Cultivate the minds and hearts of students through the pursuit of Truth, Goodness, and Beauty.

Teach with Great Hearts Irving

At Great Hearts Irving, we believe that teaching is more than just a job—it’s a calling. Great Hearts’ Core Purpose (and, therefore, the core purpose of every Great Hearts teacher) is “to cultivate the minds and hearts of students in the pursuit of truth, goodness, and beauty.” There are few vocations with a nobler goal than that.

“[One] who has once lived in a society where the moral and intellectual tone was high, has by that very fact had his courage raised to attempt things of which otherwise he would never have dreamed.” –Edward Caird

The Great Tradition

Our view of learning is borne witness to by the greatest thinkers of the Western Tradition. We stand as the latest participants in the millennia-long Great Conversation inaugurated by Homer, Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle, continued by Augustine, Boethius, and Thomas Aquinas, and brought forward into the present day by John Henry Newman, Josef Pieper, and Louise Cowan. The ideas and principles of teaching and learning we espouse are those that have withstood the test of time and speak to the very heart of what it means to live a virtuous human life.

Become an Apprentice Teacher

Teaching is an art. The best way to learn any art is by doing. At Great Hearts Irving, Apprentice Teachers provide crucial support to our Lead Teachers, but we call our Apprentice Teachers “apprentices” (as opposed to “assistants” or “aides”) deliberately. Whether you are new to Great Hearts, new to classical education, or new to teaching altogether, as an AT you will have a unique and invaluable opportunity to master our incredible liberal arts curriculum, internalize classical pedagogical practices, and hone your craft—all in the context of the special partnership you and your Lead Teacher will cultivate with one another.

Express Interest in Positions at Great Hearts Irving

The best way to let us know of your passion for teaching is to reach out to our Leadership Teams. Whether you’re falling in love with teaching for the first time, or you’ve been teaching for 20 years and want to come to a school where you can fall in love with it all over again, we’d love to talk more.

Please also feel free to reach out directly to the Leadership Teams of either Great Hearts Irving school any time. For the Lower School (K-5th), contact Assistant Headmaster Robert Tiffin at For the Upper School (6th-12th), contact Headmaster Dr. Amber Dyer at

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