’re seeking a globally minded professional who’s fueled by curiosity, inspired by innovation and energized by collaboration to join our dynamic community of educators, staff, students, parents and alumni.


The York School is looking for an experienced and inspirational teacher to be part of the Senior School faculty as a History Teacher. The successful candidate will have had training or successful experience at the Intermediate and Senior Level with the Middle Years Programme (MYP) and Diploma Program (DP) and will be well-versed in project-based and experiential learning.


  • Teach and assess the curriculum within the International Baccalaureate (IB) framework and philosophy of the Middle Years Programme (MYP) & Diploma Programme (DP)

  • Infuse The York School’s mission, vision, and values into all curricular and co-curricular activities

  • Ongoing assessment of students, including report cards, progress reports and communication with parents and the teaching team

  • Establish and uphold student expectations through effective disciplinary strategies, fostering an environment conducive to teaching and learning

  • Utilizes a variety of strategies to build strong developmental relationships with students 

  • Incorporate innovation and technology to enhance student learning across the curriculum

  • Create a positive and engaging teaching and learning environment through adept classroom management practices and techniques

  • Stay abreast of best practices by actively participating in professional learning opportunities and engaging in professional development meetings

  • Contribute to student co-curricular and athletic programs as a teacher lead/supervisor or coach

  • Contribute to student experiential learning by chaperoning on overnight excursions

  • Participate in supervision as assigned 


  • A Bachelor’s degree with specialization in History, B.Ed. and membership in good standing with the Ontario College of Teachers

  • Minimum 2-3 years experience teaching senior level History

  • Training and experience teaching the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP) and/or Diploma Programme (DP) considered an asset

  • Strong ability to work as part of a collaborative team

  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills

  • Ability to interact with students, parents and teachers cheerfully, enthusiastically, courteously, patiently and with discretion

  • Strong organizational and time management skills

  • A proactive team player who is flexible and self-motivated with a “How can I help?” attitude

  • Considerable proficiency in navigating a technologically rich school environment, with expertise in Google Workspace considered an asset


  • Flexibility & Adaptability

  • Breadth of Contribution

  • Relationship Focused

  • Service Orientation

  • Communication & Collaboration Inclusivity

  • Integrity & Trust


  • Planning & Preparation for Student Learning 

  • Delivery of Instruction 

  • Managing Classroom Culture & Environment 


  • The York School Campus, Toronto

  • Occasional evening, overnight and weekend travel for school trips required


Within the Greater Toronto Area, The York School ranks among the top CIS Ontario Schools for compensation. Our comprehensive benefits package includes health and dental coverage that is 100% employer paid (and effective on your first day of employment), and participation in the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan.

You’ll enjoy professional development opportunities that support your career growth, and will be welcomed by a community that values relationships and is dedicated to wellbeing and belonging. Learn more about the benefits of working at The York School.

The York School embraces diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive and accessible workplace. We actively encourage applicants from all equity seeking groups. Our goal is to attract, develop and retain highly talented employees from diverse backgrounds so our community will benefit from a wide variety of experiences and perspectives.

We are committed to providing barrier-free and accessible recruitment and employment practices in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Should you require accommodation through any stage of the recruitment process, please make it known when contacted and we will work with you to meet your needs.


All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply here by submitting their application by January 31, 2024.

As a condition of employment, successful candidates will need to provide a current criminal record check with vulnerable sector screening from the police jurisdiction in which they reside.

We thank all candidates for their applications; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.