We are a team of mission-driven educators who are dedicated to preparing our students to succeed in college and beyond. We invest deeply in every professional, supporting your growth and achieving exceptional results for our students.
At Uncommon Schools, our team learns and grows every day alongside our students. All team members receive ongoing individualized coaching from their manager to develop, as well as regular formal professional development workshops. Read on for a small sample of the training and development that takes place throughout the year at Uncommon.
Inspire the Future
Our teachers are committed to the students, families, and communities they serve. In three years, our students exceeded standards in English language arts and math at Camden Prep.
Every August, teachers engage in two to three weeks of training around driving culture and achievement, data-driven instruction, and building relationships with students. Our new and returning teachers bond as a staff and feel confident and ready to hit the ground running on the first day of school.
Weekly Time for Training
Every week, we devote half a day to professional development with focused school-wide staff meetings and grade level or content meetings. Staff members also have one-on-one coaching sessions with their instructional leader, getting invaluable real-time feedback and thought partnership.
Leadership Development Retreat
Every year, all school leaders from across Uncommon come together for a two-day retreat to step back and reflect as a network while also developing leadership expertise and effectiveness.
Annual Operations Institute
Uncommon’s annual Operations Institute brings together operations leaders for hands-on training in people management as well as operational best practices.
Home Office PD
Home Office professional development workshops offer a variety of sessions, from communication to effective coaching, as well as time management and function-specific skills.
Career Areas at Uncommon
Explore the many exciting career areas at Uncommon Schools: teachers, leaders, Summer Teaching Fellows, student support, school operations and Home Office.
Learn More About Us
We serve students in grades K-12, providing a pathway to and through college. Our elementary schools cultivate a love of learning while providing a stellar academic foundation. Our middle schools help our students develop their own identities and deepen their skills. Our high schools build intellectual expertise and help our students develop their passion and leadership.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
At Uncommon, we believe that our students should see themselves reflected in the adults around them. Diverse, inclusive teams are strong teams. Learn more about how we value and invest in creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment at Uncommon Schools.