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Farmer UPenn Fellowship

The Farmer UPenn Fellowship provides a launchpad for those with the ambition and drive to teach in the classroom within an independent school context while earning a master’s degree of education from the University of Pennsylvania.

Farmer UPenn Fellows commit to teach and participate in the dynamic and varied life of St. Mark’s for two years while working toward a master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education. St. Mark’s Fellowship is intentionally designed to immerse Fellows in the vibrant community of a boarding school while successfully completing an intensive graduate degree program. Fellows work closely with a mentor teacher in their academic discipline to develop and revise curriculum, and engage in regular cycles of observation and feedback. Successful candidates will demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion work and a willingness to engage in experiences designed to improve their teaching.

The Fellowship is a unique partnership with the University of Pennsylvania’s Independent School Teaching Residency (ISTR) program. Learn more about the ISTR program here.

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Why You’ll Love the Farmer UPenn Teaching Fellowship at St. Mark’s
  • Direct classroom teaching experience
  • Participation in a wide variety of co-curricular interests and programs including community and equity, athletics, and residential life
  • A collaborative and supportive mentor
  • Opportunities for professional growth
  • On-campus housing and full benefits
  • Financial support for tuition
  • Close proximity to Massachusetts biggest cities

More About Malcolm Farmer and St. Mark’s School
Alumnus Malcolm Farmer ‘57, who served as a Civil Rights attorney, has been recognized for his work as an advocate for children, civil rights and LGTBQ rights. "I want my country to be a model of social justice," says Farmer. "I feel obligated to give back."

St. Mark's School is a coed, private boarding high school of approximately 375 students with a strong, college preparatory curriculum located 22 miles west of Boston and 12 miles east of Worcester. St. Mark's School educates young people for lives of leadership and service. Founded in 1865 as an intentionally small residential community, the School challenges its students to develop their particular analytic and creative capabilities by both inspiring their academic and spiritual curiosity and kindling their passion for discovery. We value cooperation over self-interest, and we encourage all members of our community to explore their place in the larger world beyond our campus.

St. Mark's School provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability or genetics, and any other characteristic or status protected by law.