About Philadelphia Performing Arts: A String Theory Charter School

String Theory Schools
Growing the Next Generation of Creative Leaders
As a non-profit education design and management organization, we have committed ourselves to bringing the arts and innovation to the children of Philadelphia.

Our first school opened in the Fall of 2000 with the goal of offering students an arts immersive curriculum that would allow them to thrive academically and artistically. After a successful twelve years of growth, String Theory Schools was created to bring the mission of our original charter to more students and their families in Philadelphia. Today, String Theory Schools operates two charter schools that offer students a comprehensive educational program that emphasizes equally academic and artistic excellence. We are passionate about honoring each student as an individual and educating all students so that they reach their highest potentials.

Our Schools:
Philadelphia Performing Arts: K-12 Charter School, Three Campuses: East Campus (K-1), West Campus (2-5), Vine Street Campus (6-12)
The Philadelphia Charter School for Arts and Sciences: K-8 Neighborhood Charter School

Our Mission:
- To Educate each student according to age and development so that learning and growth are united.
- To Integrate the developing mind and body of the student with academics and the performing arts and sciences.
- To Ensure each student’s excellence in core and academic skills.
- To Awaken and preserve the spirit of our students through the visual and digital arts, vocal arts, instrumental music, creative writing, classical ballet, foreign language, innovations in the field of science, all intertwined with technology, and;
- To Nourish this spirit and curiosity so that students continue to flourish long after the end of formal training.

Job Description

The Philadelphia Charter School for Arts & Sciences seeks a full-time French teacher to join
the French teaching team at our neighborhood campus located at 1197 Haworth St. At Arts
& Sciences, students in grades K-8 engage in a unique educational program designed to
grow the next generation of creative leaders, and where students focus on the arts and
sciences as major subjects alongside a technology-infused, standards-driven academic
curriculum. Our teachers are creative, passionate, professional educators that believe every
student has specific intelligences that must be nurtured and that all students should have an
equal opportunity to achieve their own innate potential.

Duties and Responsibilities

String Theory Schools teaching candidates…
● are passionate about creative arts and sciences
● are undaunted by urban challenges and dynamic change
● value multi-disciplinary collaboration
● know technology can transform learning experiences
● apply feedback and constructive criticism with grace
● understand that hard work and fun are not mutually exclusive
● accept responsibility for student growth
● not only think outside the box, but can find compelling reasons why the box isn’t
Key Competencies:
● Develop vigorous plans, projects, assignments, and assessments.
● Collaborate with grade level teachers and fellow teaching artists/scientists to
create enrichment and majors classes that compel disciplined accomplishments
and catalyze academic learning.
● Build relationships with students and families through thoughtful and frequent
● Experience working in diverse settings and/or commitment to improving one’s own
cultural competence
● Ability to use or willingness to learn technology integration to improve teaching
and learning
● Ability to effectively manage a classroom where inquiry, differentiation, and
authentic learning are high values.
● Analyze and regularly use both qualitative and quantitative data to inform your


● Bachelor’s or Advanced Degree
● PA Certification in French K-12 required
● Criminal history, child abuse and FBI clearances (Acts 34, 151 and FBI)
● Expertise in French language and culture

● Access to consistent coaching in instruction and technology integration
● Access to best-in-class technology resources and a physical framework designed
with innovative learning in mind
● Excellent health benefits (for both you and your family), retirement benefits, and

Job Function


Job Type


School Type

Public Charter





Education Level

4- Year Degree