About Us


Since 1915, Shady Hill, a school of 520 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 of 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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  • Advancement Coordinator


    The Advancement Coordinator is a critical contributor to the work of the Advancement Office, designing and executing blast emails including a quarterly e-newsletter and a birthday greetings video, creating frequent “alumni spotlight” profiles for social media (often requiring research and outreach to interview the alumni), supporting the Director of Development by handling merge-mails for planned giving and stewardship purposes, supporting the Director of Annual Programs on the design and production of print and email appeals, assisting the Events Coordinator on all major events, conducting research of various kinds, generating condolence letters over the Head of School’s signature, preparing occasional meeting agendas and materials, ordering supplies, and handling other administrative tasks. This is a 12-month, full-time position (35 hours/week).
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  • Marketing-Commmunications Intern

    This is a 25-hour per week, part-time, hourly, temporary position, beginning as soon as July 2020 and ending in June 2021. The Marketing/Communications Intern will provide support for various projects within the Communications, Advancement, and Admission Departments.
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  • Staff Accountant

    Basic Purpose: The School has an annual budget in excess of $25 million, with over $100 million in assets and an endowment in excess of $48 million. The Staff Accountant will be responsible for booking journal entries and reconciling bank statements and other general ledger accounts.  The Staff Accountant also processes the bi-weekly payroll.  The successful candidate will be detail-oriented and accurate in their work, independent and self-motivated.
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Other Openings

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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