About Us


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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  • Technology Support Specialist

    *Answers, evaluates, and prioritizes service requests received via SchoolDude software, voice mail, e-mail, and in-person.  Tracks issue progress and remediation in notes in SchoolDude 
    *Analyzes and resolves user problems using documented procedures, available tools, and personal knowledge and skills
    .*Contacts software and hardware vendors to research problems and determine recommended actions
    *Provides software support for all users (classroom-use software, as well as administrative office software)
    *Resets Google Apps and Active Directory passwords for users
    *Collects and records device’s wireless and Ethernet MAC addresses when adding personal devices to network
    *Applies images to hardware and deploys hardware to new locations
    *Performs initial user-specific setup for standard desktop or laptop computers
    *Resolves all peripheral issues (for example, cameras, PDAs, phones, etc).
    *Assists users with the setup of VOIP phones to include instruction on updating voicemail message(s)
    *Responsible for campus-wide copier and printer support and maintenance as well as configuring network settings on printers prior to deployment
    * Responsible for scheduling the use of and delivery/return of items such as iPad and mobile laptop carts
    *Coordinates the scheduling/communication around ethernet lines that need to be repaired or installed
    *Provides in-person AV support for small-scale presentations to include scheduled night and weekend events
    *Coordinates all AV support activities for large-scale presentations (obtaining all materials for presentations for pre-testing, confirming/assuring arrival times for AV support personnel, coordinating and communicating presentation location setups with Facilities and AV support personnel)
    *With oversight of the CIO, coordinates IT summer process schedules
    *Maintains hardware and software inventory databases, assuring that all incoming and outgoing equipment is properly noted in the system and locations are updated as equipment moves locations
    *Coordinates delivery and staging of new equipment arrivals, as well as shipping off site of equipment for repair, recycle or donation.  Coordinates any sale of retired SHS equipment.
    *Obtains quotes on needed equipment, forwarding quotes to CIO for approvals
    *Coordinates preventative maintenance and vendor services as necessary (for example, setting service appointments for bi-annual maintenance checks on the Christie projectors in the Assembly Hall and HUB)

    Additional duties may be assigned by the Chief Information Officer as required.
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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.
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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