Since 1993, the Fairfax Collegiate Summer Program has provided rising 3rd through 9th grade students with challenging and engaging summer enrichment courses.
Last year over 3,150 students attended the program at ten locations throughout Northern Virginia. This year we are adding two new locations for a total of twelve: Alexandria, Ashburn, Chantilly, Dulles, Fairfax, Falls Church, Herndon, Leesburg, McLean, Oak Hill, Reston, and Vienna.
We offer over 60 courses in the following subjects: writing, reading, mathematics, science, public speaking, test prep, robotics, programming, digital arts, and filmmaking and theatre. Courses are built around creative activities that are captivating and entertaining as well as informative.
Classes typically have between 12 and 14 students and are taught by two instructors, except that writing, reading, and test preparation classes are usually taught by one instructor.
The program is aimed at average to 'gifted' students. Students are in the program by choice, and most are enthusiastic and motivated learners.
Small classes and good students simplify classroom management and make the Fairfax Collegiate Summer Program a great place to get started teaching!
Do you have a strong academic record, a demonstrated interest in education, authoritative knowledge of one of the subjects taught in our program, and experience working with children? If so, Fairfax Collegiate would like to hear from you!
Fairfax Collegiate is hiring summer program instructors, assistant instructors, and location directors.
Fairfax Collegiate instructors have diverse backgrounds. Many instructors are undergraduates at highly selective universities. Some are professional teachers or mid-career professionals. Writing and reading instructors are often M.F.A. Writing or English M.A. candidates or degree holders.
Assistant instructors are entering college or their senior year of high school and help with administrative tasks, grading, and student supervision. Assistant instructors also provide individual instruction to students.
Most location directors are professional elementary or secondary teachers with a career interest in educational leadership.
Many Fairfax Collegiate instructors have gone on to pursue careers in education at independent schools, public schools, and Teach For America. Other instructors have applied their teaching experience in graduate programs and in a variety of challenging professions.
Apply now. If we think that you may be a good fit, we'll invite you to interview at our office in Herndon, VA or on-campus at select universities. At this interview, we'll ask you to demonstrate your teaching skills by presenting a five to ten minute 'mini-lesson' on the subject of your choice.
Candiates must also provide three references and consent to a third-party background check.
There are four application deadlines: February 1, March 15, May 1, and June 15. We make hiring decisions for applications completed by each deadline shortly after the deadline. We will accept applications after June 15th, however, opportunities will be limited.
Positions fill quickly. Apply now while the courses, session dates, and locations that work for you are still available.