High School English Teacher





Annual salary dependent on experience




Cardinal Newman Academy in Richmond, VA is seeking a high school English teacher for Fall of 2024.  As a small school, we are looking for a candidate who can teach our sequence of English classes, promote student excellence in literacy and writing, and help our students develop an appreciation for great literature. 


  • To write and teach an integrated sequence of 3–5 full-year courses that fulfill the requirements of the school’s curriculum (9th—12th grades)
  • To develop students’ writing skills throughout the four years
  • To join other full-time staff in supportive roles at the school (chaperoning school-wide field trips; attendance at school Mass; judging in school contests; etc.)
  • To promote the school’s Catholic identity in example and teaching
  • To work collaboratively with other faculty and staff in achieving the school’s mission
  • To serve as a mentor/advisor for assigned students


  • Bachelor’s degree (English major strongly preferred)
  • Experience teaching writing
  • Background in classical/‘great’ literature (experience teaching literature preferred)
  • Desire to work with high school students
  • Must pass background screening and obtain diocesan safe environment (‘Virtus’) certification


  • Full-time
  • Start date: August 5th (classes begin on August 19th)
  • Year-round salary
  • Contribution to health insurance
  • Days off include national holidays, two weeks at Christmas, 1.5 weeks at Easter, and 2 months of summer (teachers manage their own schedule during this time to do grading and class preparation as needed)


Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to the Head of School at: mahrens@cardinalnewmanacademy.org.


About Cardinal Newman

Cardinal Newman Academy is an independent, co-educational, college preparatory high school offering a liberal arts education in the Catholic tradition. Our curriculum is designed to ensure academic rigor, to invite students to examine the most fundamental questions about God, human nature, and the natural world, and to ignite a spirit of wonder and joy at the gift of our own lives and of all God’s creation. Cardinal Newman Academy emphasizes the great works of Western civilization to help our students acquire the moral and intellectual habits needed to excel in any academic or professional pursuits, and to form the minds of students to know the truth and train their wills to seek the good.  The truths of the Catholic Faith establish a framework for all our studies. Our students inherit a foundation of knowledge, develop as human beings, and come to know and love Jesus Christ and his Church. We foster moral values which are consistent in all respects with the teachings of the Magisterium of the Roman Catholic Church.

This education aims primarily at the perfection of the human being. That perfection includes contributions to the wellbeing of the community in which the student lives and learns. For this reason, service to the community is an essential part of our education. Through rigorous academics and service to others, our students become faithful members of the Church and good citizens, well-prepared to excel in the modern world.


English Curriculum philosophy

As Cardinal Newman states, literature is the “manifestation of human nature in human language”: it portrays the relations, actions, emotions, and passions of human beings.  Great literature is beautiful, and this beauty has a powerful formative influence on youth. Through their engagement with great literature, students learn self-reflection and creativity through the writing process; develop the skills necessary for insightful literary analysis; and reflect on the value of character and virtue that are integral to the school’s mission. Finally, literature provides students with models of clear, precise, and beautiful English and teaches them to write well.

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