Lower School Physical Education Instructor

Saint Andrew's School
Boca Raton, FL United States

About Saint Andrew’s School

Saint Andrew’s School is an independent, co-educational school for grades PK-12, Saint Andrew’s is both a day school and a boarding school, educating students from across the United States and throughout the world. As a college preparatory school in the Episcopal tradition, Saint Andrew’s welcomes students of all faiths, customs, cultures, and beliefs. “Honor Above All,” academic excellence and education in Mind, Body, and Spirit reflect Saint Andrew’s experience. We are committed to educating the “whole child” while instilling a dedication to lifelong learning. 

Saint Andrew’s School seeks employees who are committed to our mission to provide educational excellence in an inclusive community, fostering lifelong learning and nurturing each individual in mind, body, and spirit in the Episcopal tradition. We encourage applications from individuals whose backgrounds and experiences will help us promote an inclusive school culture. We are committed to respecting the dignity of each member of our community, and we strive to recruit a diverse and talented faculty and staff.

Position Summary

A Lower School Physical Education (P.E.) Instructor promotes, models, educates, and leads the Lower School in physical education activities, instructs on rules and strategies of individual and team sports, and teaches students about physical fitness. Included as part of the responsibilities of the Instructor is the promotion of respect for self and others, fair play, taking turns, team building and sportsmanship in a structured, yet engaging environment. This position involves working daily with two additional Lower School P.E. Instructors with whom they will co-teach and collaborate. This position has the potential to be configured to include departmental leadership responsibilities. 

Duties and Responsibilities

The Lower School Physical Education Instructor will be responsible for the following:

  • Teach, collaborate and plan, along with 2 additional P.E. Instructors, physical education lessons for our Lower School students

  • Meet and collaborate with other Specials teachers and the PYP Coordinator to develop age appropriate and engaging lessons which connect to our units of inquiry of our PYP program.

  • Responsible for designing or co-designing and delivering instruction to our Junior Kindergarten through grade 5 classes in a variety of settings

  • Promote, model and expect safety in all aspects of the Physical Education curriculum and all interactions

  • Teach outdoors, in our pools, in our gymnasium and in other areas in support of the P.E. curriculum. 

  • Foster sportsmanship, respect and fair play.

  • Promote physical fitness and healthy lifestyle through additional means to support the P.E. curriculum and the school’s mission through programs such as Jump Rope for Heart, Play360, etc.

  • Model respect, responsibility, acceptance, open-mindedness in daily interactions with students, teachers and parents. 

  • Communicate clearly with parents, students and faculty issues, ideas and other necessary information to facilitate instruction, school mission and safety.

  • Evaluates each student’s growth in physical skills, knowledge, contribution in sports participation, and social skills

  • Skills, talents, and flexibility for contributing to the school community in additional capacities, ex. coaching sports, enrichment programs, volunteering for school functions etc.

  • Perform morning and/or afternoon supervision duties as assigned by the Head of the Lower School or designee

  • Ability to supervise up to 30 students ages 4 to 12 independently and work in large groups with other P.E. Instructors 

  • Calmly manage students in small and large group settings

  • Ability and willingness to coach competitive high school athletics strongly preferred

  • Other duties as assigned by the Head of Lower School or designee


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Physical Education (preferred) or related field such as Education with a Certification to teach Physical Education

  • 3+ years experience teaching Physical Education in a elementary education is preferred

  • Ability to communicate effectively with students, faculty, and parents/guardians

  • Ability to coach and contribute directly to a varsity sport at Saint Andrew’s is strongly preferred

  • Possess an understanding of technology to facilitate teaching, grades and communication

  • Possess the ability to teach a wide range of children ages 4 through 12

  • Possess collegiality and a willingness to collaborate with colleagues 

  • Cross-Cultural Competence

  • Work outdoors in South Florida weather conditions

  • Ability to swim, jog, kick, jump, swing sports equipment (i.e., tennis racket, lacrosse stick, etc), throw a ball and other sports related physical activities necessary to support the Physical Education curriculum and instruction

  • Regularly able to stand, sit, walk, bend, and lift up to 30 pounds 

  • CPR certification desirable

  • AED training desirable

  • First Aid training desirable

  • Lifeguard certification desirable


Saint Andrew’s School is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment practices without regard to age, gender, race, religion, color, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital or familial status, pregnancy, disability or handicap, genetic information, military status, or any other protected status in accordance with the requirement of all federal, state, and local laws. 

Saint Andrew’s is a drug-free workplace. All employees must successfully maintain an acceptable Level II criminal background check.  Saint Andrew’s School may, in its discretion, modify or adjust the position to meet the school’s changing needs.

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