Extended Day Program Teacher

Faculty / Full-Time

The Fessenden School, Newton, MA

About Us

The Fessenden School is an all boys independent day and boarding school serving 541 students in Pre-K to Grade 9 in West Newton, MA. The Fessenden School’s mission is to teach, nurture, and celebrate growing boys; cultivating each boy’s individual potential and developing in balance his mind, character, heart, and body in an inclusive and joyful community. For over 100 years we have been committed to the education of boys, and our facilities, curriculum, and programs are designed with the necessities of boys in mind.

Position Summary

The Extended Day Program Teacher is responsible for leading students in a safe and engaging after school experience and reports directly to the Director of Extended Day Program (EDP).

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The essential functions include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Directly supervise and engage a group of students in activities daily, ensuring emotional and physical safety for the duration of the activity

  • Collaborate with Grade Level Coordinator and other teachers to plan a diverse calendar of activities for students

  • Participate in daily meetings at 2:15 with EDP Director and other teachers to plan, collaborate, and discuss topics around EDP

  • Prepare for instruction daily, including setting up spaces, gathering materials, and communicating with the EDP Director and other teachers about students, lessons, and any other needs

  • Model appropriate, positive behavior for students and respond appropriately to challenging student behaviors based on school-wide expectations and management strategies

  • Perform other duties as required


  • School Year

  • Monday through Friday 2:15 pm to 4:30 pm. Some teachers will start as early as 11:30 on Wednesdays

Minimum Qualifications

  • Successful criminal background check

  • Prior experience in a related position working with children

  • Successful criminal background check


Preferred Qualifications

  • A high school diploma or equivalent

  • Current CPR/AED & first aid certification (certification will be provided if needed)

  • Enthusiasm for working with students in grades Pre-K through 4

  • Creativity to plan engaging activities

  • Flexibility to adapt plans and lessons to meet time, material, and spatial constraints of EDP

  • Classroom management skills to lead a group of children


Physical Demands and Work Environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. The requirements for performing the duties of this position are as follows:

  • Frequently required to walk, stand, sit, talk, and listen

  • Regularly required to bend, stoop, crouch and/or kneel to get on students’ level

  • Occasionally required to lift and/or move objects weighing up to 50 pounds

Qualified and interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and the contact information for three professional references through the Fessenden Career Website.

The Fessenden School

Newton, MA
Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School, High School
Day, Boarding