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New Teacher Institute

In 1990, Town School launched the New Teacher Institute, a two-year program that combines both theoretical and practical aspects of classroom teaching. During the 2023-24 school year, the New Teacher Institute celebrates its thirty-fourth year at Town.

Our program emphasizes daily teaching, curriculum planning, and professional growth. The two-year experience gives the Resident Teachers the opportunity to integrate and apply the theoretical and practical aspects of classroom teaching. With this constant opportunity for immediate feedback between the Resident Teacher and Head Teacher, the returns are enormous for the boys, the Resident Teachers and the Head Teachers, all of whom benefit from the mutually rich relationships fostered at Town. Resident Teachers are considered full faculty members and are invaluable to the life of the school. 

There have been over 214 individuals who have completed the two-year program, and many have gone on to hold a number of teaching and administrative jobs in the field of education. In a recent survey, 96% of our accurate contacts shared that they continued in the field of education upon completion of the NTI program, and 83% of those are still in the education field. Among the current Town faculty and staff, there are 13 faculty and administrators who are former NTI Resident Teachers.

Please click through below to learn more about the New Teacher Institute program and how to apply. 

Contact program leader Jennifer Liu, Director of Teacher Development and Strategic Initiatives, at 415-746-1163 or, with any questions.

Follow the New Teacher Institute on Instagram: @TownNTI