Acton Academy Pittsburgh is a 21st Century, best Modern school, best Non-traditional School, best Middle school, best private school, best Elementary School, and best Kinder school in Wexford Pennsylvania.


Teacher Assistant

Do you want to change the world? If your goal is to instill a love of learning in others while advancing in your own professional growth, this is your chance to get in on the ground floor of one of the world’s most innovative and fastest growing academies.

Who We Are

Acton Academy Pittsburgh is an independent private school located in Wexford, PA that blends state-of-the-art software, quest-like projects with real-world application, Socratic discussions, and multi-age classrooms through a student-centered approach. Our approach to learning does not include tests, grades, or teachers leading lectures. Our classroom structure is unique. It empowers students to take ownership of their individual learning path and collective classroom governance.

Acton exists to move learners on a journey to understand and develop their most precious gifts, discover their deepest passions, and use them to serve others in a meaningful way. This journey takes them from being receivers of knowledge to self-seekers of knowledge who find their callings and are capable of leading schools, businesses, or community organizations if they choose. We believe our learners are geniuses destined to change the world in a profound way. Are you ready to begin your own Hero’s Journey?

Teacher Assistant

Job Responsibilities

This is a position for an independent learner who: likes to collaborate, experiment, evaluate and continually improve; has a deep respect for all children believing that each human has genius within; and is a flexible problem-solver.

  • Works with teachers to promote the educational and social development of the children enrolled in the program.

  • Supports the learning environment.

  • Helps with appropriate daily activities for children.

  • Conducts small groups in regards to specific learning material.

  • Establishes and maintains a safe, healthy, nurturing, and stimulating environment for children.

  • Supervises children for safety.

  • Keeps the learning environment clean and orderly by picking up learning materials, wiping tables and chairs, organizing etc.

  • Confers with parents in the absence of the teacher.


We are looking for someone with a deep curiosity about life, a lifelong love of learning, and an entrepreneurial spirit (must thrive in a startup environment). She/he will be responsible for facilitating a nurturing and joyful learning culture. We seek someone who has/is:

  • Patient

  • Good observational and communication skills

  • Ability to multitask and remain calm under pressure

  • Excellent planning and organizational skills

  • Passionate about alternative education

  • Strong relationship building with children

  • Experience working with children preferred
  • An entrepreneurial mindset and desire to work hard, solve problems, and improve on everything she/he does

  • A deep love and respect for all children and empathy for the challenges children face in their lives

  • A commitment to practicing gentle, compassionate limit setting

  • A strong teamwork ethic, a genuine desire to collaborate with colleagues, and a commitment to professionalism


High school diploma, GED, or equivalent required. Teaching experience a plus. Teaching certificates are NOT required!

We strongly prefer candidates who would be available every week day from 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM. In your cover letter, please specify what part-time hours/days you would be available—morning, mid-day, or afternoon—and any scheduling constraints. Please note that as a small school, Acton is unable to sponsor candidates for employment-based visas.

Next Steps

Complete the questionnaire below and email any questions to