From a Parent:

"The focus is on the child and learning, not just pushing the child through the grades to have them graduate.  The curriculum is also presented in a way that makes the child want to learn and makes them interested in the subject matter."


  • College preparatory and affiliated with Expeditionary Learning.
  • Clear mission - to educate young people for lives of learning and service.
  • 200 students in grades 7-12.
  • Old enough to know what we're doing and young enough not to be set in our ways.
  • Teachers work closely with their colleagues, developing curriculum and helping shape the culture of the school in accordance with the school's mission and Expeditionary Learning methods of challenging, project-based learning.

  • Genuine interest in and connection with adolescents.
  • Personal qualities that exemplify the school's emphasis on character development and community
  • Appreciation for the Expeditionary Learning (EL) design model -- commitment to develop curriculum and implement EL core practices, including in-depth learning expeditions.
  • Experience, training and interest in teaching a range of abilities in heterogeneously classes � background in differentiated instruction would be a significant asset.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, commitment to teamwork, and readiness to reflect and grow.
  • Energy, flexibility, and sense of adventure required to work hard in a young school..
  • Strong subject area background. Highly qualified or ready to get qualified. Experience preferred.
  • Enthusiasm for the school's mission and its themes of nature, technology and community and understanding of the school's responsibilities as a charter public school.

TO APPLY: Send a cover letter, resume, and references to Leslie Taylor, Registrar,, 248 Colrain Road, Greenfield, Massachusetts 01301, phone: 413-775-4577, fax: 413-775-4578. In your letter, please address what aspects of the posting stand out to you and briefly highlight qualifications and qualities from the list that matter to you most. Our process is rolling – we will identify finalists when we feel we have them.

Four Rivers Charter Public School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex, gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, age, ancestry, athletic performance, special need, proficiency in the English language or a foreign language, or prior academic achievement.

For more information, visit us at Also check out Expeditionary Learning, and The Massachusetts Charter Public School Association.