Middle School Math Teacher

Faculty / Full-Time

Shady Hill School, Cambridge, MA

About Shady Hill School:

Since 1915, Shady Hill, a school of approximately 530 students (preK – 8) and 90+ faculty, has been a leader in progressive education. Grades 3-8 engage in Central Subject, an in-depth, integrated study of a particular time or people in history. The year-long Central Subject study, which emphasizes strong content, the use of primary sources, understanding of multiple perspectives, acquisition of essential skills, and self-discovery, forms the core of our curriculum. Grades preK-2 pursue a variety of Thematic Studies that reflect the Central Subject Methodology by integrating areas of learning, but in shorter, age appropriate units. Central Subject faculty (Gradeheads) 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 of these disciplines.

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 school with a historical and contemporary commitment to social justice, we believe that an inclusive and equitable community is an educational and moral imperative that empowers us all. Therefore, we seek to hire teachers who demonstrate a mindset and skill set that prioritizes cultural competence, equity, and justice in their practice with students and in their work with colleagues. 

Shady Hill School is also a teacher training institution.  Its long-standing Teacher Training Course, which brings apprentice teachers to campus each year, prepares talented aspiring teachers for careers in education and allows faculty members 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 a demonstrated interest in working towards certification when hired by Shady Hill School. 

About the position: 

Shady Hill School is seeking a Middle School Math Teacher beginning with the 2024-2025 school year. This is a full time, 10 month position. 

Specific Responsibilities: 

  • Teach multiple levels of Middle School mathematics (grades 6 – 8)
  • Manage all classroom responsibilities, differentiating instruction to meet the needs of all learners, utilizing a variety of approaches to teaching and assessing students
  • Meet with students outside of class as needed
  • Communicate about student progress, write reports, hold parent conferences, and meet with administrators and other faculty to support the needs of individual students
  • Monitor the social, emotional, and academic lives of students, creating an identity-safe and caring classroom environment and community
  • Engage in professional development to enhance inclusive teaching and leadership practices. The school offers extensive professional development opportunities, including yearly trips to the People of Color Conference for BIPOC employees

In addition, the Middle School Math Teacher will share in responsibilities associated with the position or with membership on the faculty such as supervision of student activities, participating in special events and outreach programs, as well as lunch and recess supervision and other duties. Faculty members are also expected to attend opening and closing meetings (August/September and June) and other faculty meetings as scheduled and to serve on committees of the faculty. 


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher
  • Previous experiencing teaching math to middle school students
  • Effective, timely and professional communication skills
  • Demonstrated understanding of diversity and cultural competency through prior work with diverse populations

Additional Info: Finalists are expected to teach a demonstration lesson and provide a writing sample. Annual salary for faculty is determined according to a step scale commensurate with experience. 

How to apply: Please send a pdf including a cover letter and resume to apply@shs.org. Please be sure to include “Math Teacher” in the subject line of the email. 

Shady Hill offers competitive salaries and a generous benefits package, including medical, dental and vision insurance plans, a school-matched retirement plan and paid time off. Employees must be authorized to work in the United States. Shady Hill is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. For a description of the school, refer to: www.shs.org.

COVID19 Protocols: All Shady Hill employees are required to provide proof of vaccination and to observe campus COVID protocols. All health and safety protocols are subject to change based on state, local and CDC guidelines and at the discretion of the Health and Safety Team.

Shady Hill School

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