Teacher of Mathematics/Physics (Full-Time or Part-Time)

The Kumon Leysin Academy of Switzerland (KLAS), a coeducational boarding high school for Japanese students, is seeking one experienced and qualified teacher of both Mathematics and Physics. Experience of teaching AP Calculus is a definite advantage.
Founded in 1990, KLAS is a coeducational boarding high school for Japanese nationals. It is accredited by, and follows a curriculum approved by, the Japanese Ministry of Education, but particular emphasis is put on the study of English. Those students who want to improve their English at a faster and more advanced rate take most classes in English, and this includes an 11th grade physics class, an 11th grade elective precalculus class. A 12th grade elective AP Calculus class also exists, but it will not meet in the 2023-2024 academic year. We expect to see it resume the following year. For that reason, we are also interested in hearing from candidates who are looking for a part-time position, focusing just on those two aforementioned classes.

The successful full-time candidate will teach all those classes, as well as some English as a Foreign Language classes (Grammar, Reading, Oral Communication or Writing). Further responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • reporting to the Head of English
  • evaluating students up to 5 times a year
  • writing reports to parents up to five times a year
  • following an existing syllabus and set text
  • working with colleagues who teach the same course within the same grade

Furthermore, standard boarding school responsibilities for all full-time teaching staff at KLAS include, but are not limited to:

  • overnight dorm supervision (about once a month)
  • supervision of students on restriction (about once a year)
  • supervision of school trips
  • pastoral care of students in the form of a faculty family "parent"
  • supervision of a club, often on a weekend
  • supervision of a sports activity, usually once a week after school

An understanding of and appreciation for Japanese culture is certainly advantageous, but the successful candidate is not expected to have any knowledge of the Japanese language.
This is a wonderful opportunity for an internationally-minded person who enjoys teaching students and interacting with students in various extra-curricular events typical of a boarding school, all in the breathtaking beauty of the Swiss Alps.
The preferred starting date is early July 2023. An alternative starting date of mid-August 2023 is also possible.

For further details or to send a CV and cover letter, please contact the Principal, John Southworth, via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.