Country
Costa Rica
Employment Type
Full-Time
Contract Length
1 Year+
Student Level
High School

Job Qualifications

  • Required Qualifications: BA/BS or Master’s in English Literature, Creative Writing, Journalism, or a similar field, or in Education with a minor in English. Native or native-level fluency in English. Experience teaching adolescents.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Experience creating and implementing creative, engaging problem or project-based curriculum. Experience teaching using Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences theories. Some spoken/written Spanish skills.

Job Benefits

  • Competitive salary based on qualifications and experience Regular bonus structure based on student advising load Health insurance All meals provided while on shift Assistance with working papers for those making a commitment for a minimum of two years
  • Opportunities to earn Wilderness Advanced First Aid and other certifications

Company Description

Who We Are:



New Summit Academy is a year-round, residential therapeutic boarding school for boys ages 15-18.


Please refer to our website for more information www.newsummitacademy.com. Our faculty shares a love of teaching, both in and out of the classroom. Our teachers are positive role-models who create and implement immersive, project and problem-based classes that instill in our students a passion for learning. Our classrooms have four walls, but also extend to the rain forests, mountains and rivers of Costa Rica and beyond.


**Please note that this is not a TESL/ESL/TEFL job. Our students are native English speakers.**

Job Description

What We Need:

Responsibilities:

Create and implement dynamic English Literature and Writing courses in a year-round high school.
Coordinate with teaching faculty our innovative Integrated Reading and Writing Program.
Serve as an Academic Advisor for a small group of students, acting as their academic guide and advocate.
Participate in Wilderness trips throughout Costa Rica.

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