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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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  • Middle School Science Teacher

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    The science program, in keeping with the overall philosophy of the school, seeks to aid students in becoming independent thinkers and problem-solvers. Our curriculum emphasizes depth over breadth, and is based on inquiry and discovery. Science at all grade levels allows students to consider a problem, develop a plan for testing and solving the problem, and to reflect on why the plan did or did not work. Hands-on activities are selected to introduce and reinforce concepts, and to lead to a deeper understanding. We value multiple perspectives, collaboration and an appreciation for careful observation and consideration of all aspects of a question. 
     
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  • Wood Shop Teacher

    The school affords a great deal of flexibility and autonomy for content within the arts. The Wood Shop Teacher will be responsible for teaching the fundamentals of woodworking skills to grades one through four. 
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Administrative & Staff Openings

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  • Admission Coordinator

    Each year, the Admission Office welcomes hundreds of prospective families to campus for tours, interviews, open houses and other admission related events. The practices of the Admission Office reflect the mission of the School in so far as the Office seeks to make each prospective family feel known, valued, and welcome. The Admission Coordinator is an integral part of the Admission Office and shares responsibility for all the Office’s activities. The Admission Coordinator is the first point of contact for many prospective families and plays a key role in educating families about the School and guiding them through the application and enrollment process. Our ideal candidate is a highly productive admission professional with an appreciation for the complexities of independent school admissions, excellent communication skills, an impeccable judgment, and the ability to provide a warm welcome to families of diverse backgrounds. 

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  • Assistant Director of Admission and Multicultural Enrollment

    Summary

    The Assistant Director of Admission and Multicultural Enrollment is an integral part of the Admission Office team with shared responsibilities for all the Office’s activities during the year. The Office welcomes hundreds of families every year during the Admission season, processes applications for these families, and is the first and most extensive point of contact for many people’s experience with Shady Hill. As a member of the admissions team, this position will play a key role in the recruitment, selection and ongoing engagement and success of a diverse student population as outlined by our Diversity Mission Statement. The position will also have a focus on the engagement of prospective and current families from underrepresented populations. The Assistant Director’s duties include a wide array of tasks and management for all the varying aspects of the Admission cycle.
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Other Openings

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  • Middle School (6-8) Boys’ A-Level Lacrosse Coach

    Shady Hill School seeks an energetic and qualified individual to be its middle school varsity level boys’ co-coach for the Spring-2020 season.  Practices begin on March 9, 2020 and conclude on May 21, 2020. Practices are Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 3:15-4:45 and games may be scheduled for Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and some Fridays. Coaching and/or playing experience are required and interested candidates must be available at 2:30 pm on game days to travel to away contests. This is a stipend/seasonal paid position. Shady Hill School is a coeducational, independent PK-8 school in Cambridge, Massachusetts.  Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and a list of three references with the subject line "Boys’ Lacrosse Coach" to Melissa Carver, Director of Athletics and Physical Education, at melissa.carver@shs.org or call 617-520-5243.
     
  • Middle School (6-8) Boys’ B-Level Lacrosse Coach

    Shady Hill School seeks an energetic and qualified individual to be its middle school junior varsity level boys’ co-coach for the Spring-2019 season.  Practices begin on March 9, 2020 and conclude on May 21, 2020. Practices are Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 3:15-4:45 and games may be scheduled for Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and some Fridays. Coaching and/or playing experience are required and interested candidates must be available at 2:30 pm on game days to travel to away contests. This is a stipend/seasonal paid position. Shady Hill School is a coeducational, independent PK-8 school in Cambridge, Massachusetts.  Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and a list of three references with the subject line "Boys’ Lacrosse Coach" to Melissa Carver, Director of Athletics and Physical Education, at melissa.carver@shs.org or call 617-520-5243.
     

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
allison.godlewski@shs.org
617.520.5260        178 Coolidge Hill    Cambridge MA 02138