Elementary school teacher (Upper Elementary)

Faculty / Full-Time

JCDS, Boston’s Jewish Community Day School, Watertown, MA

Jewish Community Day School (JCDS) is a pluralist co-educational Jewish day school serving students from families across a wide spectrum of Jewish beliefs and practices. We are hiring a full time upper elementary secular studies teacher for the 2024-2025 school year.

A JCDS teacher models the core values of a JCDS education: integrity, perseverance/resiliency, curiosity, multiple
perspectives/empathy, problem solving, reflection and evidence, and creates a student-centered, rigorous,
play-infused learning environment for students.

Candidates for this position should demonstrate a passion for teaching upper elementary children as well as a deep
understanding of how to design and run an academic program that meets the social, emotional, intellectual and
physical development of children. The general studies teacher is responsible for Literacy, Numeracy and Social
Studies content and skill acquisition. The candidate should possess excellent communication, organization and class
management skills and should demonstrate a desire to work collaboratively with colleagues in the classroom to
create a joyful, Jewish learning community.

● Lead instruction in Literacy, Math and Social Studies;
● Lead students in activities to promote their physical, mental and social development and their school readiness;
● Evaluate the progress of students and discuss progress results with students, parents and administrators;
● Develop course materials and curriculum content;
● Set up and maintain a classroom space that supports a project based approach to instruction;
● Identify children’s individual learning needs and design learning experiences to support them;
● Work with other classroom teachers to ensure a cohesive, loving classroom environment

● Proficiency with designing literacy and numeracy learning experiences that are organized around an inquiry/student centered approach to instruction;
● Ability to support the creation of a joyful, Jewish learning environment;
● Demonstrated ability to teach reading, writing and math;
● Demonstrated ability to teach students with diverse learning styles;
● Ability to integrate multicultural perspectives into teaching;

  • Commitment to ongoing professional development


This is a full time elementary classroom teaching position.

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Benefits: Health, life, and disability insurance; personal and sick days; time off for Jewish and national holidays, retirement plans, and more!

To Apply
Please submit a cover letter, resume and references to jobs@jcdsboston.org using “Upper Elementary Teacher” in the subject line.

Visit our website at jcdsboston.org for more information.

About JCDS
JCDS, Boston’s Jewish Community Day School, is committed to serving families across a wide spectrum of belief
and practice. The school has several hallmarks: Hebrew and English spoken throughout the day; Jewish and General
studies integrated in many areas; a commitment to creative, academic excellence; and living a joyful Jewish life in a
welcoming community. JCDS was founded in 1995 and serves students in grades K-8. We encourage everyone in
our community to approach life with a growth mindset. We value our professional staff and invest in their ongoing
development. Our professional community is rooted in collaboration, generosity of spirit, and a passion for our

JCDS is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal opportunity for all employees without regard to race, color, religious creed, national and ethnic origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, or physical disability.

JCDS, Boston’s Jewish Community Day School

Watertown, MA
Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School
All Gender