Since 1915, Shady Hill, a school of 512 students (PK-VIII) and 90 faculty, has been a leader in progressive elementary education. The year-long Central Subject study, which emphasizes strong content, the use of primary sources, acquisition of essential skills, and self-discovery, forms the core of our curriculum. Grades 3-8 engage in Central Subject, an in-depth, integrated, yearlong thematic  study of a particular time or people in history.  Faculty who teach a Central Subject are responsible for the skills and content in both social studies/history and language arts and with the support of performing arts and visual arts faculty, the integration these disciplines.  Each Central Subject teacher also serves as a homeroom/advisor for 15-19 students.

Shady Hill is a deeply mission-driven school.  We seek to develop independent, joyful and curious learners who respect their own accomplishments and those of others. We strive to be a community whose values are strong and which is unafraid to engage students in important questions.The school’s program allows children to explore their worlds and test their powers.  As a diverse school, we believe that an inclusive community is an educational and moral imperative that empowers us all. Therefore, we seek to hire teachers who share this commitment and demonstrate the skills of culturally competent educators.

Shady Hill School is also a teaching training institution.  Its long-standing Teacher Training Course, which brings as many as eighteen apprentice teachers to campus each year, prepares talented men and women for careers in education and allows each faculty member the opportunity to be a mentor and meaningful contributor to the teaching field.  Because of the school’s commitment to teacher training, the school seeks teachers with certification or demonstrate interest in working towards certification when hired by Shady Hill School.

Shady Hill School actively seeks to forward diversity through its program and hiring.

Faculty Openings

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Administrative & Staff Openings

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  • Afterschool Teacher: Primarily Working with Grades 4-5

    Primary responsibilities:
    • Under the leadership of the Director of Co-Curricular Programs, after school staff members are responsible for engaging students during after school time and delivering a well-planned group program.  
    • Instruction and supervision of students, with a primary responsibility for the grades 4 – 5 students.
    • Implement programming developed for the after school program
    • Ensure student safety and well-being
    • Care for and maintain after school spaces, equipment, supplies and property of the program
    • Properly complete and submit required paperwork on time
    • Support students with homework and other activities
    • Other duties as assigned
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  • Director of Annual Programs

    The Director of Annual Programs is responsible for the implementation, stewardship and growth of all fundraising activities relating to the school’s annual fund.  The Director is also responsible for the management, cultivation and solicitation of a portfolio containing 50-75 major gift prospects and involved in promoting the vision and goals of Shady Hill School through annual fund-raising, endowment fund-raising, and committee work involving capital campaigns and events. This is a full-time, twelve-month position.
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Other Openings

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  • Substitute Teacher

    We are currently taking applications for substitute teaching positions in our Lower and Middle School. Candidates for substitute teaching positions should have at least a bachelor’s degree and experience working with children; preference will be given to candidates with degrees in education and to those with a master’s degree.

    Please send a cover letter, resume and references to:
    Meghan Thomsen
    Academic Administrative Assistant
    Shady Hill School
    178 Coolidge Hill
    Cambridge, MA  02138
    617. 520. 5221

Whom To Contact

If we have no posted job openings and you would like to be considered for a future position at our school, please send your cover letter and resume to:

Allison Godlewski
Human Resources Manager

Shady Hill School
178 Coolidge Hill
Cambridge, MA 02138
617.520.5260        178 Coolidge Hill    Cambridge MA 02138