New Teacher Institute

NTI Application

Thank you for your interest in the New Teacher Institute! 

Our application season for the 2020-21 school year is now closed. Please check this page in the fall and winter for updates on the next application season. For information on each of the positions, please click the links below. Please note that not all positions are available each year.
All applicants must be college graduates and have some experience working with children, informal or volunteer work is welcomed. Applicants must be willing to commit to two full years at Town with a change in grade placement after the first year. The two-year commitment coincides with the school calendar, beginning in late August of the first year and ending in mid-June of the second year.
The New Teacher Institute places Resident Teachers into self-contained classrooms for kindergarten through fourth grades. There is a Head Teacher and Resident Teacher in each of the Lower School homeroom classes. The Art Resident Teacher works in ​both Lower School and Upper School while STEM and Humanities Resident Teachers teach in the Upper School (fifth through eighth grades). Each Resident Teacher is paired with a Head Teacher who serves as a mentor for the entire year.

Visit our pages on this website for a full description of the New Teacher Institute and of the two-year training program.
Resident Teacher roles are full-time, paid positions. The 1st Year Resident Teacher salary for 2020-21 will be $51,500. All Resident Teachers receive full medical and dental benefits. Coaching and tutoring opportunities are available for supplemental income.

Application Process

Our preference is that you submit all application materials through our online platform. When the application season is open, there will be a live link on this page. Application packages are reviewed in real-time and hires are made on a rolling basis. Please read below for additional information. Thank you for your interest in our program!
Town School seeks faculty and staff that reflect the wide range of diversity in the San Francisco Bay Area. We embrace and support equal opportunity for all people and encourage diverse candidates to apply. Our school commits to learning about and promoting cultural competency and cultural responsiveness.

Please note that a complete application package includes the online application, resume, transcript(s), personal statement, and letters of reference.
If your references prefer to send their letters directly to the New Teacher Institute and/or if you request transcripts to be sent directly to us, please have them mail to the address below or email to
Ms. Jennifer Liu
Director of New Teacher Institute
Town School for Boys
2750 Jackson Street
San Francisco, CA 94115

After application materials have been reviewed, applicants who have been selected for an interview will be contacted by the school.  A visit to the school is required before final decisions can be made. Please note preferred dates of interview on the online application form if you are planning a trip to the San Francisco Bay Area. Interviews are generally held late February through April.

All applicants will be notified about their application status by the end of May.
For questions, contact Jennifer Liu at 415-746-1163 or

Town School for Boys

2750 Jackson Street • San Francisco, CA • 94115
PH: 415.921.3747 • FAX: 415.921.1126
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Town School for Boys is an independent all-boys’ day school in San Francisco for students in grades K-8.  Town School admits students of any race, color, religion, or national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. The school does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, or national and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, scholarship programs, athletic and other school-administered programs.