For over 100 years, 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 rich content, the use of primary sources, acquisition of essential skills, and self-discovery, forms the core of our curriculum. The school’s program allows children to explore their worlds and test their powers. 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. 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.
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 often seeks teachers with certification.
Grades 4-8 engage in a year-long study called Central Subject, an in-depth, integrated study of a particular time or people in history. Central Subject faculty 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.
- Teach Grade VII Central Subject, Early America (see attached document for further description of Central Subject)
- Monitor the social, emotional and academic lives of early adolescent students
- Communicate about student progress, write reports, hold parent conferences, and meet with administrators to support the needs of individuals
- Work collaboratively with grade level team and other members of the Central Subject department to shape and refine the curriculum
- Serve as a full community member by attending weekly faculty meetings, sitting on committees, participating in admissions activities, and covering duties and other routine faculty responsibilities.