Employment

Ridgeview happily accepts applications throughout the year for ALL faculty and staff positions, regardless of whether a specific position has been posted, as jobs periodically become available throughout the year. Please follow the application procedures outlined below. Thank you for your interest in Ridgeview Classical Schools. For more details about open faculty positions, please email epeyronnin@ridgeviewclassical.org.

A complete application packet includes a Ridgeview application form, a resume or CV, a one-page letter of interest, a one-page letter detailing your philosophy of education, reference letters, and copies of transcripts. These materials may be submitted via email.

To download a .pdf file of the application form, please click here: EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION

Elementary Faculty Position (Third Grade)

Ridgeview is a K-12 charter school offering a classical, liberal arts curriculum. Teachers in the elementary school make heavy use of the original Core Knowledge sequence, though the school rejects innovations that align the curriculum with the Common Core. Many aspects of the elementary curriculum have been strengthened by incorporating other programs or implementing curricula unique to Ridgeview. For instance, Latin is taught to pupils from kindergarten on, and Greek is introduced to students in the third grade. While instruction at these levels is of an elementary nature, it is also of a foundational nature and serves pupils well in their study of new vocabulary by enabling them to understand etymologies as well as grammar. Other deviations from the Core Knowledge sequence include a cursive penmanship program, the Singapore mathematics program and pupil ability grouping therein, and a Riggs phonics program. The elementary school uses a series of push-in and pull-out classes to support the homeroom teacher. For example, Latin, Greek, and science in some grades are examples of push-ins in which a specialist is brought into the classroom, whereas art and music are examples of push-out classes in which pupils leave the classroom to visit another specialist. Homeroom teachers are generally responsible for teaching history, phonics, composition, literature, mathematics, and the school’s character pillars.


Ridgeview is seeking applicants who are passionate about their discipline, creative, teachable, and excited to work with a broad range of pupils to ensure that their pupils are adequately prepared for the rigors of the upper school curriculum. Ridgeview neither requires nor prefers candidates with a teacher certification and would rather solicit applications from individuals who have demonstrated academic mastery in a core subject such as history, mathematics, science, or literature. Teaching experience is preferred but is not essential. Written and oral communication skills, punctuality, a strong work ethic, and collegiality are essential. Interested applicants should provide the following items to Mrs. Peyronnin at their earliest convenience: résumé, employment application, letter of interest, two to three reference letters, copies of transcripts, and a letter detailing the candidate's philosophy of education.

College Advising Coordinator

Ridgeview is seeking a College Advising Coordinator for the 2017-2018 academic year. The Coordinator will be responsible for managing the College Advising Office, working with individual students in helping them to identify and apply to various colleges and universities, and managing standardized testing results for grades nine through twelve. For more information on this position, please contact Elizabeth Peyronnin at epeyronnin@ridgeviewclassical.org.

Media Coordinator Position

Ridgeview is seeking candidates for a Media Coordinator, which is an administrative position. Specifically, we are seeking candidates with previous experience as either marketing or media coordinators within public, charter or private schools. Interested applicants will take the time to research Ridgeview’s mission and philosophy in order to understand whether this position would be a good fit. Candidates should have exemplary written and oral communication skills, exceptional organizational abilities, and be comfortable speaking to prospective parents individually and in large groups.

The Media Coordinator works directly for the Principal. Core responsibilities include developing and maintaining our marketing strategy in addition to creating and managing the digital and print media associated with our marketing efforts. The Media Coordinator works especially closely with the admissions coordinator and executive assistant to see that all Ridgeview’s events are covered, and that post-event media coverage is disseminated in a timely manner. Overall responsibilities include, but are not limited to: maintaining and developing the website, creating marketing materials in digital and print formats, managing our marketing campaigns using Hubspot and Wishpond, managing our social media platforms (including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest), designing email templates in MailChimp, managing relationships between the school and outside vendors such as printers and graphic designers, collecting and disseminating media submitted from the Ridgeview community, and providing photography of school events during and after school hours.

The Media Coordinator must have a high level of proficiency in writing, editing, and proofing documents. Extensive experience with Microsoft office, social media platforms, and the Mac OS are integral to success in this position. The Media Coordinator must also be proficient in the Adobe Creative Cloud, especially Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator. Photography, Videography and post-production editing skills are preferred. HTML experience is a plus.

Interested candidates should submit the following items to Mrs. Peyronnin at their earliest convenience: résumé, employment application, letter of interest, two to three reference letters, copies of transcripts, and a letter detailing the candidate's philosophy of education.

Art Faculty Position

Ridgeview is seeking interested and qualified candidates for a faculty position in the fine arts. The successful candidate will teach principally in the upper school concentrating on cultivating both an appreciation for art history as well as developing artistic skill among Ridgeview’s students. Preference will be given to candidates with a PhD or MFA in a related field such as art history, visual arts, or design. Ideal candidates will be familiar with the fundamentals of classical education and defenders of the idea of beauty as articulated throughout the Western canon. Interested candidates should submit the following items to Mrs. Peyronnin at their earliest convenience: resume, employment application, letter of interest, two to three reference letters, copies of transcripts, and a letter detailing the candidate's philosophy of education.

Admissions Coordinator Position

Ridgeview is seeking candidates for an Admissions Coordinator, which is an administrative position. Specifically, we are seeking candidates with previous experience as either admissions or enrollment coordinators within charter or private schools. Interested applicants will take the time to research Ridgeview’s mission and philosophy in order to understand whether this position would be a good fit. Candidates should have exemplary written and oral communication skills, exceptional organizational abilities, and be comfortable speaking to prospective parents individually and in large groups. The Admissions Coordinator will be the administrator most directly responsible for recruiting new enrollments, fostering strong retention, and managing the school’s lottery. Successful candidates will be adept at working with the faculty and collaborating with the other administrators in addition to taking a genuine interest in participating in the life of Ridgeview and its students.

