Fifth Grade Teacher





Annual Salary, starting at $40,850 for a new teacher, increasing based on years of experience



Job Description

Holy Family Classical School is looking for a full time Fifth Grade classroom instructor for the 2024-2025 school year. This ministerial, teaching position will report to the Head of the School. The Fifth Grade Teacher is supported by learning specialists in reading and math.



• A practicing Catholic in good standing who is joyfully striving to live according to Christ’s words.

• Fidelity to the Magisterium in thought, word, and deed;

• Familiarity with classical educational methods and/or openness to learning about and implementing the same;

• Bachelor’s degree with teaching certification or willingness to obtain certification;


Dedication to Catholic and classical culture:

• Support the full mission of Holy Family Classical School by word and witness;

• Help cultivate a culture of virtue and holiness in the classroom and the community;

• As a minister of the Catholic Church, give witness to the full mission of the school in all aspects of professional and personal life;

• Take an active role in contributing to a Christocentric, classical community.


Instructional Proficiency:

• Capability of instruction across multiple subject areas while collaborating with colleagues;

• Ability to adapt teaching methods to a wide variety of students and circumstances;

• Effective planning skills and collaboration with administration and parents;

• Competency in teaching, pedagogical methods, and student management;

• Flexibility and adaptability in and out of the classroom;


Classroom/Activities Management:

• Understand, appreciate, and implement positive discipline in the context of virtue-ethics;

• Maintain positive self-image and positive regard for students in word and deed;

• Create a disciplined, organized, safe, open, and joyous learning environment.


Interpersonal Relationships:

• Work cooperatively and effectively with the administration and staff;

interact with students in a joyful, respectful, friendly, and just manner;

create and maintain positive and collaborative relationships with parents;

• Keep parents informed regarding student progress;

• Establish and maintain regular communication with parents and guardians


Professional Responsibilities and Growth:

• Maintain professionalism in appearance, grooming, words, manners, and actions;

• Handle confidential situations, discipline, and/or sensitive information discreetly;

• Seek professional growth opportunities in consultation with the school’s administration;

• Interpret school programs and policies to the local community in a positive manner;

• Maintain punctual and full attendance for all required professional days and events;

• Maintain diocesan VIRTUS/CYP certification (ongoing annually);

• Fulfill responsibilities as assigned in the spirit of the school’s Catholic, classical mission.



Please email cover letter and resume to:



Salary based on experience, beginning at $40,850 for a new teacher with no experience. Position includes medical, dental, vision, matching retirement, and 38 days paid holiday.

About the Employer

Holy Family Classical School forms Christian disciples through a classical, Catholic education centered on Christ who is the source of all Truth, Goodness, Beauty, and Unity.

Holy Family Classical School is a Catholic classical liberal arts PK-8 school under the auspices of the Diocese of Tulsa and Eastern Oklahoma. Founded by Saint Katharine Drexel 120 years ago, Holy Family Classical School provides an exceptional Catholic and classical education in the spirit of our saintly foundress.

St. Katharine’s mission continues today, strongly supported by the unwavering commitment of Bishop David Konderla. Located in the heart of downtown Tulsa amidst one of the nation’s highest concentrations of art deco architecture, Holy Family Classical School is just minutes away from the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, the Philbrook Museum of Art, Cherry Street, the Gathering Place, and the Gilcrease Museum. Within a very short drive in most directions, members of our community can be equally immersed in nature as in art. Many neighborhoods within minutes of the Classical School are marked by extraordinary beauty, by urban, suburban, and even striking natural vistas.

Our thriving diocesan community is supported by our highly engaged and beloved Bishop David Konderla. The Alcuin Institute for Catholic Culture serves as a resource for all diocesan teachers and leaders, while Our Lady of Clear Creek Abbey supports the people of the diocese through their witness of dedicated prayer and work.

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