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History Teacher $52,000 – $92,000

Saint Monica Preparatory (Santa Monica)






Saint Monica Preparatory (SMPREP) is a parish, coeducational TK-12 day school, a ministry of the St. Monica Catholic Community in the heart of Santa Monica. SMPREP has an over 90-year history of educating students for a life of faithful citizenship.

Saint Monica Preparatory seeks a full-time Social Studies teacher for the 2023 – 2024 school year. The responsibilities include teaching college prep and honors/AP level courses to 11th and 12th-grade students, with at least one course taught inside a PBL framework. Opportunities to integrate interdisciplinary projects and research are woven within the framework of the Humanities curriculum.

Job Responsibilities & Duties:
Full-time faculty responsibilities include:

Teaching 5 classes.

Serving as a grade-level advisor who is committed to the social and emotional development of students.

Participating in co-curricular activities including moderating student clubs and/or organizations and supervising grade-level retreats.

Job Skills & Qualifications:
The ideal candidate will:
Cultivate an inclusive, collaborative, and challenging learning environment that reflects SMPrep’s core values and allows our diverse student body to grow and thrive.

Exhibit a passion for content knowledge and a range of pedagogical approaches while teaching students in college-preparatory, honors, and/or AP
U.S. History and/or Economics / U.S. Government courses

Create an environment in the classroom and in all areas of co-curricular responsibility that nurtures the development of the whole student.

Work collaboratively with colleagues to develop an integrated, meaningful curriculum and student learning experiences.

Serve as a grade-level advisor committed to students’ social and emotional development.

Desirable Qualifications:
Master’s degree and/or credential in History or closely related field and/or California Single-subject Teaching Credential in History
3-5 years of teaching experience

Prior experience developing and facilitating Project Based Learning (PBL)


  • Bachelor’s degree in History or a closely related field
  • Ability to teach a range of courses in Social Studies, including U.S. History and/or Economics / U.S. Government courses
  • Knowledge of best practices in teaching social studies to high school students
  • Experience using instructional technology
  • An ability to convey enthusiasm for the subject matter and develop a positive rapport with students
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Willingness to contribute to school life outside of the classroom

Wage Range
The rate of pay offered to the selected candidate is based on internal pay policy and budget. New hires are commonly paid at the minimum of the wage range or within the lower part of the range. We consider a number of factors when making compensation decisions including, but not limited to, skill sets, experience, training and other department needs.

Information/Application Contact

Saint Monica Preparatory (Santa Monica)

1030 Lincoln Blvd.

Santa Monica, CA 90403