Interested candidates should submit the following items to Mrs. Peyronnin at their earliest convenience: resume, employment application, letter of interest, two to three reference letters, copies of transcripts, and a letter detailing the candidate's philosophy of education.

Classics Position

Ridgeview begins instruction of Latin in kindergarten and Greek in the third grade. While instruction at these levels is of an elementary nature, it is also of a foundational nature. Both Latin and Greek are taught with the intent of supporting instruction of the etymologies and grammar of
the English language. Ridgeview’s Classics program focuses on language, literature, history, mythology, and archaeology, though not all teachers are expected to teach all of these subjects. In the middle and upper levels, Wheelock’s Latin is used extensively so that pupils may eventually read
and discuss primary source texts from Cicero, Virgil, Horace, Livy, and Ovid, among others. In the elementary school, extensive use is made of Christopher Perrin’s texts for Latin and Greek. To assist in memorization, a spoken Latin program has been implemented with considerable success.
Ridgeview is seeking applicants who are passionate about their discipline, creative, teachable, and excited to work with a broad range of pupils to ensure that the Classics are embraced as a cornerstone of Ridgeview’s academic program.

Ridgeview neither requires nor prefers candidates with teacher certifications but would rather solicit applications from individuals who have demonstrated academic mastery in the Classics. Teaching experience is preferred but is not essential. Written and oral communication skills, punctuality, a strong work ethic, and collegiality
are essential.

Mathematics Position

Ridgeview’s instruction in mathematics begins with a hybridized Singapore-Saxon math program in the elementary school that emphasizes a conceptual approach and cumulative retention. All pupils are given placement tests and ability grouped according to the highest level of mathematics in which they can reasonably be successful. A mainstay of the instruction of mathematics at all levels is a conceptual understanding of the math being undertaken; consequently, a Socratic discussion in the classroom supports this process and ensures that pupils can demonstrate the knowledge they claim to possess. Ridgeview is committed to a true liberal arts curriculum, meaning that arts and humanities are emphasized as much as mathematics and science. Consequently, many of the conversations that ensue in the classrooms are of a cross-disciplinary nature. Beyond the Singapore curriculum, Ridgeview offers courses from pre-algebra through number theory, advanced geometry, statistics, and independent studies in linear algebra and differential equations. Not all teachers are expected to teach all course levels. Rather, Ridgeview is seeking applicants who are passionate about their discipline, creative, teachable, and excited to work with a broad range of pupils.

Ridgeview neither requires nor prefers candidates with a teacher certification and would rather solicit applications from individuals who have demonstrated academic mastery in the mathematics. Teaching experience is preferred but is not essential. Written and oral communication skills, punctuality, a strong work ethic, and collegiality are essential.

Overview of the School

Ridgeview Classical Schools is a K-12 charter school. The elementary school adheres to the Core Knowledge sequence in its entirety and also teaches phonetic spelling and reading, Singapore mathematics, grammar, and Latin. Daily study in Latin is required from kindergarten through the eighth grade, and another semester of Latin is mandatory in high school. Great books/Socratic discussion begins in the elementary school. The high-school curriculum centers on the reading and discussion of great books and primary sources in literature and history, and on a thorough understanding of the theories and concepts in mathematics and the sciences. Many electives are offered in music, art, literature, philosophy, economics, and current events. Extracurricular events and clubs take place after school rather than during school hours. To graduate, all seniors must write a senior thesis and deliver and defend it orally in front of fellow students, members of the faculty, the principal, members of the RCS community, and other invited guests. Ridgeview's high school has been ranked among the top schools in the state of Colorado for every year of its existence. Teachers are hired based upon their mastery of academic disciplines and ability to convey knowledge to young people. Certification is neither required nor preferred.

Fort Collins is a small community of roughly 156,500 people located at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. It is home to Colorado State University and a large technology community. The cost of living is considerably less than on either of the coasts. Money Magazine rated Fort Collins as the #1 small city in the nation in 2006 for its quality of life. A list of rankings for the year 2015-16 include:

  • No. 4 Community in Overall Well-Being, 2014-2015: Gallup Healthways - Feb 2016
  • No. 14 Best-Performing City : Miliken Institute - Dec 2015
  • Top 3 Digital City : Govtech.com - Nov 2015
  • Top 10 Best Metros for Female Entrepreneurs: Forbes - Oct 2015
  • No. 13 Best Place to Live: Livability.com - Sep 2015
  • No. 4 Safest Drivers in America: Allstate Insurance Company - Sep 2015
  • No. 11 Healthiest Housing Market: WalletHub - Aug 2015
  • Top 10 Swim City in the US: USA Swimming - Jul 2015
  • Ranked No. 4 Next Top 10 Cities for Tech Jobs: Fast Company - Jul 2015
  • Top 20 Best Places for STEM Grads: NerdWallet - Jun 2015
  • Ranked No. 9 of 2015's "Top 10 Healthiest Cities": Livability.com - Apr 2015
  • Ranked No. 3 in College Ranker's "50 Best College Towns to Live in Forever" list: College Ranker - Mar 2015
  • Ranked No. 6 in NerdWallet's "America's Most Innovative Tech Hubs": NerdWallet - Feb 2015

For more information on Honors and Awards given to Fort Collins, click HERE

The students wear a uniform/follow a dress code and all faculty members model similar standards of appearance. The learning environment promotes academic excellence and character development. Lessons on the importance of good character are woven throughout the curriculum.

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