Founded in 1915, the Shady Hill School (pre-K - grade 8; 506 students; 65 academic faculty) is a leader in progressive elementary education. Shady Hill is located on a rural campus of 11 acres in the heart of Cambridge, minutes from Boston.
Benefits include fully-covered single health coverage; fifty-percent covered family coverage; TIAA/CREF Retirement Plan; summer travel and professional development grants; two sabbaticals; hot lunch; long-term disability and life insurance; loan programs. The salary range is $37,000-61,900.
For over eight decades, Shady Hill, a school of 515 students (PS-8) and seventy-five full- and part-time teachers, 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. 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 a varied and inclusive community is an educational and moral imperative that empowers us all.
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 that encompasses social studies/history, language arts, literary analysis, expository writing, research, geography and the dramatic and visual arts. Each teacher has a strong homeroom relationship with 16 students.