Overview and Benefits Information
The Ashton School is a PK-12 private school accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), located in Santo Domingo, the capital city of the Dominican Republic, a stable and thriving country located in the heart of the beautiful Caribbean.
The school offers an academic program that prepares students to study in universities in the United States or in the Dominican Republic. Students receive English instruction in the core subjects, in accordance with U.S.-based curricular standards, as well as Spanish instruction in the subjects required by the local Ministry of Education. Technology integration is an important part of our academic program and students in grades 6-12 are each issued iPads by the school. We are also committed to shaping our students to become exemplary and God-loving citizens by providing a character education program based on biblical Christian principles and service learning experiences at each grade level.
The academic and character education programs are enhanced with co-curricular developmental opportunities such as: ensuring that students have consistent physical education instruction from PK through 12th grade (including mandatory swimming in PK – 8th grade); fine arts class at all grade levels; high school offerings such as Model United Nations club, Debate Club, Student Council and National Honor Society and educational field trips. The Ashton Connections and Enrichment (ACE) after school program extends the curricular offerings to include: chess, soccer, introductory gymnastics, basketball, and volleyball.
As outlined above, we are very serious about the quality of the academic services we offer our students, but we are equally passionate about our students’ spiritual development based on biblical principles and we are looking for passionate teachers who are willing to shape both the intellect and hearts of their students. We ask that you read our Extended Profile to learn more about our goals, beliefs and student learning expectations.
Compensation and Benefits:
- Salary and benefits commensurate with degrees and experience;
- Shared housing with basic furnishings, round-trip airfare from and to the United States and assistance with work visa for foreign hires;
- Tuition scholarship for teachers’ children;
- Commitment to professional development. The school regularly organizes in-house professional learning communities and teachers may qualify for 25% of the cost for continuing education opportunities after the first year of employment, with a commitment to stay on at the school.
If you feel qualified and led to serve at Ashton School and would like to speak to us further about potential employment, you may initiate the process by completing our Online Application Form or sending your resume and two letters of recommendation to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aligned with the recommendations of the International Task Force on Child Protection, we hold ourselves to a high standard of effective recruiting practices with specific attention to child protection.